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Beer Geek Brunch WeaselBeer Geek Brunch Weasel

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Nøgne Ø.

Imperial oatmeal stout brewed with coffee. Ingredients: Water, malts, hops, yeast and Vietnamese ca phe chon coffee.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger brown head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Totally black color, some yeast (I hope that's what it is) left in bottle. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Roasted coffee nose and flavor is roasted coffee and some malty sweetness, seems like a decent imp oatmeal stout without detecting any weasel turds but then I always take a pass when the weasel turds are passed around so I don't know what they taste like. Expensive at $15.80 for a 500ml bottle from Tully's Beer and Wine Wells, ME.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yup. It's just opaque. A really deep black colour, even when held to the light. The head is thick, rocky and robust - a dark chocolate brown which laces in rivulets down the side of the glass. Looks phenomenal. Seriously, what a great-looking beer.

Nose is robust and flavoursome - a big roasted character with notes of oak, coconut, and light smoke. Certainly a lightly cured bacon type character mingling with all the rich dark roasted characters. But there's lightened notes all up in it as well - hints of rosewater and caramelised fruits. Oh, what a nose. Just wonderful. The complexity is amazing, and the characters are so exciting all together. This is a really amazing smelling beer. I want its babies.

Taste is also excellent. A big roasty character - coffee of course being dominant - sweetly melded with hints of things as diverse as crushed pine, raspberry, balsamic vinegar and robotussin. It's almost overwhelming with its depth, complexity and sheer strength. Mouthfeel is slick and full - but I almost feel as though it should be even thicker given the flavour. If there's one beer deserving of an overexaggerated body, it's this one.

This is a phenomenally good beer - but a heady one, worthy and needful of respect. It almost blows my mind with its depth and complexity. Not a beer to be taken lightly, but a beer to enjoy with a level of philosophical appreciation.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 500mL bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 3/26/12
*From notes

A: Exceedingly dark. I really think this may be one of the blackest beers I've encountered. A good pour yields a rich two finger moccha head that lingers for a long damn time.

S: Some decent coffee and cocoa with a touch of green. It's not as prevalent or loud as I would like.

T: When you use the world's best coffee beans in your beer, you're gonna have to work pretty hard to mess it up. Seeing as Mikkeller knows a good bit about brewing a beer like this, it's exactly how you'd expect: rich, smoldering coffee and a large quantity of what comes across like baker's chocolate. A bit of a milky (not lacto) bite lingers in the mouth. Excellently executed.

M: It's like drinking a chocolate & coffee milkshake. So thick that it's hard to get back more then a little as a time, as it expands in my mouth like a sponge.

O: I'm extremely impressed with Mikkeller's Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - what's easily his best beer. Other then a lackluster bouquet, this beer is close to top shelf in every facet. Wonderfully done, and highly recommended.

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Photo of rudzud
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's a while back. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a oily black hue with a one finger mocha head that fades to leave a thin blanket of creamy mocha goodness.

S - Smell is a bit underwhelming. Lots of rich chocolate malts and coffee. Thought there was supposed to be some hops in this...

T - Taste, unlike the nose, has lots of solid delicious coffee with dark roasty, toasty rich malts. Absolutely delicious.

M - Rather nice feel for a stout. Nice and creamy, not too thin at all.

O - Overall this was a good stout with very nice coffee notes. Still though I would like to see a bit more hops featured in this.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a deep, dep brown with massiver carbonation and a huge brown head that stuck around from beginning to end. This beer looked GREAT and it tasted GREAT too. Nose was big oats, espresso and hints of chocolate. Taste was big oats, roasted and chocolate malts, espresso, coffee and chocolate. Very complex. Motuhfeel was roasty, thick, coating and exceptional. Drinkability. Phenom!

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a deep dark tan head that boils like molten toffee that soon disappears.
S- This beer has a tart black barley note with a doughy oatmeal hint and a herbal green hop hint that grows a bit as the beer warms.
T- There is a smooth mellow flavor to a dark roasted coffee flavor with a slight honey sweet hint. There are some dark roasted malt flavor with a char hint and an oak hint to follow. The finish is a nice dark roasted coffee bitterness with a soft bitterness that lingers.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a smooth.
D- This beer has a dark roasted but smooth and well-blended flavor. The bitterness grows a bit as the beer warms.

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Photo of akorsak
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 500 mL bottle.

A: The stout is pitch black. I don't think that any more words are needed to describe the darkness. Atop the stout, a cafe au lait colored head measured nearly two fingers and left mild lace behind.

