Mikkeller / Three Floyds Risgoop | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller / Three Floyds RisgoopMikkeller / Three Floyds Risgoop
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
750ml bottles. Brewed at De Proef.

Added by MasterSki on 01-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows heavy malt with a fair bit of piny, resinous hops too. Very syrupy-smelling. Also some booze.
Pretty similar flavours. Some sake notes amidst rich sweet malt and piny hops. A little harsh.
Could use more carbonation.

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3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into pint. Hazy orange/amber beer, 2-finger off-white head, long retention, lots of laces. Smell - citrusy, peach, apricot, resiny, syrupy, creamy/rice hues.
Taste - sweet malts, not so boozy, american hops, rice is not very well detected..
Full body, soft carbonation, sticky. Just very good barleywine, no more.

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3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle. Not the one brewed in suburban Chi-town, but rather the Mikkeller-side one made outside of Gent, Belgium at De Proef. A ricewine, technically, from the sounds of it. Does 'goop' mean the same thing colloquially in Danish as it does in English?

This beer pours a hazy medium golden, slightly brassy amber hue, with three fingers of densely foamy, tightly packed, bubbly beige head, which leaves an array of eroded sea column lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells quite prominently of a bitter grapefruit rind and orange peel fruitiness, pine resin, a soft earthy funkiness, hints of rice pudding, but mostly still a solid caramelized barley malt, and an herbal, sort of floral booziness. The taste is more bitter citrus and pine hops, keeping this steadily in American 'barley' wine territory, with a gritty otherly graininess, the rice showing what it can do when rendered in a perceptible dose, but as a guest - the caramel, somewhat toffee-like malt still large and in charge. A persistent, pithy funk hangs about, along with further herbal, almost weedy hops. You can't so much taste the booze, as feel it closing in from all sides.

The carbonation is generally rather soft and innocuous, but not below performing its basic duties, the body a decent medium-heavy weight, but with a strange airiness that I find hard to reconcile, yet which doesn't really interfere with the workaday smoothness. It finishes on the sweet side, the rice pudding and caramel malt kind of nudging each other, while the hops mostly switch over to the fruity, instead of bitter, side of their duality.

An interesting experiment - take rice, that maybe unfairly reviled beer ingredient in craft brewing circles, and make a Yankee-style barleywine with it. Call it something cartoonish, add a corresponding label to a larger-format bottle, and let 'er loose. Yup, it's Mikkeller, all right, and this mostly succeeds, with hops, grain, and booze aplenty. Plenty enough that I can't stress sharing this offering any more.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter glass from the bottle (picked this gem while I was in Iceland).

Appearance: Cloudy cooper colored brew with medium to heavy bubbles on the body. Head I illy is an off-white color rising to about one finger's length. Drops with zero lacing after two or three sips.

Smell: Light hops and malty scent.

Taste: Like the smell but extremely amplified, bitter and floral with a liquor feel to the brew. Has a sour feel which makes you think of citrus (tangy grapefruit).

Mouth: Very sticky brew makes you think of rye bread because of its light sourness. You reminisce lemon plus skin at the end.

Overall: Very good brew, only problem it had is that it is closer to an imperial stout than any Barleywine I have ever tasted. Think of it as a hybrid brew the Barleywine DIPA lovechild. Drink with love...Salud!

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4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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