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Ultramate 1000 - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3
pDev: 24.67%

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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Spring

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 04-04-2012)
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Reviews by kojevergas:
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1.78/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are very high given the brewer, who is my favourite in the world - though his brighter beers tend to pale (excuse the pun) in comparison to his darker beers.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired.

A: Pours a 3.5 finger head of slight cream, quite thin, with poor lacing, and of good retention. Colour is a dull nontransparent non-opaque orange. Not at all vibrant. No floating yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Fresh citrusy hops. Some floral hints. Weak and not particularly appealing. A light strength aroma.

T: Citrusy hop notes, with hints of floral character. Some orange peel. Some staleness, especially of the clean barley foundation. Some honey. All around, it's a pretty bad pale ale. Incredibly simple, with unappealing flavours. Too bitter. Wretchedly imbalanced. Poorly built all around. Wow, this is bad. What the hell what Mikkel thinking with this one?

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the style but not the terrible flavours. Adequately thick. Adequate carbonation.

Dr: Difficult to drink because of its low quality. This is maybe the second worst (if not worst) Mikkeller beer I've had (up against Mikkeller Black). I don't know what happened here, but it's pretty damn bad for a pale ale. Stale and just off. Wouldn't get it again. I'd caution anyone from trying it; it's almost as though something went wrong during the brewing process.


Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 05:46:58 | More by kojevergas
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Our local in Ohio might have gotten this in last month, I kept wanting to try it. That's crazy if this was brewed in 2013, I know their wholesaler gave it to them at full price. To resell a beer that's already been aged a year would be crazy no dates on the bottle anywhere but the cap has 8571112, I can't tell if there's a date within that mess. Body is clouded deep apricot hue with a big biscuit shaped head forming thick like a big fermenting ale yeast during open fermentation. Fine even lacing spread around the sides of the glass. Aroma has a sour note, lemon zest, herbal character with bready biscuit/fresh cut hay and a bit of aged hop presence going on here. The most unbalanced infected beer I've tasted in a long time, band aids with a lingering pine bitterness that will most likely induce your gag reflex, there's a reason this is no longer brewed and how the hell did I pay 4 something for a 11.2 ounce bottle of it. Straight drain pour nothing good will come out of finishing this beer. Mouthfeel akin to paint thinner with a medicinal/bitter herbal hop finish that lingers and makes you want go brush your teeth. It was like sucking on hop pellets, not a single pleasant note here. Overall, Mikkeller beer makes me nervous throw down big bucks and rarely do I have a good experience, but that new Prairie collaboration American Style, don't pass big thumbs up!!!

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Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours two nice fluffy fingers of off-white / tan colored head. Body is a murky dark orange color with hints of ruby thrown in there as well. Lots of bubbles rushing topside, with some sediment twirling around. Nice fluffy rings of lacing.

S - Smell is mild and subdued: strong presence of dusty bready malts, with faint faded smelling hops.

T - Taste is of extremely strong bitter hop presence, but not the usual array of bitterness that is found in many pale ales / IPA's. And considering this beer's low 4.90% abv, this beer hits your tastebuds pretty hard. Lightly floral, but with a slightly nasty, unpleasant bitterness in the aftertaste.

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Ultramate 1000 from Mikkeller ApS
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