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K:rlek Höst/Vinter 2013 - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 6.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Evil_Pidde on 11-26-2013)
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Reviews by wordemupg:
Photo of wordemupg
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

wordemupg, Dec 13, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

biboergosum, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Sammy, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

aztraz, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Purchased at the LCBO for a steep $4.60 for a 330ml bottle. I bought it Oct.2014 and it's a 2013 vintage. Yikes this sits

A- 4.25- Opens well pouring no head that settles to a film quickly. Unfiltered gold goodness

S- 3.75- Effervescent to the max but single ended

T- 4.0- Very good. Touch sour and with a year on it tastes pretty good.

M- 3.5- Not that great. Nice sourness but single ended beer

O- 3.92- This is top score. WAY too expensive to buy again. Would try on tap though if I find it

Food Pairing

This nice little sour went well with....... Wild greens salad with roasted pine nuts and gorgonzola


DaveBar, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of jooj8
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

jooj8, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Kaizoku
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Kaizoku, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of rogerdandy
4/5  rDev +4.7%

rogerdandy, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of jondavidsson
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

jondavidsson, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of kevinlater
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

5.9% abv, 330ml bottle into spiegelau IPA glass. best before june 25, 2016 (yeah right), consumed on october 22, 2014. brewed with citra, chinook, amarillo, and simcoe hops, as well as pineapple

a: hazy golden orange, 4 fingers of frothy white-ish head. beautiful

s: pineapple, malt, grapefruit, hint of banana, some lemon, orange, and papaya notes. very fruity

t: mirrors the nose. pineapple and lemon up front. some orange, grapefruit, banana, and papaya notes accompanying. a tiny bit of mango as well. little malt presence and an easy-going bitterness at the end. could use more malt flavour, but the fruit profile is delicious

m: terrible. light body and mild carbonation make the beer feel like water in the mouth

o: tasty, fruit-forward stuff, but the mouthfeel is very poor

kevinlater, Wednesday at 11:03 PM
Photo of yancot
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

yancot, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of ooftu
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

ooftu, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Digimaika2
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(3.75) A: Hazy and straw coloured with a modestly sized bubbly head that recedes quickly to a ring.

(4.25) S: Pine, pineapple, orange, nuts, cane sugar, and fresh bread. More so tropical than citrus fruits with an underlying damp woody aroma. Excellent.

(4.25) T: Juicy grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, honey, and crackery grain. Different than aroma with more of a semi-tart citrus flavour present. Wonderfully dry and bitter.

(4.0) M: Medium-lighter bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp and dry.

(4.0) D: This is very good. It’s a lighter and tarter (and hoppier) pale ale than other "ales" in the 6% range and it manages to provide a full flavour.

Digimaika2, Thursday at 01:02 AM
Photo of Beervana
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Beervana, May 26, 2014
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Evil_Pidde, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Poupae, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%

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.

CalgaryFMC, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of valianes
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

valianes, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Coronaeus
3.4/5  rDev -11%

Coronaeus, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of mick303
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle from the lcbo. Ingrediants list a nice blend of hops as well as pineapple. A very cloudy unfiltered orange colour (pineapple mango juice!) with a nice white head with good retention and lace.

S - succulant tropical notes, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya, maybe some pine on the backend but it is a like a tropical fruit buffet on the nose. Or a mango guava smoothie.

T - starts with a really strong grapefruit character, with some florals and a hint of lemon, definitely get a lot of the citra here. It does develop more bitter pineapple and piney spice to it. Some pepper at the end. An interesting array of tropical notes with a cruising bitterness, quite a bit of hoppiness develops, some lemony and yeasty notes come forward and the malt profile lends mostly a 'cerealy' base with a hint of rye spiciness.

M - pleasant, with a firm carbonation and smooth drinking body, gets a bit gummy and sweet on the finish while the tropicals fade out but I thought it was quite clean and bright on the palate.

This is a beer that really reminds me of a hotel continental breakfast. All the vibrant tropical fruits are on display and impress in their flavour, however the combinations with the cereals of the malt tend to fall a bit flat, and the other releases of K:rlek seem more balanced and integrated. Not a bad pale ale, and the pineapple certainly is on a good display here, but I felt when the yeasty and lemon balmy notes started to come in the beer lost the tropical thing and became more overtly tart. A tasty beer but one I won't be seeking out in the future.

mick303, Thursday at 02:50 AM
K:rlek Höst/Vinter 2013 from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.