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Ris A La M'ale - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: kkipple on 11-05-2010

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours an unusual color, sort of a blend between cherry and orange, let's call it burnt orange with a reddish hue; the head is impressive, as is the lacing

Smell: Apparently, the name is a Danish play on words for Risalamande, a rice pudding made with cream and almonds and topped with cherry sauce - that is exactly what it smells like, a rice pudding with both sweet and funky cherry tones as well as an almond edge

Taste: Tastes very much like it smells, with the rice pudding flavors opening followed by the cherries, first sweet and then slightly tart and funky; after the swallow, the almond makes an appearance and builds into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with buoyant carbonation

Overall: I am going against the grain here but I loved this beer - really unusual, too, and that bumps the score for me

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of vfgccp
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Great looking beer. Deep raspberry ice tea body with a lightly off-pink head. Great retention and lace.

S - Watery nose. Rose water, rubber erasers, dried plants and hazel nuts.

T - Wow. Much better than the nose. Black cherries, seltzer water, blackberries, earthy noble hops, and a really nice blanched almond backend.

M -Likely syrupy, medium-full frame.

O - Surprisingly strong, and surprisingly pleasant almond flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pinkish to orange-ish color with a lighter pink to off white head. In the aroma, a sweet fruity nuttiness. In the taste, dryer nuttiness with a small dry cherry presence under that. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry nuttiness and hints of cherry in the aftertaste. Quite nutty, but balanced with the small sweet cherries.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of spoony
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a paper-wrapped 375 ml bottle into a wine glass.

A-The brew pours a unique color that reminds me of cherries and cranberries. It is mostly clear, but dark in color, so it does not let much light through. The head is nearly two fingers of light pink foam. The head gets a bit rocky, but the retention is good.

S-I smell a lot of lightly tart cherries; they are not sour like in a kriek, but a touch tart, nonetheless. The alcohol is noticeable, and fruity and sweet. A doughy malt lies underneath and combines with what I assume is the almond to give off a vaguely sweet scent like malted milk.

T-The taste tracks the smell with tart-but-not-sour cherries, bread dough, sweetness, and a lightly-creamy, malted milk note. The flavors are a little disjointed, but I sort of enjoyed them.

M-The feel is pretty creamy with the long-lasting head contributing to the softness on the palate.

O-This brew is not "beer-as-marzipan" but I kind of liked it as an middle-ground alternative to gooey-sweet cheery beers or tart, nearly dry kriek/lambics. Cherries are obvious, but the almonds are more concealed and result in a strange sweetness that was unlike other beers I have ever tasted. I could see drinking this during the holidays, but a steady diet of this beer might get old.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pink tinted head and body more cherry brown hues in the body with hints of glowing amber....fine bubbled Belgian style lacing. Aroma has tart cherries malt forward bread and a mild nutty finish. It's one you sip when you really taste the almond skins, and earthiness with tart cherries in the finish complex fine ale I'm glad this was my locals last bottle. Brewed at De Proef, you can smell and taste the BELGIAN influence here friends. Earthy cherry cider with hints of almond think a high class amaretto liquor blended in your favorite Belgian sour ale. Mouthfeel is fine with the carbonation light flowing bubbles with a textured hint of syrup from residual sugars left behind in fermentation overall classic sour ale, I'm glad Mikkeller showed that he does have some finesse.

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Ris A La M'ale from Mikkeller ApS
81 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.