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Draft Bear - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

198 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 24
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malts (pils, carapils and amber), light candy sugar, hops (amarillo and cascade) and lager yeast.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 02-15-2008)
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presario

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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought back from the PNW. Big bottle with silver foil over the cork and cage. Half gold beer with good carbonation and half actively morphing loose head. Bottle says malt liquor but the aroma seems much nicer than that. Aroma is light but seems more like the ghost of an IPA. But the flavour is an initial alcohol rush and then an enjoyable fruity hop and alcohol mix that is actually quite tasty and enjoyable. A bit of a sour citrus residue in the mouth. Kind of a cross between a Tripel and a Malt Liquor.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2008 02:28:19 | More by presario
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Draft Bear from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.