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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
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2205) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2013
Fairbar, Aarhus, Dk. Tap, 01113. Golden with white head. Aroma of malt and spices. Flavour with bitter hops and some caramel tone.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1015) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle (330ml). A hazy amber beer with an ample off-white head and decent lace. Nose is malty and quite sweet with caramel and grassy hops. Taste is similar with a medium dry hop bitterness. I normally associate Saaz hops with Bohemian pilsners but this is totally different and quite interesting.

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
I was looking forward to Trying Mikkeler, since it gets so many praises of being good and innovative brewer. I was excited to find It’s Hop Series at a reasonable price. Unfortunately my anticipation and excitement was not matched by high standards that everyone praises Mikkeller to live by. Everyone in supply chain is to blame… Mikkeller does not have production dates, Distributor Trying to sell the product no matter what, Binny’s not having balls to stand up to its supplier and let them know that it is out of date and no good. I was pissed… All of them were old and stale, therefore complete waste of time and money. Every time I come across bad batch I swear to stop buying anything that has no dates… I just might do that, since there are plenty of other choices… Going Back to Mikkeller Hop Series… All of them Poured A Shade Lighter Or A Shade Darker of Muddy Brown. All of them Had Smaller or Larger Floaters. Huge Head, Decent Lacing. Earthy, Stale Hops Aroma. Tasted pretty much the same: Earthy, Malt, Stale Hops. Moderate Bitter Finish… Pass It Unless You Know It Is Fresh…

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewskiDog (1) - Stapleford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
Good aroma, hazy appearance, poured with a good head. Not as hoppy as I had hoped it would be - I guess it's a demonstration of a single hop variety.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2670) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2013
Tap. Pours very hazy, amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus notes and grass. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. and flat to soft carb. An OK but not in anyway a big IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (6128) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
Draught @ Fairbar. Pours golden with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light sweet fruit, little citrus. grass. Flavor is malt, caramel, little fruit hops, grass. Medium body, soft carbonation. light bitter finish. 301013

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11251) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
Tap @ Fairbar. Hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop and caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, toasted, hop, medium sweet, grass, little sweet and a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
Sample from bottle at the Cardinal stand at Nærbø, Ølfestivalen 2013. Hazy nut golden body with a tanned film. Floral light polleny light piny nose. Grassy, resiny bitter, light nutty and light acidic flavors. Medium bodied and smooth to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5475) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2013
Shared bottle at Nærbøfestivalen 13.Pours clear dark golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of mats, grassy hops. Taste is moderate sweet flowery, with a light grassy hoppy end.


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