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Draft Bear - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

209 Ratings

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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 26
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of babaracas
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

babaracas, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of TheBullsHorn
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

TheBullsHorn, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of johntfox
4/5  rDev +0.5%

johntfox, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

beernads, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ncelauro, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

IWannaEatFood, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

pkenkman, Sep 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

JesseMurdock, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

pin, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

sirsteve42, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DaPan, Aug 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

shigg85, Aug 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

aflies, Jul 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

doremite, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ajzy, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

slvrmon82, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

raffy313, Jun 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Danobold, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

corwindamber, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of f4zZ3
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%

A: pours a hazy, deep golden liquid into my tulip. Loads of foam and lacing on the glass.
S: dry smell, typical hoppy pilsner smell with citrus and pine. Think a got a little funky smell as well.
T: dry with a bit of carapils giving it a bit of sweetness to. Tastes of citrus, caramell, pine, rasin. Short, bitter aftertaste. Some booze as well.
M: feels light in my mouth, some fizzy bubbles, good bitterness and quite light body. A bit of the 8 abv stays in my mouth.
O: above average pilsner, not as good as American dream or raid beer but really nice if you're looking for a strong and hoppy (and somewhat boozy) pilsner. Well done!

f4zZ3, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Lionhawk
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Lionhawk, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +0.5%

pleased to find this at Davidsons on county line, a new spot for me, and a new mikkeller, brilliant! billed a malt liquor, im not sure what to expect. it pours a familiar looking English malty tannish brown color, with some golden hues and an inch or two of lazy white head. the nose is malts forward, and rather alcoholic for the 8% abv its listed at, but with an interesting twist of fruit in there, oranges, candied, I don't know. the flavor agrees, malt forward, not too sweet through, with some fruit and booze on the back end. its a little thinner than I want it to be, but the flavors work really well. its got an almost pilsner malt flavor to it, dry and European, but it also has some caramel sweetness. its not complex, but it isn't simple either, sort of a hard beer to put into context. fine carbonation above a medium body. the finish is spirited, and I get a touch of brown sugar as it goes out. overall a beer worth the 14 bucks I paid for it this time, but probably not one ill buy again, despite really enjoying its grain profile and drinkability.

StonedTrippin, May 05, 2013
Draft Bear from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.