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Mexas Ranger - Mikkeller ApS

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87
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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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Ratings: 148 | Reviews: 30
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4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.56/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown to black with a reddish tinge on the edge when held to the light. On top, 3 fingers of dark rusty brown foamy head.


S: Tequila, chocolate, cocoa, cereal bran, some strange scents like carob. Soy sauce, licorice.


T: Dark chocolate, carob, light spicy quality, then hit with hard shelled peppermint gum, then some exotic spices like almost sandalwood, herbal qualities like avocado with its peel. Soy sauce, licorice, a floral quality like lilacs, a lightly sour note like cider vinegar. Its got some interesting herbs that I can’t identify as well, almost like Thai spa herbs. At times there’s a smokiness as well.


M: Thick smooth oily body, very little carbonation.


O: Wow. An excellent brew. Really loving this one. Got it at Mikkeller Bar in Bangkok today, March 1st, 2015. One of those rare brews unlike any other that Mikkeller does. Complex and keeps me drinking it.

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4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Flavor is really hard to unpack. Cool beer, but not an everyday session situation

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4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
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 +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
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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4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Mexas Ranger from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.