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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1327) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2015
0,33 l bottle from P & M Getränke, best before 4/6/2017. Clear, golden amber with a huge, very fine pored, foamy, stable, white head (perfect foam!). Intense, fruity aroma of lemon, lime, lychee, passion fruit, grapefruit and resin. Overwhelming, sweetish and maltier taste of grapefruit, pepper, resin and biscuits. This ends in a long, very bitter, peppery, alcoholic finish. Medium body, fizzy mouthfeel, very lively carbonation. Very aromatic and tasty, but too harsh in the finish. Nevertheless gorgeous beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Klar gyllen farve med kremet lys beige skum. Lukt av lys malt, gress og frukt. Smak av grapefrukt, sitrus og krydder. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (3058) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Lukt: Duft av citrus og noe honning.
Utseende: Fin gyllen farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkede hvitt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Fin smak av citrus med en anelse honnign i avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Verksgata, Stavanger, Nydt@Lokal hjemme tasting med Gorm
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@8%, Når@26.01.2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1784) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle, 0.33l. Pours in pale body with medium to low white head. Aroma is malty, earthy, light fruity. Taste has medium to high earthy bitterness, pretty light fruitness, almost none. Medium sweet malty support. Body is full, high carbonation. Longer earthy bitter after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlfredoGarcia (250) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 2, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2015 Mikkeller bring us this great Imperial Pilsner loaded with a strong hop smell, orange color with lots of bubbles, sweet easy to drink taste, and even if strong, with medium body. Great bear! GRAWH!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1304) - CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours slightly hazy pale amber with two fingers of light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, minimal patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is tropical fruit, citrus, caramel malt, grass and hay. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, strong bitter. (8/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation. (4/5) So Mikkeller, unsatisfied with making the world’s best coffee stout and pale lager, has to challenge To Øl for the best pilsner? Using my Achilles heels, massive doses of starts-with-C hops and a high ABV? Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate those things - but still think the To Øl Raid is a better beer despite its much lower ABV. I guess I could call this the best IMPERIAL pilsner I’ve ever had, though. Now stop fighting, you’re making the kids cry. (15/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (675) - GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
Clear amber, orange glowing color, with a big, froth head. Has fantastic aromas, which are established between a well made Pils and a tropical IPA, while getting balanced with strawy, biscuity malts. A crisp fruitiness ranges from lemon peel and grapefruit to tart kiwi. Tastes very hoppy, while not being intensly bitter, with grass and hints of herbs, accompanied by orange and papaya. Malts are well integrated, pushing the taste into a sweeter direction. The malt sweetness then gets damped by a wheaty, dry finish, in which the metallic carbonation shines. The dry finish remains interesting, due to tropical fruits, playing a convincing counterpart to the typical pils-like lager finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (825) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Amber with an above medium amount of white, foamy head. Very hoppy nose. Some grapefruit, lemon, other citrus and some alcohol. Quite bitter, but some sweetness helps to balance it out. Quite thick and oily body. Low to medium carbonation. A bit dry. Lemon, orange and other grapefruit flavours. Also some sugar, resin. Hint of banana, pepper and other spices. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zupe_zjedz (138) - Wroclaw, POLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Mikkeller / Draft Bear / Imperial Pilsner -Degustowane podczas Beer Geek Madness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1597) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 2, 2014
330 ml bottle from Mikeller Webshop.
Dark golden, clear body, with a big, frothy, dense head, that laces a lot.
Aroma of passion fruit and other fruits, grass, hay, some herbs, candy, some alcohol.
Taste with a lot of grass, citrus, pine, some tropical fruits, herbs, honey, alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium, quite oily, with a lively carbonation and it finishes bitter, dry, with pine, lemon zest, a lot of grass again and slightly alcohol warming.

Nice. Pretty intense, not only because of the noticeable alcohol, but also because of quite dominant grassy notes and a strong bitter, dry finish. Good drinkability though. Some nice tropical fruits and sweet candy notes for a good balance. Overall enjoyable, but not my favourite beer of this style.

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