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Draft Bear - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

217 Ratings

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 27
Gots: 16 | 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 ajzy
4/5  rDev +0.5%

ajzy, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

slvrmon82, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of raffy313
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

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

corwindamber, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of f4zZ3
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Pinche_Oso
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Pinche_Oso, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of hungryhungryhippos
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

hungryhungryhippos, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of bmurray10
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

bmurray10, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

GRG1313, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of jpro
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

jpro, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

spycow, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

schnarr84, Mar 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

LongRoad, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

CaptainNomihodai, Mar 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

marct, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Pugs78, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

ctwinne, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ngeunit1, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Passionaite-Liquid-Elixir
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Passionaite-Liquid-Elixir, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

miadw3, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

sjones5045, Jan 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

chippo33, Dec 21, 2012
Draft Bear from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.