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Ris A La M'ale - Mikkeller ApS

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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
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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)
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-13-2012 18:18:41 | More by bonbini26
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Boonedoggle

Nebraska

2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type: bottle into brandy snifter

Appearance: One finger head with a lot of lacing. Pours cloudy red

Smell: Not too strong. Has a light lager smell to it with slight sweetness.

Taste: A subtle cherry tartness with an odd bitter aftertaste. I taste a bit of almond in the back of the taste profile.

Mouth: Light bodied. Not that smooth. Very carbonated.

Overall: Given all the ingredients in this beer, it's probably not surprising in how it tastes. It is good for what is has, but it's not the beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 05:07:12 | More by Boonedoggle
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jayhawk73

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish/orange color with a massive two finger light pink head. Very hazy and dark in appearance. The nose is on the weak side. I get a little sprite, cherry, and maybe some nut? in there. Definitely on the light side. The taste is a little better... You definitely get the cherry and almond, with a slight sourness. There's also a sweetness to it that offsets the sour. Feel is medium with sweet/sour feel. Slight almond aftertaste. Overall, an interesting beer for the style... You can find better Fruit/Vegetable beers out there though. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 20:34:41 | More by jayhawk73
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trixdout

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage.

Another Mikkeller and I think this has got to be my favorite fruit/vegetable beer to date.

Appearance - is a light ruby red color, almost a reddish gold, definitely a little haze, some carbonation rising from the bottom center of the Duvel Tulip. After harshly pouring it into the tulip a 3.5 finger head developed that was quite frothy snow-white head and left quite a cob-web-like lace all over.

Smell - I got quite a sinus issue so my smell is not all that great. I get tons of cherries and some floral notes, but can't seem to find the almonds or any other aromas.

Taste - Now this is where the fun begins. Right out the gate, the brew gives you a smack to the face with a vibrant/rich like lemon taste that is not sour at all, next you get a breeze of butterscotch as the brew goes down. As soon as that butterscotch vanishes, an unsalted butter comes into play which could be from the almonds. In the finish, there is quite an earthy sensation as well as some floral aspects to that butter. There is even some tartness, but it's almost hidden thanks to that earthy taste.

Mouthfeel - Initially it is very vibrant and rich, and quickly changes to a creamy/buttery brew. Quite dry in the end, but also mouth watering.

Overall - Would definitely get it again, but the price of $8.99 kind of throws me off. Maybe at around $5.99-6.99 it would be a good purchase.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 05:06:24 | More by trixdout
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage

A - Very nice White foamy head. Some good lacing too. Brew is a bit cloudy, Orange/Brown/Red.

S - Lots of almonds... Almost too much. Some super dark cherries. No sugar, verly little sweetness. Quite pleasant and light.

T/M - Very light and enjoyable. This brew could be session-ed. Very dry with reasonable amount of bitterness. You can tell the cherries and almonds were well blended, otherwise this could easily turn into a mess of a brew... No sourness like I was secretly hoping for... No noticeable heat.

O - A very unique brew. Glad I tried this one. Recommended for the adventuresome beer drinker.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 02:22:01 | More by chugalug06
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christopheraknox

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-31-2011 00:07:26 | More by christopheraknox
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-29-2011 22:21:27 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-29-2011 15:09:13 | More by Fermenticusrex
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kojevergas

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12.7 fl oz green glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Fort Collins Brewery pilsner glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Points off for the green glass; Mikkel knows better than that. Reviewed live. Acquired at Wilbur's in Fort Collins, Colorado.

A: Pours a three finger head of light pink colour, hardly any cream, okay thickness, and good retention. Colour is a murky cloudy light gold-pink. It's interesting, but I don't know that I'd call it appealing.

Sm: Heavy cherry fruit ester hops alongside a moderate amount of yeast. The almonds come through as well when I look for them; elsewise I'd describe it generally as 'nutty'. The cherry in particular is very appealing. A mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Heavy cherry is the first thing that hits me, but it's clean and fermented - not at all syrupy or artificial. The finish is bit thin on the yeast and features the dying cherry esters, which are too sweet for the third act balance. No alcohol comes through. Overall, it's a bit simple. I search for the almonds and find them deep in the layering. I'm a bit disappointed by the simple build, but the flavour is refreshing if understated, and certainly pleasant. I do like it, I just expected more from Mikkeller.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours nicely. It is, however, entirely too thin - perhaps its main weakness. The tradeoff is likely for drinkability, but I don't know that it was one worth making.

Dr: Highly drinkable, but lacking in full flavour. It comes off rather bland. I wouldn't even describe it as subtle. Very boring compared to other Mikkeller beers. I'm disappointed. Priced horribly as a result of its poor quality. I wouldn't have this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 06:36:42 | More by kojevergas
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BNodes

California

4.83/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this bottle as a gift. The beer is a dark red with medium carbonation. The smell is mostly of cherries. Flavor is quite unique. I was expecting an intense supplication type cherry flavor, but this is a more subtle cherry flavor, with the malt characteristics still coming through. The almonds are not immediately identifiable, but it definitely gives the beer a new dimension. I highly recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 16:58:48 | More by BNodes
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kiki3drt292

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

12-23-2011 21:50:26 | More by kiki3drt292
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kchannel9

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-23-2011 11:52:53 | More by kchannel9
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cosmonick

Indiana

2/5  rDev -43.8%

12-17-2011 03:44:34 | More by cosmonick
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photomike

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-15-2011 04:38:09 | More by photomike
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phattman073

Texas

5/5  rDev +40.4%

12-14-2011 14:37:20 | More by phattman073
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AshleyMiller

Vermont

1.95/5  rDev -45.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 02:51:43 | More by AshleyMiller
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 00:34:45 | More by drpimento
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BDeibs

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-03-2011 20:46:17 | More by BDeibs
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-03-2011 20:35:33 | More by GRG1313
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mrshoes

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-03-2011 19:26:36 | More by mrshoes
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2011 04:26:58 | More by BARFLYB
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ADZA

Australia

4/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 14:02:21 | More by ADZA
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msgraves

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-28-2011 01:32:40 | More by msgraves
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-25-2011 15:07:14 | More by Adamostella
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-25-2011 02:16:08 | More by Exiled
Ris A La M'ale from Mikkeller ApS
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