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Mexas Ranger - Mikkeller ApS

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87
very good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with spices, almond milk, cocoa, chili, black beans & avocado leaves.

(Beer added by: oline73 on 05-13-2012)
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-27-2013 19:42:33 | More by mdaschaf
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-13-2013 07:23:58 | More by XmnwildX12
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-12-2013 13:22:25 | More by braugon
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South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-18-2013 01:20:09 | More by tednkelly
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Celebrating all-thing-Mexican, Mikkeller jam-packs this stout full of every flavor that's even loosely associated with the Central American country. Aside from tomatoes, this ale is meant to be a mole quesadilla in a glass.

Opaque black in the glass, the beer slowly separates its dark and ominous body underneath from its mocha whipped topping to cap. Long in its retention, the ale coats the glass with intricate lacing patterns as the beer fades.

Sweet and sour in its scent, the ale is rounded with a plethora of complexity. Thinly sweet with candy-shop sweet scents, the beer soon releases tart sherry and port notes that are as succulent as it is acidic. Spicy agave with heavy toast and cocoa powder round out its rich but cidery scent.

Deliciously sweet and roasty, the beer starts out with a French-press coffee flavor, equipped with roast, nuttiness and earthen rootiness. Its burnt sweetness invites that taste of dark fruits- grapes, currants, raisin, dates and licorice all playing a role in its complex middle palate. As the smoky sweetness recedes, its tequilla flavor rises with a spicy fruitiness along with some bright vegetative tones.

Full bodied but not shy on balancing agents, its roast provides dryness. Its hop bitterness provides resinous dryness. Both its natural ale and infused booze provide dryness. Its fading sweetness provides dryness... yet, the beer finishes lightly chalky and only malty-dry with vinous tartness to round it out in the end.

Even though the beer's marketing seems to be a mockery of what's Mexican in America, its taste is true to those flavors south of the boarder, even though the avacado, black bean and honey flavors remain largely below flavor threshold.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 06:51:26 | More by BEERchitect
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mwilbur

Minnesota

2.85/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours an extremely dark brown with 1/4 inch dark mocha head. Good retention. Decadent in appearance.
S: Cocoa, spice (chili), brown sugar, and an earthy funk.
T: Hot chili, cocoa, and a bunch of other muddled flavors. Way too much going on here.
M: Light body. Hot spice.
D: Not very drinkable beyond more than the first couple sips. An interesting idea, but the result is too muddled and way too spicy.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 02:26:35 | More by mwilbur
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

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Illinois

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blkcld

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-31-2013 02:10:11 | More by blkcld
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud for sharing this interesting guy.

Huge creamy fluffy dark mocha colored thick rich almost 2 Finger head that partially reverse waterfall, so much soapy lacing that just sticks forever, pitch black beer. Huge legs too. The appearance can't get any better.

Nose brings tons if dark malts, some roast, hint soy, super heavy dark choc and malted milk ball, bitter with hint acrid but barely, hint of coffee and touch of hot pepper, nice nutty aroma with some creamy almond milk, light green plant leaf, big dark brick choc, a deep nosing brings dried black beans like the crusty beans on the sides of black bean dip. Also some earthy spicy chewy hops.

Taste is a bit different, this time tons of hops and bitterness, big earthy spicy hops, chewy hops, light acrid burnt taste, hint char and dark roast, light tin too. Then lots more chocolate, very bitter dark choc, brick of choc, light creamy lactose and a nutty almond milk. Bitter acrid blends with an earthy green leaf flavor and light vegetative. Light chili pepper heat in the back of the throat. Some light creamy black bean dip flavours. Finish is very bitter, semi sticky sweet, lots more dark choc, light pepper heat lingering, plenty of earthy spicy hops, chewy like, light green plant flavor.

Mouth is thick bodied, bit creamy thick, decent small bubble carb.

Overall great to start, bit iffy to finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 19:17:15 | More by jlindros
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vfgccp

New York

3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Omg... why do Mikkeller beers always look so great. Pitch black body. Thick, creamy cap of dark mocha foam. Sky scraper head leaves carpet-levels of lacing along the glass. Incredible retention.

S - Bright chili peppers, black beans, nutella, chocolate milk, saffron, turmeric, cocoa nibs. Fantastic complexity.

T - Kaladoskopic. Ancho peppers, coffee grinds, cocoa, black beans. Leafy, almond center. Dry, green pepper, tomato plant stems, and burnt chipotle finish.

M - Medium frame with a dry, chalky body.

O - One of the best looking single stouts I've ever seen. Excellent execution with above average enjoyability.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 00:19:11 | More by vfgccp
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-21-2013 21:25:13 | More by Jeffrey2310
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shared this with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a shockingly dark brown almost black hue with a massive mocha head that's super creamy and dense. Tons of lacing, just incredible. Lacing sucks around too.

S - Aromas of that chocolatey spice notes reminiscent of chipotle, super creamy almond milk, lots of cocoa, light vegetation, just tons of chocolate. Very nice Mexican black bean dip when exhaling and inhaling quickly. Super fun.

T - Taste is not evenly remotely close to the nose. Very bitter, almost metallic, light chocolate, spices/chili, flashes of vegetable, very weird to be this far from the nose.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, not nearly as creamy as I expected.

O - Overall I was blown away by the appearance and nose, taste just fell flat for me though

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 17:16:28 | More by rudzud
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MinorThreat

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-19-2013 04:15:40 | More by MinorThreat
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Paisan

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Mexas Ranger from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.