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Hop Burn Low - Mikkeller ApS

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%

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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The same malts and hops were also used for the DIPA "Hop Burn High".

(Beer added by: bark on 01-07-2012)
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Photo of trentbent

New York

4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First Mikkeller for me. I was never sure which one to buy and always sure I couldn't afford any of them. But I'm glad I finally found one I couldn't resist by description. The bottle I have is different than the label in the picture here, it has a green label with a paper cut-out looking picture of a hop nugget in a fry pan.

A- orange cloudy peachy. S- orange, peach, cream. T- malty, creamy, lemon, aggressive, orange (but not blatant orange). M- again, creamy, aggressive, the alcohol burn at the back of the tongue and then a hop presence leftover on the tongue. O-I'm really glad I finally got a Mikkeller. I was thinking of getting a coffee IPA the other day but I couldn't part with my precious $16. I recommend this one. It's a bit of a mess but one can't stop drinking it for how rewarding it is with flavors galore.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 00:03:25 | More by trentbent
Photo of tmzl


3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: hazy yellow/amber. Very nice carbonation. Foam billowy with different sized bubbles, nice retention to white stable cover with few islands. Random lacing.

Smell: Pine, citrus zest, grapefruit - very IPA-ish hops. It's also alcohol spicy with some hints of sweet malt, caramel and toffee.

Taste: quite strong and aggressive hop taste of pine, grapefruit and lemon. It continues to medium sweet malts and then again to an aggressive followup of clean sharp bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy, medium body with dry finish. There is some warming from the high alcohol content.

Overall: a more aggressive than your typical IPL beer. Mix of crisp lager and DIPA with strong focus on bitterness. Still an interesting, drinkable and solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 20:21:38 | More by tmzl
Photo of metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has lots of flavors of sweet caramel malts along with a moderate amount of bitterness. The alcohol is rather well hidden from the taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied, a little clean and slightly crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Compared to the Imperial Pale Lagers (IPLs) I've had, this one tastes the most like an IPA and the only discernable difference is that it isn't as crisp.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 18:15:04 | More by metter98
Photo of BKBassist

New York

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Also had the same new art as the previous reviewer, so this must be a new batch. No bottling date, but it definitely tastes fresh and was found on a New Arrival shelf.

A - A fairly dark golden orange with a tinge of red. Quick dissipating white head, nice lacing. Fair amount of smallish bubbles.

S - Lemon zest, some bread/grain notes. Maybe a hint of nuttiness/marzipan?

T - An interesting balance of spice and heat, sweet citrus and tropical, and earthy lager characteristics. A true palate wrecker, tongue feels the bite for sometime. Fairly strong boozy aftertaste. Has elements of both a big DIPA and a crisp lager.

M - Very creamy, nice smooth carb.

Overall - A typical oddball Mikkeller brew, this is an intense and unique beer. Much more aggressive than other takes on the "IPL" style that I've had, this emphasizes the bitterness and spiciness more than anything else, but the lager characteristics are enough to keep it drinkable. Not a sessioner by profile or ABV, but definitely different and overall solid.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 04:34:47 | More by BKBassist
Photo of JohnQVD

New York

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly clouded bronze with a thin head that quickly dissipates back to leave light lacing on the glass. Nose is of licorice, light spice and chocolate. Surprising chocolate notes abound in the taste as well, along with lemon peel and a spicy burn. Aftertaste is heavily bitter with some pine resin. Mouthfeel is substantial, with some liveliness from the light carbonation.

I have no idea how old this is. It tastes fresher than the Mikkeller single hop IPAs I bought at the same time. The bottle artwork is different than pictured, so this may have been brewed a second time.

Overall, this is quite drinkable, with the hops giving it a good bitterness but without being overpowering. I was expecting something more overwhelming and while there is some good hop and alcohol burniness here, there is still some maltiness present. I would drink this again if it wasn't six dollars a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 01:48:41 | More by JohnQVD
Photo of mfnmbvp


3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date present but the stamp on the cap says 9131112. It took me a minute to actually figure out which version of this beer I had acquired, but I've got it figured out now. My artwork is different than the bottle pictured, and says Hop Burn Double Imperial Pale Lager. Anyway, stoked to have found a bottle of this. Poured into a Boulevard tulip.

