Acid Trip BA Red Wine | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Ciocanelu on 01-08-2016

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Photo of dcmchew
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1980
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, ruby red with a one-finger, white head. Aroma is similar to a Flanders Red with raspberries and cherries floating in vinegar, though to be sure, not overly acetic. Taste is not nearly as sour as the note suggests. It's sour, but more fruity than anything. It can be tricky with Mikkeller, but this was great.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a stemmed glass at Mikkeller Bangkok.

Hazy deep copper color with some ruddy tinge, it comes with very thick fluffy light tan head that withstands with very good retention before slowly collapsing to an eternal foamy layer covering atop and leaving numerous lacing wave all around.

In a nose, red grape, tart apple, sour lime, berry, kind of fermented fruit, dried-plum, sweet apricot, caramel, acidic, a bit funky, candy sugar, barrel hint, molasses, brown sugar, bready malt, floral, and earthiness.

The taste is of course led by sourness and fruitiness of red grape, along with tart apple, sour lime, berry, kind of fermented fruit, dried-plum, sweet apricot, caramel, acidic, a bit funky, candy sugar, barrel hint, brown sugar, and some earthiness yet grassiness. Bready malt lays as a base of the flavor structure.

Medium body with some crispness and moderate carbonation to generate lively feeling and quite smooth mouthfeel through the palate, finish is very dry.

This one is still quite complex and as well good but not that good like their white wine barrel edition.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Green small format bottle at a bar in Warsaw for 60 zloty.

A: Pours no head whatsoever, just a beige floater ring.

Body is a vibrant-as-hell copper. Clear and Glowing, redolent of Brittany cidre. It's rare I see a beer with such a brilliant colour.

No yeast is visible within. Appears aptly carbonated.

Sm: Macerated apples, indistinct acetic wine, bright malts, faint oak, hints of bacteria and funkiness, macerated berries - probably raspberry. I wouldn't know the wine character was red wine just off the aroma alone.

Any sourness is quite faint, but it does live up to its name in terms of acidity.

Suggests a smacky brew with fruity overtones and a dry feel.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Wonderfully smacky and acidic on the palate, with a light body and a refreshing smoothness and wetness. It has the beginnings of an acetic almost vinegary feel, which is probably a result of the wine barrel.

The wine is noticeable but indistinct; I wouldn't know if this was red or white wine barrel aged trying it in a blind tasting, but perhaps a side by side of each variant would illuminate deep nuances.

Malt profile is neutral, letting the bacteria take centre stage. Bacterial intangibles abound, and I get far more than just your standard Lactobacillus sourness; indeed, the sourness is quite mild (maybe a 4/10 in terms of intensity). Not funky at all.

Extraordinarily well balanced. Not too sour, nor too sweet, and there are no detectable off-flavours, though some might mistake its hint of cidery apple for one.

Texture accentuates the taste nicely, using lactic smackiness and twang to emphasize the Subtle sourness. Aptly full-bodied and coating. There's a natural harmony between taste and texture.

OVERALL: More fine work from my favourite Brewer. This is an innovative brew with more on its mind than bombing sour lovers with Lactobacillus. I find it highly drinkable and we'll worth trying. Mikkel is ridiculed for his misses, but hits like this one make it worth being a fan of his brewery.

B (3.61) / GOOD

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Acid Trip BA Red Wine from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 4 ratings