K:rlek Höst/Vinter 2013 - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by wordemupg:
4.01/5 rDev +4.2%
330ml bottle poured into tulip 12/12/13
A hazy pale orange liquid with tiny bubbles feeding a tight two finger head that slowly falls to a thick film that leaves 4 pencil thin rings followed by random patches all the way down
S lots of mango and pineapple, Proef yeast, butterscotch, more tropical fruit, some spruce, has a big but simple nose on it
T still fruity but not as intense as the nose, rind comes out, some orange peel, grapefruit, sweet malt, and yeast, the nose takes it
M gritty, bitter, leaning towards full for the color, bubbles stop short of cream
O a big fruity, hopped up pale ale, my glass is almost empty at this point so that says something
I think this would make a better Summer then Winter seasonal but either way I enjoyed it and could drink a few in a short period of time
12-13-2013 06:04:59 | More by wordemupg
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3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
330ml bottle, a hard one to come by around here, when most stores are still trying to get rid of the 2012 stuff, reused SKUs, and all that.
This beer pours a rather cloudy, but yet bright medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and frothy ecru head, which leaves a decent array of Swiss cheese lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.
It smells of sharply acrid pine needles, orange and grapefruit rind, bready pale malt, a touch of caramel/toffee, and some mild earthy yeast. The taste is more tropical fruit oriented than bitter Florida citrus in nature, with the pine needles cozying up to their spruce neighbours, the bready malt gaining a strict dry cracker sidekick, while ditching the caramel sweetness almost entirely, and the yeast sort of planting its permanent resident flag.
The carbonation is fairly peppy, in a tight, edgy manner, the body on the light side of medium weight, and a tad pithy in its punch-clock smoothness. It finishes quite dry, the pine and citrus hops, crackery malt, and smug yeast pretty much just saying so.
A pretty hoppy and ergo, enjoyable APA, sez I. Sure, the bitterness verges on IPA territory from the get-go, but c'mon, it's Mikkeller - they've yet to see a style and not fuck with it (ok, 'push the boundaries'), so bottoms up, and just appreciate the IBUs that come with this offering, even as I'm drinking this nigh on summer time.
06-03-2014 04:55:15 | More by biboergosum
4.15/5 rDev +7.8%
33 cl. bottle poured into a tulip glass. A hazy orange-yellow with a typical frothy white head, of moderate size but retaining its form well. Aroma is strong with oranges, like sweet breakfast drink crystals, grapefruit, pineapple, guava, a little mango, pine needles. Just a hint of caramel malts. Aroma is notably sweeter than the taste, although the citrus rinds (orange and lemon) remain prominent along with underripe pineapples, baby aspirin, white and black peppercorns, a hint of sour raspberry, and some low key pine resin. Quite dry yet bursting with fruity hop flavors, almost sour from a citrus standpoint and superbly refreshing. The cracker-like malts are very much relegated to bit player here, although there is a little toast in the background. Again, not a sweet pale ale on the palate. Of moderate to heavy body for the style, has some chew with a similarly high degree of carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter. Well done. I am not missing the sweeter malts one often finds in Mikkeller's IPA offerings, although such approach also has its place.
08-17-2014 19:55:38 | More by CalgaryFMC
K:rlek Höst/Vinter 2013 from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.