Exotic Punch - Mikkeller ApS
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3.15/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a burnished russet colour with pleasant off-white head, quite dense at the base but big bubbles on top, smooth cradle of lace. Very nice.
Smell is pleasantly hoppy. Light fruit notes with passion, lime, pine resin and some English toffee malt. Pretty standard pale ale smell, but pleasant.
Taste is less exciting. Decent malt upfront with toffee and pearl barley that gets savoury-umami almost - misway, with a light smattering of hops on the back. Mostly bittering, resinous and dank with a woody edge to it. Not hugely exotic or punchy; again pretty standard character that also commits the sin of unbalance: needs more malt presence as the hops seem to swim a bit at the end.
Thin, bit of texture on the back but needs more body.
A drinkable brew, but it's a crowded list of examples for the style and this one sits quite firmly in the middle.
Serving type: on-tap
09-01-2011 01:11:04 | More by laituegonflable
2.65/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Had at the Local Taphouse in Sydney for the Mikkeller Tap Takeover. This review somehow got lost by the wayside.
Pours a hazy amber-orange colour, with a filmy head of white. Minimal depth to the body, leaving it very fluid, although the carbonation is very fine and languid. Looks nice enough.
Nose is sharp, but a little sweaty and earthy, almost as though it were months or years old. I was expecting big tropical hoppy characters, but there are non to be had here. Very light, a bit thin and no sweetness.
Taste is very similar. Very light and crisp, but missing depth and flavour. A little hoppiness comes through on the back, but it's very generic and quite uninspired. It's actually extremely dull, and where it's not dull, it actually becomes a tad offensive.
Tropical punch? Wow, this is nothing like what I was expecting. A rare and disappointing miss for Mikkeller. It did nothing to stand out in the lineup at the tap takeover, and must get lost in the regular Mikkeller lineup.
Serving type: on-tap
09-21-2011 07:45:07 | More by lacqueredmouse
Exotic Punch from Mikkeller ApS
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