A - Pours your standard light burnt sienna orange color with a fluffy finger and a half of head with some nice retention. Some bubbles lazily rushing up the sides to the top signifying it's carbonation. Decent lacing.

S - The usual array of fresh hop resins and citrus / pine notes coming in. Grapefruit. Has all the makings of a good IPA so far, for being an "imperial pale lager". Light malts really only become apparent to me after the head has died and the beer has warmed a bit.

T - Pungent, fruity hop bite is firmly in the foreground, followed with a very bitter finish which seems to linger in the back of your mouth. Definitely has a spicy hotness from this beers nice 10% abv and gratuitous hop resins, but it isn't overwhelming. A little bit carbonated in the finish.

M - A nice sticky hoppy resinous aftertaste. Warmth from the alcohol is pleasant enough (which obviously lives up to it's name Hop Burn), and there is a little bit of a green apple / sweetness aftertaste of some type, but not really distinguishable from any other imperial IPA out there. Definitely a true hop lover's beer, although quite a bit overpriced.

Overall, a very pleasant hoppy experience, and I did enjoy this beer, but I can't say it was worth the $6.50 I paid for it, and you could probably get your burning hop fix satisfied from elsewhere, for cheaper. Although, I am glad I managed to pick a bottle up while I had the chance.

Mikkeller Hop Burn Low ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 01:18:25 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of ngeunit1


4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy copper-orange with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet pilsner, grainy, and lightly caramel malts, grapefruit, tropical, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, some lager yeast, and a bit of booze.

T - Grapefruit, tropical, orange, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, lots of resiny bitterness, sweet pilsner, pilsner, bready, and light caramel malts, lager yeast, and some booze.

M - Full-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, warming, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Nice hoppy imperial pilsner. Nice hop profile and bitterness throughout.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 05:46:03 | More by ngeunit1
Photo of AgentMunky


4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Cap stamped 9131112.

A: No head tops this clearish amber ale. Sticky lace.

S: Mmmm, delicious. Hop cones dripping with oil and tropical fruits. Sweet caramel malts and stern alcohol.

T/M: Herm. Intriguing. Loads of wet, fruity hops, but the lager yeast gives it an contrapuntal dryness and tang that is somewhat disconcerting. That said, the more I drink, the more I like it. The strength is hidden well, and this tastes for all the world like a extra-juicy pale ale. There is a tinge of odd bitterness or yeastiness that I dislike, but this fades to be replaced by grapefruit peel and a lingering acidity.

O: Not so obviously delicious as Hop Burn High, but subtler and more interesting. I like this series (duo?) a lot and would highly recommend the pair.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 03:39:05 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy beige color lager with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry and citrusy hops is dominant with dry caramel malt base quite discreet. Taste is also dominated by herbal hops notes with quite dry notes and a medium citrusy finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. The description is spot on with hops being the dominant flavour and honestly I could not have known that this was lager if it wasn’t for the label.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 13:32:39 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of kojevergas


2.98/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at KnB wines near San Diego for $5.99 and served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. I had Hop Burn High but don't remember how I felt about it. Mikkeller is my favourite brewery in the world so expectations are high, but then again his brighter beers tend to be mundane compared to his darker ones. 10% ABV confirmed. Imported by the Shelton Bastards.

Served refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

My label differs from that on the site currently. It depicts a hop in a pan over a hob stove burner.

Paired with pretzels.

Pours without beer upsurging or any other issues.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger light khaki colour head of some nice cream, pretty good thickness, and very good retention considering the high ABV. It retains fora good three minutes at least. Lacing is poor. Body colour is a bright hazy copper hold; nontransparent but non-opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Par for the style, but there's nothing unique or special about it.

