A Pale Ale - Mikkeller ApS
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3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
Pours a slight burnished copper colour, nice dense head of tiny bubbles that pops with fizz and a cradle of smooth lace. Not much bead. Looks alright.
Smell is tangy, fruity with a very slight funk to it. Citric with floral notes, nectar, raisin and candied orange on there. Rich malt underlying; nice.
Taste starts with malty notes, caramel mostly, that continue through to the finish. Gets richer and buttery midway with a smooth clarified butter finish. Balance tries to come from a slight tangy citric hop, more resinous at the back but it's just not very strong, just a lingering bitterness late. Pretty clean, with a peachy touch to it as well. Not bad.
Nice body, smooth but noticeable presence.
Interesting, enjoyable, but not quite all there.
08-31-2011 23:28:25 | More by laituegonflable
3.38/5 rDev -4%
On-tap at the Local Taphouse in Sydney, as part of the Mikkeller Tap Takeover. Yeah. This was Beer #8 of 20.
Pours a hazed, bronzey orange colour, with a filmy but fine head of white. Some slipped lacing around the top, but otherwise it looks pretty flat. Not bad, but not great, either.
Nose is bright and light, with some slight hop characters and a twinge of graininess. It's pretty mild and a little bit sweaty and funky. Eh.
Taste is light and mild, but pretty well balanced. Very pleasant bitterness on the back that clings to the palate. But it has a decent body to support it, giving a sweetness and some depth. The bitterness on the back has a tendency to get slightly medicinal on the finish, but otherwise, it's nice and well-balanced.
Not a bad drop, but a little bit tame for Mikkeller. It ends up being pretty dull and quite pedestrian.
08-23-2011 03:59:10 | More by lacqueredmouse
A Pale Ale from Mikkeller ApS
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