S: The aroma is burnt, a harsh roasted scent that offers up just a hint of oatmeal sweetness. A strong coffee presence is fairly meaty, bitter like Starbucks.

T: Chocolate and booze drench the palate on first sip. That sweet but hot flavor is a nice sign of things to come. Immediately after that flavor, coffee becomes very apparent. The coffee is bitter but not over the top. Oatmeal is sweet, cutting into the sharp malt flavors, rendering them much more palatable. The full stout/coffee flavor is rich, very warming, like a good cup of coffee. I'm not sure how much the ca phe chon coffee really adds to the beer though (other than marketing panache).

M: The mouthfeel is rich, full of stout, coffee and oatmeal flavors, as well as an abundance of booze.

D: At nearly 11%, this is a whopper. I'm taking my time getting through it, as it could easily knock me on my ass.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip aug15 2010

A even when held to the sun shes black, I see some chunks of sediment at the bottom of the beer, two fingers of mocha head hang around for a few minuets and left a fair bit of lace

S plenty of dark bakers chocolate with some coffee and booze

T the same dark chocolate and some dark roasted coffee with some smoke and mild molasses, I can taste the booze but for almost 11% it's pretty well concealed, slightly sweet and perhaps a little licorice

M this is a high point in a great beer, thick and chewy with even a chunk or two, a little sticky on the lips and just a little heat to remind you this ain't no beer for beginners. the length on this beer is massive, you'll be tasting this beer well after you feel the affects

D well done Mikkeller, for a big beer its easy to drink and it went down a little faster then it should have

I can't claim I've consumed anything shit out by a jungle cat before but I've heard there's a first time for everything. All gimmicks aside this is wonderful beer and I can't wait to see how it ages. Well deserving of it's spot on the top 100 I doubt It will be leaving anytime soon

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great story behind this beer.

A-Nice and thick. What a stout should look like. Dark and slimy.

S-complex. coffee, cocoa bean, chocolate, roasted goodness.

T-more complex than the nose. a nice earthy taste drives it home. The taste is beautiful and organic. All the best stout flavors are here along with some unique extras.

M-Thick. booze is well hidden. Slick and slimy. All good.

D-If you don't allow the methods behind the beer's creation get to you, you will fall in love with the taste of this beer. Very complex, and very delicious.

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Photo of barczar
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%

Rich, dark chocolate, black cherry, nutty toffee notes, and figs dominate the aroma. Flavor is on the sweet side, backed by dates, prunes, and figs, but finishes bitter and a touch resiny. Dark fruits really dominate, but there's an underlying caramel malt character and notes of cocoa and roast that complement nicely. Not sure of the age, but the coffee is somewhat subtle. The finish is a touch harsh for my liking. Notes of licorice and smoke emerge as it warms, along with more dark chocolate and roast. If it weren't for that overly spicy finish...

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours black with about an inch brown head. Head retention is decent, but not much lacing. The aroma is very nice, it smells mostly like coffee and roasted malt, along with some chocolate and dark fruit. The taste is similar to the aroma, strong coffee, roasted/burnt malt, dark chocolate, and some dark fruit and hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's thick and rich with good carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good too, it's smooth and very enjoyable to drink. This is definitely one of the better coffee beers I've had. If you like coffee stouts, then you should like this one. It's a pricey beer, but I'd still pick this up again in the future, I liked it a lot.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a near motor oil black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thick bubbly ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Nice drippy lacing.

S- Aroma is comprised mainly of dark chocolate, molasses, alcohol and a hint of coffee.

T- Taste is even more complex with a solid hit of fudge, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla and, once again, just a hint of coffee. Maybe I'm looking too hard for it but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of coffee presence. What is here though is great. Smooth with the alcohol toned way down for the ABV. Quite sweet which I like. Also a bit nutty.

M- Thick, silky and creamy. Medium-low carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- This beer certainly lives up to the hype. While the coffee is not as dominant as I was expecting, it turned out to be a good thing since all the other flavors were able to come through as well.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Onyl black with dark brown rings around the edges of this beer will do. Appears to have a light viscocity and a quick brown head after the pour. Rich aroma of flaked oats mixed with Hershey's dark chocolate syrup. Then a heavenly coffee roast aroma with a little heavy cream. The taste starts A little creamy nut and strong roasted coffe bean hits the front odf the palate. The acohol combined with heay roasted malt and oats heat up the chocolate and cream flavors. The alcohol also lengthn the creamy feeling on the palate as well. The oats give just a little graininess to an otherwise smooth palated beer. The finish, in its finality, is warm, and soothing. This is a very unique coffee and oatmeal brew that is bet enjoyed slowly and thoroughly.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque dark almost black color with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and some vanilla on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied and rich, alcohol is hidden very well, also very smooth. Finishes with coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of avalon07
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a completely thick texture. There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A strong aroma of coffee, chocolate, and malt. Classically like an imperial stout.

