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Ris A La M'ale - Mikkeller ApS

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174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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vfgccp

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 23:46:27 | More by vfgccp
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-14-2013 12:53:39 | More by TriageStat
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

07-13-2013 21:00:39 | More by EastBay_Nick
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 14:33:15 | More by OWSLEY069
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-06-2013 21:37:13 | More by mrfrancis
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-22-2013 19:19:04 | More by Kirk
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spoony

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 14:19:11 | More by spoony
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-21-2013 19:59:12 | More by ajzy
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-19-2013 21:05:28 | More by Tiernan
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logicerror

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-11-2013 05:58:18 | More by logicerror
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Kenzie

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-10-2013 16:35:48 | More by Kenzie
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HopBrain

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-08-2013 20:34:52 | More by HopBrain
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jessicapreuss

Brazil

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-07-2013 02:49:41 | More by jessicapreuss
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 01:09:52 | More by WVbeergeek
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-30-2013 19:15:35 | More by Zachtheporter
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

02-28-2013 05:57:01 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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JxExM

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-25-2013 04:50:41 | More by JxExM
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

02-07-2013 21:51:17 | More by Haybeerman
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ngeunit1

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 04:00:51 | More by ngeunit1
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

super cool beer, like no other that i am aware of in existance. it has a pleasant pale pink color to it, with majorly active carbonation accumulating a few inches of bubbly almost see through head. the nose is more cherry than anything, yeasty too, with a saison sort of wildness to it, and an essentially nonexistant malt smell and taste. the almonds kind of vill the void left by the light malt, adding a unique and not so subtle nutty quality, with almost a vanilla and wood essence, although the cherry is the star of the show here, not sweet, not tart, just very flavorful and ripe. the yeast ties everything together, and the alcohol is barely there. it has a mouthfeel like champagne, effervescent, light, semisweet, but dry also. could gladly drink a bunch of these, which i rarely say of a fruit beer. classic stuff from mikkeller here, worth the price (i hate to say), of 15 odd bucks for a 12.7oz. bottle. its too interesting to pass up. also a beer your non hop loving girlfriend might get into...

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 20:19:54 | More by StonedTrippin
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DangerDawg

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-26-2013 03:37:29 | More by DangerDawg
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served on tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a snifter glowing a reddish cider coloring. It held a film of a white head, leaving creamy spots of lacing as the beverage disappeared. There was a thick haze throughout, with no sediment noted. Carbonation appeared active. The aroma gave pale and chalky grain, light grassy hops, and juicy cherry sweetness. With warmth came additional sweetness of candied apples, brown sugared walnuts, honey, and cooked caramel maltiness. White wine grape musk added sourness to the blend. Our first impression was that there was surprising bitterness to the front, but with a nicer feel and froth accompanying the finish. As we sipped, red apples with a lightly browned quality, big sugary juiciness, cooked brown sugar malts, warming cinnamon, and lactic creaminess started things. The swallow came to a peak of raw honey sugars and green apple skin pucker to balance, with must and mineral water to pull to the finish. Here we were met with paler malts, caramel saltiness, raw cinnamon stick, stark metallic yeastiness, and more and more funky bitterness to the yeast as it warmed. The aftertaste breathed of almond skins, fermented apple bitterness, light oakiness, vanilla bean metallics, and all the dryness, muskiness, and bitter grapeability of a long forgotten Chardonnay in the back of your dusty cellar. The body was light to medium, and the carbonation was higher. There was decent slurp and smack to the sip, with better froth and cream on the follow through of the swallow. Booze dried the tongue with a cooling air, following an initially wet coating. The abv is appropriate, and while this was definitely more of a sipper, it was refreshing by the end.

Overall, the best thing about this beer was the feel, which was actually quite dynamic. At the start things felt a bit thin, which isn’t helped by the tugging pucker of the fruit and musk. By the end of the swallow, however, there was great froth and foam to the back of the throat, helping bolster not only the body, but the fullness of the flavoring. The sourness was also a nice surprise, helping to not only cut, but to help curb that inherent heavy sugariness to the fruit. This is an interesting beer to try, but not something we would reach for every day.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2013 00:59:52 | More by TheBrewo
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DrJoe82

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-24-2013 01:35:24 | More by DrJoe82
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fivetime

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-22-2013 00:41:24 | More by fivetime
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

01-20-2013 22:50:56 | More by ucsbmullet
Ris A La M'ale from Mikkeller ApS
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