haven't had a Mikkeller beer I didn't like, more expensive than I typically like to pay though
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this really is the kicker. down here they all run over $6 and the heavy hitters are all over $10. Black Hole is good but not worth the $12-13 I pay for it just for one beer. Beer Hop and Beer Geek Breakfasts are also both tasty but nothing special and not worth $6-8 a piece.
I disagree. I am seeing tons of great new beers in the $5-8/bomber price point that I am comfortable trying. I like having the option to occasionally pick up a $15+ 750ml bottle and take advantage maybe once a quarter. I am a pretty big cheap skate though.
I have - to the point where I'm uncomfortable exploring them much further. Beer Geek Breakfast was my first Mikkeller and so I guess that set the bar relatively high for the brand.
I'll qualify munchausen's comment...Mikkeller is good but average given the prices we pay state side. Some of their 12 oz ipas are in the 7-12 range which you wont see anywhere not even from the top small brewpubs. I would rather pay 10 for a 4pk of Jacks Abby pints then 8 on a single IPA from Mikkeler.
It's also difficult to tell how fresh Mikkeller is maybe they have been doing bottle dates recently but I know as far as a year back they wernt.
I had some of their stuff at an event and it was amazing, so I assume it was fresh.
Yeah, I think price and freshness is an issue with Mikkeller stateside. Retailers in the US can't move it fast enough because of the price in comparison to local craft beers. Stuff sits on the shelves too long.
I have had the pleasure of drinking a lot of their beer very fresh at their bar in Copenhagen (probably my favourite bar in the world), so I have tasted it at its best and have never been dissatisfied. Last time I was at the bar, I was talking about freshness with the manager and he said that when they travel to other countries they are always a little shocked to see bars serving Mikkeller beers well past their prime.
Opened it tonight and am impressed. Very fruity aroma, and is unmistakeably Unibroue--I find a similar dominant flavour in this, la Maudite, and la Fin du Monde. (Is it the yeast? I love beer but make no claims to beer geekdom.)
Definitely some caramel flavours and spice that all comes together nicely. Will buy again.
Have any of you who are fans of imperial russian stout tried the one by Courage? I had it the other day, and it is hands down the best I have ever had. It crushes the others in my opinon (Old Rasputin, Stone, etc.) It was a retired product for the longest time, but they brought it back a little over a year ago or so.