Ris A La M'ale - Mikkeller ApS
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3.93/5 rDev +10.4%
Poured from a paper-wrapped 375mL bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass. Brewed at De Proef Bouwerj. Stamped 8891208.
A: A careless pour nets an overflux of lightly pinkish head which I'm compelled to siphon away. The beer is clear golden-brown, the color of unfiltered honey. Heavy, sticky lacing.
S: This smells like something, though what I could not say. No, wait, it actually smells like Heineken. Ugh.
T/M: The head taste great! Light yeast, tart cherries, and a subtle aftertaste of amaretto. The beer is similar, with a light tang and noticeable almond flavor. The beer is smooth and light, almost wine-like. The finish is moreish and smackworthy.
O: I really enjoyed this Mikkeller effort, and don't really understand the low ratings. I would have another, recommend, and generally approve. Well-made and interesting!
01-04-2013 06:40:09 | More by AgentMunky
3.45/5 rDev -3.1%
Note: This bottle is about 1 year old, kept in cold fridge
Pours a dark pink with pinkish white head. Foamed up to about 2 fingers, laced a bit as it drank.
Aroma of black cherries, Bing cherries, soft biscuit and some nuttiness.
Flavors are just as the nose. Cherries and nuts. The fruit isn't all up in yo face, and the sweetness is subtle. The almonds tame this down a bit and give a smoothness. Quite the contrast to those fruit beers that use syrups.
Feels a tad flat. A bit more bubble would help liven up that smoothness on the end.
12-06-2012 21:12:26 | More by Mebuzzard
3.58/5 rDev +0.6%
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a tulip. Best before date is 31/08/14 on the back of the bottle.
A - red-amber hued beer, slightly cloudy, with a fluffy tan head that erupts fairly large, and then dissipates quickly leaving some head around the edge of the glass and some thin contiguous lacing
S - sweet fruit on the nose; hard to place as it's intermingled with some cakey malt, perhaps sour cherry
T - definitely some sour cherry notes in the initial attack, and less of a sweet malt finish than I would have expected. It's slightly tart in the finish with cherry and gooseberry without a significant malt breakthrough. More subtle and sour than I had expected. This does change slightly as it warms and it becomes a bit richer and sweeter in the finish.
M - light medium body with medium carbonation. No hint of alcohol at all, which is impressive given it's an 8% beer.
Not quite what I expected, as I was thinking this would be a "sweet pudding" beer, with a hint of almonds, but I couldn't find them, and instead the overall flavor was powered large by sour cherry notes. Not a bad beer by any stretch, but somewhat less complex than I had expected. It did improve with some warming, so don't be shy about letting it sit for a while. A decent Christmas beer, but not one that will keep you warm at night.
11-21-2012 04:42:18 | More by DoktorZee
3.48/5 rDev -2.2%
A:Pours a beautiful deep ruby with huge off white head. Great lacing. Hazy body.
S: Spot on what the label says. Notes of sliced almonds and cherries are easily detected. Seems to get a tad nuttier as it warms. Kinds reminds me of cherrie pie.
T: very complex. The tart cherries are evident throughout and plays nicely with the almond overtones. Slightly bittersweet finish. Interesting to say the least.
M: Kudos! Thick and creamy. Very smooth. Fair amount of cabonation. It's got an above average body.
O: interesting brew. I dig the cherry/almond nose a lot, but can't quite decide on the taste. Seems to get more sour/tart as it warms, but I feels it need a little more sweetness. Worth a try, but not sure I will keep coming back to it.
11-17-2012 03:22:15 | More by Infamous7100
Ris A La M'ale from Mikkeller ApS
81 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.