Big Worse | Mikkeller ApS

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3.78/5
Very Good
420 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pils and caramunich), candy sugar, hops (nugget, cascade and centennial) and ale yeast.

Added by Viggo on 11-25-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,293
Reviews:
249
Ratings:
420
pDev:
15.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
64
Trade:
2
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Photo of 30MinutesSouth
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber with a big fluffy beige head, leaving lots of messy specks as it recedes slowly.
Big citrus hop character in the smell, "green" also, with sweet peach jam, nice tropical fruit, some honey-ish floral notes, but also toast and strong alcohol.
A really interesting mix of hops and alcohol in the start, pretty hard to name it, not simply herbal liqueur. Spicy, grassy, piney, surprisingly early. Still, there's a lot of fruit too, with peach, blood orange, pink grapefruit, mango, overripe pineapple. Lots of citrus peel and pith. Sticky caramel for a while, bit of biscuit, but the finish is dried up by bitter (and slightly "English") hop.
Aftertaste is hoppy, fruity (still quite diverse, with lingering citrus, tropical fruit and peach) and mildly malty sweetness. Medium, sticky body, light fizz. Alcohol is hidden entirely.
Great balance between tasty hops and solid malts, both really rich and strong, without one overpowering the other.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was a handsome golden color with a slight white head.

Smell - Sweetness is noted in the aroma. It borders on being syrupy.

Taste - My initial impression is a syrupy sweetness. Other impressions include nuts, grass, tropical fruit, and a nice little burn in the finish.

Feel - The mouthfeel is emblematic of a barleywine.

Overall - Despite a lot of negativity, I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndyBeerGuy
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of i4ourgot
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

To start off this was a beer that was aged in a plastic keg for a year. I had to ask the bartender if it was the barrel aged or the normal big worse. Very boozy not smooth at all lots of hot alcohol in it. I would like to try this beer out of the bottle maybe sitting in plastic for a year was not a good idea. The boozy whiskey like flavor kinda drowned out everything in this beer. The head was non existent and the only aroma I could get was alcohol notes. This beer definitely needs a second try for me.

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Photo of Westyn
2.74/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Probably the worst thing I've had mikkeller. The name is about right on this one.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Full of sticky malt flavor with an almost syrupy consistency. Had on tap. Alcohol comes through very balanced with the bitterness.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackieKu
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Poupae
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of WilsonLiu
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BigRedDog
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of BobZ
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of lysergicdream
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
1/5  rDev -73.5%

I certainly hope this was just a bad bottle because, if it wasn't, my-oh-my is this a terrible beer. The beer itself wasn't all too well-carbonated. The cork didn't come out with much of a pop either. I hope it's just a bad bottle for Mikkeller's sake.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of shoegueuze
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Eddiehop
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Big Worse from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 420 ratings