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Drink'in The Sun 11 - Mikkeller ApS

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  2.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 7ways on 07-04-2011)
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Photo of Beerlover
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Beerlover, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not exactly sure where this came from, or how a two year old bottle of this beer is supposed to taste, given that its so so low on alcohol. being fearless, and a mikkeller nerd, I excitedly popped this open and pours a cloudy lemonade looking glass of yeasty white fluffy mess, which actually somehow impressed me. it certainly retained its carbonation! the smell is very light and lemony, im not sure how much of the lightness is degraded flavor over time, or if its intentionally that way. I tend to lean toward the latter, but may never know. the flavor is boat beer all the way. its 95 degrees out, youre out on the water, sweating a lot, probably hung over still, and you need a beer, but a sixpack of normal brew will have you too tired to carry on, so enter this little fella, ice cold one after the other, this is ideal. unfortunately, its not sold in cheap 50 bottle packs... lemons and yeast, refreshing, light, time and place. good carbonation and no body at all. overall a strange concoction that have found a way to appreciate. not sure this belongs in the upper echelon of summer beers, but it makes good sense to me, and im satisfied.

StonedTrippin, May 05, 2013
Photo of stcules
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden blond, quite carbonated, white foam, not too compact.
First thing in the smell is the fresh hop, citric, with a note of hay.
Quite bitter in the mouth, thin body, as it should.
Again citric, white grapefruit, maybe a touch of chamomile.
Fresh, thirst-quenching, light, but non banal.

stcules, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +10.8%

t0rin0, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

GRG1313, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Morningside
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Morningside, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of maxwelldeux
2.73/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If I didn’t know it was a Low Alcohol brew, I’d say it was OK. Even knowing that, it’s not bad. A bit of a citrusy nose to it and a biting flavor to it that almost has the feel of a diluted grapefruit juice. Interesting, though I wouldn’t drink it again.

maxwelldeux, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of drpimento
5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent LA beer! Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, cream-colored, thick, foamy, billowy, creamy head that lasts a while and some lace. Color is a clear gold with mass quantities of bubble trails.

Good beer to sip while watching the Venus transit.

Aroma is hoppy, yeast, fruit, resin. Flavor's like nose, quite dry, in this case the bitter and carbonic tang perfectly compliment one another. Body and carbonation are the best I've ever had for a LA. Finish is like flavor, fairly long, and thirst quenching. This beer is in a league of its own.

drpimento, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a weisse vase, the beer pours with a towering, light, muffin-top head that starts around the ever expanding two inch mark, but subtly regresses into a sparse, spiderwebbing roadmap of filmy head. A slightly cloudy, bright, vibrant honey-gold coloring with a slight flow of cerbonation bubbling. Aromas are well blended, with a toasty wheat backbone supporting tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, mango, and melon. Some subtle spicing throughout the nose as well, including some clove and nutmeg. Flavors are sharp, with a roasty and slightly charred backbone. Subtle blending of fruit sweetness and spicing gives a very balanced and flavorful palate. Clove and nutmeg spicing once again make themselves known, providing a slightly sharp overtone to the smooth body of taste. Smooth aftertaste with all of the fruit and spices blending together, as well as a touch of citrus. Clean, creamy finish with a slight filmy linger. Very drinkable brew, and very well suited for hotter weather.

GarthDanielson, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of CopperTopBrews
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy straw slightly orange color. Has a giant fluffy white head and the lacing sticks to the side the whole way down.

Smell starts off with a fresh zested orange type of citrus, slight grass. As it warms up the citrus fades and a grassy pine becomes predominant.

Taste is of orange peel and pine that come to me first. The tast of the wheat seems to be just a back up as the pine seems to be the star of this one.

Mouthfeel is very very light with a good amount of carbonation that scrubes the tounge.

CopperTopBrews, Mar 02, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy gold with a big, foamy white head. Little streams of effervescence are clearly visible in the glass, so I'm betting that this will be very crisply carbonated.

S: Aromas of citrus, chalk, minerals, and wheat are present on the nose. Compared to the rather generic scent of most pale wheat ales, this is pretty appealing.

T: Notes of lemon, bitter orange, lime, and lemongrass dominate the entry, but quickly give way to flavors of minerals, cream, and wheat. The finish is grainy and rather brief, with a pleasant combination of lemon, lime, mineral, and wheat flavors.

M: This ale is predictably light in body, and also very dry. Carbonation is very firm and very crisp, imparting a bit of a gassy, bloating feeling that makes this beer seem much heavier than it is. If this were to be brought under control, it would really help.

O: Compared to most American pale wheat ales, this is an extremely flavorful, nuanced beer. I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I do. That being said, it is a bit too fizzy and gassy for my tastes. If the carbonation weren't so forceful, I would have no problem giving this one a much higher review.

mrfrancis, Jan 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

kiki3drt292, Jan 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

bluesplit63, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
3/5  rDev -16.9%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

SPRichard, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hey who wants a nice low abv beer!! I DO! Looking for good things on this one! Can Mikkeller pull it off? Poured into a wheat ale glass.

Woah! we need to slowly decant this sucker, as a big shocking white bubbly shampoo like head forms. Great clumpy action too, surrounded by big bubbles and lace. For a not too together head here this thing has quite some retention. Slightly cloudy but a nice straw body color too and lots of rising carbonation much like a Hefe. Lots of lacing, very great looking beer here.

The nose is wonderful the more I smell it. Light sweet malts, faint white bread, mild juicy sweet lemon. GREAT mix on this this is looking real good so far! A nice grainy smell too.