Sm: Heavy oily hops. Pine, some floral character, light citrus (grapefruit, if anything). Heavy butterscotch; in fact butterscotch is overwhelmingly dominant. I don't suspect diacetyl. It's a pleasant aroma. Moderate to strong. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T/Mf: Heavy heavy butterscotch. It's definitely dominant here. A very dry coarse finish bombs the mouthfeel, but in its early acts it's nicely smooth, wet, and even a bit creamy. I don't like the sudden change in texture, but it's consistently thick throughout yet light on the palate and almost refreshing (if not for that pesky finish). Some light oily hops, light pine, mild hop bitterness (well balanced and disguised), and floral character. Tropical hop flavour - maybe mango or even pineapple - is dominant among the hops. Very little hops come through for the style. Clean malts comprise the backbone. Maybe one of the least traditionally hoppy beers in the style I've had. No yeast or alcohol comes through - an achievement at this ABV. Not subtle or particularly complex, but unusual for the style.

I've never tasted butterscotch so much in a beer. There're even hints of butter pecan ice cream.

Dr: I guess I like it; I just despise the third act. If it kept its course through the end, it'd be much better (and much more drinkable). As it stands, it's notable for hiding its alcohol quite well. But I wouldn't want another one of these; it's going to be rough finishing the bottle quickly. Dries my mouth out so much. I wouldn't get this again, but as far as Mikkel's IPAs go, this one isn't bad.


Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 04:55:55 | More by kojevergas
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from wordemupg, 330ml into a tulip. Holdbar til 04/04/16.

Slightly darker orange, unfiltered with a finger or two of white head. Nose has some pungent citrus, big caramel malt character and a smidgen of pils malt. Slightly spicy hops, and a touch of alcohol. Taste has a load of sweet, caramelly malt. Bitter citrus hopping and slight pils malt. Bitter, spicy and drying finish. A little more alcohol. A big beer, perhaps more than I bargained for this eve - almost like an American style BW. Interesting nonetheless, and a style tick.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 01:15:05 | More by liamt07
Photo of CrazyDavros


3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours light amber with a small head.
Nose shows juicy tropical fruits, grapefruit and floral notes.
Also some clean malt and caramel.
Flavours include piny notes, alcohol, some soft tropical fruit. Seems a little harsh, especially in the finish.
Too much carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2012 02:49:52 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 13/9/12

A hazed orange copper with a few little chunks floating around, a few bubbles and just a thin cream colored cap that falls to a thin film but manages too leave lots of random lace

S smells of sweet caramels and fruit, there's some citric rind but I can't pinpoint it, reminds me of a fresh barley wine

T candied mango and pineapple with some pine and a little booze, fairly sweet with lots of caramels, there's some earthy notes playing a small part

M almost full bodied with a nice bitter bite and just a little grit, sticky and very smooth for a 10%er not much heat at all, I think I might need dental floss to get the flavor out, I'll be tasting this tomorrow

O pretty solid stuff, big hoppy monster that could hurt you if you let it, very easy too drink considering the strength be careful boys and girls

I might sit on one of these and see how a few years treats it, as a young beer it already reminds me of a Barley wine and I see some aging potential with this one

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 23:04:55 | More by wordemupg
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - craggy, low-rent label imagery, reminiscent of local punk show posters.

This beer pours a cloudy pale golden amber hue, with two fingers of dense, bubbly, foamy dirty beige head, which leaves a consistent, awesome honeycomb pattern of lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of bitter citrus rind, sweet grainy pale malt, a subtle caramel/toffee sugary character, some herbal, grassy hops, and a bit of edgy booziness. The taste is rather bitter, astringent pine and citrus hops, bready, grainy malt, with a touch of caramel, some herbal, grassy notes, a bit of mineral steeliness, and a softly threatening alcohol tendency.

The bubbles, they be smart, and generally on the down low, the body a slightly askew medium weight, and smooth, if your idea of a hot tub is north of 100. It finishes well off-dry, as the overwrought malt holds fast, barely outpacing those stubborn outsourced hops, seemingly stolen from the local IPA, all keeping their head above that pool of simmering booze.

