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RATINGS: 680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SideBurnPete (1) - FINLAND - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
33 cl bottle. Aroma is citrus, malty and hoppy. Also some honey notes. Taste is slightly bitter, fruity and caramel. You can taste alcohol but not too much. A very pleasant beer!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (207) - - JUL 31, 2015
8%ABV. Pilsner. Tapped out a deep amber. 16ºSRM. Nose has some milky, lactate-like aroma. Then as the nose matures and you start to saturate the nose, you get more ripe pineapples, ripe fruit. Tangerines. Palate is thickly malty. Closer to an Amager Batch 1000. Good quality, well roasted malts that have a beautiful brown toast, nutty flavor. This is cut nicely by pronounced bitter hops as a good pils should. A bit more aroma than a normal pils, but who’s keeping track when you have as well-balanced a brew as this. Goes on favorites list

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonotono (131) - torino, ITALY - JUL 24, 2015
Colore biondo dorato, schiuma abbondante e cremosa. Profumo molto intenso soprattutto floreale e fruttato, anche agrumato e resinoso. Corpo leggero, nota dolce di malto, poi subito molto amaro sui toni agrumati e resinosi, molto lungo. L’alcool si sente poco. Molto buona.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (976) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
On tap at beertemple, amsterdam. Body is clear orange, head is big, offwhite, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is malty, flavor is honey, malty, caramel, fruity, tea. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is long lasting malty bittersweet. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChtiBreizh (215) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2015
Golden-brass with a rather thin fluffy white head. Aroma of hops, grapefruit, pine, caramel malts. Quite bitter with low to medium sweetness, and a lingering bitter finish. Average body and carbonation, slick texture. If i did not know, I would say this is an IPA or DIPA. Quite disapointed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1061) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - JUL 11, 2015
Quite a hop bomb. .especially for a Pils. Strong malty background, caramel, fruitiness, mostly grapefruit. Nice balance between starting bitterness and bittersweetness in finish, quite smooth. Decent and interesting brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1160) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle Aroma-fruits, citrus Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andy_ (1000) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
330 ml bottle
Golden orange clear beer with big-bubbled white cloudy head leaving big lacing. Aroma has pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit, resin, black currant and solvent. Flavor has black currant, grapefruity bitterness and sugary sweetness. Palate is quite full and foamy with bitterness. Finish has quite heavy bitterness. Aftertaste has sugary sweetness, black currant, grapefruit and resin. Slight alcohol feel. Quite aleish for a lager, but the alcohol/solvent notes remind me of other Imperial Pilses.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1674) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bomber. Pours rusty orange with an off white head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is of malt, caramel, bread and biscuit notes with a malty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjgmd (1746) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2015
With Z, pours a golden orange color with a large white airy head. Nose is light malt with some grainy notes. Taste is light , a bit grainy , not really full of flavor. Finishes is malty and grainy ! Not a big Pilsner fan ! But drinkable for a hothead ! Quaff Score 6 / 10


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