Category Archives: Denmark

Mikkeller SpontanCherryFrederiksdal BA Chardonnay Wine

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8.2%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Aged in Chardonnay wine barrels.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.5
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 21st August 2022. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A dark ruby purple colour with a one finger pink-purple (like beetroot) colour head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart cherry, raspberry, almonds, marzipan and funk.
Taste: Sweet tart cherry, almond, marzipan, oak, hints of vanilla and a lightly sour finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and balanced kriek with great sweet, sour and marzipan flavours. I can just keep drinking this.

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Mikkeller SpontanCherryFrederiksdal

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.2%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Sour ale brewed with Frederiksdal cherries & aged in oak barrels. Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from website) With cherries from the award winning Frederiksdal plantation (situated on the island of Lolland in the very south of Denmark) we proudly present the perfect combination of berries and sour ale;. Spontancherry, aged on oak barrels. With countless notes of flavor and mouthfeel sensations ranging high and low on multiple scales, this is as delicate as it comes.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.29
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 21st January 2026. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A dark ruby purple colour with a thin half finger pink-purple (like beetroot) colour head that dissipated quickly while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart cherry, raspberry, light funk and a hint of almonds.
Taste: Tart cherry and dark berries with light funk, vinegar and oak. Sweeter to begin, while sour on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice, tasty and very easy to drink.

To Øl Sans Frontière White Wine Barrel Aged

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7%
Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) “Heaven knows no frontiers, and I’ve seen heaven in your eyes”.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 20th February 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: It was a hazy dark amber, reddish brown colour with a one finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly to just the edges, while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Prunes, grape, white wine, oak, lightly tart and mildly funky.
Taste: Brett, prunes and vinous white wine with some light caramel and wood.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: This was interesting to try but perhaps not quite my thing.

Thisted x Mikkeller Beer Geek Limfjords Porter

Brewery: Thisted Bryghus x Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.7%
Style: Baltic Porter

Brewer Description: (from ratebeer description) Beer Geek Limfjordsporter is a double stout with coffee and licorice. A collaboration between Mikkeller and Thisted Bryghus, based on the world’s best stout “Beer Geek Breakfast Stout” and “Limfjordsporter”.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.15
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 17th May 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger dark tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts and coffee with a light smokiness. There is also some chocolate and liquorice in the background.
Taste: Rich bittersweet chocolate, coffee powder, light burnt smokiness with hints of liquorice and prunes. Nice balance of sweet and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: I think I was surprised about how good this was, in particular that rich bittersweet chocolate flavour. Very enjoyable.

To Øl Amass B&W “Black Is Beautiful” Oatmeal Stout

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 6.8%
Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) “Black Is Beautiful” Oatmeal Stout.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 13th May 2019 (seems a bit long to me, but anyway). Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Very dark brown in colour with a two finger brown head that had decent retention while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasty malts, chocolate and coffee with a hint of plum and prunes.
Taste: Dark fruit sweetness like plum at the beginning, followed by lots of roasty-ness and dark chocolate bitter sweetness. Finish is definitely more bitter than sweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was enjoyable, especially the bittersweet chocolatey finish.