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RATINGS: 639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

’Fad bamse’ is a highly hopped and dry hopped imperial pilsner with a light body and lovely crispyness from the lager yeast.
A Danish pilsner is typically characterized by an alcohol content of 4,6% vol., piss-yellow colour and a sexless, slightly bitter taste. But it doesn’t have to be like this…! Draft Bear is Mikkellers interpretation of a ’pilsner’, heavyweight-style. With its powerful hop notes, high alcohol content and lovely golden appearance, the only reference to the pilsner style is the clean taste of the lager yeast.
Ingredients : Water, malts (pils, carapils and amber), light candy sugar, hops (amarillo and cascade) and lager yeast.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5791) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Clear darker golden coloured, small to medium sized white head, quite nice soft hoppy fruity alcoholic nose. Intensive bitter grapefruity and fruity hoppy with notes of grass, honey and mild alcohol. Dry hoppy finish. Decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7856) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Trübes goldgelbes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Geruch grasig, hopfig, tropische Früchte. Geschmack fruchtig, grasig, tropische Früchte, gut!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2014
On tap at Dutch’s. Hazy golden orange color. Thin white head, leaving great thicker lace. Medium to bigger body, good full feel. Pretty creamy overall, whole feel and appearance has a sort of nitro-aspect to it (but it’s not pouring nitro). Smooth, creamy lighter carbonation. Light slick body, lightly dry in the finish. Great big bready doughy malt. Kind of crackery, kind of cake-like. Mild peppery, some decent piney hop but not as hoppy as expected judging from the description.. The American way of doing "hoppy imperial pils" is to just brew a DIPA with lager yeast it seems, but this respects the pilsner base, much more creative and thought out, I respect that. The hop doesn’t dominate the aroma, but provides for a pleasant moderate to bigger bitterness. Light to moderate sweet. Very balanced taste. Pretty fun stuff.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a slightly pale deep golden colour with a small steady creamy white head leaving a good lacing. Aroma of fresh ripe fruits, pine, flowers and a good soft sweetness. Good mouthfeel. Dry hoppy and fruity flavour with a soft sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oliodnb (329) - ITALY - OCT 11, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours a beautiful orange with a thick off white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, light sweet fruits, orange marmalade. Taste is also malty and fruity developing into a good dry bitterness with vegetal notes. Still some sweet fruits in the finish along with a light alcoholic warmness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (945) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Aroma: Very hoppy with notes of caramel. Flavor: Very grape-like bitter with slight sweetness and a dry finish. Color: Golden amber with a white head.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5896) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
a nice aggressively hopped impy pilsner. for the premium price, i’ll give a slight edge to My Antonia. but this was quite nice. flavorful and aromatic while still being crisp and refreshing. a little fruity with grassy hops and nice balalnce."

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Usko (171) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
0,33l bottle. Cloudy amber color, thin white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and fruit notes. Taste is strong and full-bodied, lots of fruit/hop notes. Medium carbonation, very dry, long lasting finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kosmokrator (493) - ITALY - SEP 7, 2014
Etichettata come P6 Beat, 6.8% abv. Limpido color giallo paglierino scarico con sottile velo di schiuma bianca. Aroma fruttato e delicato con freschi sentori floreali, di miele, cereali e un pizzico di luppolo; gusto amarognolo, leggermente mieloso e maltato con un finale mediamente amaro dove emerge il luppolo. Corpo medio-lieve ed effervescenza nella norma, struttura leggermente acquosa e "scivolosa" al palato.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1471) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 5, 2014
On tap at cerveteca Lisboa, Portugal. Appearance is dark gold, light hazy. Medium body. Taste is medium bitter, low sweetness. Aroma is hoppy, resiny, wood.


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