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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40421) - 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 (34322) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2009
Draught at Ørsted Ølbar. Cloudy orange red coloured with a medium sized creamy white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma of pine needles and grass. Fruity and hopy flavour of pine needles and grass with notes of liquorice. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2010
Draught@Bishops Arms Vasagatan Stockholm in Autumn 2009. Hazy reddish/orange/amber colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is fruits and floral hops along with some mild caramel malty and grassy notes as well. Flavour is similar and ends in a rather strong bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2009
Draft @ Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly spicy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a dry malty hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2009
Draught at På Besök, Malmö
Beautiful hazy amber color, creamy head. Perfumy hop aroma; the flavor is dryish, caramel, no sweetness, with strong ending bitterness. Quite harsh, but good for the summer thirst.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16159) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2009
Draught at Ørsted Ølbar. Clear amber/golden - white head. Sharp hoppy, high bitterness, medium malty, De Proef yeasty, grass, chocolate, caramel, toasted, carrot, licorice, fruity, light sweetness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (13867) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 14, 2009
Draught at Ørsted, Copenhagen, 10th of July. Pours a hazy golden colour with a nice medium white head leaving a good lacing. Pleasant hoppy bit sweet aroma with fruit. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a good not so bombastic hoppiness as known from other Mikkeller beers with a pleasant fruitiness, malt and a dry pleasant bitter hoppy finish. Nice thirst quencher.

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