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RATINGS: 646   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2008
A cold pour produces a fuming tall froth that lingers forever. A rocky plume, dense snail tracks, and a thick lasting lace is DB’s trademark. The color is a pale caramel yellow and slightly hazed. Aromas of brisk chunky citrus peel hops and a mild malty sweetness. Full nectar w/ soft as cotton carbonation. It’s almost crispy on the palate despite it fullness. A brisk hopsy citrus rind component right upfront delivers a balanced malt body w/ salted grapefruit and bittersweet caramel. The finish is bittered well leaving a lingering asprin tingling sensation to ponder. This brew is very generous cold or warmed. DB leaves a mouthwatering thirst for more on the user creating an addiction. This stuff is amazing. I pick up some candyfruit as it warms.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2008
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 93, European Strong Lager, Lager Glass ABV, Volume & Calories: 8 % in 22.4 fl oz. estimated at 400 C Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $14.99 Aroma: heavy malt, syrupy, coke syrup, caramel. 10 out of 10. Visuals: cloudy, misty bronze, beautiful white long lasting head, intricate lace. 5 out of 5. Taste: hoppy, roasted grains, dark, beautifully crafted. 10 out of 10. Palate: solid, heavy, long bitter finish. 5 out of 5. Overall: Makes me think of what a lager could be if any attention or care was put to it. Absolutely beautiful. I’d have it again in a second. It’s not a favorite because the style isn’t a favorite, but if more lagers were like this, I’d seek them out. Beautifully crafted. 18 out of 20. Posted in European Strong Lager, Mikkeller, lager glass Tags: beautiful white long lasting head, beautifully crafted, caramel, cloudy, coke syrup, dark, heavy, heavy malt, hoppy, intricate lace, long bitter finish, misty bronze, roasted grains, solid, Syrupy

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (14128) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. Gold, lasting beige head. Hoppy strong European lager. Lots of hops in the PNW imperial pilsner style. It’s very in your face. Good or bad? Nice hop, very silly, but I do like those grapefruity piney hops even if it is crude. 4.0/5.0 re-rate Bottle from Beer Merchants.com. For ages I couldn’t tell why I liked this so much. Yes it reminded me of 3 Monts, a big blond. The cascade and amarillo hop aroma is outstanding. Strong, but not too mcuh. It has the drinkability of a pilsner, some really good smooth creamy mouthfeel and then porper bitter on the finish. I can’t believe it’s 8%.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spirit75018 (19) - - FEB 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Bière de haut niveau (high level beer). Je n’ai pas trop senti le style Pilsener mais cette bière est assez exceptionnelle. Très fruitée en bouche puis avec une longueur très amère. Très intéressant.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Pours a cloudy golden amber/ orange color with a huge, foamy off-white head that settles into a lasting lace. Aroma is nicely balanced with hints of citrus peel, hops, crisp fruit, pine and malt. Very quaffable and excelently balanced, with a complex flavors. Nice malty backbone balancing out sweet crisp fruit, lemon and orange peel, and a nice citrus/ floral hop presence that lasts throughout. Alcohol warmth in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yousee (48) - BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2007
On draught at Copenhague beer festival 2007. Pours a beautifull golden coloured beer with a huge rocky head. Fruity citric and well hopped nose. Taste is exactly a follow up from the nose with citric fruits and hops, some hints of caramel as well. Very well balanced, a rather high alcohol Pilsner but very good indeed. Aftertaste is dry and bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2535) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2007
[75 cl corked bottle] Hazy amber colour. Big frothy head. Fruity apricot-and-orange hop aroma. Flavour is all about hops; a bitter, hoppy flavour that lasts "forever". Dangerously drinkable; I finished that big bottle in no time then wished I had another one.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle. Body-orange/yellow hazy, loose quarter inch off white head with moderate lacing. Nose-soft medium hops, light grapefruit/PNW hops 9amazingly hoppy), light white spices, smells like a cold, stale, clean refrigerator, light perfume. Taste-high CO2, chamomile, flower petals, rose water, clean Belgian yeast, very clean, perfect medium sweetness, light bitter on the backend. Beautifully done.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3923) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
Draft at Brewdog Brum. Blonde with nice lace rings. Superbly balanced hoppy beer - cannot believe it’s a pils of any variety. Splendid strength and deep bitterness - yes please.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skinnyviking (7231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
Bottle. High white and fluffy but lasting head. Hazy goldn body. Lovely hoppy and fruity aroma (mainly oranges but also a bit of nuts). Flavor of hops, pretty hoppy acutally, compared to normal strong lagers this is GOOD. Alcohol percentage well hidden by the bitterness. Long dry and bitter aftertaste. Only 2 changes wanted: Lower the price. Brew in 33 cl bottles as well Please. (Copenhagen beerfestival raters: Try it again on bottle)


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