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To Øl Garden Of Haze

Brewery: To Øl
Country: Denmark
ABV: 6.4%
Style: American IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) New England style fruit India Pale Ale.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.14
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.9

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 8th November 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very lightly misty golden colour, with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Light tartness, guava, passionfruit, mango and grass.
Taste: Tart, guava, passionfruit, mango, lemon juice, then it just goes really sour with nothing to balance it.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: A self described NEIPA, but really, nothing about it screams NEIPA. I believe it was created with Garden of Eden (which I actually enjoyed) in mind, but this was just a strange one for me. Aromas were good and fruity, but taste just went full on sour after starting out encouragably with some nice fruitiness. There was no balance to the sour and zero bitterness. A sour Fruit beer comes to mind here, but good ones have more complexity than this pure sour bomb.

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Mikkeller 1000 IBU

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 9.6%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) American-style Imperial India Pale Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date of 21st September 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark copper colour with quite a lot of very small suspended particles, a two finger beige head that had good retention and left behind lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Caramel maltiness, mango, pine, grapefruit zest and orange rind.
Taste: Sweet, caramel malt, resinous pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel and brown sugar.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Not bad, but it’s not exactly what I want my DIPA’s to be like. Approaching like a Barleywine and on the verge of being too sweet in my opinion. Once is enough for me.

Mikkeller Spontanapricot

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 apricots & aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.1

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 27th January 2025. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy copper orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Funky, sour, tart, unripe apple cider vinegar with hints of apricot.
Taste: Sour, tart, green apple and vinegar with hints of apricot and funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: The vinegar and sourness was overpowering and hid much of the funk and fruit.

Mikkeller Spontanblackberry

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 blackberries & aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.68
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 10th August 2027. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy reddish purple colour with a two finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly but left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Blackberry, tart, vinous, funk and oak.
Taste: Funky, sour, tart, vinous and lemon with only a touch of berries.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Nice blackberry aromas which didn’t quite come through as much in the taste as I would have preferred, as the funk and sour lemon were a little overpowering.

Mikkeller Spontanbeetroot

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 beets & aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.64
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, with a best before date of 14th August 2027. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy reddish orange colour with a one finger tanned orange head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, red berry fruits, funky, leather, with hints of lemon and oak.
Taste: Very sour, tart, lemon, red berries, funk and oak with maybe just a hint of beetroot.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Seems to be one of the more sour beers in the Spontan lineup that I’ve tried. Unfortunately the beetroot flavours couldn’t really come through and were rather weak, and instead I was getting quite a bit of red berries. Still, quite nice, but not what I was hoping for given its called Spontanbeetroot.