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Mikkeller Hop Series Willamette

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skinnyviking (6976) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. High and fluffy white long lasting head. Hazy dark amber body. Mild and weak abricot potato aroma. Watery and thinbodied malt grass caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13837) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2011
Single hop event, Odense, May 2011. Bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours cloudy golden with a small stable and creamy white head and lacings. Grain and grass and lots of ripe fruit. A bit sweet with a vague note of vegetables in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity slightly citrus grassy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy grassy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy grassy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Smagt hos Morten. Tak til J & C for at have fundet øl.Korn, malt, halm, karamel, grape, fyrrenåle, træ, lys rød, uklar, hvidt luftig langt skum, lidt sød, bitter, let, tør, livlig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2011
clear caramelly smooth offwhite head.4 malty, caramelly, hop character is crisp, dry, very slightly sweet flowery.6 flavor is malty, caramelly, sweet flowery very nice. nice dry bitter aftertaste7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, candy, fruity, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, UK hops. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, candy, caramel notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110503]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11163) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Clear coppery amber with a medium, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is mild, red apples, light caramel, some vinious notes and a bit of red currants. Medium carbonation, fair creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour has quite a lot of berries, red currants in particular, mild peach and apricot. Mild bitterness in the finish with a tad of fruity grassy bitterness. Very unimpressing aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2011
On draft at Moeder Lambic Fontainas
Amber color with a white head. The aroma is spicy with pine and some slight flowery notes. The flavor has a nice pine touch to it with a gentle fine bitterness and a dry spicy finish.
Interesting hop!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7782) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2011
33 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on May 5, 2011
Hazy copper color, big lasting off-white head. Fruity sweet scent. Sweet sugary taste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Not so fun as a single hop beer,but the hops itself feels like a nice basic hop to be mixed well with other sorts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
Bootled. A hazy amber beer with a huge lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and dusty hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of dusty hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes malt, caramel, spicy hops, citrus fruits, leading to a bitter finish.

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