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Draft Bear - Mikkeller ApS

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207 Ratings

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.59%
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 Rickythejeweler


5/5  rDev +25.9%

01-20-2012 17:30:30 | More by Rickythejeweler
Photo of mrfrancis


4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with a tight white head that laces deep into the glass.

S: Aromas of lemon, grass, biscuits, honey, and orchard fruits are very present on the nose.

T: Notes of lemon, bitter orange, grapefruit, honey, grass, pear skin, biscuits, minerals, and candy sugar are present in the mouth. The finish is dry, crisp, and bitter with a pleasant combination of honey, lemon, grapefruit, and pear skin flavors.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, and dry. Carbonation is firm and active. Alcohol presence is subdued. Regardless of whether one considers this a malt liquor or an imperial pilsner, it feels great in the mouth.

O: I find this to be a near outstanding strong lager that capably straddles the line between a boutique malt liquor and an American imperial pilsner. Very drinkable compared to other beers of this type, this lager is bound to impress.

01-11-2012 16:48:48 | More by mrfrancis
Photo of ohtheguilt


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

01-04-2012 13:15:11 | More by ohtheguilt
Photo of drummermattie02


2/5  rDev -49.6%

01-03-2012 00:29:35 | More by drummermattie02
Photo of Grooveman53


4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-29-2011 01:10:20 | More by Grooveman53
Photo of nivlac18


3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-27-2011 02:59:16 | More by nivlac18
Photo of jophish17


3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-24-2011 07:01:20 | More by jophish17
Photo of trojankeg


4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-17-2011 02:46:57 | More by trojankeg
Photo of TasteTester


4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-17-2011 01:55:31 | More by TasteTester
Photo of MeisterSmudge


5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-29-2011 01:37:22 | More by MeisterSmudge
Photo of danieelol


3/5  rDev -24.4%

11-28-2011 14:25:31 | More by danieelol
Photo of paulozanello


3.65/5  rDev -8.1%

Pours a very hazy dark yellow / orange color. The head is foamy white with good retention and lacing.

The aroma is very good and strong. Bready, grainy malts upfront with loads of hops that smell like ripe fruit such as peaches, mangoes and pears.

Taste is a spike of flavor. Little grainy malts followed by hops again with fruity peaches and pears dominating. Also some spiciness and earthy bitterness. It finishes extremely dry and a little astringent.

Body is medium to high and carbonation is also high.

Great imperial lager with a nice strong aroma and a spike of hop flavor ending very dry and mildly bitter. Interesting take on this new style.

11-26-2011 06:20:03 | More by paulozanello
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-23-2011 04:45:09 | More by winegourmet76
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

A - Pours a crisp golden yellow color with a two fingered white, fluffy head with moderate carbonation.

S - weak, Weak, WEAK!! Light herbal, grassy lemon aroma with some light crackery malt.

T - Crackery malt and an extremely dry finish, lightly earthy, rather tasteless on non-eventful. Honey. For a pilsner, this is very malty and not crisp, but the ABV seems to be pretty well hidden.

M - Thick for a pils, a little syrupy, and smooth on the tongue.

O - Meh, had better, sorry to say.

11-20-2011 06:56:15 | More by jzeilinger
Photo of ehammond1

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%


Port Bottle Shop
Carlsbad, CA

A murky, hazy golden brown with a very small off-white head and very little visible carbonation. There are sheets of lace left on the glass.

The best aspect of this beer is its aroma. It's a nice combination of earthy hops, bright white fruits, and sweet honey. The sweetness shines through more and more as it warms.

The flavor isn't quite as successful, though the honey sweetness and white fruit character are present throughout. A moderate level of bitterness round the flavor out.

Medium to heavy bodied moderate carbonation.

This was far better than I was expecting.

11-19-2011 22:37:20 | More by ehammond1
Photo of dansmcd


4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

A - Pale, golden/orange/amber colour with excellent clarity and an uprush of bubbles. Two fingers of soapy white head and blobby lacing.

S - Great depth and complexity here. Ripe plum and peach, supersweet icypoles, lemon and lime, sweet crunchy red apples with just a hint of booze.

T - The peach and sour lime do their best to cut through the alcohol, however there isnt much else that can overcome the heat. A tasty experience but disappointingly doesnt match the aroma.

M - Thin to medium bodied, a bit syrupy, highly carbonated.

O - A fruity, boozy delight.

11-17-2011 23:42:06 | More by dansmcd
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-16-2011 05:01:44 | More by HopStoopid120
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2011 05:34:23 | More by brant83
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2011 20:22:28 | More by djrn2
Photo of DavidST


4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a nice hazy light gold color with a massive white head. The smells are pretty good, crisp, floral, citrus. Feel is medium with decent carbonation. The taste is as it smells, crisp, nice hop bite at the end.

11-09-2011 03:25:39 | More by DavidST
Photo of ChugginOil


4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin ring of white head. Sticky spots of lacing.

The nose is nicely amped with hops and has a balanced malt bill. Sweetness from the malt is noticed.

The taste is hoppy and quite bitter up front with a sweet malt taste is subdued by the bitterness. There is some pine resin involved within the hoppy yumminess.

The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a semi-dry finish. Nicely carbonated.

Overall, this is a fantastic pilsner with awesome hop presence. Enjoyed big time

11-08-2011 01:06:32 | More by ChugginOil
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New York

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%

Woohoo! I love Pilsners and that goes for Imperial Pilsners, I didn't know what to expect out of this one. The bottle says Malt Liquor and BA says Double Pilsner. I'll make it more relate-able: Victory Prima Pils on steroids...maybe some meth.

Pours with a hazy golden color and a big ass head. Aromas range from boozy to hoppy/grassy. This beer is awesome and drinks like a hop-infused liquor with hops punching through in bitterness, flavor and aroma. This beer is delicious, so don't knock it because of categorization, label or otherwise. It's an awesome beer.

11-04-2011 19:10:37 | More by wcintula
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

light amber with a nice cap of white hanging over the top of the glass. Nice rich looking head of foam on the top of the glass here now as well, nicely done I have to say. Aroma immediately is a bit boozy with hints of grass, touches of hops, and a light fruit note that seems to pick up the warmer it gets. Interesting flavor profile as well here. Not at all what I was expecting. Hints of citrus, a touch of herbal, floral notes and a really nice and well laid out malty background. Quite nicely done

10-18-2011 01:36:12 | More by mikesgroove
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4.47/5  rDev +12.6%

On tap at Dutch's.

Orange-Golden yellow with decent head in the snifter.

Big nose of fruity, citrusy hops to go along with some wafts of alcohol.

Bigger body than expected but then again this is a double/imperial pils here. Lots of bready/malty characters with some big spicy yet citrusy hops. This is chewy.

Really a nice take on this style. I was pleased with the American Hops introduced and yet it doesn't take away from the malts.

10-17-2011 13:53:08 | More by stewart124
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Drank from my Duvel Tulip.

A - Pours a cloudy Honey colour witha tight two fingered White head that retains and laces.

S - Pungent mandarin, tropical passionfruit and mango aromas. Really great stuff.

T - Nice tropical flavours up front and the finish is nice bitterness with some citrus. Very well balanced indeed and lingers on the tongue without being sticky.

M - Light to medium body with medium to full carbonation.

O - A cracking beer and no sign of the 8% ABV. The balance in this beer is to be applauded.

10-07-2011 13:12:14 | More by eric5bellies
Draft Bear from Mikkeller ApS
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