1000 IBU

375 mL bottle, corked (synthetic) & caged. Green glass, thick dimpled champagne-style bottom. Green’s on Buford, around $10 for the bottle (I think).
Pour gives a murky brown color with a LOT of yeast floaties. Drab and dull in the mid-brown color. Quite unattractive, especially with the cascading floaties and the dirty dishwater appearance. Looks like a nasty, home-brewed, unfiltered Dubbel.
Smell is surprisingly non-hop based. Quite neutral without much hint of the tastes to come. Some sweetness.
Tastes are an offensive barrage of unsweetened grapefruit with the emphasis on the tartness rather than the bitterness.To be honest the beer did not drink as aggressively hop-tasting as I was expecting but it did have an astringent combination of sour notes amongst the hops. It is true that the hops did build down the glass. A little citrus based pine and a very unbalanced malt profile complete the picture – not good.
The beer quickly became very syrupy and thick in the mouth with a (literally) sticky feel around the glass where it had spilled.
Nasty stuff really and a silly beer with a silly name. Mikkeller seems to be falling into the style-over-substance trap increasingly.

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05/07/2010
Brewery:
Mikkeller
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.6 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 2
Total: 2.5
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