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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Cream Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A Cream Ale


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3171) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
27 March 2011, keg. light orange and fairly hazy, no bubbles, slight lacing. smells like there is much more alcohol than just 5%. creamy, sweet malt aroma w/ some dry hop background. thin/med body and fairly fizzy. only hops in the taste. thin, watery leafy hops. okay. not the greatest Mikkeller and not really what i would call a cream ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle at home. Love the label! Pours hazy/cloudy orange/amber, very pretty color on this, despite the clarity issues. The head is fantastically persistent, starts out 3-fingers thick, rocky, and snow white, and persists for more than 40 minutes! You WILL still have head by the time you’ve finished this beer! Lacing is quite sticky and persistent as well. I gotta give this one a 5 for appearance. Nose is citrus hops; light grapefruit and tangerine, nice malt notes coming through as well, lovely clean grain, and just a hint of mildly sulphury yeast. Flavours of fresh citrus hops; mandarin oranges, navel orange rind, grapefruit, persimmon, maybe just a touch of pineapple, very little bitterness, some nice earthiness here as well, lovely malt profile behind. Flavours go from IPA-lite to something resembling the finish of a quality Pils, all earth and malt. Here I thought I hated Cream Ale, but I guess not...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Ljus, med en liten majsdoft jämte humlen. Lätt, lite syrlig, gräsig humle. Kort eftersmak. Ganske platt och tråkig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy golden coloured with a nice egg white lacing head. Aromas of floral hops, peach and grass. Fruity flavour with notes of lemon and spruce. Nice dry and bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2011
Guest keg at BrewDog Edinburgh. Pours a bright, hazy amber with a thick white foam. Aroma is hard to find, light vanilla, something slightly creamy maybe but also some hoppy fruit. Bit weird. Taste is definitely rich, and fizzy, with some sort of light pepper and grass notes. Hard to work out, as I have a cold and am not familiar with cream ales. Aftertase is clean and bitter. Drinkable, not amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2648) - NORWAY - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle at Lompa. Hazy yellow/golden color, medium white head. Malty aroma with a touch of hops, orange peel. Bitter taste with caramel and herbs. I think this is my first cream ale so I can’t tell if it’s a good cream ale or not, but the beer is absolutely drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
Label is great I love the tommy gun shooting hops. It is very pale with almost no head. Aroma is bold hopy. It smells like cotton candy. And grapefruit. The flavour does not agree with me it tastes like grapefruit rind. and that is about it it is bitter and unappealing. The mouth feel is rather full. but this is not a beer that I care for. Not my bag.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
Lots of hops!!! As per the Mikkeller formula. Spikey aroma of hops but it isn’t bitter at the end of the nose somehow... Pale golden in colour, a bit hazy, some head on pour that inextrica ly keeps on lasting, even thouh most beers wih so little head usually fade out of fizz in a min or two. The hops do dominate the flavour, but thet arn’t bitter. I can’t explain that, and for a home brewerit’s very vexing. It is quite creamy, the hops flavour lasts and lasts. Mikkeller, you’ ve done it again & I can’t explain how.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2163) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
This is a bit of a strange tasting refreshing brew. Slightly hazy gold with a large foamy off white cap. The aroma is grassy and fresh lemons upfront. Groovin’ to Blue Rondo A La Turk by Dave Brubeck. There is a background pungent hint, some of that canadian lager aroma in the malts and a bit of floral scents. Very nice! Soft and soothing. The taste is similar with the hops sticking out more prominently. The hops have citrus but it seems to come into play later on in the sip. Grainy and fresh with a lemony finish and a very refreshing bitterness. Some grass and a bit of a floral taste tied. This is turning out to be the perfect beer for my music right now. Plenty ’o carbonation, a messy glass and tasty hops make this a yummer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
light hoppy nose with gras hay and lemon - nice but light! cloudy with a fine head. dry, fullbodied, fine length, some light lemon in aftertaste. soft for a Mikkel beer. nice and extremely easy drunk - would like a barrel for a gardenparty!


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