Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
American Barleywine
4.04 | pDev: 11.63%
Sep 25, 2021
Jun 18, 2014
Notes: Collaboration with 3 Floyds Brewing Company

When the Vikings reached the New World centuries before Columbus, they countered maize. This double IPA by Mikkeller and Three Floyds recreates these voyages in liquid form, bold and explorative.
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Reviewed by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Drank on the 31st of August on tap at Mikkeller Madrid. Poured onto a stemless glass.

A: Body is coppery and shows good head.
S: The aroma is highly fresh as the sweetness is huge but the hoppiness is really big, like this may be the freshest barleywine I've had or they're just under-hopped coming from this standard.
T: Simply delicious.
M: Body is high, carbonation is pretty good and both sweetness and bitterness have intertwined to showcase on the best barleywines I've ever had.
O: This is actually my first 3 Floyds beer ever, not counting the ones from Warpigs. For the first one, I'm shocked at how good this is.
Sep 25, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by HopBelT from Belgium

May 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Everydayoff from Thailand

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap served in a stemmed glass at Mikkeller, Bangkok.

Hazy orange in color, it tops with thick fluffy off-white head that well retains itself with very good retention before slowly collapsing to an eternal foamy crown and leaving plenty of sticky lacing patch and spot here and there.

The aroma is packed up with hop intensity with its rich peppery spice and fruitiness of tropical, orange, and lime as well as pine, resin, grass and floral. Malt is there too with its bold caramel, biscuit, and candy sugar.

Solid and upright hop flavors cover through the taste buds, very spicy, pepper, fruity, tropical, orange, lime, pine, resin, grass, and persistent bitterness that is very sticky with the palate from the beginning until the end and in the aftertaste. Malt is in the middle with its significant caramel, sweet candy sugar, and biscuit while the warming alcohol silently unfolds providing its sharp sweet and spice.

Full body with some sticky touch and smooth mouthfeel from its crisp and moderate carbonation, the feeling is just right being not too hefty or flat. Finish is very dry.

Strong, intense, and superb with loads of hop and malt as well as fruitiness and spice in forming up a refined instrumental, it is quite like the amped-up version of DIPA. It is not that complex but bold and to your face.
Nov 22, 2017
Rated: 4.49 by ArmyATCBrewer from Korea (South)

Dec 05, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Nov 08, 2016
Rated: 3.46 by FatsoSvuLLo from Sweden

Oct 20, 2016
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Reviewed by safaricook from Netherlands

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Murky orange, some slghtly offwhite foam
Not fresh and therefore aroma is faded to some residous of fruity and piney hops and some biscuit malt sweetness
Sweet, strong abrassive piney hop bitterness
Light body for the alcohol, bitterness feel raspy as I like in a double ipa
Splendid dipa that I would have liked to enjoy younger but nevertheless enjoyed a lot
Jul 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle: Poured a hazy light golden color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of intense malt notes with light caramel notes with some corn notes is unique and interesting. Taste is also a mix of intense corn malt notes with quite a bit of residual sugar and light caramel notes. Boyd is full with good carbonation. Interesting experience thought not sure I need to drink this on a regular basis.
Jun 12, 2016
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Reviewed by ONUMello from Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle poured into a Teku glass; the freshness date is illegible but I imagine this has a bit of age
A: Hazy light brown with a one-finger head
S: Sweet, prunw, molasses, malt, candied cherry
T: Matches the nose and while I know these can age I think this bottle would have been better fresher
M: Full-bodied, a bit sweet and a bit of booze
O: A good example of the barleywine style and while I've had good examples of aged barleywine this one didn't age as well as many
May 16, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by JiminKY from Kentucky

Mar 31, 2016
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Feb 08, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by TravisMason from Indiana

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by Beerhemoth from Illinois

Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by crobinso from Colorado

Aug 14, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by azkkr from England

Aug 02, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by BeerOps from Illinois

Jun 10, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 09, 2015
Rated: 4 by ZombiesAteMyDog from Indiana

May 20, 2015
Rated: 4 by Halfbrother83 from Illinois

May 04, 2015
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Rated by Dreadnaughtzombie from Indiana

3.1/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
Disgusting. Very weird. Overpriced. Wtf did I just drink? Lol
Apr 14, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by ackeeper from Illinois

Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 3.55 by Boilerup from Maryland

Mar 13, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Mar 07, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Rwalford74 from Australia

Mar 01, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Feb 22, 2015
Rated: 4.69 by BILF from Israel

Feb 22, 2015
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Reviewed by spacecake9 from Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A - Pours honey colored into an IPA glass. Tall head that never completely goes away.
S - Aroma is hops and honey, makes you think you are about to taste an awesome IPA.
T - Flavor is different, sweet, chamomile tea, some bitter IPA with honey added. A little alcohol on the back end.
M - Sticky chewy mouth feel, medium carbonation.
O - Not sure what to make of this. Unique flavor for sure. Interesting but i would not seek it out again.
Feb 21, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by HoppySeb from Washington

Feb 17, 2015
Rated: 3.68 by mbmiche from Illinois

Feb 16, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by 22Blue from Kansas

Feb 12, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by Westyn from Texas

Feb 09, 2015
Rated: 4 by outdoor7or24 from Georgia

Feb 07, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by fredmugs from Indiana

Feb 07, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by IMFletcher from Kentucky

Feb 01, 2015
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Reviewed by barczar from Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Citrusy aroma, floral, with a lightly toasted malt backbone.

Very sweet, likely due to the corn adjunct, with moderate citrus, pine, and a boozy alcohol finish.
Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 3.57 by kidzord from Illinois

Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by JellyJacket from Illinois

Jan 29, 2015
Rated: 4 by dataylor21 from Kentucky

Jan 29, 2015
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a glowing orange color, with a decent, froth, bubbly head.

Tropical aromas of grapefruit, orange and peach, with just the tiniest hint of lemon and grass.

Has a well developed toffee maltiness, adding a lovely sweetness to the beer, with a sunny, honeyed peak. Ripe orange goes all the way in this, perfectly put into the spotlight by sweeter, buttery malts with toffee and biscuit, without becoming too present at any point. Hops act as a source of fruity refreshment, also providing a slick, enjoyable bitterness, which soon gets swallowed by the strong malt backbone. Hops still shine through in a slightly pungent way, reminding me of fresh kiwis. The maltbase becomes a lot sweeter during the finish, to be able to withstand the uprising hop bitterness. Ends very well balanced, smooth, with both flavors still being detectable in a harmonious way. It has a grainy, somehow corny touch to it, but it only inherits the smallest space on the palate, while adding an interesting note to the malts.
Jan 28, 2015
Rated: 4.12 by NT99 from Illinois

Jan 24, 2015
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