One of the strangely more agreeable versions of the style, the grand uptick in hopitude perhaps distracting me from the normal alcohol heat problems that I normally seem so pissy about. Anyways, this is verily a DIPA, but without the big caramel sweetness, for which you apparently have to switch over to the Hop Burn High to experience. I have, and it's a somewhat more full-on affair, I have to say, but one which should take very little away from this particular incarnation, which has much to offer all on its own.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 05:39:12 | More by biboergosum
Photo of joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - fully hazy golden orange, solid head slowly dissipated to thick random islands, lots of random lacing
S - big hits of toffee and booze, spicy and herbal hop notes, light fruit
T - pleasant notes of pepper and herbal hops up front, more subtle citrus and pine, toffee malt, there is a mild refreshing mint like flavour, very complex and tasty with just a hint of boozy sweetness at the end
M - lightish body with decent carbonation, finishes with a medium pleasant bitter, no sign of the high octane
O - this is a great example of a high octane IPA (obviously categorized wrong), the hop flavour mix is outstanding and it is dangerously drinkable

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 03:14:42 | More by joemcgrath27
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peachy coloured body. The good bitterness, with complex hops and orange juicy citrus is up front and immediate. Malting pretty good too. Fuller mouthfeel. In your face like a double IPA. Very tasty, good drinkability for a high a.b.v. and it may not have been had it had more aggressive US hops. Recent cellar of Blue Monk.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 03:43:15 | More by Sammy
Photo of Mora2000


4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my brother for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of orange citrus hops, with some nice biscuit malt mixed in. The flavor is similar. The orange and grass notes from the hops add a low amount of bitterness, which is evened out by a nice biscuit malt character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 04:37:41 | More by Mora2000


4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap. ½ pint glass. Orangish amber in color, foggy appearance. Yellowish white, rocky, well retention crown. Copious collars. Subtle caramel malt, resins, tropical fruits & grapefruit notes both in flavor & aromas. Sharp, but gentle, bitterness in the middle lingers into the finish. Oily, flavorful, creamy palate. Full body, extra-soft carbonation. Refreshing, delightful. ABV is not annoying at all.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2012 20:56:10 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Photo of mrfrancis


3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thick, pillowy white head.

S: Aromas of lemon, lime, biscuits, caramel, herbs, grass, and bitter orange fill the nose.

T: Notes of lemon, lime, biscuits, caramel, herbs, grass, bitter orange, kumquat, minerals, and grapefruit assault the palate. The finish is punchy and bitter with notes of herbs and tart citrus underscored by alcohol.

M: Relatively full in body, dryish, and firm. Carbonation is active. Alcohol presence is initially restrained, but becomes pronounced on the finish. This is one that is definitely capable of knocking you flat.

O: I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. Sure, this is a rather solid imperial pilsner, but compared to some others (Southern Tier's Krampus, Rogue's Morimoto, Mikkeller's Draft Bear), it is relatively nondescript. I mean the flavors don't really separate for any length of time and there seems to be little integration of malt and hop flavors. All in all, I think what I'm getting at is that there just isn't a ton of depth here. If you're a diehard hophead you'll likely enjoy this lager, but it's not really doing anything for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 14:19:48 | More by mrfrancis
Photo of JackieTH


4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale coppery gold liquid with three fingers of thick rocky foam that leaves copious lacing. Very attractive. Smells of pine cones and hay, crackers and slightly sweet. Taste is pungent pine resin, fresh cut grass, earthy spice, flaky biscuit, subtle sweetness. Medium body holds together well with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. I really didn't know what to expect based on the label. A very nice double pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 06:23:01 | More by JackieTH
Photo of jjanega08


4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness dating

A= Pours a nice deep ambersih orange color with a slightly off white head that holds great retention and lacing.

S= Smells of crisp clean hops. Maybe a little alcohol burn in the nose but mostly a bright cascade aroma. Citrus and fruity.

T= The mouth is again a highly hopped cascade flavor hop. It tastes a lot like the cascade hop candy from the homebrew store with a bit more of a malty backbone to it. I wonder if this was brewed with only cascades. The malt backbone is solid with caramel malts and minimal amount of alcohol burn.

