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Mikkeller X Pale Ale

Mikkeller X Pale Ale
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Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: American Pale Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
First beer in the ’create-all-others-pales-pale’ series...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2009
On tap at 3 Små Rum. Dark amber with a small, off-white head. Malty with some fruity tones. Malt, bitterness and fuit. Medium to full body with a long, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2009
Draught at Café 3 små rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Shady amber, medium off-white head. Fresh piney hop aroma with some tropical fruits. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Long but a bit harsh bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2009
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear reddish amber colour with low frothy white head. Rich fruity hop aroma of pine-needles, pine-apples, peaches, resin and grass. Medium-bodied with notes of grass, resin and grapefruit. Dryish mouthfeel with hentle carbonation. Long crisp bitter finish of grass, grapefruit, lime and minerals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6725) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2009
Draught at Bishops Arms, Järntorget, Gothenburg Deep copper with a small, tan head. Tropical fruits and grass in the aroma. Woody and oily palate. Yeasty, slightly sourish flavour; like from Belgian yeast or Nynäshamn... Fruitiness from sweet oranges. Late and longlasting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Draught@Pikkulintu. Deep hazy amber color, good creamy beige head, some lace. Tropical fruity aroma. Fruty, grassy hoppy flavor. Good, solid "standard pale ale".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (14098) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009 Draught (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Rich orange, huge keggy head (hard to pour). Fairly nondescript hoppy aroma, sweet and fruity. Harsh carbonation, very acidic. Very bland taste, just some sugary fruity hops, and little else. No balance, no malty backbone. Mikkeller seem to have forgotten that beer is a fermented malt drink, it is not a hop squash. Dull and unsatisfying. Bored me witless within a couple of sips. No balance. Rather than malts this has sugars. Sticky, not refreshing. Not designed for drinking. Worse than that, there is actually something unpleasant about it - it’s soapy and barky and dirty. Like chewing on a forest floor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2009
On-tap. Tre Små Rum. Gothenburg. Red/light brown colour with an off-white head. American hops, strawberries, caramel, light tropical fruitiness, grass, grape skins, aspirin, alcohol. Very bitter finish. Too heavy on the bittering hops and the alcohol for my liking. Didn´t feel entirely fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2009
From tap at Ørsted Ølbar. Pours clear and golden dark orange with a small, creamy and off-white head. Aroma is light grapefruity and peachy hoppy, smooth and elegant aroma. Light roasted malty, note of brett-ish hops accent and nice fruity hoppy base flavour. Bitter and fruity finish. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
Draft. A hazy deep red beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes caramel and light notes of hops lending it light notes of grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and strong notes of hops again lending it notes of grapefruit primarily. The finish is bitter and a bit grassy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6531) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2009
(Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-07-20) Deep amber and almost clear. Small white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Full bodied and dryish palate with medium carbonation. Malts, bitterness, fruitiness, pine resin, citricness, apricots, grass and light sweetness in taste. Malty, bitter and fruity aftertaste.

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