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All Others Pale - Mikkeller ApS

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87
very good

89 Reviews
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Reviews: 89
Hads: 120
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: akorsak on 02-15-2008

Ingredients: Water, malt (maris ottar pale, munich, carapils and caramunich), flaked oats, hops (simcoe, centennial, amarillo and nugget) and ale yeast.

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij
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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't drink bottles of Mikkeller pale ales or IPA's here in the states as there is no way of telling how old it is. Finding it on tap in Mikkellerland I had to try it.

Pours a opaque orange body with a white head.

Yeah...the smell on this is amazing. It smells like an IPA it is so hop forward. It's sweet with melon and orange, tangerine, and pineapple. That falls into a piney and a little earthy and sour aroma.

The taste is a bit of a letdown but that doesn't mean much. More of the earthy and piney aspects come out. Nice little bitter bite. There is less of the citrus and tropical hop in the flavor. (612 characters)

Photo of beergoot
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very clear, copper body with a nice, thick off-white head. Very good rings descend the glass.

Fruit and malt aroma. Melon and pine in the hops. Very light caramel malt scent.

Light malt taste, light biscuit. A pleasant bitterness plays follow-up. A bit acidic.

Light bodied, smooth and clean for mouthfeel. Carbonation is very fine and doesn't impart much character to the feel.

A pleasant enough APA. A little on the 'light' side of things overall, but certainly easy drinking with mild yet intriguing flavor notes. (521 characters)

Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy orange-copper, carbonation bubbles aplenty, 1 finger off white bubbly head, a good amount of lacing.

S - Sour, mixed berries, pineapple, olive, orange peel, grain, bread.

T - Old fruits, olive, light raison & licorice in the middle, light earthy/fruity hops, finishes with pale malt, grain, wheat. sour/funky olive after taste.

M - Medium body, slightly sticky, moderate carbonation.

O - Interesting, but I am not sure if that is a good thing in this case. Cap states "04 06 09" I think that means this beer is around 3 years old. I could only drink half the bottle, first Mikkeller drain pour, but I am sure it is because this is a really old batch. (665 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
2.87/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an Orval goblet in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are pretty high as this is me favourite brewery in the world.

A: Pours a one finger head of decent cream, fair thickness, and okay retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark copper.

Sm: Sweet, likely with lots of sugar, but also featuring some pleasant hop tones. A bit buttery. A mild strength aroma.

T: Simple, actually - in a very disappointing way. The hops lend the climax an unnatural bitterness. The sugar is a bit mishandled, but it does alright. It doesn't really feel like a pale ale; it's schizophrenic. The balance is completely off, but the build is alright. Overall, it's a disappointment.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours in a merely general manner.

Dr: Drinkable but disappointing considering the brewer. I definitely wouldn't get it again, as much as I like the brewer. Once again, Mikkeller fails at light beers. I may be a bit harsh on it because I expect so much more, but overall it isn't bad.

C

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2nd impressions (09.04.15):

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Photo of dlello2
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice dark and murky brown/orange color. Quarter finger of head fades quickly. Ring of nice bubbly head around the edges. Decent lacing

S - Subtle smell. Not as hoppy as other pale ales. Not as citrusy. Getting some malts, getting some brown sugar... still not hitting me over the head.

T - Dry. About what I'd have gathered from the smell actually! Pleasant and refreshing but far from wonderful. Beginning and end of drink are where I'm getting the most flavor (and alcohol). It is hoppy with a hint of sweetness and alcohol. I do like the aftertaste--it is definitely smooth and balanced.

M - Nice mouthfeel. Good amount of thickness and carbonation.

O - Not many bad things to say about this beer, just not that many good. A decent beer I'd expect from a 6 pack. (774 characters)

Photo of rudzud
3.04/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes at a friends house.

A - Poured into a duvel tulip an amber crystal clear hue. There is a nice one finger head that fades to leave a light halo and nice clouding.

S - Sweet malts and bland hops. Really lackluster.

T - More sweet malts and super light hops. Very dissappointing.

M - Eh, its got nice carbonation. Sits well in the mouth.

O - Not sure if this was an old bottle, but this stuff is pretty weak. Definately wouldn't buy again. (461 characters)

Photo of ummswimmin
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer in a tulip glass over a couple pours. Each time I received a pretty decent amount of foam. As the beer settled, there was clumps of foam creating blotches of lacing.

Coloring was a nice, reddish brown. The smell from the top was refreshing with some hop presence, but it wasn't overwhelming.

The flavoring was mellow, but it definitely fits the profile of a pale. There is some hop presence, but it adds as a highlight to the rest of the beer.

My only negative for this beer was the dry mouth. After having this beer I needed to drink a lot of water.

