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Dim Sum Beer - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADZA on 04-25-2010)
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Reviews by thepeter:
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark gold to copper, decent head and nice laceing
S - Pale malt, slight spice, citrus hops, lemongrass
T - A bit of what was in the smell but subdued, crisp clean but a bit bland.
M - Nicely carbonated, and good medium light body which goes down great.
O - very good pilsner which goes well with food as Mikkeller suggest. I do wish the Lemongrass adn spice came through better in the taste though.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 16:56:34 | More by thepeter
More User Reviews:
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellowish color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A fair aroma of malt (a lot of malt), and hints of lemongrass.

T: Like the aroma, the flavor seemed to me to be dominated by the malt. Yes, there were traces of the lemongrass, but the malt was almost overpowering. Seemed more like a lager than anything else. Very one-dimensional.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a lively finish. Light-bodied.

O: Aside from an excellent mouthfeel, Dim Sum is a pretty forgettable beer. Mikkeller is certainly capable of better.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 13:10:01 | More by avalon07
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William_Johnson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-14-2014 16:10:22 | More by William_Johnson
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Foiegras

Thailand

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

07-13-2014 08:55:18 | More by Foiegras
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, lemongrass, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grass and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 20:11:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

07-04-2014 17:46:08 | More by GRG1313
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-04-2014 07:18:00 | More by Ciocanelu
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leitmotif

Romania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-03-2014 18:26:55 | More by leitmotif
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Iztok

Slovenia

4.5/5  rDev +16%

06-14-2014 23:10:22 | More by Iztok
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a fairly deep orange color with three fingers of off-white head. Some sticky lacing left behind.

Aroma of ripe fruit, coriander and sweet caramel malt notes.

Light pilsner notes in the taste with coriander and sweet malts.

Medium bodied and crisp with moderate carbonation.

Not bad. Had a maltier presence than many pilsners. Maybe not as fresh of a bottle as hoped.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2014 20:54:36 | More by Monkeyknife
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GarthT

Hong Kong

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

12-22-2013 08:08:27 | More by GarthT
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into tulip 20/11/13

A hazy dark amber, some tiny particles being moved around by a few streams of tiny bubbles, thumbs width of cream colored foam leaves two thick rings followed by some random patches

S lots of lemongrass, not much coriander but random spice I can't place, some lemon peel and pineapple juice with a little caramel and iced tea

T more spice then the nose, less lemon grass and some herbal tea bag, I almost want to heat this up before I drink it, its strange but it works

M medium bodied, almost foamy, slick after the fact with lots of lemongrass and spice lingering

O something different and that always counts for something, not something I have much interest in buying again but its worth a shot

I could see this going well with many Asian dishes and I suppose that was their plan, a 21A perhaps?

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 04:28:46 | More by wordemupg
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-30-2013 05:19:36 | More by SocalKicks
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-17-2013 22:42:10 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. A lot of existing beers go well with Asian cuisine - this seems a bit pandering in its focus.

This beer pours a hazy medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of dense, somewhat rocky, off-white ice cream swirl head, which leaves some random chunky splatters of sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of spicy lemongrass right up front, pale grainy malt, semi-sweet coriander, a bit of white pepper, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more peppy lemongrass - leafy, mildly fruity, and increasingly spicy - almost overwhelmed coriander spice, grainy, lightly crackery pale malt, with a hint of toffee, a mild earthy nuttiness, and more leafy hops.

The bubbles are a bit tight, but generally uplifting, the body medium-light in weight, and a bit tacky in its smoothness, those various peppery notes playing spoiler at this juncture. It finishes off-dry - spicy, fruity, and lazily malty.

An agreeable enough amber lager, puffed up with enough lemongrass and coriander to keep any Vietnamese cook in business. A little one-sided, otherwise, as this wouldn't be all that drinkable in quantities on its own.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 03:50:27 | More by biboergosum
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pelicon

Slovenia

4.5/5  rDev +16%

06-25-2013 13:39:37 | More by pelicon
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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-23-2013 14:24:09 | More by Poupae
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FLima

Brazil

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This recipe, as the name indicates, was made to pair with Asian food.
Amber color with a good head with medium retention. A bit hazy and leaving marks in the glass.
Aroma of malt and herbs with noticeable hints of lemongrass.
Similarly, sweet malty taste spiced with herbs and citric touches giving a zesty flavor. Lemongrass and honey are also very present.
Light body with good carbonation.
Good balance, refreshing and flavorful beer. I definitely can see this going great with spicy food and Asian. A decree should be made obliging all Asian restaurants to have this recipe readily available.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 19:58:36 | More by FLima
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh, here we go. Mikkel with another of his experiments in a bottle. This one designed to pair well with Asian food.

Pours a rich, deep amber colour with steady bead feeding a very nice head, a few fingers thick with nice pockmarking on the top. Decent lace. Not sure about the colour for Asian food, but looks pretty nice anyway.

Smells quite tangy. Lot of lemongrass on there, developing an almost citric hop note. Plenty of nutty malt as well: quite a lot of toffee, peanut brittle, and a mild spice on the back. Not bad, but a bit sweet for my liking.

Taste is quite decent, but a bit bland. Starts malty and sweet with an increment of malty character: caramel, toffee and hints of peanut. Midway through it switches to spice, with mild lemongrass and just a tickle of peppery heat at the back. Quite a nice balance, achieved primarily by not going overboard with the flavours. Not bad.

A bit thin in the middle but on the edges, there's some body. Fairly smooth.

As for the question of how it matches with Asian food, well I drank this with a Thai curry and it was alright. It's complementary rather than contrasting or cutting, but yeah it's quite drinkable and not a bad pairing.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 11:55:44 | More by laituegonflable
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

05-18-2012 21:45:50 | More by aztraz
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ADZA

Australia

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another Mikkeller brew that i am just discovering,it is called Dim Sum beer and it has a pretty catchy label which is grey and red and has a photo of an asian city with some asian patterns and writing on there aswell and the spiel on the label says "Brewed especially for asian food by Mikkeller with Lemongrass and Corriander" and it really has nothing else about it apart from that so anyway it pours a light see thru amber hue with decent carbonation that leaves a creamy two finger head that slowly subsides to a lather of froth and some resinous lacing here and there,on the aroma i was definately expecting the corriander to dominate but much to my liking it doesnt and is perfectly hidden in the background with lemongrass and redgum honey malts upfront,the taste is very similar to the aroma with hints of lemongrass,redgum honey,a touch of corriander and it finishes with a pleasant stonefruit tinge on the tounge that is neither bitter nor sweet and the mouthfeel is perfectly carbonated and smooth and could easily see myself drinking a few of these brews with some nice spicy asian food or even a hot curry or to be honest just on its own,overall another Mikkeller brew that i will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 05:43:44 | More by ADZA
Dim Sum Beer from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.