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Mikkeller Hop Series Tettnanger

 (RETIRED)
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82
58
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: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 19 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6184) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of caramel, some weak herbal notes and quite heavy maltiness. Flavour of heavy caramel malts, grassy bitterness, sweet fruits and weak herbal notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes sweet, warming and bitter. Decent, but this hop is just not the most suitable hop for single hop IPAs. Base beer with it’s sweetness comes through too much.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weark (294) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Hazy amber color. with small white head - flower, grass, caramalt aroma - bready, grassy, caramalt flavor- sweet, medium body, good carbonation, medium/low bitterness, medium grassy finish - i’m not fan of this hops

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle from Beer Hive (?) Edinburgh [061013]
Dark orange, hazy, thin white head, some lacing
Aroma - sweet fruits, caramel malts, caramelised orange zest, soft spicy hop
Taste of sweet fruity caramel, soft bitter orange zest hops, slightly spicy, good hops in this
Palate - Medium carb, soft palate, oily texture. Finish as main flavour, clean finish.
Overall - Nice to try this hop variety....decent beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1640) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2013
Backlog: 33cl bottle Geers 2012, sampled Summer 2012. Rating this from notes, yet still asynchronously "side by side" with the Tettnang Hopfenkrone Pils: the confrontation proves that the delicate grass, citrus & white pepper Tettnanger seems to be an ideal Pils/pale ale hop, and easily loses its edges when confronted with caramalty Vienna or darker malts, where it leaves a somewhat tired and besieged impression. Remember this beer was dominated by tasty base ESB-like caramalts, given an indefinite citrus & minty edge. Extra points for establishing a precedent with the brave uncool didacticism of this series.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2013
Draught at Delirium. Brown-orange with a fine head. Grassy caramel nose, light lemon. Rich malt flavor, caramel, chocolate, grass. Light orange and esters. Nice bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (275) - - SEP 12, 2013
Smooth, a little sweet for an IPA and fruity. A touch of citrus and caramel in the malts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10842) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2013
Tap @ Fairbar, Aarhus. Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grass and herbal. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 070913

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (5800) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
Draught @ Fairbar. Pours slightly hazy orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, little grass, old hops. Flavor is malt, caramel, dusty, old grassy hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 070913

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (646) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
Tap @ fairbar Aarhus. Slightly clouded dark orange, medium off white head, nice lacing. Aroma, it feels old, not mich hop aroma left, malty, smells like a tuborg classic. Taste, better than the aroma, but still old, malty, slightly hoppy, some berrie motes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2013
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 27 July 2013) Hazy dark amber colour with dense, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, toast, grass, hay, dried apricots and slightly earthy hops. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, treacle toffee, apricots and a grassy, earthy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Interesting with only noble hops in an IPA, but this worked out quite well. Nice one.


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