M= Thick and creamy.

O= This is a solid IPA from Mikk. The name is a little confusing so check the bottle on the lower right hand corner...the dial should be set to low. I would love to try the high after trying this one. Check it out it's a fun beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 00:27:31 | More by jjanega08
Photo of fmccormi

New York

4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from 11.2oz pry-off bottle to a tall, fluted glass (Ommegang 2011 giftpack flute). No clear dating here, though there is a printed code on the cap which could be a bottling date (“9131112”). I’m going to be super optimistic and say that this might have been bottled on March 11, 2012. Glass is at least half full, right? (Literally.)

Appearance (4.0): This bastard has quite an aggressive head, charging out of the gate with a solid four fingers of foam the color of custard. It dies down slowly, leaving a rocky head, a few decent-sized splotches of lace, and rings of foam as the body diminishes. Speaking of which, the body is a burnt orange-gold, hazy but not chalky. Great-looking beer!

Smell (4.5): Very dank, citrusy, and . . . minty? Yeah I think this smells kind of minty. It’s great though, a really nice addition here. Nice red grapefruit flesh scent, and a very noticeable but not overpowering biscuity scent—like fresh bread. This smells great!

Taste (5.0): Again, the minty character comes as a very welcome surprise: that herbal character meshes very well with the piney, dank character that follows. Some definitely noticeable booze is in here, too, but I’m okay with it. It is 10% ABV, after all. The hops charge into the finish, with a very strong herbal / piney character—sucking on a pinecone at the end, and it just doesn’t quit. It plays well with the slightly chalky, medicinal character that lager yeast can lend. The bready, pale malts blend in well in the background, giving the hops something to cling to without commanding much attention. It’s nice, very well executed. Honestly, I don’t know what more I could ask for, from the style.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Medium- to full-bodied, leaning towards full-. The carbonation is perfect here: subtle at first, but it turns aggressive and tingly soon after without ever becoming coarse. Body is a bit syrupy and oily, but finishes extremely dry, no doubt partly thanks to the ABV.

Overall (4.5): This was one of the very few occasions that I’ve given something a five on the “taste” part of a review. This was awesome, just great, and I want some more. Really dug the mint character in the hop profile, too. Price and dating issues will prevent me from spending too much on Mikkeller, but knowing that the guy’s capable of this kind of stuff, I’m going to be making the leap a bit more often from now on. Highly recommended, if it’s likely to be fresh.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 02:07:38 | More by fmccormi
Photo of Bendurgin


3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. This one pours a slightly hazy straw with a finger of white head that settles leaving a bit of soapy lace.

Hints of honey in the aroma with a strong scent of pine hops. Pleasant aroma but seems to be far from what I expect from a pilsner. Toasted malts on the pallet with a big pine hop flavor and a little bit of honey sweetness in the background.

The body is sticky and full with lingering flavors. Overall this is pretty tasty but seems more like a hoppy pale than a pilsner.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2012 02:14:08 | More by Bendurgin
Photo of rarbring


3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy light amber beer, an off-white rather small head, some lacing and good curtains.

Smelling of honey, syrup, grass.

Taste of white syrup bread, a dash of sherry, some slight chili spiciness, grass and grape-fruit peel.

Medium low carbonation, soft and oily, a good body, slightly dry.

Well done, good balance, and the 10% ABV do not show.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 14:22:23 | More by rarbring
Photo of Brad007


4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, not often that I get to be the first to review something from Mikkeller.

Pours a sexy golden color with a voracious foaming head into my glass. Wow. This one is bold.

All I can think of at first is hop juice with a good focus on pine resin and something that must be mango (citra or nelson sauvin in here?). Not much of the pils underneath.

Flavor is much the same. Packs a very nice hop punch full of mango, grapefruit and pear flavors. The malt underneath is there to facilitate the flawless movement of flavor through the taste buds.

Lip-smacking bitterness that consists of faintly buttered malt with mango and grapefruit characteristics.

Thumbs up! I'm glad I took the chance on this!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 02:59:52 | More by Brad007
Hop Burn Low from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.