Filed under: Mikkeller, wheat ale (shaker, weizen) | Tags: Mikkeller Not Just Another Wit
Pale yellow body under a bright white, sticky head with strong lacing.
Aroma is faint, but enticing, banana, cloves, wheat, pepper.
Flavor is cinnamon, banana, arugula, and peppercorns.
Texture is dry, crisp, active, and lightly biting.
Overall, a great hoppy take on the style, and a delicious example of a witbier.
Filed under: ABT/Quadrupel (trappist), Mikkeller | Tags: Alcohol by volume, California, cherry, Palate, Philadelphia, red, Taste, wine
Style; glass: ABT/Quadrupel; Trappist
25.4 fl oz x 10% ABV = 254 / 60 = 4.23 beers * 150 C = 634.5 calories (est.)
Purchased at: The Foodery at 3rd and Arch, Philadelphia, PA for $25.00
Aroma: caramel, tar, dirt, dust, earth, wine, fruit, cherries, mold, cellar, dank
Visuals: brand conscious packaging, stylish, deep dark copper body, tan head, staying, looks like an illustration of hell, in a good way.
Taste: well balanced, sweetness up front gives way to funky sourness, and finishes with a delicate bitterness. Phenomenal.
Palate: active carbonation, not drying, rounded mouthfeel.
Overall: Delicious, if expensive. Like many other Mikkeller brews, this one is a great take on the style.
Style; glass: Strong Porter; snifter
25.4 fl oz x 8% ABV = 203.2 / 60 = 3.38 beers * 150 C = 507 calories (est.)
Purchased at: The Foodery. #rd and Arch, Phila, PA for $25.00
Aroma: citrus, cocoa, alcohol, roasted malts,
Visuals: fun, interesting, and intriguing packaging, the color of the remaining ashes of a burnt hearth, brown to black with a tan head, wholly opaque with a nice lace.
Taste: Sweet, then bitter, very much about coffee, chocolate, and dark roasted malts.
Palate: Well rounded mouthfeel, not drying.
Overall: An absolutely amazing brew. I’d have it again if I could afford it. A favorite.
Filed under: Imperial Stout (snifter), Mikkeller | Tags: amazing, beautiful packaging, black, coffee, dark, dirt, fluid, heavy hops, heavy malt, heavy strength, high quality, licorice, long bitter finish, long lasting tan head, melted chocolate, mold, oily, sand, silky, staining, sulfur, the most vibrant lace, well balanced, without light
ABV, Volume & Calories: 13.1% in 12.7fl oz. estimated at 250 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $10.99
Aroma: Amazing, coffee, licorice, dirt, sand, mold, sulfur.
Visuals: beautiful packaging, dark, oily, black, staining, without light, long lasting tan head, the most vibrant lace.
Taste: well balanced, heavy malt, heavy hops, heavy strength.
Palate: high quality, silky, oily, melted chocolate, fluid, long bitter finish.
Overall: Another amazing brew from Mikkeller. An absolute repeat. An instant favorite. High value. High craft.
Filed under: American Pale Ale (lager glass, shaker), Mikkeller | Tags: beautiful, brilliant, citrus, great lace, high craft, high malt, high quality, medium finish, medium hops, medium strength, medium texture, nice, persistent white head, pine, red golden color, simple design, well balanced
ABV, Volume & Calories: 6% in 17 fl oz. estimated at 175C
Purchased at: Canal’s Burlington, NJ for $8.54 after discount
Aroma: nice, pine, citrus. 7 out of 10.
Visuals: beautiful, simple design, red golden color, brilliant, persistent white head, great lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: well balanced, high malt, medium hops, medium strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.
Palate: high quality, medium texture, medium finish. 3 out of 5.
Overall: A fantastic brew, like all Mikkellers, I’d love the opportunity to repeat, but not necessarily a favorite, overtly expensive, superlative craft. 18 out of 20.
Filed under: IPA (shaker, tulip), Mikkeller | Tags: barley, basement, citrus, craft, hazy, hops, juicy, lightly laced, long dark bitter finish, loose, moldy, musky, pine, sandblasted bronze, specialty grains, sweet, thin white head, water
ABV, Volume & Calories: 7 % in 16.9 fl oz. estimated at 300 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ, for $9.19
Aroma: sweet, moldy, musky, basement, pine, citrus. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: hazy, sandblasted bronze, thin white head, lightly laced. 4 out of 5.
Taste: barley, specialty grains, hops, water, craft. out of 10.
Palate: loose, juicy, long dark bitter finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: deeper and darker than the average IPA. I’d seek it out. It’s great. It’s a favorite IPA for a devoted hophead. It is masterfully crafted. 19 out of 20.
Filed under: European Strong Lager (lager glass), Mikkeller | Tags: beautiful white long lasting head, beautifully crafted, caramel, cloudy, coke syrup, dark, heavy, heavy malt, hoppy, intricate lace, long bitter finish, misty bronze, roasted grains, solid, Syrupy
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8 % in 22.4 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $14.99
Aroma: heavy malt, syrupy, coke syrup, caramel. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: cloudy, misty bronze, beautiful white long lasting head, intricate lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: hoppy, roasted grains, dark, beautifully crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: solid, heavy, long bitter finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Makes me think of what a lager could be if any attention or care was put to it. Absolutely beautiful. I’d have it again in a second. It’s not a favorite because the style isn’t a favorite, but if more lagers were like this, I’d seek them out. Beautifully crafted. 18 out of 20.