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Mexas Ranger - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
87
very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: oline73 on 05-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale brewed with spices, almond milk, cocoa, chili, black beans & avocado leaves.
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Photo of Pliny_the_Self-righteous
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Draft @ Mikkeller Bar SF on 1/19/20. Pours dark brown in color with slight tan head. Aroma of chills, chocolate, with some sweet almond and smoke. Flavor is chocolate, brown sugar, noticeable but not overbearing chili, and some smoke. Mouthfeel is relatively thin. Very nice flavor profile, although personally I would have enjoyed some more chili pepper heat.

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

Photo of DavidHume
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kraty1
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

after drinking this again recently, i have drawn several conclusions. 1) this beer does not need a tequila barrel, and while it makes solid thematic sense to put it in one, it can do little to smooth out an already very smooth beer, and i think dominates some of the contributions of these odd ingredients. 2) this beer ages expertly well. the flavors all marry in really well, and the feel just becomes incredible. i had no idea that a beer this low in abv would improve to this degree with a little time. 3) abv does not necessarily have to be directly correlated to how we could describe a beer as big. this is as boldly flavored, viscous, and intense as any barrel aged imperial coming in at 12% abv, it just doesnt need to be there, and i almost prefer its absence in this context. 4) black beans may be a useful and viable (albeit unconventional) ingredient for brewers on a grander scale than a one off. they have unique starches that add a dense earthy body to this beer without much flavor impact. i could see them being possibly desirable in other big dark beers. all of this gleaned from one beer, pretty cool stuff again from mikkeller. its just so big and dynamic for its abv, and it uses all these crazy ingredients as well as they could be used. worth picking up at any price i think just for the experience.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.51/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Mexas Ranger from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.