Category Archives: Mikkeller ApS

Mikkeller Spontan Nelson

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.3%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Blended Wild Ale aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 17th March 2026. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy amber orange colour with an almost three finger off white head that had decent retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, brett, white wine, grapes, oak, green apple and a touch herbal.
Taste: Light sour, funky, brett, oak, lemon peel, light bitterness, with hints of wine, grapes and apple peel.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: This was interesting. I preferred the aroma more than the taste though, as there was some bitter notes that weren’t my favourite. Still worth a try.

Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Brut Dry Hopped!

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 9%
Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Dry hopped Belgian Wild Ale aged in chardonnay barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.05
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml foiled, corked and caged bottle with a best before date of 7th March 2022. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy amber copper colour with a big three finger off white slightly orangey head that had decent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Brett, funk, grape, white wine, oak, with some floral and herbal notes.
Taste: What you’d expect from the aroma with brett, funky, grape, white wine, oak, apple peel, lemon rind and floral notes. Some sweet, some sour and some bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Alcohol was well hidden but I was hoping for more carbonation. Aromas and flavour was good though and well worth trying.

Mikkeller George vs. Brian Calvados Barrel Aged

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 15%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed & bottled by Mikkeller at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout, Barrel Aged Calvados. A Mikkeller beer not to be missed.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 28th May 2024. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Roasty dark malts, chocolate, coffee, oak, alcohol, dark fruit, prunes, plum.
Taste: Light roasty dark malts, chocolate, coffee, oak, slight boozy, sweet, molasses, dark dried fruit, prunes, dried berries, and maybe a hint of apples.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An excellent sipper with largely well hidden alcohol. I think I even preferred this slightly more than the Tequila barrel version as its not as sweet.

Mikkeller George vs. Brian Tequila Barrel Aged

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 15%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed & bottled by Mikkeller at Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Norway

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout, Barrel Aged Tequila. A Mikkeller beer not to be missed.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.33
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 23rd May 2024. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, earthy, chocolate, coffee, oak, alcohol, with light herbal and tequila sweetness.
Taste: Roasty, sweet, boozy, chocolate, coffee, oak, tequila, light herbal and hints of bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, alcohol warming, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: A very nice sipper with good barrel notes and alcohol well hidden even though it is 15% ABV.

Mikkeller Brian Bourbon BA

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 12.3%
Style: American Imperial Porter
Other Notes: Brewed & bottled by Mikkeller at Cervesa Del Montseny, Barcelona, Spain

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Porter aged in bourbon barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date (my best guess would be 4+ years in the bottle). Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head and only some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, dark malt, chocolate, coffee, oak, licorice, bourbon, toffee and maybe a hint of char.
Taste: Sweet, bourbon, licorice, toffee, roasted malts, chocolate, oak, coffee, molasses, some dark fruit, char, and a light bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied, with soft carbonation.
Overall: A good sipper from Mikkeller. Sweetness was on the borderline for me, but it got balanced by the roast and light bitterness on the finish.