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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 Pinche_Oso


4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-30-2013 05:33:33 | More by Pinche_Oso
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

04-30-2013 00:49:04 | More by hungryhungryhippos
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-26-2013 02:47:31 | More by bmurray10
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-20-2013 00:00:43 | More by GRG1313
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South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%

On-tap at Mikkeller and Friends Bar in Copenhagen. Served in a 20cl Mikkeller glass...

A: Hazy gold; white head; retention leaves some patchy sheets of lace.

S: Light resin hoppiness; citrus peel; nice hop aroma.

T: Cracker malts; light resin and citrus hops, as in nose.

M: Medium-bodied; higher carbonation; refreshing feel.

O: Whoa - this is one easy drinking imperial pilsner! Hard to believe it's 8%. I'd definitely have this again if I have the opportunity...

*from notes 3-31-13

04-16-2013 15:48:36 | More by jpro
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-15-2013 01:34:00 | More by spycow
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-25-2013 08:52:39 | More by schnarr84
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Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

03-17-2013 01:31:12 | More by LongRoad
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-03-2013 05:40:08 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-10-2013 19:01:16 | More by marct
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-09-2013 02:39:07 | More by Pugs78
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-01-2013 23:28:10 | More by ctwinne
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4.16/5  rDev +4.5%

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet pilsner, grainy, and slightly bready malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, and grassy hops, lemon zest, lager yeast, and a hint of booze.

T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, some bitterness, sweet pilsner and grainy malts, lemon zest, lager yeast, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and bitter finish.

D - Nice hoppy imperial pilsner. Great overall balance.

02-01-2013 05:20:59 | More by ngeunit1
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New York

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%

This beer was great. Absolutely enjoyed it to the last drops; but missed it as it was gone. It seemed that it had so much more to say....
This beer hides it alcohol level so beautifully that it dances across your tongue. The lightness of the malt tones are masterfully balanced by hops and crispness. It truly makes you think of drinking any regular pilsner ever again.
The flavor with its caramel tones, dried orange peel, lemon zest, herbaceous esters, just never stop the mind thinking what's going to come next.
The head is light, frothy, lingering, white. A nice gulp of this really gives your mouth the aperitif it needs going into your first sip.

01-31-2013 05:47:41 | More by Passionaite-Liquid-Elixir
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-10-2013 07:23:10 | More by miadw3
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-02-2013 00:35:44 | More by sjones5045
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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

12-21-2012 03:41:24 | More by chippo33
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

I have been interested in this style recently, and this is a good example. Looks like an IPA in the glass, the aroma has some signature lager character, but I could still pull out some dank american hops. The taste was similar to the aroma, more malt though. The yeast has a nice peppery character. This definantly feels like a belgian beer. The carbonation is incredibly crisp, flirting with saison territory. It has a silky and robust mouthfeel, coats the inside of your mouth with velvet, kind of hard to believe its a lager.

Overall, this was a very interesting beer, it is rather expensive, and a double IPA will quench your hop thirst more, no doubt. But this is definantly worth a try, one of the most complex lagers I have ever come across.

12-02-2012 01:58:22 | More by Siriusfisherman
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-07-2012 00:21:21 | More by Gerasimos
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-22-2012 22:57:37 | More by MrRockstar
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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%

Pours an orange color with little head & a little lacing. Big peppery character to the nose. Taste starts with a blast of hops, chased by some breadiness and a hint of sweetness. Feel leaves a little something to be desires, with no carbonation to speak of. It's too smooth for a pilsener but it still has a bite from the alcohol. An interesting beer, worth a shot, but for me it's another one of those expensive beers I took a chance on and probably won't try again.

10-10-2012 13:44:08 | More by TheRealBigC
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Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%

330ml bottle poured into tulip 19/9/12

A hazy orange with a few slowly moving bubbles feeding a well sustained two fingers of off white foam that leaves lots of unorganized lace

S sweet fruits, candied pineapple and brewers candy with some hard toffee and a nice little hop kick, fairly sweet and some faint booze

t more grains with some pine resin and citric rind, has a slight lager flavor peeking through, yeast? but its faint, sweet again with a little more booze then the nose

M its just a little hot but other then that no problems, medium-light with good carbonation and a lingering aftertaste of rind

something different but a nice hopped up boozy lager, IPAish but faint lager yeast and shes a little sweet. BB date well down the road makes me wonder but I only found one bottle so I'll never know

09-20-2012 16:35:02 | More by wordemupg
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

09-18-2012 23:45:31 | More by kaelingirl
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

08-16-2012 03:18:53 | More by freduardo
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Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -8.8%

330ml bottle.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber hue, with three hefty fingers of thin, puffy, foamy white head, which leaves a few broad swaths of flattened sudsy lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of biscuity, bready pale malt, candy sugar, and a bitter citrus rind hoppiness. The taste is semi-sweet grainy white malt, some mildly honeyed orchard fruitiness, a strong earthy, herbal citrus bitterness, some ethereal musty yeastiness, and a moderate metallic alcohol twinge.

The carbonation is mild, yet a tad frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, with a slight boozy slickness tugging at the palate. It finishes mostly on the sweet side, though the big Yankee hops strive hard to make their case for a sort of teetering balance.

Definitely more approachable than most examples of the style that I've encountered, and still retaining that simmering malt-liqour-esque booziness. Here this is well attenuated by the healthy addition of those usual American hop suspects, Amarillo and Cascade, so much so that I more than once felt like I was just drinking a somewhat overly hot west coast IPA. Interesting, I suppose, and a 'good' version of a kind of unnecessary offshoot on the beer style evolution chart.

08-11-2012 03:22:34 | More by biboergosum
Draft Bear from Mikkeller ApS
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