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Mikkeller Hop Series Saaz

 (RETIRED)
overall
73
45
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Brygget på: Vand, malt (pilsner, munich, cara-crystal), havreflager, humle (Saaz) og gær.

English: This beer is a part of a Single Hop IPA series by Mikkeller. We created this series to showcase hop varieties on their own. This gives the consumer the possibility of smelling and tasting the unique characteristics of each variety and hopefully helping to educate people about the wonderful world of hops. For each beer, the single hop variety was used in the same weight for bittering, aroma and flavor and for dry hopping. All 20 varieties of single hop beers in this series were brewed the same week and with malts from the same batches and the same yeast and fermentation temperatures. This is done to better compare the characteristics of the different hop varieties.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wombata (453) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle. Aroma: Roasted caramel, sweet malt, floral, earth. (Day 2: floral, spice--ginger, buttery spice, nutmeg), Palate: Light-medium bodied. Flavor: Surprisingly mild, roasted caremel and lightly sweet malt, sharp grassy, uplifting spicy and tangy hop. (Day 2: Sweat, bready malt, bitter grassy hop, yeasty). Comment:

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
330ml bottle from BrewDog Online Store. Hazy reddish amber brown, reasonable head. Mild grain resin aroma. Grassy toffee malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not a typical IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
Bottle at Delirium Hoppy Loft, shared with Mathieu87. Finally completed the series... Tasted the other 19 together, didn’t have this one though. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: quite bitter, little florar, maybe littel dry. TASTE: dry aftertaste, caramel, florar, little oxidated, bakers yeast?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (5387) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2014
Ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente accentuato piu il malto lieve pera amaro contenuto stanca bb 8/5/15

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (240) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Mikkeller Saaz pours a cloudy hazel brownish orange with a thick foamy beige head that lasts for a long while. The aroma is floral, caramel and bread. The flavor is bread, caramel and floral. Overall this is a pretty nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours lightly cloudy orange with a medium, creamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, spicy, and light minty hops with pear esters and honey malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt sweetness to balance, light esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (951) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 19, 2014
Botella de 33 cl tomada en casa, de 2d2dspuma en mayo de 2013. Bastante buena y para repetir sin problema, como todas las de la serie. Tonos especiados y terrosos con amargor final contenido. Muy buena.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamestulloch (1391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle from Vino Wines. Murky amber/brown body with a medium off-white head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of grass, fresh herbs and leafy greens. Flavour is a bit imbalanced - such a clean, green hop against the sweet malt just doesn’t work. It’s not offensive exactly, but this hop just isn’t suited to the style. Nice bitterness. Medium body with an oily texture. Average carbonation. One of the weaker efforts of this hop series.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Finally captured the last of the Hop Series. Yippee. That’s like 20 IPA, love it. This one pours out of the 33cl bottle with a murky deep copper body that supports a tan head. The modest aroma offers up a mix of citrus, spicy hops, floral hops and some earthy hoppiness. There’s a malty backbone in there too to help thicken up the aroma. The taste begins with a neutral sweet maltiness and then it moves into malt sweetened citrus hops, some firm floral hops and then spicy hops that have an edge of hop bitterness to them. This works pretty good by itself but not great. I enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Good caramel nose, spiced up with the hopping. Hazy orange/amber color. Very mild but interesting blend: sour peaches and spicy hops. Some alc. warmth. Pleasant enough. The Saaz tastes and smells quite different here than in a Bohemian pils.


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