This was a very good pale... not the cheapest, but I enjoyed this experience. (652 characters)

Photo of csiewert
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a slightly hazy caramel color with a finger of foamy off white head that retains well and leaves a trace of lacing. The aroma is strong with caramel and sweet malty notes. The taste starts very malty sweet and finishes with a slight amount oh hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel was very very empty... The only reason I gave it a 3 and not lower is because I think the bottle might have been mishandled... However, since I don't have a comparison, that's what I had to go with. Overall a very good beer with plenty of potential. (540 characters)

Photo of theboozecruise
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good looking beer! I poured it from a half-liter long-neck bottle into an imperial pint glass. It's a cloudy amber color, bubbly white head with great retention and lacing. Attractive brew that makes me want to dive in.

It has a delicious malt aroma with a honey caramel smell... not too bold on the hops but there are a little there. The sweet honey smell is what really grabs you.

The taste is more of the same except that the hops come out a little more. Wow... a potpourri of malt flavors and hop hits and roasted flavors. What really stands out here is the burnt malt flavor on the aftertaste. The honey malt is first, then the bitter hops, then a burnt caramel flavor. Really a nice complexity to it.

I only wish I'd bought a few more of these. Next time I see them I'll grab several. (794 characters)

Photo of July2Nov
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Color is a burnt, cloudy amber-orange that poured a big two-finger head that lowers to a very nice bit of lacing on top. Good looking.

Smell: Buttery sweet with a bit of sour earthy scent at the end. Also, I'm getting a sour milk near the end too.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Very hoppy upfront. Has a spikiness to it. Grassy flavors at the end. Buttery flavor come through midway. Sour and bitter aftertaste. Lighter in body...can see why they claim this is a quencher.

Drinkability: Not my favorite American Pale Ale and probably my least favorite of the Mikkeller beers that I've had so far. Not as interesting as I hoped it would be, but try for yourself and decide. It's still tasty. (695 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
2.44/5  rDev -37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - Crystal clear amber with a bone white head. Fine bubble structure with a light lace.

S - Fresh wart and brown breads.

T - Oh no. Something might be off with this batch - but considering all of the delicious Mikkeller brews I've had, I have to entertain the idea that this might be intentional? It tastes like the beer was bottled before it completed the first stage of fermentation. Lots unfermented wart and hop tea coming through the profile. Has an unfiltered, slightly watery sweetness, some tangy malt, and a very green hop character.

M - Crisp hop and round malt, but a watery mouthfeel. What booze is there plays out somewhat unpleasantly. Slightly sour finish.

D - If it was intentional, the flavor profile just came out over my head. Otherwise I'd chalk this up to a bad bottle. If you've never had a Mikkeller before don't let this review stop you, every other brew I've had from him was great. (912 characters)

Photo of meeekyh
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another treat for me this season. I think this beer is a year old (cap has '131209' printed on the side of it) but I am hoping it has been stored well. (Total Bev, Westie, about $6)

This is not a very pale ale, rather it is tawny color with a slight head of a deep tan color.

Biscuity malts and a bit of citrus are the nose. Cleaner than the Mikkeller IPAs I have had but with plenty of content to enjoy.

Taste is sweet, tart, tangy, and full and well-balanced. I note the biscuity malts and a healthy hop presence. Very good pale ale in the English tradition, as the American pales I have had have had much less malt. As this beer warms the flavors start to gain significant complexity: butterscotch and more definition to the citrus.

Mouthfeel is moderate with good carbonation and a dry finish.

I could drink many of these, if I could afford and acquire them.

I always enjoy a Mikkeller beer and this is no exception. It is among the most drinkable of Mikkeller beers and gets high marks all-around.

Slainte! (1,019 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured a deep cloudy copper orange into an oversized snifter with a nice generous frothy head. lacing clung to the glass. really attractive pale ale
S - a touch syrupy but mostly hoppy and piny. pretty rich smelling
T - candied hops. not overly sweet, a bit minty. a bit syrupy and rich.
M/D - at first i felt that it was surprisingly thin, but then as it swilled around my mouth i noticed something truly unique and different. felt kind of candylike but smooth. interesting and unique for the style, probably not something i'd revisit. pretty full bodied but not all that bold. (582 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of various hops. I get notes of orange citrus, flowers and perfume. The flavor is oranges and pine with quite a bit of bitterness. The beer is not as bitter as most IPAs, but for an American Pale Ale, it is fairly bitter. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, but nothing special. (360 characters)

Photo of Blakaeris
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is very hazy burnt orange in color with a crisp white head.

Aroma is bready malt, apricot and an unusual yeasty funk.

Taste is a strong bready caramel malt base with a pronounced orange peel bitterness. Light tropical fruit notes - especially apricot. Finishes mildly bitter with an earthy quality.

Mouthfeel is light-medium.

Overall a mild earthy and citrus hop character, matched with an interesting bready malt. Worth a try. (442 characters)

Photo of bashiba
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice cloudy amber color with a nice light sticky head with good lacing.

The smell had a fresh bready malt odor mixing nicely with some citrusy hops.

The flavor is very, very mild. Light toasty and bready malts with mild citrus hops balancing it nicely.

The mouthfeel is light and full of good carbonation.

