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Mikkeller x Three Floyds Hvedegoop

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS x Three Floyds Brewing Co.
Country: Denmark
ABV: 10.4%
Style: American Barleywine
Other Notes: Wheatwine

Brewer Description: (from Three Floyds website) A wheat wine brewed with our friends at Mikkeller.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 9th April 2020 (drank before that date, I’m just behind in my reviews). Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A hazy amber brown orange colour with a one finger beige head that had decent retention while leaving nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet dark fruit, plum, prunes, fig, pineapple juice, caramel, honey, and a splash of lime.
Taste: Sweet and bitter, dark fruit, plum, prunes, fig, pineapple juice, caramel, honey, citrus rind, pine, herbal, oak, lime and a touch bready.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice enjoyable sipper with good balance between sweet and bitter.

Mikkeller x Three Floyds Risgoop

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS x Three Floyds Brewing Co.
Country: Denmark
ABV: 10.4%
Style: American Barleywine
Other Notes: Rice Beer

Brewer Description: (from Three Floyds website) Behold! The fifth collaborative effort of Three Floyds and Mikkeller. This complex ale is just the beverage for canal boat trips in Copenhagen or the brutal Chicago winter. Brewed in Europe and in Chicago, you can look for both editions and the subtle differences in each. Cheers and thanks for supporting craft beer.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 1st April 2020 (drank before that date, I’m just behind in my reviews). Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A hazy amber orange colour with a one finger beige head that had decent retention while leaving only sparse mini spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malt, pineapple juice, orange candy, lime peel, caramel, pine, and dried citrus fruit.
Taste: Bitter, citrus rind, citrus peel, fruit tea, caramel, pine, dates, pineapple juice, and a lightly sweet and boozy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Not what I expected as it was more bitter that I expected. That’s not to say that it doesn’t work or anything, as despite the bitter and sweetness, it was still an enjoyable sipper.

Boon x Mikkeller Goût Américain Oude Geuze

Brewery: Brouwerij Boon x Mikkeller ApS
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.5%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Gueuze)
Other Notes: 100% Boon Lambic. Collaboration between Boon and Mikkeller

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Acetic sting, an off-flavor to us, an acquired taste for others. Such as with this blend of 1, 2 & 3 yr old lambic now, in the past some champagne bottles would be given the name “Goût Americain” (“American taste”) when they were typified by a high amount of volatile acidity. With this in mind, we developed this limited edition both high in acidity while maintaining a delicate balance that is both complex and fruity. Pair this special blend with sharp cheeses or simply as an aperitif.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.99
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle with a best before date of 19th February 2039. Poured into a Boon stemmed glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear golden colour with a two finger white head that had dissipated quite quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Funky, barnyard, oak, straw, grass, with hints of apple, lemon peel and apricot.
Taste: Moderate sweetness and acidity, white wine, grapes, oak, straw, lemon, with hints of funk and a touch of sourness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It was sweeter and less funkier in taste than I expected, but still refreshingly enjoyable with nice fruity notes of grape and lemon.

Gweilo x Mikkeller Skyline IPA

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery x Mikkeller ApS
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 5.5%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: 25 IBUs. Collaboration with Mikkeller. Collectively redefining

Brewer Description: (from can) Brewed with our friends at Mikkeller, Skyline IPA delivers a huge hit of citrus, backed up by subtle notes of pineapple and mango. These intense flavours are the result of a 25g/L dry hop of Amarillo, Azacca and Galena. We use wheat, oats and London Ale yeast to give Skyline a juicy mouthfeel.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 4th September 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: Poured a hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical and citrusy fruit forward. Mango, pineapple, orange juice and grapefruit zest.
Taste: Fruity, unripe mango, moderate bitterness, citrusy orange rind, grapefruit zest, spicy hop burn on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, rather uncomfortable spicy hop burn finish.
Overall: Great aroma, but taste and mouthfeel were affected by a rather uncomfortable hop burn, which is quite strange for me since I’m usually ok with hop burn and don’t necessarily consider it a problem. In this case though, the spiciness definitely affected my enjoyment.

Mikkeller Spontan Nelson

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.3%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Blended Wild Ale aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 17th March 2026. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy amber orange colour with an almost three finger off white head that had decent retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Funky, brett, white wine, grapes, oak, green apple and a touch herbal.
Taste: Light sour, funky, brett, oak, lemon peel, light bitterness, with hints of wine, grapes and apple peel.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: This was interesting. I preferred the aroma more than the taste though, as there was some bitter notes that weren’t my favourite. Still worth a try.