Mikkeller Drink’in the Sun 12

Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Low Alcohol
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 57   ABV: 1.9%
American Style Wheat Ale

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (9107) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 22, 2012
Draft at the Bishops Arms Copenhagen. Just what I needed on a hot summer afternoon. The bar tender insisted I taste it first as she didn't think I'd like it, but she was wrong. The taster seemed a little sour but that quickly disappeared. Fruity aroma with a grapefruit flavour and a hint of bitterness. Very refreshing and I'm looking forward to the next one! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (10145) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2012
33 cl bottle at The Rover, on July 21, 2012
Cloudy orange color, white head. Fresh, fruity, hoppy, mango, some cheese scent. Fruity, hoppy, somewhat weak taste. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness. Very nice low alco!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (2596) - FRANCE - JUL 22, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 @ Ale & Hops (Barcelona) Color: nice blond beer with small carbonation and small white head. Smell: floral sensation with herbs and hops. Taste: flowers, great complexity of aromas and hops. Aftertaste : bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Piney hops and their citrusy tips dominate this obviously lean brew, building a highly convincing reason to drink even more...

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A rocky head of foam settles atop the cloudy honeyed gold.
-The flavor profile and aroma are simple, but so effective.
-The coniferous bitterness is leveled with that of the brew’s moderately high level of intensity.
-The effervescence could be toned down a bit for my tastes.
-The board said it was 0.8% abv, but it tasted more like the 2% range, which is how it’s listed here.

On tap at Ale&Hop, in Barcelona.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle at The Rover. Hazy golden beer with à rich white head. Hoppy floral citrus aroma, pine apples, grapes, grass. Hoppy floral flavor, citrus, grapefruit, grapes, apples, really fresh and with an amazing range if flavors. Fruity hoppy citrus flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle @ The Rover courtesy of Maria (non-RBish). Pours hazy pale orangish golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet and tiny sour with crackers, lemon zest, cloves, allspice, grass,  lemon hard candy, orange zest and hints of biscuits. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter an tiny sour with crackers, orange peal, cloves, grass, lemon zest, allspice and white pepper. Mouthfeel is crisp, watery, tiny tart and light bodied. Finish is slightly bitter and tiny tart with crackers, orange peal, cloves and allspice. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden orange color with a white head. Aroma is of amarillo with the sweet citrus fruits, orange some tangerine, grapefruit and elderflower. The flavor follows the nose with tangerine, orange, grapefruit and wheat. The body is light with a dry and watery mouth feel. Overall a refreshing and tasty summer beer, but waaay too expensive being on such a low ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (7003) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2012
Bottled from Ica Maxi Mölndal. Hazy orange with a large, white head. Tropical fruits in the aroma. Light and fresh body with medium bitterness. Tropical fruits here aswell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8453) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2012
(Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 5 July 2012. 1.9%) Golden amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with apricots, grainy malt and fresh citrussy hops. Fruity, malty taste with notes of bread, apricots, grainy malt and fresh citric hops in the finish. Light body, not to say thin, quite dry. Lots of taste for such a low alcohol beer. Very refreshing and extremely drinkable. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1969) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy golden with a white head that fades leaving some lacing. Aroma is citrusy and fruity hops as well as some wheat. Taste follows the aroma with a slightly bitter finish.

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