Sour Bitch | Mikkeller ApS

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138 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Spontanale with lychee fruit.

Brewed at De Proef Brouverij.

Added by bark on 07-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
138
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
12.69%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
63
For Trade:
2
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of AleWatcher
2.66/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This was shared by joey5cents at a tasting.

Looks like a gueuze... Golden body, white head... Spotty lace.
Smells... Like a spiced wheat beer... With green apple and white grape.
The flavor needs time to develop. It isn't ready yet, but it could get much better. It is dry. Very dry. Like a dry malty vibe. Not really sour at all-- only slightly tart.

Feels thin and a bit overcarbonated.

Overall-- eh. This is unimpressive. It isn't bad, but it isn't great. I certainly hope it will get better, but as is, it isn't worth the $30 pricetag.

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Photo of ajzy
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of CityofBals
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of bobhits
2.91/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy golden color with some white head. More or less what one would expect from this beer.

The smell of citrus fruits (lime). spoiled milk, and perhaps some odd flower herbal notes. This isn't going to impress too many people.

Lemon, lime, funk, just out there...this is one funky and complex sour.

.Well carbonated, drinkable, nice.

This is a unique sour with a LOT going on it. Still the net result is interesting, complex,. but not for me.

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Photo of Treebs
2.96/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750 ml C&C bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Shared in line at DLD.

A: Pours a clear golden amber color with a frothy and bubbly pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick ring and leaves some splotchy lace on the glass.

S: Some sweet fruits, light tart green apple and some grassy flavors.

T: Very light in the taste. It's like there's nothing here. I have to struggle to find anything besides some sweet lychee fruit and some grassy/wheat flavors on the finish.

M: Clean and light bodied. It is refreshing and not drying at all.

O: There's nothing sour about this beer, it drinks like a grassy wheat beer with smidge of fruit added. Not worth half of the $28 price tag. It doesn't taste bad by any means, but please give me a sour lambic or at least something with some puckering tartness if you're going to call your beer "Sour Bitch."

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Photo of rmalinowski4
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of rudzud
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Received this as an extra a long while ago. Never got around to drinking it. After a quick dusting poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear light amber hue with a one finger white head that fades down to leave a thin blanket and very light lacing.

S - Aromas of some very, very light musty funk. Very, very faint lychee sweetness and tartness in the background.

T - Taste is slightly medicinal. There is lychee there, slightly cloy. Subtle tartness that does increase with time. Loads upon loads of mustiness here and light fruitiness. The medicinal quality though is very, very strong here.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty nice for the style, easy drinking and nicely carbonated.

O - Overall this beer had potential, and perhaps it was better fresh. Now though it is basically a medicinal mess. No way I'm getting through a 750mL of this.

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Photo of weonfire
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of dgilks
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of BucketBoy
3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Live review - Bottle gratiously shared by ShadesOfGray by way of MasterSki after my last law school final of my first semester - Contracts. Poured into a Fantome tulip.

Look - Nice sticky, bursting frothy foam head capping a hazy, burnt cornmeal colored beer.

Smell - Faint, almost non-existent. Strawberry and mimosa, touch of sweet apple cider vinegar, over-ripe lemon. Maybe lychee in the background, but I wouldn't say that if I didn't know it was in there.

Taste - Like a nice, fruity gueuze. Strawberry, lime sherbert, hint of mushroomy funk, touch of lychee in the finish (again, I wouldn't say it if I hadn't been told, but thinking about it it does come through in the finish). Nice balance of lactic and malic sourness, and a pleasant dry, almost vegetal finish with perhaps a touch of minerality too.

Mouthfeel - Sharp, assertive bristle of bubbles on the tip of the tongue. Smoothes into a properly full and nicely astringent and tannic midpalate that ends dry, dry, dry. The sweetness in the finish offsets the dryness refreshingly.

Overall - Quite nice, I really enjoyed the dryness of the mouthfeel most of all. Really more of a solid gueuze with some lovely fruit aspects (light strawberry) than a lychee sour, but as the bottle goes along I found myself enjoying this more and more

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Photo of redblacks75
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 750ml bottle to a Perennial snifter.

Appearance: A hazy, amber, orange color. It has a thin, fizzy head to it, that quickly dissipates. Very noticeable lacing.

Smell: Sour, grainy, earthy.

Taste: A light sour taste, with a long finish though. The sour on the finish really stays with you. There is a light to mild sweetness with this.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp, with a fizzy carbonation. Thin in general, with an abrupt finish. An interesting contrast between the taste, and the mouthfeel.

Overall: For what this cost, I would be hesitant to purchase it again. Is it a decent beer, yes. Are there better beers in this style for that cost, yes. Overall though, I am glad to of shared this one. It is an interesting take on a lambic.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Sour Bitch from Mikkeller ApS
3.86 out of 5 based on 138 ratings.
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