Funky E Star | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.39%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Water, malts, light candy, hops, yeast and brettanomyces.

Added by koopa on 06-15-2009

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours a dirty golden color with a white head. The aroma is very floral, some Brett, a bit of fruit and spice. The taste has that Brett farmhouse thing going on, once again floral and spicy, not so much sour though there is a slight underlying tartness. Alcohol is noticed but it's pretty well hidden. Full bodied, crisp and plenty dry. Overall, this was an interesting brew and worth the try.

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Photo of rostencrantz
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of personpitch
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of R_Kole
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Eddiehop
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of suckaj
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of jplopez21
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of impending
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JackOGreen
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of BrickOneal
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Rutager
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Rogorama
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Flaherbear
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jman005
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sudsy2drunk
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a hazy copper color. A thin but dense head that randomly serves up lacing. The lacing is chunky.

S-It smells sweet and Belgiany with some decent funkiness. Hints of Belgian spice and noticeable Belgian yeast.

T-The nose was pretty funky, maybe even tart but the flavor is less inspiring. The sweetness takes over and the funkiness really dies off. Belgian yeast tang, spices, and a generic sweetness that is equate to something like rock candy.

M-Medium bodied with some heat on the finish. A little bit sticky. Higher carbonation.

O-I was intrigued by the nose then it really fell off after first taste. Too sweet and not funky enough for me. If the flavor was closer to the nose I would have enjoyed it more.

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Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Carmine/rosewood body with a beige/isabelline head.

Aroma: Earthy, sweet, spicy - notes of blackcurrants, cherries, raspberries, and hint of caramel.

Taste: Much like the aroma, only with the inclusion of raisins, apples, and cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: Tart with a fair amount of carbonation.

Overall: I've not had many wild ales, but this one - for want of a better phrase - is awesome, particularly for spring/summer.

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Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Poupae
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Funky E Star from Mikkeller ApS
3.68 out of 5 based on 227 ratings.
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