Big Worst | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark | website

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
First Batch: 17.6% ABV January 2010
Second Batch: 18.5% ABV March 2011

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.

Added by brownbeer on 03-16-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
111
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
16.22%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
23
For Trade:
2
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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured from small cork & cage bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Murky & muddy brown beer that almost lookslike a really dark apple cider. Has some floaties in the beer too! No head even after aggressive head.

Smell: super sweet caramel, honey, dark fruits and heavy booze.

Taste: sweet malts upfront. Caramel, raisins, and pears. Lots of booze thats has a bitter taste to it that seems to linger into the finish.

Mouthfeel: full bodied beer with very little carbonation. Surprisingly smooth without much of an alcoholic burn until it warms up to room temperature. Impressive considering the ABV is over 18%.

Overall: This beer is just too hot right now. It was okay, but I probably would not by this beer.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
2.97/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a doozy of a beer. The abv is not hidden, and is in-yo-face.

Pours a light golden color. Not much head on this one. No lacing. Looks filmy.

Booze in the nose. Some glazed doughnut. Apricot. Peaches? Then booze again.

Nothing bad in the taste, it's just not good. Very sweet, very boozy. Apricots soaked in white rum and sugar. No real feel to it, but to save the rating from a '1', it doesn't burn...much.
No hops whatsoever. Will not have again unless it has 20 years on it. Drain pour

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Photo of jjanega08
2.56/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A= The cork comes of with a lot of difficulty and no pressure behind it... The pour is a hazy dark amber color with a tiny head on it that holds for a little bit then falls to a ring around the glass. The lacing is nonexistant.

S= It has a difinite malt character to it but other than that I get no alcohol in it no hops and a lot of sour lemons.... Dare I say this beer may be infected. We'll see.

T= The sweet malts that there still. Loads and loads of caramel in it. The alcohol is a little more evident in the taste than in the nose. There is still a little bit of a sour lemon taste to it. This doesn't taste infected but it could be on its way to an infection... No hop character to it.

M= Really thick and creamy. This is prolly the best part of this beer.

D= Really interesting. Shows the early signs of a possible infection taking over later. I was thinking about buying another one of these beers to cellar now I'm thankful I didn't because this has me a little worried.

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Photo of jale
2.11/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had on ta at Crunchys

A: Pours gold with only a bubble or two of white head.

S: Like I just walked into a nail salon. Big acetone and solvent in the nose followed by some malt and alcohol.

T: Like drinking sweet malty nail polish remover. I get little hop flavor in this unlike advertised. Alcohol heat is there.

M: sticky and cloying with low carbonation.

O: This is a horrible tasting beer.

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Big Worst from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.
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