Overall this would make a very nice session beer if it wasn't $9 a bottle. Should be about $9 a 6pk and this would be a nice value as it stands its on the underwhelming side when you take the cost into account. (529 characters)

Photo of Gobzilla
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark orange brown with yellow higlights that had a finger of bubbly head and left good sticky lacing on the glass.

S: the tangerine and citrus strike first on the bouquet that had more malt character than the piney hops that were noticeable but not that potent.I did also get some candy sweetness as well.

T: the hops were more punchy on the palate with grapefruit notes that help propel the overall bitterness. It does seem to have a good malt backbone but is shadowed by the hops and came with a little tangerine accents on the backend.

M: the brew was medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a crisp piney hop bitter and slight citric finish.

D: it drank really well but was a little dissapointed cause I've had this brew a while back and I believe that the flavor are dying out with the age it has on it; but still was decent. (866 characters)

Photo of tmoneyba
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid balanced sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew. (308 characters)

Photo of drpimento
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Seems to be well made, but the flavor profile just isn't my thang. Poured with an excellent huge foamy frothy thick fluffy tan head that just sits there and some lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is earth fresh cut lumber malt hops leather. Flavor is malt caramel toffee and fruit. Good body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and has some duration. (362 characters)

Photo of IronDjinn
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Jim at Sherbrooke for this. From a 500 ml brown bottle. We have a gusher here! Pours out a hazed amber, tall frothy off-white head that eventually settles, lots of expansive thin lacing.

Sweet bready malt in the nose, orange notes, some musty grains.

Clean grains up front in the flavour, sweet breadiness in the middle, some alcohol bite in the finish along with leafy, spicy hops that linger into the aftertaste.

Medium-low body mouthfeel, light carbonation, silky texture, slight carbonation tingle on the swallow.

Underwhelming considering what Mikkeller is capable of, this is one that he simply phoned in. (625 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into pint glass june5 2010

A golden amber with slow raising bubbles floating up to a two finger head that has decent retention and leaves great lace well down the glass

S lots of caramel and some mellow hops with a little tropical fruit, not much too it but what it has going for it works

T again plenty of caramel with sweet malts and mellow hops, pretty tasty pale if you like caramel and toffee

M slightly sticky with enough carbonation to please, medium bodied with average length

D went down pretty quick, this was a pretty well rounded beer good all areas, extra points for a beer I'd session at 6%alc

love the lame colors on the bottle and it was nice of them too let big worst dude take off his sunglasses for his mug shot, all label visuals aside I liked this beer and could see myself drinking drinking it again. (849 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, with a 1970s living-room test pattern label. Don't know who the dude in the mugshot is, though.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden orange colour, with two fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and mildly bubbly off-white head, which renders some nice loose hanging curtain lace around the glass as it lazily fades away.

It smells of biscuity, bready caramel malt, soft toffee notes, a touch of earthy yeast, and some pungent herbal, grassy, and bitterly citric hops. The taste is more crackery caramel and bready malt, faint denuded orchard fruit, and still testy and well bitter leafy, grassy and citrusy hops (is there an echo in here?).

The carbonation is fairly sedate, just a wee, tempered frothiness for the most part, the body a so-so medium weight, perhaps a bit syrupy, but generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, with some lingering bready malt, and a fairly clean representation of green, tropical, and floral hops.

A very well hopped-up pale ale, and though its self-perceived position over all others is still debatable, I would have it again, yet preferably at not such a dear import price, but, I guess whaddyagonnado? (1,159 characters)

Photo of hoser
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another new Calgary find and well made like all the Mikkeller beers with a grapefruit and malt scent. . Thinnish probably due to the adjuncts sourish malt still has some counterbalance to the hops. Delicious and goes down way to easy but I liked the Goldings single hop I just reviewed more. (291 characters)

Photo of JBogan
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with an excellent creamy and long lasting head which leaves rings of sticky lacing on the glass. This is a nice looking brew.

The aroma consists of caramel malt balanced by citrusy hops. Not especially complex but it makes for a very pleasing scent.

The hops show their presence even more in the taste, with a bitter finish. The caramel malt is there but not as prominent as in the nose. There's also some fruity accents, but they are mostly subdued.

The mouthfeel is smooth and rich, with just the right amount of carbonation.

This is a very solid rendition of an American Pale Ale, even leaning somewhat towards an IPA. The first beer I've tried from Mikkeller, and it won't be the last. (729 characters)

Photo of tpd975
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Blazer for the share.

A: Pours a nice dark golden hue with an above average sized off white head. Okay retention and some lace noted.

S: Nice citrus aroma with notes of caramel malt and a hint of herabl hops.

T: Nicely hopped with notes of citrus and grass. Slightly earthy as well which is pretty nice. Mild caramel malt flavors to provide some balance. Pretty well done.

M: Medium in body, smooth, and easy drinking.

D: Solid offering from Mikkeller. (467 characters)

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All Others Pale from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.