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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


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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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)

Christian's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (10781) - Odense, - OCT 4, 2012
On tap at Christian Firtal. Hazy golden with a small white head. Strong alcoholic aroma, with some fruit and herbs, but mostly some fine spirits, like grappa/eau de vie or calva. The flavour has fruit, lime peel, herbs and alcohol. There is a bit of fruity sweetness, though the beer is clearly technically dry. Like it or not, they have produced a very unique flavour for a more or less "Reinheitsgebot brewed" beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sistinas (94) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours apple juice yellow with a small white head. Notes of caramel, honey, citrusy hops. Surprisingly light on the mouthfeel for the amount of alcohol in it. When it warms up it gets more Belgian tasting, though with the alcohol presence of something cheap and eastern European. Kind of surprised I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (952) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma biscuit, booze, oak, fruit, citrus, pine and spices. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium, texture is syrupy, carbonation is soft+. Finish is very long, bitter and warming. Goes down real easy until temperature goes up.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Satyroneto (61) - - APR 5, 2014
Parceria da To Øl com a Mikkeller no projeto de produzir a cerveja mais alcoólica com a menor densidade possível. Deu a cerveja notas acéticas que para mim são desagradáveis. ---Rated via Beer Buddy by Sátyro

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle at Haket, Göteborg. Clear golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty grainy aroma, bready, some fruit, some alcohol. Boozy flavor, bready, grainy, fruity notes. Way too boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Pours clear pale gold, thin white head. Aromas at the lemon end of citrus, light sweetness. Taste has honeyed sweetness and light bitterness. For the strength I expected it to be richer and thicker, but it’s surprisingly light and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (213) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2014
caramel, roasty, toast, cereal, amber, orange, cloudy, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, lively, bitter,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2014
On tap at Bangers & Lace. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is boozy with a bread and hay backing. Flavor has a combination of syrupy grass, booze and sweet grains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1842) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Tap; Hazy straw/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma and flavor of sweet malt, fruit, caramel, and some spice; Warm finish; Nothing too complex - but decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlackerMads (1259) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear yellow with a medium sized diminishing white head. Hops, biscuits, and alcohol in the nose. Quite some alcohol presence in the aroma, citrus, fruit, honey. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Medium sweet and bitter. Sharp alcoholic, dry, warming, rough. Low drinkability, probably more fun to make than to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2383) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 3, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller Bangkok.
The beer looks interesting. Hazy yellow body with a creamy white head that melts down to a small lacing one. Aroma of juniper and pine, grapefruit, fruity yeasts. Easy bodied one, veryvery dangerous. Well hidden alcohol, the high abv is undetectable. Fruity taste with a bitter character of juniper, pine and resin. Nice and dangerous!

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