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Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0: Lager

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Pale lager brewed as a part of Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0. This series consist of identical beers, fermented with different yeast strains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2013
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Clear amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Fruity, hops, sweet aroma. Sweet, hops, caramel, candy in flavor. Crisp mouthfeel. Refreshing brew, but bit too sweet to enjoy properly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Rating #774 - Nov 18, 2013 - 8 oz e at Beer Revolution courtesy of plunkie. Hazy golden pour, medium white head. Aroma is disinfectant soap, bubblegum, and buttered corn. Mouthfeel is clean, medium carbonation. Quite complex, not anywhere as funky as a sour ale, mild malty sweetness. Sessionable (damn near freakin’ crushable) and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11835) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2013
330ml bottle (Ale House, Riga)
Very pleasant fruity hop aroma. It was many months ago that I had the saison, and I forget exactly what that was like, but from those notes, I guess this is pretty similar. Not saying "lager" as such. Slightly thin palate, but not watery. Sweet caramelly retronasals. Dry old nut-paper bitterness. Some resiny hop bitterness. Quite refreshing. Covers the alcohol well. Plenty in common with an American pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled 330ml @Beer Hunters (blind tasting of Yeast Series)
Hazy orange color, small white head. Fruity, a bit grainy aroma. Light bodied. Fruity, light resiny bitterness. Light malty notes. Easiest from the yeast series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2226) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Tired and I really overate thanks to the freakishly ginormous bowl. Incredibly floral and fruity due to a 30 min warm up. Mango and lemon candy nose. Taste = yummo. Mildly bitter, slightly tangy. I’m going to explode. Too full to finish. In the end I like this less - a lot less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle, 33 cl. Almost clear amber with a lasting off white head. Massive US-hoppy nose. Pine cones, grapefruit, resin, graas, earth. And caramel. Easy to drink, quite bitter, not exactly your average lager. But very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
16th March 2013
Hazy amber beer with a big fluffy pale cream coloured head. Palate is crispy. Mild minerals. Juicy orange hops with touches of grass and skunk. Little grapefruit bitterness. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Decent bitter linger. Nice hoppy beer but did not come over particularly lager like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kingi (555) - - OCT 5, 2013
good beer, ipa’ish lager meaning hoppy. very dry and long finish. taste is a bit of citrus, sourness, heavy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (485) - - SEP 20, 2013
Good sharp tang from the hops which sets this aside from a regular lager without hitting IPA heights. Also very smooth, softly carbonated from the yeast. A little sweetness - caramel notes - from the malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours crystal clear copper with a fully lasting and good lacing medium white head. Aroma is grassy, crackers, grain, malt, fruit, cheese, toffee and resin. Taste is light+ sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft+. Finishes quite dry with a lingering bitterness. Seems to have more pronounced flavors than English and American and is less smooth.

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