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Danish Dream - Mikkeller ApS

Danish DreamDanish Dream

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BA SCORE
88
very good

158 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 158
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

(Beer added by: jgasparine on 01-06-2010)
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Reviews by wl0307:
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Coming in a slim 330ml brown bottle, BB 30/04/2015, served chilled in a straight pilsner glass.

A: dark golden in colour with light haze, coming with a well-lasting layer of off-white froth and lively carbonation.
S: the aroma comes overwhelmingly hoppy, full of tropical fruits (guava, passion fruits, mango, etc.), aromatic grassiness, an assertive edge of sweet lemons, plus lactic sour-sweetness and gristy/biscuity pale malts.
T: effervescent, the foretaste is resinous and lovely tropical fruity (I wonder if Citra is used in this brew), highlighting zesty citrusness with a tannic tang on top of a mild malty backbone; soon turning clean/neat on the palate allowing plentiful hop bitterness to roam freely towards the finish… In many ways this beer is unlike any lager bier I’ve had, and really, with this level of flavours, there’s no need to remind oneself of what kinds of yeasts were used in the brewing process.
M&O: refreshing, medium bodied, the flavour profile is rich and colourful, accentuating hops of course. A well-crafted, high-octave hoppy session lager ideal for any occasion, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 11:39:25 | More by wl0307
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Romania

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Labeled as "The American Dream", but it seems to be this one here. Best before 12/9/2014.
Hazy amber, one finger foam with good retention.
Smells incredible! Honey and caramel, butterscotch, faint vanilla bean, huge green hops, with pine, orchard fruit, some tropical notes and grapefruit.
Some dry grainy malts, stampeded by green notes and fruit. Lots of tasty citrus (tangerine, pomelo, lime, plus peel), tropical passion fruit, pineapple, lychee. Some floral notes too, then aggressively "green" bitter hops: pine resin, green grass, very mineral. Gets a dry tobacco/faintly metallic pilsner-like bitterness afterwards, especially in the aftertaste.
Medium carbonation, creamier than your average Czech pilsener. Bitterness stay with you for a very long time. Fruitiness gets harder and harder to detect, taking the crispness away too.
Very tasty, a big (maybe too big) plate of tasty bitter hops. Haven't had enough of Mikkellers yet, but i hope his brews don't rely solely on hops, risking to be too similar. I expect a bit more than that from such expensive beers.

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03-28-2014 12:16:25 | More by dcmchew
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a slightly hazy golden honey colour. Slightly off white head poured big, thick and foamy with a whipped meringue like top then faded slowly to a good one finger covering which lasted throughout... lots of sticky lacing patches coat the glass all the way down...

Aroma - Spicy tart fruits (oranges (peel?), pears), lots of floral honey, sea saltiness, chalky notes, some soapiness, peppery and grassy hop bitterness, very herbal - some hints of basil, some tobacco notes, cut wet grass, some buttery traces, slightly rubbery, some graininess...

Taste - Lots of grassy and peppery hop bitterness up front followed by lots of herbal notes, light biscuity malts, again some floral honey sweetness, quite nutty, marzipan traces, juicy fruits (bitter oranges, pears, apples, grapefruit), a hint of saline, some alcohol warmth just coming through, faint tobacco...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy with a little bite... medium bodied... very drinkable at only 4.6%

Overall - A superb brew and one that i wish i could get my hands on more easily... highly recommended..

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03-23-2014 19:04:18 | More by mdagnew
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Washington

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

330 mL bottle poured into beer vase.

A: Fairly clear pale gold, big white head that lingers and leaves excellent lacing. Beautiful beer.

S: Pine hops, citrus and a bit of funk.

T: Sweet light malts, pine hops followed by citrus and slightly bitter hop aftertaste. Sweetness lingers on lips.

M: Fantastic - medium light body, medium carb, feels full for a pils.

O: Wow. As someone who likes heavy beers like imperial stouts and double ipas, this blew me away. I never knew a pils could have this much flavor - the perfect amount of hops to balance the sweetness, but still lighter than a pale ale. Yum! I will definitely be trying to find a case of this...

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DenisKolkin

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

330 ml bottle from LCBO picked up for $3.35 CDN. Alcohol content scratched out and separate label indicating 5.5% on this bottle. Served cold into a pint glass. Marked as "The Canadian Dream."

Appearance - Slightly hazy, golden orange / copper color with 2 fingers of frothy head. The head left nice streaky lacing all of the glass and lingered for more than a few minutes. Semi transparent once settled.

Smell - Big hop nose especially for a pilsener with pine notes, wood bark among other things. Also the grassy and grainy smell usually accompanying the style although these take a back seat to the aforementioned aromas.

Taste - Hops, piney and citrusy. Good bitter aftertaste. Evolves into more an earthy character but not at all displeasing. Sweetness lingers when you lick you lips. Yum.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and crisp, refreshing and the astringency is palate scrubbing. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Overall - Really nice beer that while retaining pilsener character also offers a crossover point with hopheads since the hops are quite prevalent here. A delicious beer that I would repurchase, but only once in a while given that even better beers (albeit in different styles) can be purchased for less.

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Smell: Hits you with tropical (passion fruit, melon, mango), citrus, grapefruit/pine hops. Some sweetness from the malt to compliment the strong tropical vibe - fresh candy, do want.

Taste: Pine gets stronger, still topical fruit, cut grass; then goes to light sweet biscuit malt middle - this sweetness goes really well with the fruity flavours from hop. Ends with quite heavy for this style, but lovely piney/grapefruit bitterness with some sweetness. Very IPA-ish.

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Danish Dream from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.