Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7.5
Fully muddy, pineapplejuice-coloured beer with a small frothy yellowish white head. Very fruity nose, bit of asafoetida, quite some diary, and of course exotic fruit: guava, passion fruit, citrus. Outspokenly bitter, if mildering in time, with chalk, dust, and exotic fruitesters, bitter fruti. Fruitsugars & fruitacids all but disappeared under the lupulinonslaught. Fruit making it chewy, hopoils making it viscous; feels well-carbonated, doesn't look the part. Long lasting bitter aftertaste, giving even astringency. For the cloudy hardliners.
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 6.5 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7
Huge, towering, very dense & fine-bubbled just yellowish tinted head over a bit of lemonjuice-looking beer, lots of lace. Bit soapy nose, herbal, grassy, lots of pale malts, spicy. Very spicy taste, rootspices, overlying pale malts. Dried lemonpeel, peppery (especially the finish, building up). Good carbonation, very dry finish & aftertaste. OK, it's not average, it's definitely not mainstream. But I still don't know if there's a necessity for this. And as for the cyclists' aspect, they will all buy Kwaremont, since they see that on TV on daily basis. And why anyone wants to call his brewery 'Klootzakske' is utterly beyond me. Thanks to Stef!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7
Very good, dense & fine, just off-white head over veiled copper-orange beer. Pale, but also mainly coloured malts, more than faint notes of greenery, herbs, and a metallic whiff. Again quite a bit metallic, and very toasted flavour. bit of human sweat and again greenery, (caramelized) vegetables. High attenuation seems to indicate candi sugar. Bit peppery, very light sourish hint. Gristslick; well-carbonated, spritzy; light to medium body. Again a remake of a legendary beer of old, this time the beer from Beirens in Wommelgem. I like it, even if we'll never know if it's truly its reflection. Thanks to Stef!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7.5
Pours viscously as ink to a black-brown beer with a small tan head. Bourbon², chocolte, vanilla, chocolate cookies and boozy smell. Hint of ureum. Sweet, Bourbon, vanilla, ice cream with chocolate topping and a dash of rum. Faint sweetened coffee. Ultra-dense, furious alcoholburn and alcoholthinning. Decent carbonation. Typical punch-in-the-face Mikkeller, but with one quite good point: the Bourbon, certainly in the mouth, is not overpowering with weyish vanilla. Thanks to Stef!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8
2018 Batch Elderflower - Sour Cherry - Raspberry Pink, medium head over cloudy brownish deep-red beer. Very prominent, explosive elderflower nose; chili salsa, capsicum; fruity. More fruit in the flavour, red berries, but again lots of elderflower and the capsicum salsa. Barnyard odours in the background. Sourbite, acidthinning, making it lean. Finish shows some acetic acid for sure. Very strange flavours, but equally pleasing. Not one for the faint-hearted.
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 8
Head gone in an eyeblink to fully clear transparant-golden beer, big bubbled. Very grapey, vinous nose, white wine, if sweet-fruity smelling. Sour-fruity, vinous, with a background of sweet white grapes. Sour peaches. Light body, light acidburn; feels better carbonated than it looks. Very nice beer indeed!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 4 | Flavor - 4 | Texture - 5 | Overall - 4
Slightly aged sample Clear yellow-copper beer, big-bubbled to medium, if dense off-white head. Herbal, shrubs, and oxydation, pharmaceutical. Sweet, fruitsyrup, no acidity from the berries... Oversugared, maple syrup? Light body, low carbonation. Tired sample, maybe, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't much to start with. Seabuckthornberries are seriously acidic. Thanks to Stef!