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Red/White Christmas - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
85
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 16.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A combination between a British Red Ale and a Belgian Wit Bier.

(Beer added by: rfgetz on 12-28-2009)
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OSUHopHead


4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-10-2012 03:19:29 | More by OSUHopHead
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John11486

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-09-2012 22:19:37 | More by John11486
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bearisprime

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-08-2012 22:33:48 | More by bearisprime
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codysjb

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1.5 Magnum into my DFH signature glass. Pours a beautiful red orange color with a massive head. Smells like a belgian beer mixed with a strong ale (not exactly my cup of tea). Tastes like a lot of spices and some wheat flavoring. It's good, just not my cup of tea (or beer), for someone that prefers american beers, this is only okay.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 20:57:53 | More by codysjb
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mikkeller
Red/White

Pours a dark copper with reddish tints. Aromas of pine, citrus, damp hay and pine. Belgian yeast is noticeable, which has a subtle fruityness. In the taste, fruity, with notes of cherry, lemon and peach. Plenty of hops, with pine and citrus notes. Mild peppery spice, grated ginger, and orange peel. Solid bitterness, very IPA like. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, this was very tasty, and a worthwhile Christmas offering.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2012 18:32:11 | More by Stinkypuss
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M27

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-16-2012 13:37:50 | More by M27
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patm1986

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-10-2012 06:51:23 | More by patm1986
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-05-2012 17:58:26 | More by Rickythejeweler
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap over in NY state.

The appearance of this holiday beer from Mikkeller is a hazy orange with 1 finger of white head. It looks enticing, but certainly not as dark as some other season beers this time of the year. The nose has pine, herbal tea, tropical fruit, some hops. Its` taste is sweet, but not overly so. More of that tropical fruit, tea and some sugar. But, it is all very well balanced. None of it is overdone and it makes for a very nice beer. Medium mouth, low carbonation level. If you see a bottle, I recommend picking it up.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 02:38:59 | More by mltobin
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drummermattie02

Texas

2/5  rDev -47.4%

01-03-2012 00:29:42 | More by drummermattie02
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic pint glass.

Nothing screams New Year's Eve like a magnum of Danish beer, amiright? It pours a hazy sunset amber topped by a more-than-healthy bounty of wan cream-white froth. The nose comprises pine needles, ginger, wheat, light coriander, light sourdough, and a touch of lemon rind. The taste brings in more of the same, though the pine and ginger are a bit more powerful now, each vying for the mountiantop, clashing with both each other and the other flavors. Something here just doesn't quite work, especially when the honey-dripped biscuit notes come stabbing through at random occasions. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly fizzy feel. Overall, it's a decent enough ride, but I think there's too much going on here (or, at least, whatever is there is being to loud and rambunctious) for things to be truly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 18:56:38 | More by TMoney2591
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is the 2010 vintage drank with a year of age on it.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has some wheat and earthy notes, but there is also a leathery quality that reminds me of beers that have brett in it. Since I don't think brett is in the beer, I am not sure what is going on.

The flavor also has a leathery component to it. I also get a lot of Belgian yeast and earth notes, as well as some orange citrus. The alcohol is fairly well hidden.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Not sure brett is accidentally in the beer or if something else is going on that leads me to get the brett qualities. Regardless, the beer was pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 23:03:53 | More by Mora2000
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-30-2011 02:39:42 | More by SpillyBeers
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gatorbreath

Fiji

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge bottle into a snifter

appearance is dark orange cant see thru it, foamy head that is out of control, looks like creme for sure...wont go away and laces the heck outta yer vessel..nose is spice, hoppy golden goodness, a floral bouquet and holiday cheer...not kidding this brew just puts you in a better mood.. taste is grand, of hops slightly of malt, grain, mostly reminiscent of an ipa with a floral less citrusy hop character...awesome.. mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and very satisfying, not hard to drink at all and the alcohol is very well hidden...amazing offering this one is and i will be looking for it next year, indeed.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 19:37:03 | More by gatorbreath
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the huge 1.5l bottle.

Big pillowy head that just doesn't subside the whole time you drink. It has a hazy orange/caramel color to it. Lots o' bubbles.

Mostly orange smelling hops in the nose with a slight spiciness.

The bitterness from the hops hits first. It is still fairly well balanced as the malts come through nicely. The spices aren't super prevalent which allows the beer to shine. The alcohol is super subdued.

The mouthfeel is fairly smooth with lots of carbonation. Med-full body. Stays on the tongue for a while.

This definitely makes a good Christmas day brew since it is large enough to fill a few peoples glasses and is pretty tasty to boot.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 02:22:59 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-23-2011 04:18:21 | More by Blanco
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, ruddy amber with orange highlights and a puffy, lingering white head.

S: Aromas of lemon, bitter orange, spices, wheat, and honey are present on the nose. I'm not quite sure what to make of this one.

T: Notes of lemon, bitter orange, minerals, lime, coriander, honey, wheat bread, grass, and lavender with just a bit of acidity and wood around mid-palate. The finish is long, hot, and spicy with bitter orange, lemon, coriander, and honey notes.

M: Medium bodied and initially dry, though it does become slightly more syrupy before the finish. Carbonation is present, but does not seem particularly forceful. Feels heavier than it really is.

O: This is a fascinating hybrid ale, and I'm really not quite sure what to make of it. There's just so much going on here that it is difficult to process. Mikkeller continues to simultaneously impress and confound, though what else should one expect?

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2011 23:15:39 | More by mrfrancis
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, PA. Poured a dark amber color with a bit of haze and a thin off-white head that left spotty lacing. Had an aroma of spices, dark fruits, booze and funky yeast/hops. Taste followed the nose, with a bit of a taste of ginger. A good brew for the season, just not really my favorite simply based off of how prominent the booze was in the taste. Too forward.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Stuck to just having a taster of it, but try it and see what you think. Still a decent brew!

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2011 01:09:51 | More by MsRif
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Served in a tulip glass, a hazy orange-red color with a decent cap of off-white head that left some extremely crusty lacing on the glass. Grassy aroma, herbal and organic, backed by sweet malts, heralding a nicely balanced brew. Good balance in the taste indeed, though not overly flavorful. Grass, hay, flowery hops, sweet malts, a touch of honey, with notes of apples and red grapes. Pretty nice overall, medium-bodied and easily drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2011 00:58:43 | More by Rifugium
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lanbewardin

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-18-2011 19:09:17 | More by lanbewardin
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dansmcd

Australia

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark caramel brown with a thin white head and nice lacing.

S - Ginger, cut grass, savoury spices, fruit cake, booze.

T - Ginger, honey, rye bread, thyme, christmas cake.

M - Low carbonation, medium body. Spicy and smooth on the tongue.

O - Great wintery treat. Check it out if you get the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 10:36:06 | More by dansmcd
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-17-2011 02:44:12 | More by trojankeg
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photomike

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-15-2011 04:40:02 | More by photomike
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seasonsix

New York

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fun outing from mikkeller.

A - nice, inviting dark brown with a lacing of head across the top.

S - Candy cane spice, belgian yeast, fresh pine.

T - Getting that spearmint/pine in the malt - the yeast left a bit of a metallic aftertaste that I find in most mikkeller brews. This could have been taken a little further.

M - really nice prickly fizz.

O - worth checking out, but not the best of the best.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2011 19:15:45 | More by seasonsix
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.6%

12-09-2011 21:28:47 | More by PaBeerLover
Red/White Christmas from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.