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Mikkeller Cream Ale

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Cream Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A Cream Ale


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alberti92 (140) - - APR 19, 2015
Refreshing would be an understatement for this beer! Light, clean and easy drinking with a great balance of malt and hops. Loving this

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2879) - BELGIUM - APR 17, 2015
Cream ales have been around for almost a century now, but the original North American examples almost never reached continental Europe and the style still remains largely unknown here, so I had to resort to this one to get to know it; since it’s Mikkeller, I’m far from sure this is representative for the style. Anyway, from what I heard this is a very ’unambitious’ beer style, trying to emulate the pale lager style from a top-fermented viewpoint, not unlike the ordinary blondes in Belgium. Misty peach blonde colour under a medium but breaking, off-white, ’milky’ head; the head becomes more dense and moussy with deposit, and the colour deepens as well, to a cloudy orangey blonde. Aroma of gooseberries, freshly cut cucumber, straw, unripe peach, green apple peel almost as in a Duvel, white bread, grass and sorrel (acetaldehyde, probably), very vague hint of lemon peel or even white vinegar, touch of iron but not disturbing, baker’s yeast and a very subtle apricot or pineapple sweetishness; just a little bit phenolic too. Crisp onset, fairly highly carbonated which I assume is the intention, restrained but still interesting and persisting sourish fruitiness (green apple, unripe pear, berries), smooth and medium body, pouring away easily, dry and a bit minerally with nevertheless a lightly bready pale malt sweetishness underlying, spicy ’Belgian’ yeastiness (which I assume is not typical at all for the style) increasing in the finish, somewhat ’chalky’, with a medium, grassy and leafy, deep and medium long hop bitterishness, even turning ’piney’ and resinous to a certain degree, lingering along with a residue of the pale malts. In all: I unfortunately have no other cream ale to compare this with, but if I got it right, this is more yeasty and estery than would normally be the case in this style. Had I tasted this blind, I would have been unable to discern this from any ordinary Belgian blonde; both styles are clearly intended to profit from the pale lager revolution. This one (having been made in Belgium!) does not differ at all from many dryish Belgian blonde quenchers, so until I get my hands on a real American or Canadian example of the style for comparison, this remains a non-style to me. Still, by itself, this is not too unpleasant, and reading the other ratings here, I assume having a bottle of some age (past its best before date by a few months) has deprived it from a lot of its hop aroma - which I guess shouldn’t even have been there in the first place, if the intention was to make a true cream ale...

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pootzboy (1611) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
330ml bottle from a 6 pack - pours a cloudy light gold with t tight white cap. Aromas are very subtle but pleasing - sweet fruitiness and some malt. Flavour is a very pronounced - dusty biscuit malts and light apple with some herbal hopping which goes refreshingly bitter in the finish, clean flavourful, mellow and really drinkable - dad’s lawnmower beer fer sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rezara100 (12) - Firenze, ITALY - APR 15, 2015
Medium tcarbonation, medium body with oily texture. The aroma is intense and pleasant, and citrus, fruity with light bakery notes; The flavor is slightly sweet in the beginning that immediately gives way to a dry and growing along the tasting bitter. With too dry finish and aftertaste hopped good intensity and duration. Very refreshing and high drinkability.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treibergs (11) - - APR 12, 2015
Where’s the cream then, one might ask. Nevertheless, it has his strenght and gentleness in right proportions, Vienna and Munich malt guides to new direction of aroma and aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1403) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
Couleur orangée trouble, mousse qui disparait. Nez houblonné fruité et note de levures. Gout houblonné fruité avec bonne amertume et levures, avec légère petite pétillance, corps un peu léger. Fin bien amère houblonnée. On pourrais croire à une ipa. Pas mal

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mzaar (1891) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2015
Flaska @ Pickwick Pub, Malmö. Dimmigt gul öl med ett stort vitt skum. Citron, örter och lätt av gräs i doften. Torr munkänsla. Citron och jäst dominanta i smaken. Medel mot liten kropp.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Subliminal64 (15) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
I was expecting something a little different. Maybe something along the lines on Sleeman Cream Ale. More hops then I was expecting too. Right at the the threshold of being undrinkable in my opinion. Will not purchase again. MB

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (961) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle 0.33l thank you ippopotamo36 .Taste in Vranovo Serbia at Boban with Alberto bro! Pour it hazy orange color with small white head.Taste and aroma of melon, peach, corn, malt and herbs on the end. Smooth good balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
indrekr (77) - ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2015
Aroma: floral, citrus Appearance: hazy, white foam,rocky head, golden Taste: medium bitterness, light sweetness. Palate: creamy, flat, medium body,


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