Quick Take: This is a sour beer that keeps the alcohol under control, features the classic elements of the style, and doesn’t overindulge. This also means that the flavors aren’t particularly deep or complex, but it makes for a good drinkin’ not thinkin’ beer. It’s ideal as a starter Gueuze for the craft beer-ers that are just dipping their toes into the sour waters.
Quick Take: While lacking complexity, Mikkeller’s 1000 IBU beer is much more refined than I anticipated. The 1000 IBU aspect is a bit of a gimmick and the cost is a little steep, but the follow through on a quality, mega-hopped beer makes this one worth trying. You have to be in an IPA state of mind and want the dirtiest, most lingering hops bitter finishes I have come across yet, but even IPA interested people can find something to like here.