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To Øl / Mikkeller Betelgeuze - To Øl

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To Øl / Mikkeller BetelgeuzeTo Øl / Mikkeller Betelgeuze

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very good

19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 147
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 10
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: seand on 06-18-2013

Dry hopped sour ale aged in oak barrels.
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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 147
Reviews by Philousa:
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4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Imbibed at OG on 8/1/13.
Pours a cloudy, hazy metallic gold with less head than what i would expect considering the style. Lots of lemon and flowery nectar in the nose. Fruit is prevalent as well: strawberry, blueberry, with some spice such as thyme and basil. Funk makes an appearance as it warms. Barnyard is most evident in the funkiness with a hint of curdled milk. Flavor starts with a flash of vinegar, then tartness lasts with that trademark Belgian pils flavor. The berries join the malt, but its more of a dried fruit, like cranberry or golden raisin. The feel is slightly viscous with an ultra dry finish, making my mouth pucker even more.

This is a great sour, but I've had better gueuzes. I always want more sweaty, funky flavors and aromas out of a gueuze. The hops only come through in aroma and flavor, not much bitterness, which is an awesome way to do it considering the style. I love that I dont get any clove or banana. This is a totally different Belgian in that sense. Its a great sour with many nuances. I'd get it in a bottle if it was priced well. (1,072 characters)

More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice surprise. Wasn’t expecting much from this one but it was one of the best gueuzes I ever had. Tart and funky smell and taste is very well balanced. Not overly sour with great body making it very drinkable and refreshing. The dry hopping also adds a nice hoppy twist. Excellent beer! (295 characters)

Photo of PretzelCity
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jamesb7
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Hartey
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

Found one of these at Mike's in Waldo KC.

Opened it and it smelled metallic and skunky, poured a slightly hazed orange with a thin skim that fades to a ring around the edges. No lace.

Traces of tropical hops, not much though, earthy wet wood, skunk from the green bottle remains.

Tart and citrusy, a hint of skunked hops, dry oaky aftertaste. Pretty acidic, taste seems slightly funky, something about it seems out of place however. Likely the green bottle skunkiness. It was pretty good but I wouldn't get it again unless it was fresh. Seems more like a wild ale than anything. (584 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like oak, green apple, lemon zest, hay, and some citrusy/floral hops. It tastes like oak, funk, green apple, hay, bready malt, white grapes, peaches and some pear. This tastes better the longer I drink this. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it has a good amount of carbonation and it's easy to drink. I liked this brew a lot, although it's pricey at $14.99 a bottle. Definitely worth a try! (560 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of beepill
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Mikkeller Bar SF grand opening on 8/9/13. First drink of the day. Reviewed from notes taken on my phone.

A - Light yellowish-tan, slightly cloudy body. A small white head that quickly dissipated, leaving a slight lacing at the top of the tulip glass.

S - Straight up citrus and oak. First hit of smell I got was lemon and bitter orange peel, followed by cork oak. Floral hoppiness finished out the smell. Seemed like a great start to a great day.

T - A sour-bitter funk up. Slightly above-average tasting gueuze. Definitely some meyer-esque lemon and more of a bitterness from lemon peel rathger than orange peel. As it warmed up, I could really get the taste of citrus blossom in the mix with the above-mentioned flavors. A decent oakiness that tasted more like cork oak than oak barrels.

M - Slight carbonation that definitely waned as it sat a bit and warmed up. Very dry aftertaste that leaves some of the bitterness from the lemon peel feel in your mouth.

O - It was a slightly above-average geuze. I cannot say that I would go out and seek it again, but it is definitely worth a try if you happen to see a bottle or on tap somewhere. I dont know if there is betel nut/leaf in it as the name suggests, but it has been over 10 years since I tried betel, so I forgot how it tastes (it was the first/last time). Perhaps the bitterness was not from citrus peel, but rather from the betel nut??? (1,421 characters)

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4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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