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Drink'in The Sun 11 - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
82
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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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gford217

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle.

The beer pours a bright hazy straw with an enormous fluffy white head that fizzes a bit on its way down to a hefty cap.

Aroma has citrus elements, especially lemon zest, with a lot of grainy notes. There is light sweet pale wheat, grass and a Sprite-like lemon-lime thing going on.

The taste has more of a sour wheat flavor than the aroma and definitely has more pale malts and grains. The citrus seems to be dialed down a bit up front, but comes back in the finish, which leaves a lemony tartness on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is light bodied and very spritzy.

This is a solid summer beer and very drinkable though it doesn't measure up to the best pale wheats out there, largely because of the substantially different ABV. As a low alcohol beer, it's actually quite good.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 02:49:55 | More by gford217
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow color with a finger of crisp white head atop. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind lots of lace.

S - The aroma is a mix of lemon and other citrus elements, some grainy malt, and a bit of herbal hops as well.

T - Starts off with a kick of slightly tart lemon flavor balanced by some grainy malts. Through the middle, a bit of yeast and some herbal hop flavors mix in. The finish is a mix of grainy malt and yeast that linger.

M - Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Super smooth and crisp without feeling watery or empty at all.

D - Super drinkable. It is a bit remarkable how light and low abv (2.4%) this beer is, and the fact that it still tastes like beer and has substance to it.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 05:19:09 | More by ngeunit1
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle from Argonaut in Denver for $6. Into a Michelob Celebrate snifter.

A: Pale gold with a dense white head that is a good three fingers thick. Quite turbid. Excellent spots of lacing as it recedes. Pretty darn nice looking wheat beer.

S: Bright, citrusy hops with some lemon, and grainy malts. Smells slightly herbal and a bit resinous. I get a fair amount of lemon that stands out the most.

T: Light flavors of lemon and some resinous hops. Surprising amount of bitterness on the end. Really light and watery. Doesn't really taste like much, maybe some lemon peel and hops steeped in water, with enough faint maltiness to make you realize it is still a beer. Decently flavorful for what it is, but it isn't incredible or mind blowing.

M: Incredibly light and watery, I think this is the thinnest beer I've ever tried. Prickly carbonation and really dry.

O: Mid afternoon session beer on a hot day is exactly what this is. Really well done for a low alcohol beer, but it isn't mind boggling. Pretty decent, but way too expensive at $6 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 19:47:45 | More by pokesbeerdude
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light pale gold that is seethru and the head dies quick but there's some lace patches. A spicy, sharp corriander like smell as well as touches of sweet wheat and touches of citric make up the aroma. The sweetness is a little more dominant than the sharp flavors, but still a good amount of that fluffy wheatiness, as I call it, and an easy to drink beer that has a minor crispy finish thanks to citric fruit flavors (lemon, orange, touch of banana) and moderate spicing (clove and pepper). A good summer sipper that isn't overly sweet or bitter.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2011 11:23:45 | More by clayrock81
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glid02

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of light malts with good amounts of tangy wheat and citrus peel. Also present are light amounts of leafy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not as robust. Crisp light malts up front are joined quickly by lemon and grapefruit rind. Midway through moderate amounts of grassy wheat and earthy hops come into play, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall this is another very good iteration of this beer, I just wish I could buy a six-pack for a reasonable price. Still, despite the price, it’s well worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 02:52:47 | More by glid02
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7ways

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale sickly yellow/straw color, similar to Berliner Weisses I've had. Nice rocky, stark white head.

I don't know about sunshine, but nice aromas of lemongrass, pine and wheat. A little catty.

Nothing overly positive to write about the taste other than it's thirst quenching and low impact. It tastes kind of like it smells; like grass and pine needles. I like bitter, and I like tart. But not together. The mild malt sweetness on the finish never surfaces enough to round it out...

...instead, my mouth is left very dry. The flavor and acidity don't really match. Body, texture, and carbonation are ample but uninspired.

I thought I was seeing things when I read 2.4% abv the first time I saw this. I had to try it for that reason alone. I'm disappointed. It is not a "bad" beer, but it sure wasn't worth $5 for one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 22:55:42 | More by 7ways
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Drink'in The Sun 11 from Mikkeller ApS
82 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.