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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

Fad bamse is a highly hopped and dry hopped imperial pilsner with a light body and lovely crispyness from the lager yeast.
A Danish pilsner is typically characterized by an alcohol content of 4,6% vol., piss-yellow colour and a sexless, slightly bitter taste. But it doesnt have to be like this! Draft Bear is Mikkellers interpretation of a pilsner, heavyweight-style. With its powerful hop notes, high alcohol content and lovely golden appearance, the only reference to the pilsner style is the clean taste of the lager yeast.
Ingredients : Water, malts (pils, carapils and amber), light candy sugar, hops (amarillo and cascade) and lager yeast.

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2435) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 17, 2015
cloudy golden to orange colour, huge, dense off-white head; aroma of grapefruit, pine resin, some peach, lemongrass, grassy and caramel notes; taste of peach, grapefruit, tropical fruity notes and caramel - excellent imperial pils

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3298) - CROATIA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours cloudy yellow with off-white head. Citrus fruity aroma. Fruity, hoppy, caramel malts, dry hoppy bitter finish. Quite drinkable for the abv.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3858) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
330ml bottle @El Lpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 12-01-2015.
BBD: 4-06-2017.
In short: fruity lager.
Pours little hazy dark gold with frothy white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Light to medium body, average to high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is moderate bitter, fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malin_aiisa (1024) - SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
Draft at l och brd. Amber, minimal white head. Peach, hops and lemon aroma Bitter, medium body, fizzy, medium sweet. peach taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (851) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 26, 2015
Bottle. Golden, clear with big, white head. Poor lacing and head retention. The aroma is malty, light grassy and hay, quite good noticable the aroma of tropical fruits. Taste is malty - crackery-like, doughy, strong bitter esp. in the end. Some peppery-like accents. Medium body, slick texture, medium carbonation, little alcohol warming, finish is sem-dry and bitter. In general quite balanced taste, where hops give nice bitter character to this beer. Decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (1070) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
Drank with Liedewij 22-4-2015. An okay beer. Nice soft, but present carbonation. The beer is a bit overly bitter in my opinion. Still nice, has an unusual, interesting taste evolution for a blond beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
David_87 (125) - - MAR 30, 2015
Pours hazy as lots of Mikkellers lagers seem to do, this one being a hopped up imperial made me expect it too. Aroma is clean and crisp citrus fruits, would have called this out as an ale a couple of years ago but after trying various strong lagers i am fairly certain that i can recognize the specific cleanliness amidst even an ocean of hops like in this one. Taste is not as bitter as i expected but still very punchy. My mind drifts towards the Fathom IPL from Ballast Point with this being an more well balanced version of it. Less alcohol burn on this one as well and with 8% vs the Fathoms 7% it just shows how well made this beer is. Bottle from Mikkellers webshop.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (713) - - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber color, small offwhite head. Roasted malty Nose, malty crisp taste, roasted finish. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (11962) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is grassy, light citrus, light bitter hoppy flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2608) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2015
0,33 l bottle from P & M Getrnke, best before 4/6/2017. Clear, golden amber with a huge, very fine pored, foamy, stable, white head (perfect foam!). Intense, fruity aroma of lemon, lime, lychee, passion fruit, grapefruit and resin. Overwhelming, sweetish and maltier taste of grapefruit, pepper, resin and biscuits. This ends in a long, very bitter, peppery, alcoholic finish. Medium body, fizzy mouthfeel, very lively carbonation. Very aromatic and tasty, but too harsh in the finish. Nevertheless gorgeous beer!


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