Mikkeller Nuclear Hop Assault

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from Mikkeller blog) A tribute to the metal band Nuclear Assault, this Double IPA is bright and crisp with a combination of citrus, peach and fresh cut grass on the nose. The flavors combine tons of lemon and grapefruit peel from the hybrid hops and is rounded out by sweet caramel notes.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.17
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 200ml pour on draft at Mikkeller Bangkok into a mini stemmed wine glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head with good retention that leaves fluffy sticky lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, grapefruit and piney with hints of breadiness.
Taste: Citrusy and bitter with citrus peel, grapefruit and a hint of lemon and grass. Biscuit like towards the end with lasting bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.
Overall: A great DIPA with nice bitterness. Another that I would pick up bottles of if I could.

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Mikkeller Spontancassis

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.7%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Barrel aged in oak barrels. Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij.

Brewer Description: (from Mikkeller webshop) In the spontan series we present Spontancassis – this time, forming an alliance with cassis (black currant) that were generously added underway the brewing process, creating a truly unique and distinct, sour beer.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.22
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 200ml pour on draft at Mikkeller Bangkok into a mini stemmed wine glass.
Appearance: A deep dark-ish purple colour with a reddish hue and a thin half centimetre purplish pink head with minimal lacing.
Aroma: Light funk with leathery brett. Dark fruit, blackcurrant, sour berry, grape and vinegary tartness.
Taste: Tart, sour berries, blackcurrant and grape with barnyard funk. Hints of oak and sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
Overall: A solid fruit lambic that I would revisit again if I can find a bottle version. Very easy to drink.

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Mikkeller x Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS x Grassroots Brewing
Country: Denmark
ABV: 6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij

Brewer Description: (from bottle) India Pale Ale brewed with wheat and fermented with brettanomyces.

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

Intro: A 200ml pour on draft at Mikkeller Bangkok into a mini stemmed wine glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy golden yellow colour with a two finger white head with decent retention and nice clingy lacing.
Aroma: Brett funkiness with a mix of tropical pineapple, mango and citrus lemon, grapefruit aromas.
Taste: Fruity much like the aroma with mango, pineapple, orange and grapefruit, whereas the brett here brings a tart and leathery element.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: This was very nice and balanced and very easy to drink. If I could get my hands on some bottles, I would definitely pick up a few.

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Schneider Weisse Tap X Mathilda Soleil

Brewery: Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Country: Germany
ABV: 7%
Style: German Weizenbock
Other Notes: 2015 Limited Edition available from mid-March 2015.

Brewer Description: (from tag on bottle) “Mathilda Soleil” – the unique special edition, named after our strong-minded head of the brewery, Mathilde Schneider (in 1907 she presented Bavaria’s first wheat doppelbock). Her pioneering spirit is our claim today – thanks to this new, specially cultivated hops, this special and limited wheat beer edition brings a sparkling and unique treat. It is spicy and nutty with a sunny and refreshing note of apples, pears and quince and still has a dry and drinkable finish – it is the perfect drink for sunny afternoons just by itself or to paired with lightly spicy or with nutty dishes. Cheers, Mathilda!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.23
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 1st February 2017.
Appearance: Poured a cloudy dark golden straw colour with a one finger white head with good retention and nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet banana, clove, brown sugar and light caramel.
Taste: Starts with banana and clove followed by citrus, floral, apple, pear elements and light spice.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied, zesty, lively carbonation.
Overall: Another first for me with my first Weizenbock. The flavours were great and the zesty and lively carbonation were spot on. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this again.

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Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock

Brewery: Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
Country: Germany
ABV: 12%
Style: German Eisbock
Other Notes: 15 IBUs. Hops – Hallertauer Tradition and Magnum. Malts – 60% wheat malt, 40% barley malt from the region of Kelheim.

Brewer Description: (from website) Stronger than strong. Powerful aromas and an intense flavor.

Mahogany, nearly black Eisbock. The aroma reminds of ripe plums with a hint of bitter almonds and marzipan displaying strong characteristics of banana and clove. It is full and warming on your palate. The ideal digestive after a great dish.

Aventinus Eisbock is a class by its own. Legend has it that Aventinus barrels froze during transport in cold winter days. Brewers tasted the liquid that had remained unfrozen and were most deligthed. As the water freezes before the alcohol, what remains is a concentrated Aventinus – concentrated in aroma and in alcohol. We can offer this delight at any time of the year.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 5th May 2020. Using Tap 6 as its base is a very good start.
Appearance: It poured a dark brown colour with a reddish/purple tint. There was barely any head other than a thin tan coloured layer and not much lacing.
Aroma: Sweet plum, grape, bubblegum, caramel with some light booze.
Taste: Dark fruits, grape, plum, prune, bubblegum, syrup.
Mouthfeel: Mid to full bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: My first Eisbock and a very good one at that. Considering its 12% ABV, although there was a small amount of alcohol in the nose, there was none in the taste. Very easy to drink and wish I had a few more bottles on hand to age.

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