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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VastActiv (2540) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Tap at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Originally rated 15062012. Colour is copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, caramel, some hops, alcohol and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (196) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
Interesting. Hoppy for a pilsner. Quite hoppy aroma but with characteristic pilsnery smell. Taste is bitter pilsner but hoppy then a bit more fruity hop flavor before a dry finish. Leaves a nice taste. Hard to describe really. Very good for a pilsner, but...still a pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a brilliant hazy copper with a thick head that lasts a long time; lots of lacing. Interesting almost bready toasty malt aroma. Heavy sweet malt presence in the flavor balanced by mild earthy hoppiness. Some light citrus notes in the background. Has a very dry finish characteristic of a pilsner. I’d say that this is a fantastic beer and I had no idea a lager could be this flavorful. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (938) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2013
On tap at Biercab. Copper colour with white head. Hoppy, malt and caramel taste. Hoppy, citric, earth taste, also malt and caramel. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1342) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Best before 16/10/16. Pours a slightly hazy orange colour with a thin white head. Aroma is light marmalade, a little bread. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. A little caramel, marmalade, lemon zest, grapefruit, warming booze. Despite the sweeter notes it's still fairly crisp and fresh. Nice balance - tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, örter, jäst och brunt socker. Riktigt frisk och fyllig, fin fruktighet och med en tydlig beska som avslutning. Riktig fin imperial pilsner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a deep golden color with a large white head. Notes of candi sugar, catty hops, earth, and yeast. Packs a punch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (154) - HONG KONG - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2014 Quite orange for a pilsner. Smells hoppy in a cheesy way, yeasty, a bit of grassiness, quite metallic. Tastes flavourful for a pilsner - hoppy with a sharp copper-y taste. Body is full for a pilsner - oily with a dry finish. Good for a pilsner, but then again pilsners have never been that exciting for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (793) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours cloudy deep golden color with a pillowy just off white head. Slightly sweet malt and city's notes in the aroma. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and slightly sweet. A touch of spice comes through with the grainy citrus flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle, Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Dark gold pour with a middling off-white head. Citrus and hops predominant in the nose., with the hops once more taking centre-stage in the flavour alongside some caramel, fruit and booze . A very drinkable take on a style that isn’t my favourite and verges on ipa territory.

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