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Draft Bear - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

218 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 27
Gots: 16 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.
Flavor of herbal and floral hops with oxidized oranges and pineapples, biscuit malt, caramels and honey. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with low to medium carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv is felt, but relatively smooth, especially considering it is a Pilsner (all right, imperial).
Nice that still has a base of a true pilsner, just amped up. Good benchmark for an Imperial Pilsner. Reminded me a bit of Belgian IPAs despite the lager yeast, which is also surprising given its relative complexity.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear-ish amber with big craggy white head. Thick spray of styrofoamy lace down the glass. Smell: notes of soft tropical fruit and citrus peel, stone fruit, biscuit. Taste: honeyed biscuit, grape, apricot, indistinctly citrusy, herbal, pine and alcohol notes. Sugary finish. Pretty hoppy, nice, but not revelatory as the shelf talker's 100 rating illegitimately professed.

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Pours a rich orange topped off with a thick head. There's a strong resin on the nose followed by light citrus ,mint, and apparent alcohol. The hoppy resin proceeds into the pallet and further accented by the clean malt profile. That being said, the hops really shine (as well as the noticeable but not unwelcome booze). Overall, this is a exactly what an imperial pilsner is expected to taste like.

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Draft Bear from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.