1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Ris A La M'ale - Mikkeller ApS

Not Rated.
Ris A La M'aleRis A La M'ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 181
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kkipple on 11-05-2010)
View: Beers (253) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 181 | Reviews: 80 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of photomike
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of phattman073
5/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of AshleyMiller
1.95/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

gift from my brother for my birthday. poured into my stone snifter.

a - pours a nice rouge with a finger-plus head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing

s - not a whole lot in the smell on this one, some fruit (cherries, presumably) and slight tart and hops

t - unfortunately this missed the mark. tasted like a fruity budweiser, and that's certainly not a complement. expected this one to be more sour but no tart in the taste. got a little of the almond in the taste but really more bitter than i was expected.

m - lighter bodied with medium carbonation

o - not impressed with this one. haven't had much from mikkeller so i can't judge the brewery as a whole, but this one was way off. i was admittedly hoping from something sour and at least tart and this had neither. not sure if it was the almonds but this really tasted like an alteration on a budweiser recipe.

Photo of drpimento
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Meh. This is a surprise from Mikkeller. Bottle was a little too cold; poured a nice, cream colored, thick, foamy head that settled down after a bit and some lace. Color is a murky pink orange amber with bits of sediment in suspension. Aroma is malt, cherry, yeast. Flavor is a rather uninteresting blend of malt, sour cherry, carbonic tang, maybe some almonds in there somewhere. Body and carbonation are good. Finsih is like flavor, tapers to a slight bitterness. A fairly mild beer overall, understated.

Photo of BDeibs
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of mrshoes
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Khyber Pass Pub for their 1st (56th??) Anniversary party. Poured into a tulip glass.

Mikkeller Ris A La M'ale goes in the glass easy like with a deep red hue bordering on ruby with a white head with the slightest tint of pink, fades quick leaving nothing. The beer looks dead after a bit. Smell is cherry, a lot of it. Some other fruit in the mix with some hard coated candy in the nose after a while. Also get some cream and Indian/Diaper scent with significant wsrming. This is a good representation of the style, similiar in taste like other fruited beers. A vanilla/cream component in the iddle, malt towards the end. Feel is medium with very light carb yet not on the dead side. Sweetness lingers for a bit, almost like a puree sitting on the tounge. A good beer, yet not my style. I would never cop a expensive ass bottle of this, even if I had the money.

Photo of ADZA
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Wow this pours like a desert beer with a murky blood orange reddish hue which leaves behind a two finger head that slowly dissapates and leaves smoggy islands everywhere and heaps of clingy lacing.

S-Creamy vanilla,nuts,sour cherries and sweaty socks.

T-Sour cherries,vanilla,barnyard funk,a nutty creaminess and finished with a touch of raasperries and sour yoghurt.

M-Creamy nearly full bodied and sour.

O-For me this is a nice desert beer and the one would be enough definately not someting you could drink all night cheers.

Photo of msgraves
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out on tap at the Trapp Door, it gives off a reddish orange color with a decent looking head on top. The head fades and just leaves a slight ring around the glass. The smell of this beer reminded me of sweet apple cider and some spice. The taste is also sweet and spicy, really nice for a finisher or a night cap. The mouthfeel has a medium body to it along with a light carbonation. Overall I feel that Mikkeller strikes again with another really interesting brew. I can people not enjoying this but if you have it at the proper time of the day I feel that it will not the spot. I would be interested in having this one again some day.

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of MsRif
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at the Trapp Door in Emmaus, PA. Poured an orange-red color that sort of reminded me of a Shirley Temple. Thin off-white head that quickly fizzled away leaving no lacing. Had an aroma of sour fruits, yeast and sugar. Taste was not very impressive. Sweet, yeasty, and tart fruits. I seriously did not get any almond taste from this brew.

Light to medium in body, with a bit of a syrupy feel. High carbonation. I pretty much left my husband to drink this one as I was not a fan, really. Not terrible, but not really worth it.

Photo of Rifugium
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Trapp Door, Emmaus, PA

Poured a hazy orange-red with a small layer of off-white bubbles straggling on the top; no real head/retention/lacing to speak of. Tart aroma of ripe fruits, bready yeast, and light sugars. Taste was...not quite as good as I'd expect from the description, really. Sweet sugars up front, melded with bready yeast, tones of subdued cherries, over-ripe melon, and perhaps a touch of almond essence as an afterthought. Medium-bodied, chewy, a bit filmy. Maybe good for a one-time glass, but not something I'd see myself getting again.

Photo of DoctorB2B
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bottle with my fiance as a digestive.

Color is a murky rose and caramel orange color with a khaki colored head of about one finger and OK residual foaming. Good bubbling.

The aroma was soft nutty alomnds with faintly tart cherry and biscuit aroma. Not a bad dessert beer aroma.

The taste is simple and sraight forward. Tartish maraschino cherry with light almond syrup flavors. Some toasty biscuit malt flavors come around the finish. The 8% abv. adss a nice warmth to this sweet after dinner brew.
The palate is well carbonated but little powdery dry.

Photo of ManVersusBeer
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After unwrapping like a Christmas present, this beer pours an orange caramel body with hints of rose color along with a crisp pink foam head.
The smell is real cherries with a subtle nuttiness. Somewhat like a seeded dry bread and pie.
Sweetness and tinges of cherry lambic power the taste. Banana esters come through with bites of tart, crunchy apples like Ginger Golds or Honey Crisps. Very nice and interesting.
Quite crisp and dry like a french cherry cidré. The beer presents a good mellow flavor and an easy, refreshing drink.

Photo of liamt07
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Jon, 375ml into a snifter. Civic day tasting.

Poured a murky reddish brown, lighter pink head with an orange tinge to it. Ridiculous sheets of lacing, sticky and spotty. Nose is cherry, subdued in most respects. Light almond-like qualities, a flatter sweetness that I can't really put my finger on. Slight nutty notes. Taste has a nice mix of cherry and less almond notes; sweet cherry flesh and lightly saccharine. Some dryness in the finish. Clean, sweet and a medium-low carbonation. A bit sticky. Not outstanding, but pretty solid - some good flavours to be found here.

Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am sure its real cherry. Pink lace and head and pink lace is the outstanding appearance characteristic. A little sourness and lots of maltiness. The cherry is overwhelmed by smelling and tasting by its malting.
Jon's bottle.Ok drinakbility, bit what I can expect from a cherry beer is not delivered.

Photo of Mora2000
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a pinkish-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the cherries with a little bit of toffee mixed in. The aroma has some grain notes as well as some almond and cherry aspects. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not sure what Mikkeller was trying to do with this beer, but this is not up to their usual standards.

Photo of codsmith
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep reddish brown with a two finger foam off-white head that stays around.The head laces the glass nicely throughout

S: The smell is close to a very clean Belgian, but with a little less yeast esters present on the nose. Almost reminiscent of a sparkling champagne. I was really hoping for some of the cherries and almonds to come through in the smell, but sadly none that I could detect.

T: It has a very smooth and tactful cherry flavor. Very well balanced. I was a expecting less due to the smell, but the taste full delivered better than I was hoping.

M: Incredibly smooth and well rounded. Light-to-medium mouth-feel. Flavor really gets all around the mouth

O: I'm a huge Mikkeller stout fan and got this one on a whim... and I continue to be impressed by another style of Mikkeller. The only thing I would change is the smell to be more accompanying to the flavor.

Ris A La M'ale from Mikkeller ApS
81 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.