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Mexas Ranger - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 117 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

MinorThreat, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Paisan, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Giggy, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

RocksteadyRye, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high light mocha colored head that died down a bit but consistently left a large patch of bubbles in the center, a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts and chocolate are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but is more complex and also has notes of spices and chili peppers. The roastiness lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little dry (from the roasted malts) and creamy on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O:This beer has an interesting mix of flavors and isn't that difficult to drink.

metter98, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of alaimoa
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was pleasantly surprised with the jet black pour and big brown head that lingered for about 10 minutes with thick brown lacing reaching the top of the glass
Smells of roasted coffee beans, brown sugar, caramel, burnt chocolate
Taste of sweet cocoa and a lactose like sweetness. A little bit of lingering spiciness from the chilles in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel a bit thin
Overall okay beer which I would compare to a Westbrook Mexican Cake that in my opinion is much better as far as complexity and mouthfeel

alaimoa, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Poupae, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

AaronandAmberGrafe, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Bonis, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

claspada, Jul 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of SteveTheDog
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I didn't know what to expect with this beer - I think I was guessing it would taste a little like drinking mole sauce. I was pleasantly surprised and it was a delicious dessert beer.

It poured about as dark as I expected but had a great thick head on it. The smell reminded me of a kona coconut porter because the dark cocoa and burnt coconut was definitely there. The taste proved the nose true and was highlighted with just a hint of spice. The finish was just a little smoother than melted chocolate. This was a great dessert beer and paired well with dark chocolate. I will definitely have another one.

My one small point of contention - being from Texas, I can't say I would associate this beer with a ranger. Too rich.

SteveTheDog, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JohnK17, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

mdaschaf, Jun 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

ccozzi, Jun 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

AdamP, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

stealth, Jun 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Rickythejeweler, Jun 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

chippo33, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

pinnser, Jun 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Hellpop65, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes.

A- Pitch black beer poured from the 750ml bottle into a goblet. Very dark brown, close to black head about two fingers high. Good cap retention with a nice pillow leaving webs of lace.

S- Big cocoa and burnt roast malts up front. Leafy basil-like avocado leaves and big coconut as well.

T- Big deep roast malts up front with a great cocoa flavor overall. Coconut is prevalent as well as some spicy vegetal chili, slight almond and a nice herbal leafy avocado leaf flavor, reminds me of basil in a way.

MF- Thick body with a creamy feel. Moderate and silky carbonation and a roast bitterness throughout.

Reminds me of both Hunapuh's and Indra Kunindra in certain ways. Lots going on but it goes together pretty nicely.

cbutova, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Texasfan549, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

Updated from a 4 'Had' score, I've been eager to revisit this one and compare it to the Bourbon Barrel Texas Ranger I've had a few times this year.

Black pour into a pint glass with a ridiculous cascading brown head. Great retention, lots of lace. Cocoa and roast seem to dominate, but there is also a good dose of green pepper flavor and smokiness while remaining light on the spiciness. I swear I do get black beans in the scent, not as much in the taste. Some lactose/chocolate milk type flavors, toasted bread, and interesting leafy and herbal spice tones. Mouthfeel is slick but dense with carbonation kinda on the light side, it is surprisingly drinkable.

Not sure if ALL the added ingredients really contributed something but I really enjoy this one. The base porter is great and left uncompromised, light chili spice and black beans give it a nice unique twist.

Chico1985, Jun 03, 2013
Mexas Ranger from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.