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Draft Bear - Mikkeller ApS

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Draft BearDraft Bear

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very good

221 Ratings

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 30
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: akorsak on 02-15-2008

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.
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Golden copper color with a thick three fingers head with good retention and leaving a curtain of laces.
Aroma of floral and citrusy hops, caramel and dry fruits. Hints of Cointreau or oranges soaked in alcohol.
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Draft Bear from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.