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Mikkeller / To Øl Walk On Water

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: American Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Mikkeller and To Øl present to you - our effort to make the lightest beer in the world.
What is the lightest beer in the world???
What we mean, is that Walk On Water is the beer with the lowest density. It simply weighs the least. Brewers and beergeeks alike tend to describe beer by its density (or gravity). The specific density of a liquid is determined by its amount of dissolved matter. Normally proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and ashes are the four factors governing the density of a liquid. But for a beer it is more appropriate to describe its density by two factors; carbohydrates(sugar) and alcohol. Alcohol is much lighter than water, while carbohydrates (or sugars) in solution will raise the density of water. When we brewed this beer the challenge was to ferment as much of the sugars from the malts as possible, without leaving any residual sugars. This is fairly easy for low ABV beer types, but is much more challenging for a 14% ABV beer - you could say the higher alcohol percentage the lighter, but then again high alcohol would lead to high amount of rest sugar and therefore the beer would be heavier.
After working on the breakdown of residual sweetness (dextrines etc.) and optimising our fermentation, we ended up with this beast of a boozy beer!
14% alcohol and no residual sugar making it a 100% attenuation fermented beer makes this the dryest and lightest beer in the world.

Ingredients: Water, Malt, Hops, Yeast (lager & Ale)

Benjii's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - NOV 10, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a blonde colour with a decent tan head. Aroma of pineapple, passion fruit, lime, candy sugar and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ngejo (445) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 15, 2015
Tap. Hazy, orange, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2828) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma was hoppy with fruit, citrus and alcohol. Flavor was sweet and fruity with citrus, caramel, alcohol, straw and had some earthiness. Oily texture, medium-full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Bought this as a gimmick, but actually loved it. Reminiscent of a super-strong blonde barleywine with it’s vanilla/citrus blend of aroma and flavors. Aroma has some phenols as well, but they compliment the overall package, which is sweet and boozy without being at all cloying. Dry finish. Already went back for another..."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle at Haket, Göteborg. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. A bit fruity and malty aroma. Way to alcoholic, a bit fruity flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale yellow, nose is sharp lemon, taste is sweet citrus, thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperTiti33 (716) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
To Ol & Mikkeller. 14%. Blonde voilé. Fruit. Agrume. Paille. Fleur. Maïs. Champ. En bouche: Alcool à fond. Sucré mais pas beaucoup pour le %. Intéressant.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arondee (596) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with a decent amount of floating yeast in the glass. Aroma is solvent, alcohol, pine sol, floor cleaner, maybe a little honey. The taste is slightly sweet grassy harsh alcoholic nail polish remover with a hint of banana. Nasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oqnid (96) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
6 mai '13 -->Ale blonde, 14%, 330ml -paille/orangée, trouble; mousse mince (lacy) -nez fruité (âcre), levure, Southern -entrée levurée, miel, fruitée -mince -ne fait pas son % sauf en brûlure (chaleur) en descendant -finale liquoreuse, quasi-mentholée, florale et fruitée -Co=3 -Arô=3 -Am=3.5 -Su=3 - via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1500) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Color orange with medium white head. Aroma malt, alcohol, spicy, hops. Taste hoppy, spicy, fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Draught at Cask, Clerkenwell on 29 Dec 2012. Poured a hazy amber, with a thin off-white head. Aroma of toffee, spruce and gluey esters. Full flavours; tinned fruit, malt and some citrus hop character. Finish was not too boozy, considering, some grain and grassy hop resin.

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