Taste is a little missing, but probably more so due to this style. A great lemon bitter, mixing with a citrus lemon fruit hop. Some decent body on this and has a great honey teeth coating effect. Residual sweetness in the front palate on the after taste. A very long lingering enjoyable bitterness. Crisp carbonation almost into sparkling wine territory, and bringing just a little bit of wheaty chew texture.

First sips didn't impress me as much, but subsequent ones made the beer better and better. I am really liking this one, super drinkable, truly an in the sun beer too, this would be so perfect for summer. I would want to slam these back all day. The best session ale? Well haven't tried them all, but lets get some more!!!

smakawhat, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

jenray, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of avalon07
4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a huge, creamy, long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A nice, sharp, sweet smell of citrus, wheat and a little malt.

T: Tasted of wheat (a mild amount), citrus (lemon), and some malt. Not a super-complex flavor, but incredibly vibrant and totally likable. The ABV% is almost comically low, but this is hardly an issue.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a crisp finish. Light-bodied.

O: The American Pale Wheat Ale is rarely a steller style, but Mikkeller has managed to make it into something interesting.

avalon07, Oct 14, 2011
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3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into 20cl Mikkeller stemware in the Mikkeller bar in Copenhagen. Cost was 25 DKK. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream and fair thickness. Colour is a light gold.

Sm: Orange peel and other citrus ester hops. Mild in strength.

T: Cream, orange peel, and full barley. Not restrained, but stale at times. Simple. Built alright and pretty balanced, but a biteen of a disappointment from me favourite brewery.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Not really complementary of the flavours.

Dr: Very low ABV, unrefreshing, and troublesome in terms of drinkability for what they're trying to do. Mikkeller should stick to heavy imperial stouts, not trifle about with shite like this. It's a good light summer beer.

kojevergas, Oct 04, 2011
Photo of rfgetz
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazed golden straw color with big plume of white froth. Scent presents tangy wheat with light lemony citrus, musty and earthy grains. Taste follows scent, solid tangy wheat and musty dried grain, light lemony citrus, little to no sweetness. Light bodied, grainy mouthfeel, very dry. For a 2.4% beer, this one is highly drinkable and tasty enough to please.

rfgetz, Sep 19, 2011
Photo of pigc
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a light straw colored yellow with MASSIVE head. This beer has some serious carbonation, pour slowly!! Snow white foam head is 4 finger plus! Lacing clings to side of pint glass.

S - Lemon, wheat, slight citrus, bready malt.

T - Lemon zest, light orange peel. Slight hop tartness.

M - Very thin and almost watery albeit this beer is only 2.4%!

O - An interesting beer from Mikkeller. Guess he wanted to prove he could brew a low abv beer that still had some flavor. Decent but would prefer other beers of this style. Could drink this beer all day but @ $5.00 a bottle you could not afford to!

pigc, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of rtepiak
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is a very well balanced session beer that comes of on the hoppy side but not in the dominating sense. Its feels like a brisk wheat. Its has a malt character that is nice and mild protein and wheat. Pours a sticky head on a cloudy yellow. Nose of grapefruit that is floral in the face of the the wheat malt... Palate is floral dry and not watery. Good creamy quality for something that has such a low plato. I would drink this all day long and feel the energy drink aspect of a well placed beer. Great for grilled white fish and zuch.

rtepiak, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of laituegonflable
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Kicked off the Mikkeller Tap Takeover at the Local Taphouse with this offering.

Pours a pale champagne colour with fair amount of translucent cloud. Head consists of big bubbles, white, without much lace. OK.

Smells hoppy; lots of deep floral notes with pine, passion, citrus, cake batter, orange peel and a slight savoury whet note at the back. Mostly hoppy but really quite nice.

Body is thin, firstly. Palate is light, dry, with some champagney notes, slight wheat grain on the front. Gets bitter towards the back, resinous and citric notes, light with a weak orange flavour and slight woody hop notes. Resinous, light, very drinkable but thin and empty for the most part.

laituegonflable, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of Bendurgin
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Holy Helluva head here. Pours with four fingers of bubbly white head with a hazy golden yellow. Just a lot of head here. I hate when it takes me fifteen minutes to pour an 11.2 oz beer into a standard pint. Too much is just too much.

The aroma is a little off putting. It's like a beer mixed with a lemon lime soda. This has your standard grainy aroma to it with lemon sweetness but it just reminds me to much of a 7-UP. The flavor is pretty enjoyable. Toasty malts with a little bit of a lemon bite to the finish. Very enjoyable.

The feel is light and the carbonation is probably a bit more lively than I would like.

So I guess I could say this doesn't look like much at first and the aroma is a bit off in my opinion but this is some pretty good drinking. Pretty good for a low ABV offering.

Bendurgin, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First beer of the day for the Mikkeller Tap Takeover of the Local Taphouse in Sydney.

A 2.4% beer from Mikkeller? It's an interesting concept.

Pours a clear and slightly hazed light yellow colour, with a frothy, but large-bubbled head of white. Very light body, almost watery and insipid. Lacing is anarchic and sticky at least. Not a bad looking brew all up, really.

Nose is great. Really fresh and bright tropical hop notes, with an underlying round wheat sweetness and a touch of butterscotch. With a swirl, it gains a slightly astringent greenness to it, sharper than the other characters, and biting through nicely.

Taste is a lot worse, but that's probably to be expected. It has very little to the body at all, meaning it sinks meaninglessly on the palate, and doesn't leave much of an impression. Some hop bitterness springs up on the back to try to revive it, but by this stage the grainy, watery thinness hasn't done much.

Not bad for a light beer, but the excess of hops just means that it feels unbalanced without any body. I know you have to do something to give a light beer some flavour, but better yet is to not brew a light beer at all.

lacqueredmouse, Aug 23, 2011
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Drink'in The Sun 11 from Mikkeller ApS
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