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Brewski x Mikkeller Magic Valley DIPA

Brewery: Brewski x Mikkeller ApS
Country: Sweden
ABV: 7.77%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Double IPA w/ Guava. Only real fruit inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) It’s the witching hour on a dark, moonless night. You’re huddled with friends around a campfire in the woods far from town, taking turns telling stories. Someone has just recounted a particularly eerie tale about an encounter with a ghost, insisting it was true. You sit quietly, staring into the flames, reluctant to let on that it actually made your skin crawl. Then someone in the shadows clears his throat and begins to speak: “did you hear the one about… the magic valley?”

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.56
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 4th July 2019, ‘B2 p8lse’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Melon, guava, lemon, pine and grass.
Taste: Lightly sweet, watermelon, lemon and pine with hints of caramel and guava.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a touch of booze here and there.
Overall: This was ok, but I felt that the guava didn’t really come through strong enough.

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Mikkeller San Diego Fruit Face with Cranberry Rhubarb & Orange

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego
Country: USA
ABV: 4%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Berliner Series.

Brewer Description: (from can) Berliner style Weisse beer brewed with cranberry, rhubarb and orange.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A one pint can with a Julian canned on date of 32517 (I think, as it was a bit blurred), meaning that it was canned on 21st November 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy pinkish orange colour with a big two finger white head that dissipated quite quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Wheaty, orange, mixed berries with a hint of lemon.
Taste: Tart orange and lemon, wheat, with hints of mixed berries and rhubarb.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This had nice tartness but just a bit too grainy for me.

Mikkeller San Diego Easy Ryeder

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: Rye Beer
Other Notes: Hop Series. Keep It Easy

Brewer Description: (from can) Wheat India Pale Ale Brewed with Rye.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.92
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A one pint can with a Julian canned on date of 17355, meaning that it was canned on 21st December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear copper amber colour with an almost three finger off white head that had good retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, pineapple, caramel malt, rye, pine, citrusy orange and grass.
Taste: Sweet, marmalade, mandarin, orange and pineapple with caramel malt, rye and pine lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite a nice Wheat Rye IPA??? (I guess) Although perhaps it felt slightly too sweet at times.

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.

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.