Mielcke & Hurtigkarl – Mikkeller (Copenhagen, Denmark)

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  • My Rating: B-

Mielcke & Hurtigkarl – Mikkeller, 8.7% ABV – 375ml., (Copenhagen, Denmark)

(non-descript bottle, just artwork)

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  • 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.