T: Tasted of coffee (very strong here), malt, chocolate, and a bit of vanilla. A big, robust flavor that has more in common with a Russian Imperial Stout than an American Double.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Full-bodied.

D: An extremely drinkable beer.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a pitch black color with a caramel colored creamy head which dies down to a very thin caramel colored ring. As I rotate my snifter, there's a syrupy & viscous coating that clings to the glass and oozes down the sides.

S- Black expresso coffee, mild toffee, burnt roasted chocolate.

T - Mimicks the nose with burnt toffee and bitter dark roasted chocolate. There's a dark coffee nuance that hits up front, and hits hard. As the roasty bitter flavor subsides in the middle of the palate, the flavor erodes and morphs into a dark fruit/medicinal semi-boozy finish that warms the throat and leaves a thick coating of creamy expresso lingering aftertaste in the mouth.

M - Medium mouthfeel, silky on the tongue with a mildly sticky coating on the lips. The body could be thicker for a beer of this stature, lost points here.

O - one of the better coffee stouts I've had, worth pursuing.

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Photo of bark
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The colour is black; the high head is chocolate brown. Lots of lacing occurs.

The smell is dry with notes of chocolate and coffee. Some alcohol. Rounded and elegant, yet powerful.

The grand taste is very "stouty". Very mild and rounded coffee-flavours with peppery hints. Milk chocolate, some sour hints, cocoa and caramel. The long lasting aftertaste is sourish and sweet with a delicate taste of coffee and hints of rolled oats.

The carbonation is medium to mild, the bubbles are small. The liquid is thick.

A very elegant and well crafted beer. But I had expected more coffee flavours. Next time, I go for the cheaper Beer Geek Breakfast.

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Photo of DrJay
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up before leaving the Philly area. Loud whoosh when the cap was popped. Carbonation looked to be well integrated during the pour, with a 2 inch cap of fluffy brown foam developing only after the beer was in the glass. Sticky, clumpy lacing. This is not a beer you can really see though, even at the edges. Roast, coffee, and chocolate aromas dominated. Lots of malt, some caramel and charcoal. Malty and sweet with a bitter chocolate flavour, balanced bitterness throughout. Roast was mild, but picked up a bit towards the end. Slight sour cherry character. Lingering bitterness from roasted grains and coffee. Light alcohol warmth. Full bodied with smooth, low carbonation. Silky, but with some astringency from the dark grain. Pretty good stuff. The roast was milder than I expected, but still played a major role.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A few months ago i was affoarded the opportunity to share in a few ounces of this at a tasting and have been waiting patiently ever since for a bottle to call my own.

Pours a rich, creamy and slighlty grainy near black color. Great cap of creamy, dense brown colored head, great retention and lacing. Smell is of bitter cocoa, fresh cream, roasted espresso beans, earth, smoke and wood. What hits you before the taste is the ultra creamy yet still textured mouthfeel... reminicent of chocolate milk made with bitter cocoa powder and whole milk. First taste is of the chocolate, followeed by a much mellower presence of espresso. A unique dark berry like flavor throughout the taste as well as hints of earth. An excellent brew, truly unique in design and taste... one of the rare instances of a "novelty" ingredient and fine craftsmanship combining for one of the best beers around.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Served in a coffee mug 12/20/14.

A- Dark black body. Pitch black, dark, the works. Ridiculously frothy one finger mocha head with a lot of longevity. Looks like a cappucino. No lacing. Thin collar when all is said and done. Lots of legs on this beer, looks like motor oil.

S- Dark fruit, burnt malt, a bit of smoke, dark chocolate, espresso, milk chocolate. Lots of chocolate and dark fruit, a good bit of coffee. I'm thinking the dark fruit and a bit of cocoa can be attributed to the civet contribution, not really getting anything earthy.

F- Rich dark chocolate, roast coffee, a bit of burnt malt flavours, milk chocolate, less dark fruits. More licorice shows up on the finish. Very rich and coffee-forward on the palate, a bit different than on the nose. Drinks more like a very earthy Russian Imperial Stout with extra coffee flavours.

M- Thick bodied, viscous, slick and sticky. Dark fruity chocolate aftertaste lingers on the palate for a good time after. No heat. One of the thicker, motor-oily beers I've had in a while.

