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Mikkeller Yeast Series: US Ale

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Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5149) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Cloudy orange, thin ring of foam. Nice clean aroma, with some hoppy citrus notes, some, I dunno, rose hips, maybe? Very clean crisp palate. Some light sweetness, some woody notes, and a little bit of citrus. Now I definitely want to try more of this series...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Clear amber orange with a fizzy off white head. Deep grassy and mildly citrus aroma and taste with a mild bitterness and a smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6538) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours copper with a thick beige head and a toffee aroma. I got tired of waiting and had to drink through the head. There is a nice caramel malt flavor with a bitter carbonated hoppy finish. It’s like a very yeasty IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle, labeled as American Style. Like the others in the series, the pour yields a cloudy, dusky, reddish to burnt orange body with a thick, slowly receding head of smooth beige foam. Dense, solid swaths of lacing coat the glass nearly entirely, clinging hard and never letting go. The aroma is based in biscuit and toasty toffee malt, showing alot of baked bread and some healthy, green hop elements. Dried grass and pine join pithy citrus notes, as the yeast contingent stays dry and crackery. Flavors are nicely balanced, if not a little on the hoppy side for this Yeast Series. Toasted biscuit and bread again rule the malt base, as earthy, peppery, grassy hops provide ample bitterness. There’s a bit of brettiess or some other sort of Belgian feel to this as well. Medium-plus in stature, the body is lively carbonated, but not overly so. It’s a bit scratchy on the roof of the mouth, and subject to drying residual sugars on the finish. Overall, it’s a solid ale, but this, like the others in this educational lineup, has been underwhelming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5437) - ITALY - SEP 19, 2010
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16789) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2010
Draft @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Pours a slighlty hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with sitrus hoppy hints. Sweetish malty hoppy citrus flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter citrus finish with hints of caramel in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3243) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
11.2 fl oz bottle purchased at Gomers in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Pour is hazed orange golden with a thick three inch light tan head. Head eventually falls with nice lacing. Aroma is fresh orange citrus hops, along with a nicely defined nutty caramel malt. Taste is the citrus hops - though more grapefruit than orange, in balance with the bready sweet malt. The finish is mineral dry, with a touch of earthiness along with residual bitterness. Palate is medium bodied, right amount of carbonation and the dry flinty finish. Really no indication of the 8%. This was nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10672) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
On tap at KØ-2010. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, tropical fruits, malt. Flavour is sweet, fruit, peaches, grain, hop, tropical fruits, malt, alcohol. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - SEP 10, 2010
33 cl bottle, pours amber with a nice big head, lots of lacings, aroma of grapefruit, grass, malt and dough, taste is grapefruit and malt caramel with a decent bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11137) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Botttle as American-Style from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours hazy copper with a foamy off-white head. Nice aroma - I call citrus hop. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor - I call resin hop - with some grapefruit rind. Finishes with a nice bitter burn. Good beer.


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