Piscator - Mikkeller ApS
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3.99/5 rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle. A brew honouring Danish fishermen, it would seem, and made with Brettanomyces. Like another recent offering with a similar suffix, I can't help but mutter "Toreador, oh, don't spit on the floor. Please drink the Piscator. That's what it's for" while moving forward here.
This beer pours a hazy, rather sediment-strewn dark copper amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, effervescent, lazily climbing beige head, which leaves some high altitude, wispy and sudsy cloud lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds away.
It smells of pale grainy, almost cereal-like malt, chalky children's candy, musty yeast, a mild barnyard funkiness, a twist of sour citrus, and mild, earthy spice. The taste is more solid pale malt, with a hint of crystal and caramel tendencies, reserved candy sugar, a green sort of yeastiness, very tame funky esters, and a rising earthy, leafy hoppiness. No hint whatsoever of the elevated ABV.
The bubbles are pretty tightly held, and not very exploratory in nature, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, with a slight detour via a cutting yeast and bacterial astringency, and even a tad creamy. It finishes well off-dry, the sugar-aided pale malt not bothered too much by the lingering spice, funk and yeast.
A pretty tasty Belgian-style ale, the tame funk from the Brett only barely pushing this into American wild ale territory, a silly enough moniker, as there is nothing else really American about this. Anyways, the booze is kept well sublimated, and things really seem balanced, so overall, a suitable ode to the working men plying their trade along the Danish coast.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2013 00:28:42 | More by biboergosum
3.73/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy orange amber hue with a creamy three finger head and clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is candy,a touch of funky Brett,citrus and spices,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of candy,herbal earthy hops,the slightest touch of funky Brett and I mean slight finished with a mix of citrus and those earthy herbal hops to give a nice lasting bitterness and overall It's classed as a Belgian wild ale and yeah it definitely is and a nice brew for those just getting used to Brett cheers.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2013 11:29:09 | More by ADZA
Piscator from Mikkeller ApS
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