- My Rating: B-
Mielcke & Hurtigkarl – Mikkeller, 8.7% ABV – 375ml., (Copenhagen, Denmark)
(non-descript bottle, just artwork)
- Style: (Belgian-style) Strong Ale
- Taste: smooth creamy-crisp -> honeyed malts/caramel/chamomile -> sweet/light bitter hopped finish.
- Where I got it : Sherbrooke Liquor Store
- How much: $17 (after 10% off) – 375ml., June 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: probably not for the price
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes
Visual: White foil covering a corked top. The label is pretty basic with simple artwork and the ingredients listed in Danish. Pours very cloudy dirty brown-orange with tons of activity, a nice lasting small ultra-creamy head, sticky lacing.
Nose: Floral honeyed citrus malts, cane/brown sugar. (6/10-pungency)
Attack: sweet-creamy-smooth-crisp mouthfeel
Mid-palate: (8/10)-sweetness, (MAIN) honey, caramel malts, chamomile
Finish: lingering honey-sweetness, light hoppy bitter finish.
Summary: A very nice Belgian-style tripel out of Denmark. The first sip surprised me with its incredible smoothness and texture. Halfway through the sweetness gets heavy.