Mikkeller / To ěl Walk on Water

Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij
Copenhagen, Denmark
14% American Strong Ale | 202 Ratings |
Mikkeller and To ěl 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)

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