Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Style Lager
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 doesn’t 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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fonefan (50762) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2007
Draught @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Copenhagen. Dark golden color with a fizzy fair lacing white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate hoppy, citrus, fruty. Flavor is moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium with a dry texture, texture is watery to oily , carbonation is soft.

yespr (47111) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and citrusy. Pine and grapefruity. Peachy, wine grapes and light citrusy. Crisp hoppy, peachy to grapefruity. Bitter and lingering fruity.
Earlier Rating: 5/30/2007 Total Score: 3.9
CBF07 sample from tap. Pours hazy orange with huge white head. Aroma is sweet malty and very flowery hops. Flavour is soft malty, slight sweet and fruity hops. Finish soft hop floral, leveled well off by the malt.

Ungstrup (38248) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, caramel, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/4/2007 Total Score: 3.8
[Another century celebrated with a Mikkeller beer - this time 8400] A slightly hazy golden going for amber beer with a huge bubbly white head. The aroma is very hoppy with notes of hops, grapefruit, pollen, caramel, and some malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel to start off with - seeming very ordinary at first, but then when the beer start running along the tongue things pick up. The powerful hoppiness really unfolds with notes of grass, grapefruit, flowers, alfa acid, and what not, leading to a crisp and very bitter finish which at first runs along and tickles the sides of the tongue, but at last leaves a bitterness on the tongue - craving another sip. Mixed into it all are light notes of caramel and pilsener malt. A really crisp, refreshing, and quaffable beer.

But be warned - this is no lawn mower beer, since the 8% ABV will creep up on you unnoticably and will impair your ability to operate machinery - or is it just, that it is so good, that you forget your duties and rather just have another?

joergen (28989) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Draught. Clear golden coloured with a white head. Fruity aroma with lots of hops and pine needles. Hoppy flavour of pine needles with fruity notes. Dry hoppy finish. Lacks some complexity.

anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity peachy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy peachy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/4/2007 Total Score: 3.6
Draught. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Sweet malty floral hoppy aroma. Sweet malty hoppy and bitter flavor with some floral notes. Long malty hoppy finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2007
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is honey, fruits alcohol and some slightly hayish notes. Also some leather. Flavour is grass, honey and some slight notes of earth and hay. Big grassbombflavour. Not that amazed by this brew.

Travlr (25854) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Cloudy yellow/orange with a tiny white head that settles quickly to nothing and leaves scant lacing. Aroma of flowers, grass and fresh bread dough. Classic Mikkeller hops at the start and finish. In between is lots of malt and yeast. Very straightforward. Thick and chewy, great body. This does not resemble a pilsener. Very nice, better on draught than in the bottle - smoother with less apparent alcohol.

cgarvieuk (25744) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle RBESG 07 ... SLightly hazy amber ... nice very fruity hoppy nose ... lots of fizz ... tart hop ... nice hop fruits lots of juicy character.

omhper (25566) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2007
Draught at Københavnske Øldage. Deep golden, creamy head. Grassy nose. Dryish with fairly slim body. Powerful grassy hops dominates. The slender body struggles under the weight of the hops. Lingering very bitter finish. Like a polish Mocne, but much more bitter. I believe it’s impossible to achieve pilsener like characterics at 8%.

madmitch76 (25383) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
25th April 2009
Cloudy orange - amber beer with a small white head. Soft semi dry palate. Rich hops but not too bitter at all. The hops are the usual flavours but also with a touch of lemon cream. A little aniseed in the finish. Good!

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