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Piscator | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ADZA on 04-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

A: Amber with a ruby hue, lots of fine white bubbles particles within. A few large bubbles. Topped with a compact creamy textured beige head that looks like nougat, sporting a few large bubbles in the whipped cream texture. Really good looking brew.

S: Belgian yeasts much like a tripel, burnt candy, a slight banana, a toasty almost hint of coffee. Reminded of a banoffee dessert. Alcohol burn. Reminds me of the disappointing ‘Monk’s Elixer’ so hoping this isn’t a bomb. Not really getting much funk, but can sense a hint of it.

T: Wow. Okay. This beer tells a story. It starts with a Belgian tripel or quad in yeasts, crème brulee, then it lightens out into a smooth brew with sour notes, then swings you all the way into an American Sour ale with light sweet notes. There is a definite Brett quality in this and it comes though all the way, though light. There is the jam like quality that comes in brews done with Brett in the USA, though mild and palatable. There is a dull bitterness that is to me like the quality of a barrel aging. It comes through the whole brew. Alcohol hidden.

M: Amazingly light for the alcohol content, smooth carbonation that is relatively low.

O: The complex flavours in this brew all come through in such a way that is not overpowering, and amazingly light. Light, like titanium. Amazing quality. Too bad its retired! Perhaps a hard one to redo with such precision? Got it on Wishbeer.com, drank in Chiang Mai, Dec 16, 2014.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of ktat
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dipso123
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. A brew honouring Danish fishermen, it would seem, and made with Brettanomyces. Like another recent offering with a similar suffix, I can't help but mutter "Toreador, oh, don't spit on the floor. Please drink the Piscator. That's what it's for" while moving forward here.

This beer pours a hazy, rather sediment-strewn dark copper amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, effervescent, lazily climbing beige head, which leaves some high altitude, wispy and sudsy cloud lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds away.

It smells of pale grainy, almost cereal-like malt, chalky children's candy, musty yeast, a mild barnyard funkiness, a twist of sour citrus, and mild, earthy spice. The taste is more solid pale malt, with a hint of crystal and caramel tendencies, reserved candy sugar, a green sort of yeastiness, very tame funky esters, and a rising earthy, leafy hoppiness. No hint whatsoever of the elevated ABV.

The bubbles are pretty tightly held, and not very exploratory in nature, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, with a slight detour via a cutting yeast and bacterial astringency, and even a tad creamy. It finishes well off-dry, the sugar-aided pale malt not bothered too much by the lingering spice, funk and yeast.

A pretty tasty Belgian-style ale, the tame funk from the Brett only barely pushing this into American wild ale territory, a silly enough moniker, as there is nothing else really American about this. Anyways, the booze is kept well sublimated, and things really seem balanced, so overall, a suitable ode to the working men plying their trade along the Danish coast.

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Photo of ADZA
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange amber hue with a creamy three finger head and clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is candy,a touch of funky Brett,citrus and spices,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of candy,herbal earthy hops,the slightest touch of funky Brett and I mean slight finished with a mix of citrus and those earthy herbal hops to give a nice lasting bitterness and overall It's classed as a Belgian wild ale and yeah it definitely is and a nice brew for those just getting used to Brett cheers.

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Piscator from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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