Category Archives: Mikkeller Baghaven

Mikkeller Baghaven Kriek Vanilje

Brewery: Mikkeller Baghaven
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: Blend 1, aged 18 months

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Oak fermented Danish Wild Ale with cherries, vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.7

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, blend 1, with a best before date of July 2024. Poured into a Mikkeller Baghaven Zalto Bordeaux stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy deep reddish purple colour with a one finger purple head that had decent retention but eventually settled to a thin cap, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, cherry, cinnamon, vanilla, and oak.
Taste: Lightly sour, tart, cherry, cinnamon, cherry pit, almond, oak, with hints of vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Wow, excellent and really enjoyable aroma and flavours that align to my palate. Must buy in my opinion.

Mikkeller Baghaven Rubus of Rose

Brewery: Mikkeller Baghaven
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.2%
Style: Wild Ale
Other Notes: Blend 2, aged 14 months

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Wine barrel fermented Danish Wild Ale aged on fresh raspberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.49
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, blend 2, with a best before date of February 2029. Poured into a Mikkeller Baghaven Zalto Bordeaux stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy ruby red colour with a two fingered pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, jammy, raspberry, with slight funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, jammy, raspberry, redcurrants, hay, lightly funky, with notes of oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Really enjoyed the aroma and flavours here with intense jammy raspberry leading the way.

Mikkeller Baghaven Polly 2019

Brewery: Mikkeller Baghaven
Country: Denmark
ABV: 6.8%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2019 vintage, aged 36 months

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Blended Danish Wild Ale aged on fresh kiwi berries and guava.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.26
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2019 vintage, bottle 425 of 500, with a best before date of March 2029. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a big two and a half finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, light funk, fruity, guava, stone fruit, peach, oak and acetone.
Taste: Sour, tart, acidic, guava, stone fruit, peach, kiwi, oak, and a hint of funk.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice easy drinking Wild Ale with good tropical fruit notes especially guava.

Mikkeller Baghaven Stevnsbær

Brewery: Mikkeller Baghaven
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8.1%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Blend 1, aged 18 months

Brewer Description: (from bottle) American Wild Ale fermented & aged in a French oak foeder & then aged on Danish Stevnsbær cherries

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.31
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle, Blend 1, with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A dark ruby red colour with a big two finger purplish pink head that dissipated fairly quickly, settling to a ring around the glass, while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Cherry, almonds, marzipan, jammy with light bandaid.
Taste: Tart cherry, mixed berries, jammy, oak with touches of marzipan and light sour notes on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Balanced with good aromas and flavours.

Mikkeller Baghaven I Would Not Feel So All Alone

Brewery: Mikkeller Baghaven
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.6%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Blend 1, aged 18 months

Brewer Description: (from bottle) American Wild Ale fermented & aged in a French oak foeder & then aged on peaches, apricots & nectarines.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 375ml bottle, Blend 1, with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a MBCC 2018 stemmed tasting glass.
Appearance: A hazy yellow orange colour with a half finger white head that disappeared almost immediately to nothing and left no lacing.
Aroma: Peach, apricot, bandaid, funk and oak.
Taste: Sour, tart, peach, apricot, nectarine with a hint of lemon and oak.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice and refreshing peach and apricot aroma and flavours. Very easy to drink.