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Ris A La M'ale - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kkipple on 11-05-2010)
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FadetoBock, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

RedneckBeerz, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
3.58/5  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.

vfgccp, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

TriageStat, Aug 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

OWSLEY069, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

mrfrancis, Jul 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
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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.

spoony, Jun 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

ajzy, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Tiernan, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

logicerror, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

WVbeergeek, May 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Zachtheporter, Apr 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

JxExM, Feb 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Haybeerman, Feb 07, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy copper-brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet caramel malts, cherries, almonds, and some bready malts.

T - Sweet caramel and biscuity malts, cherries with a touch of sourness, almonds, some residual sugars.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, warming finish.

D - Nice fruit beer. Good overall balance and mouthfeel.

ngeunit1, Jan 31, 2013
Ris A La M'ale from Mikkeller ApS
81 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.