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Mikkeller Spontanlychee

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.7%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour ale brewed with lychee & aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.08
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 15th June 2027. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear copper colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Light tartness, lychee, white grape, light funk and oak.
Taste: Lightly sour, light lychee, grape, funk and oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was nice. Lychee definitely could be stronger as I’m finding quite a few elderflower beers with stronger lychee flavours, however aside from the fruit, this was one of the more balanced Spontan beers in the lineup.

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Omnipollo Zodiak

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 6.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: India Pale Ale bryggd med vete, havre & kornmalt. Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from website) Our house IPA. A blend of grains, untouched post fermentation and aspiringly hopped with Simcoe, Citra and Centennial.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.63
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date of 15th November 2018. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with some small particles in suspension and a two finger white head that had good retention, and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Malty, grapefruit and pomelo.
Taste: Sweet malt, butterscotch, grapefruit zest and rind, lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: More malty than I expected, but this IPA definitely grew on me, and was enjoyable.

Omnipollo Arzachel

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 3.5%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: Session Imperial India Pale Ale. Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from website) Session IPA hopped like a Double IPA. Cheers.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.15
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date of 31st January 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow orange colour with a big three finger frothy white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, grapefruit zest, citrus rind, lemon and pine.
Taste: Sweet and bitter, pineapple, mandarin, orange, grapefruit zest and rind.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Good strong and nice flavours in a Session IPA. Refreshing and nice to drink.

Omnipollo Flyktsoda

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 7.1%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Brewed at Sigtuna Brygghus, Sweden

Brewer Description: Not much I can find in terms of official description.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.53
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml bottle, looks like it had a best before date on the bottle at one time, although now its definitely not legible. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A very hazy darkish orange colour with a less than one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left some curtain lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, apricot juice, mango, orange pulp, pine and lime zest.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, lactose, pineapple, some hard to describe taste… I want to say creamed peach maybe, creamy vanilla, and lightly herbal.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Taste was a little unusual (but not terrible) to begin with, but I think it grew on me towards the end. It’s quite sweet (but perhaps not overly so) for an IPA, but is lacking a bit of bitterness to balance.

Omnipollo Aurora

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 7.2%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Galaxy Mosaic Wheat IPA. Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from website) The wort of this beer looks radio active. Pale, wheaty and green tinted from a post boil hop burst. After a short and efficient fermentation we dry-hop it as many times as it takes and carbonate it softly. We love brewing beer, thinking about beer, dreaming about beer, talking about beer, breathing beer, changing beer, exchanging beer etc. Chill it perfectly and crush it deductively.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.69
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 14th February 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow colour with a big three finger frothy white head that had good retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Melon, papaya, grapefruit, citrus rind and peel and pine.
Taste: Bitter, grapefruit rind and peel, light sweetness, maybe pineapple, pine and grass.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice, especially the aroma. But I didn’t get much wheat in the aroma nor in the taste.