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Mikkeller / To øl Betelgeuse - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 09-24-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-28-2014 02:32:47 | More by RedHaze
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

375ml bottle. So gueuze is the new hop, at least in terms of pun targets, it would seem. Dry-hopped with a baker's dozen different kinds of hop, so, um, there's that.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden amber hue, with three bulbous fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy dirty white head, which leaves a bit of splotchy, sudsy lace around the glass as it steadily retreats.

It smells of sharp, tart citrus oil, musty pine needles, wet, astringent wood grain, dewy dirt, edgy, phenolic yeast, and a bit of fruity menthol. The taste is sour, underripe orchard fruit - think hard apricots or peaches - semi-sweet oak extract (the usual vanilla and caramel suspects), innocuous pale malt, more dank forest floor after the rains bitterness, fairly middling yeast, and further floral, weedy, and dry hay-like hops.

The carbonation is quite soft and lilting in its unassuming frothiness, the body a pleasant middleweight, and pretty smooth, for all those tart and sour esters from just a few minutes back. It finishes more than a tad off-dry, the malt and oak putting the lingering sour fruit and yeast to the test.

One might think that with all the pungent tartness, overloaded hops, and wood treatment, that something must go awry here, at some point. Well, that frame of mind would be wrong - everything is in near-perfect balance, making this a very drinkable, enjoyable, and above all, more approachable gueuze than evident at first sniff. A little dear, sure, but worth it.

07-31-2014 05:00:28 | More by biboergosum
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SeatsTaken

Oregon

4.73/5  rDev +13.2%

Picked this up from a shop in Portland while doing some Christmas shopping. The bottle describes this as a "Dry hopped sour ale aged in oak barrels." I had to have it.

Pours: Cloudy golden/orange with just over one fingers worth of head.

Aroma: Citrus, hops, sour wood, damp soil, yeast at the tail, creates a slight tickle in the back of the throat....this thing definitely smells wild

Taste: Very crisp followed by a mild pucker, like sucking on a lemon but refreshing. There's an unripe green grape somewhere in this bottle. The end is hoppy but mild as well. The balance between sour and hoppy is incredible. Neither overpowers or outshines the other.

Mouthfeel: Almost the same sensation as a club soda, which is perfect for this beer.

Overall: I was blown away by this beer. There is such a cohesiveness to everything about it from the first nose all the way to the final sip. I will definitely be going back to get more. This is a must try for anyone who enjoys sour and/or hoppy beers.

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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

3.93/5  rDev -6%

Pours out a very hazy, light blonde. The head starts at about an inch, sinks to nothing, no lace.

The smell starts very hop forward. Not strong, but plenty of citrus, pine, floral and grassy notes. Oak and sour yeast follow.

Pale malts, oak and an interesting jumble of hops are quickly followed by wild yeast, wine sour. I don't imagine this will age that well, but the soured hoppiness is tasty. A bit heavy on carbonation.

Very nice sour (again) by Mikkller and Toøl!

09-24-2013 02:57:26 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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Mikkeller / To øl Betelgeuse from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.