Swinging Harry Tropical Quad | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collaboration between Mikkeller and Cigar City, bottled by Mikkeller. This is described as a Belgian style ale brewed with Papaya and Mango and aged in Grand Marnier barrels. It's ingredients include water, malts, brewing sugar, Citra and Simcoe hops, papaya, mango, and brettanomyces claussii yeast.

Added by Jsenay on 07-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish dark brown, cloudy and complex, big brownish head.

Smells super sweet, cognac barrel is very noticeable, lots of complex sweet fruit, sugar. Smells awesome.

Taste is pretty similar! Complex blend of very sweet flavors, lots of tropical fruit, grape and lovely cognac character, this is extremely sweet but damn tasty.

Booze is pretty noticeable, but nice creamy and very rich mouthfeel, good carbonation, really nice overall.

I love this beer!

8.8/10

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared with rudzud from a big tasting party a while back.

Pours a creamy brownish 1 finger head that fades slowly, with sticky lacing, mostly opaque mahogany copper brown color.

Nose is quite quad like, sweet malts, candi sugar, brown molasses and malts, plenty of cognac too, light vanilla oak barrel, light dank wood, an interesting tropical fruit aroma maybe the papaya but not really mango, fluffy biscuit caramel malts.

Taste starts with sweet brown malts, molasses, candi sugar, toffee, etc. Then Big Belgian brown malts, quad like for sure, plenty of warming and slightly tingly booze. Cognac come through with some booze as well but nice fruity cognac, sweet fruits, etc, and some vanilla and light woody barrel. Bitterness comes through with light spicy and tropical hops, and light tropical fruit again, very slightly mango and some papaya, and a light dankness. Just a hint of bready funk on the back end. Finish is still light, sweetness dries with some lingering booze, lots of chewy candi sugar, molasses candies, plenty of cognac and barrel, then finally mango, papaya, citrus poking through.

Mouth is big and complex, thick and rich, boozy but still drinks well with a little cognac heat, good carb all in all too.

Overall very complex, great, tasty, hides the booze well, nice malts, sweet flavors, barrel, cognac, tropical fruits as well. The wild Brett doesn't really come out yet, but I bet aging this will make it phenomenal.

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Shared a bottle of this with JLindros at his last whale tasting. Picked up at Hunger Mountain Co-op in VT. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a slightly hazy deep brownish chestnut hue with a one finger mocha head that just doesnt really go away. Leaves absurdly thick side lacing. Never before have I seen lacing like this. The glass is awash with it. Absolutely incredible.

S - Lots of cognac, sweet malts, light belgian notes, faint papaya, no mango though.

T - Hot cognac, barrel wood, sweet malts, molasses. Those are all strong and potent, after though citra hops try to come through along with dried fruits (papaya and mango) which linger heavily. No brett though....yet! Overpowered by alcohol heat.

M - Mouthfeel is not too hot surprisingly. 11%+ is pretty crazy. Drinks awesome for an 11.4% ABV beer, mild cognac heat, good carbonation.

O - Overall this was an absolutely delicious beer. Wanted to try this one since I first saw the label. Glad I have two more bottles.

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Swinging Harry Tropical Quad from Mikkeller ApS
4.1 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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