O- Pretty tasty, but I would argue that the regular Beer Geek Breakfast is just as good. This seems a bit more dark fruit heavy, but aside from that there isn't a giant difference as far as the coffee contribution goes. Excellent beer, though.

Final score: 4.24

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Photo of bylerteck
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks CBA.

A - Black, creamy, khaki two finger head. Minimal carbonation. When I poured this there were black chunks along with it which I assume were yeast. But I have never seen anything like that before. Let me reiterate that they were fairly large CHUNKS.

S - Coffee, dark fruit, licorice, brown sugar. Nothing exciting, mild.

T - Loads of coffee and some chocolate. Nice bitter finish with semi sweet chocolate, licorice, and burnt sugar. A good mix of flavours.

M - Thick, creamy, minimal carbonation. Really bitter finish. Really coats the tongue well.

D - Not amazing, but good. I liked it and it was a good size to share.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

was feeling like being high class tonight so what says snobby better than an expensive beer made with a rare coffee made from wild cat poop!?!

poured into a tulip glass. here we go!

Appearance: black oily bodied beer with a medium brown head that just caps the top of the beer with half a fingers worth of head.

Smell: a wonderful expresso coffee note that really fills up the room. Roasty dark malts and a little note of brown sugar and molasses adding some mild sweetness to the nose. No smell of cat poop or digestive enzymes are noted in the smell...which is a good thing. Nice smelling Impy Stout!

Taste: Follows the nose to start with upfront expresso coffee that has a moderate bitterness thats just right for this brew. The coffee is very robust and roasty. The coffee notes follow through the beer from start to finish and gives a decent coffee aftertaste, but the coffee notes remain the same. Hints of milk chocolate and I get a small taste of the molasses that got from the nose, but its a subtle taste. Its got that trademark Mikkeller stout taste to it, but this is definately the best tasting black beer I have had from Mikkeller. Dissapointed that it was not more complex, but its still really tastey. No boozy taste to this beer, even when it clocks in at almost 11%.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Silky, velvety, smooth, and drinkable for the style. Impressive! Just a well made beer using quality ingredients(even if the beer was made with cat poop, you gotta love the irony here folks!).

Overall: My favorite Mikkeller beer to date. Recommended you pick it up, if you see it on the shelf. It does live up to the hype & the following, I was not sure if it was going to pull it off. It did!

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Photo of sweemzander
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into an imperial pint.

(A)- Pours a thick, pitch black color that produced a good thick and frothy brown colored head with good retention behind it. Some lacing here and there.

(S)- A heavy dry roasted profile. Plenty of coffee ground, raisin, and cocoa.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A very heavy yet dry roasted profile. Lots of dark cocoa and coffee grounds. Some molasses in there too.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Very heavy in the roasted and coffee aspects. Bitter, yet chocolatey and thick. The 10.9% ABV is well hidden.

(D)- This is a solid stout without a doubt. Heavy and rich on all counts with the right amount of coffee to keep it interesting. A bit thick and bitter, but the sweetness helps. Good stuff, but for almost $17 a bottle, It is not worth the price in my opinion.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle poured into a tulip

Ink black on the pour with a one+ finger brown cap. Good retention and loads of lace all the way down the glass. The nose is of dark chocolate, molasses, licorice, coffee grounds, grassy hops, and deep roast. Big, robust nose that just screams intense. The flavor profile is much like the nose. Loads of coffee grounds, dark baker's chocolate, molasses and licorice. Some grassy hops come through in the finish, before another big, bitter sweep of coffee and chocolate. The sweetness from the chocolate, licorice, and molasses help to balance out the overall bitterness. Full-bodied, low carbonation. Smooth, velvety body. This is a beautiful stout in all aspects. Huge aroma, well-integrated bold flavors, great mouthfeel.

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Photo of Brad007
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been wanting to try this for a while.

Pours a pitch-black color with a thick brown head into my tulip. Not much more to say except that the color can't be improved upon. It's just right!

Aroma is full of dark fruit, coffee and cream. A bit of alcohol heat peeks through.

Taste is full of roasted coffee, cream and a hint of chocolate. The cream seems to stand out the most. Based on the description, the addition of civet coffee only furthers the drinkability.

Mouthfeel is silky with a lingering hint of creamy coffee. Very well done. The mouthfeel alone is well worth it.

Very unique and certainly worth the price. The ingredients alone are worth the price.

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Beer Geek Brunch Weasel from Mikkeller ApS
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