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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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India Pale Ale brewed with Ginger and Pine Needles

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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jybi (260) - FRANCE - DEC 18, 2016
Comment les elfes de chez de Proef ont ils réussi la prouesse de nous concocter une IPA de Noël fonctionnant à merveille? Cela doit être la magie de Noël! Par contre, il ne faut pas se méprendre, et si l’étiquette (dans le style naïf propre à Mikkeller) présente des rennes, des personnages tenant du gui sur un fond rouge et vert, traditionnel pour cette période de fin d’année, il s’agit plutôt d’un Noël sous les tropiques (réunionnais très certainement) que Mikkeller nous propose ici sur des arômes des fruits exotiques. En verre, notre amour de bière de Noël est d’un blond clair, légèrement troublée par la levure. L’effervescence est peu marquée et la mousse blanche, présente initialement, retombe rapidement. Classique pour une IPA. Le nez est une invitation au voyage, fruit de la passion, mangue, ananas sur un fond de céréales. En fermant les yeux je m’imagine déjà sur la plage de Boucan Canot. L’attaque est suave, toujours sur les fruits exotiques, les céréales et le miel. En seconde bouche, l’amertume s’intègre superbement à cette base. Celle-ci, précise et sur des arômes de pin confère à notre bière l’intensité inhérente aux IPA. Et c’est là tout le génial de cette Mikkeller, avoir associé une amertume intense à la suavité et à la chaleur d’une arrière bouche sur les fruits exotiques (notamment ananas) et le miel pour en faire une véritable bière de Noël. Le gingembre, présent dans la recette (0,5 %) ne se ressent pas directement mais enrichit certainement l’arrière bouche, dense. L’alcool (7,8 % Abv) se fonde quant à lui très bien à l’ensemble même si il aurait pu être tiré très légèrement pour donner un final un peu plus brillant bien que déjà très appréciable. Ceci lui fait rater le 5 de peu...Mais que ce Noël exotique est agréable, doux, chaleureux et intense....à l’instar de la Réunion.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lukehh (12) - - DEC 30, 2015
One of my favourite beers. It looks fantastic in the glass. Pillowy and foamy. It smells piney and refreshing. The taste is really deep and comforting and malty, with a brilliant full bitterness. Lots of good complimentary aroma, flavour and bittering hops. A pleasure to drink every year.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Acid303 (674) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 Great beer, I like it so much. Perfectly balanced bitterness, surprising considering the ginger presence (quite subtle). Lots of pine notes. I did not expect such a wonderful experience, which of course I highly recommend. I don’t see anything wrong.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3526) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Super tasting beer with hints of the pine needles and ginger. Lots of frothy head and lace. Incredibly easy drinking. Bit of alcohol warmth towards the end of the finish. Fab brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kalervo (1040) - FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
Wonderful India pale ale with enjoyable hints of gentle spices. Beautiful beer too.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (595) - ITALY - DEC 24, 2014
Very good IPA,for Christmas it’s the best. herbs, citrus, resin, with pine and grapefruit in the first line. caramel, floral, orange and ananas. golden, hazy, white foam, rocky head. heavy cloying sweetness, full body, thin feel, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, astringent, , with some pineapple,ananas,lime,orange, grapefruit and pine and resins. Very good one.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (1551) - SPAIN - DEC 11, 2015
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 2x11. Great aroma, taste and feel. Very refreshing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gangstergafje (1034) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2016
The beer looks like a proper IPA. The color of the beer is yellow, and its very pale. The beer some haziness. A normal layer of white, rather rough foam is formed on top of the beer. The foam collapses over time, leaving a thin drape. The smell of the beer is good. There is a strong hoppy aroma. I smell some nice zesty citrus aroma’s, some more spicy hop aroma’s, giving the beer a little kick, and some extra piney aroma’s. Its in lovely balance. I don’s really smell the ginger in the beer. Luckily, because I don’t like ginger. There are some sweet malt aroma’s, though not to strong. Just enough to balance out the hops. The flavour is lovely to. The hop flavours are strong. The flavour is a bit more spicy than the smell and also the pine is a bit more present, whilst the citrus fruits are a bit more gentle. It’s in lovely balance. A nice malty sweetness and slight toastiness from the malts. The balance lays towards the hops, with the malts supporting the hops. It’s not off balance. I really like it. The palate of the beer is also quite good. The beer has a smooth, light-medium body. Carbonation is medium, but it’s good besides the dryness of the bitter hops. It shouldn’t be to gassy. Nice warming alcohol feeling is present. I like this beer a lot. It’s definitely worth all the good ratings it has received.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (1804) - Kiel, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2016
MIKKELLER RULES!!! Again and again. Der Waldschrat unter den IPAs. Harz, Moos und allerlei Gestrüpparomen bilden das Grundgerüst für diese, mal wieder, exorbitante Hopfenrutsche, der schlank getreidigen Art. Der Schaum ist cremig, der Look fett Westcoast IPAig und auch der Tropictouch fehlt nicht. HOT!! Nur die, von Baby und Micha, vehement eingeforderten Belgienquerverweise, entgehen mir völlig. 0,75/80DKK. Bestellt beim famosen Mikkeller Online Store.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2011
330ml bottle. The big hop notes burst forth from the bottle the second the cap comes off. Pours with a big volcanic ash cloud of foam that sits atop a golden amber base. You get hop aromas by the noseful, sweet, floral and citrusy all at once. They should bottle that scent and sell it as aftershave. Thick and syrupy in the mouth with lots going on in the way of flavour. Pine needle aftertaste on the palate is good and even the foam tastes good. Great colourful label and another quailty beer from Mikkeller. It is a shame that Christmas comes but once a year. This is awesome.


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