Drink'in The Sun 10 - Mikkeller ApS
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dawkfan:
4.3/5 rDev +7.5%
A- A radiant white head tops a hazed straw yellow body. Respectable retention and lacing.
S- Orange peel, grapefruit & wheat malt. Lots of citrus on the nose.
T- Not as robust as the nose, the hops seem to want to overwhelm this at the beginning but it never really does. The finish is clean and doesn't linger much. Lemony presence as well.
M- Light body with an ample amount of carbonation.
D- I had no idea that this was 2.9% until I was done drinking it, I couldn't believe it given the flavor and for that alone this deserves a 5. I wish I could find a local beer at this percentage that packs such a big punch. Nice work Mikkeller!
10-24-2010 23:13:56 | More by Dawkfan
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev +5%
On-tap at the Mikkeller Pub in Copenhagen. Reviewed under this listing as the ABV on the board at the pub was listed as 2.9% (instead of 3.9%).
Pours a clear golden color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of light malts with good amounts of earthy and mildly herbal hop aromas. The earthy hop aromas serve to almost add an element of funkiness.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Crisp pale malt flavors with hints of softer wheat flavors kick things off. Midway through the sip earthy and citrus hop flavors make an appearance and carry through to a solidly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.
Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.
Overall this is a hopped-up lower ABV beer that manages not to go overboard with the hops and has a lot of pilsner qualities. Well worth a shot.
06-28-2010 15:34:42 | More by glid02
4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
12 oz bottle, more of that technicolor pattern so favoured by this nomadic brewery...
This beer pours a pale cloudy yellow colour, with a ton of thin foamy white head, which leaves some sparse webbed lace around the glass as it slowly settles. It smells of bitter citrus and pine hops, and very little else. The taste is bitter citrus rind, pine needles, mild spicy grain, and a bit of soft lemon. The carbonation is a bit on the strong side, the body light, wispy, but not thin. It finishes quite dry, the big hops still the only game in town.
An interesting conceit, making an IPA-like beer, with a wheat grain base, and weird fruit-beer-esque ABV. In the end, it winds up tasting like many a hop heavy, malt deficient IPA I've encountered. In this case, though, props for the big flavour, sans the usually requisite alcohol.
10-24-2010 01:02:17 | More by biboergosum
3.78/5 rDev -5.5%
On-tap at Cole's. Understated little gem. Medium golden colour, some head, and lacey. A hoppy bear, the mouthfeel is boosted from the carbonation that is felt. A good citrus flavour,there are delicate subleties, it is quite quenching. Remarkable flavour for this a.b.v.
07-02-2010 03:42:27 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev 0%
Hazy yellow leaning slightly towards orange with a solid two fingers of head on the pour. Head has plenty of retention and leaves a bunch of sticky lacing.
Smells sharply of grapefruit rind. Hops are strong, but I can't really pull any other aromas out of this one. Still inviting.
Taste is all hops again, some semi-sweet lemon impression followed by a strong grapefruit rind. A certain pilsner-like quality in its 'crispness'.
Body is on the lighter side with very active carbonation.
More flavour than most beers twice its strength and fairly refreshing. This is a very interesting brew. I could certainly see a person drinking 10 of these in the sun...
09-27-2010 02:14:35 | More by elricorico
4.18/5 rDev +4.5%
From a 330 ml brown bottle. Pours out a very hazed bright pale gold, tall chunky white head that slowly recedes.
Dry tart wheat on the nose is overwhelmed by sharp bright citrus hops, especially grapefruit rind and pith.
It's all hops in the flavour, those citrus American hops. Mostly grapefruit rind in character, very faint underly soft wheat.
Light mouthfeel, spritzy carbonation.
It works. It all works together. I was a bit surprised, but the wheat makes a great light neutral background for the hops to do their thing. No balance as it's all hops, but it's the right amount, not overwhelming. Low alcohol and light brisk mouthfeel produces an ideal summer beer. He can make high alcohol beers still palatable, now Mikkeller has proven that he can produce a flavourful low alcohol beer as well. For what it is this one's a winner.
08-23-2010 08:03:00 | More by IronDjinn
4/5 rDev 0%
Multiple servings in a 12oz cup. Thanks to Kristina for the hook up!
A: Served a pale straw yellow. Capped with about one finger of creamy, bright-white foam. Retention was good with not too much lace left behind.
S: Dominant features were pine and citrus with a definite toasted grain aroma, as well. Some grassy hops made an appearance too.
T: Exactly as above. Becomes progressively more "wheaty" as it warms up. Very nice.
M: Pretty sharp and crisp. Very refreshing. The edges round off a little as it comes up to temp. Finishes with an excellent prickle on the tongue.
D: A great summer session beer. How can you argue with 2.9%? Very enjoyable!
10-17-2010 23:13:00 | More by GbVDave
4.2/5 rDev +5%
A - slightly cloudly, yellow, nice head that sticks around, great lacing
S - big hops, grapefruit and other floral citrus smells
T - wheat and citrus, this is wonderful, a light (abv wise) hoppy citrus wheat ale, delicious.
M - very light and very refreshing, this could be the ultimate summer session beer.
Notes: this is a new, lower alcohol version of Drink in the Sun
05-16-2010 10:58:09 | More by digita7693
3.33/5 rDev -16.8%
On Tap at the Local Option in Chicago.
Pours with a brilliant yellow color, definitely murky when held up to light with a good finger of foam.
Interesting flavor from the beginning, strong orange, lemon and citrus flavors barrage the tongue and shortly give way to the hop bite at the end of the drink. A few more sips and I'm reminded somewhat of a hoppy version of Hoegaarden or even a different take on something like FFF Gumball Head.
The orange/citrus flavors continue to wrestle with the hops throughout the drink. Felt like it was maybe hoppier and/or stronger than it really is. Almost a shame I had this at night because it would be perfect to drink in the sun. Regardless though I think I'll stick to my Gumball Head.
08-21-2010 05:53:56 | More by TheStove
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
Thanks to Kristina for serving up this brew at the West Lakeview Liquors pig roast. Multiple pours in a plastic cup.
A - Dehydrated urine color body. Pours with a thick cap of foam that leaves splotchy fingers of lace behind.
S - Lemony hops, sweet pale malts, sugar cookie, notes of cattiness and pine.
T - Taste is a little less potent with nice finishing bitterness. Lemon and grapefruit hop character, not much malt. Didn't realize there was wheat in here.
M - Surprisingly big medium body for a 2.9% beer. Nice residual hop bitterness and some enamel coating resins and dryness.
D - Great session brew. Tons of flavor for the tiny amount of alcohol.
10-19-2010 21:04:54 | More by MasterSki
3.75/5 rDev -6.3%
A-pours a pale yellow, with about an inch of fluffy white head. which slowly subsides never fully going away but leaving some lacing.
S- Wheat, more orange than banana though, also a little bit of yeast to be found in there, and i tiny bit of sweetness.
T- a little more bitter than i was expecting, not over the top, very nice. The taste is somewhat piny, a little citrus, a tiny bit of malt sweetness, but is rather refreshingly bitter, and a surprisingly large amount of flavor. The length of the finish also comes as a shock, in a good way though. i quite like this.
M-Carbonation is a little too prickly for my liking, but the bitterness really works the back of the tongue.
D- Drinkability is pretty good.
Edit: think i underrated the drinkability on this one.
10-07-2010 11:17:34 | More by shambeano
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
On tap the WLV Pig Roast, drank from a plastic cup, the first drink of the day...A really light colored yellowish body but a decent thick white head with good retention...A nice summery aroma of lemon, pine, and pale malts, its light but has me excited to taste...The taste is awesome, its total a light beer that you can drink and crush but it has tons of flavor that is not at all expetec for 2.9% beer, lemony on the front with a huge hops presence on the back.
An excellent session beer well worth trying.
11-01-2010 18:14:25 | More by jrallen34
3.78/5 rDev -5.5%
On tap at 775 Gastropub
Hazy golden body, thin white head.
Smell was distinctly lemony and hoppy. Kind of like a Widmer Hef with extra hops.
Taste was as the smell implied, although I felt it was holding back a little with the flavor. This could have been a very full, robust beer, but it was rather tame. That did help make the beer very drinkable, though. I can see how this would be a perfect "drink in the sun." I should have just taken my beer out to the patio.
08-31-2011 06:45:05 | More by TheRealBigC
Drink'in The Sun 10 from Mikkeller ApS
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