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Drink'in The Sun 12 - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
81
good

25 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  1.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GONZALOYANNA on 08-05-2012)
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Raziel313

California

2/5  rDev -43.3%

07-05-2014 00:24:34 | More by Raziel313
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Kaizoku

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-07-2014 09:40:55 | More by Kaizoku
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JulioH

Florida

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I appreciated the amount of hops put into this beer. It was very bitter, although it did have an IPA aroma. Also, it was very light, definitively a day beer or session beer, but, 1.90 ABV? Really, this is for those who are on a diet, or those kicking the habit. Nice placebo effect though.

Good beer to try, very interesting, but hardly enjoyable. Ferments in bottle, but hardly any.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 23:52:06 | More by JulioH
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biokid23

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

01-28-2014 18:37:54 | More by biokid23
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vermilcj

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15%

10-25-2013 01:31:48 | More by vermilcj
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

10-13-2013 05:24:19 | More by Rekrule
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

2.94/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pour is orange with light haze and a ridiculous white head, giant and chunky, thought it might be infected at first. Scent reveals light floral and grassy hops, lots of pale malt. Smells like a very old/tame IPA, but not bad considering the ABV.

Taste is mostly pale malts with some bread, wheat and meh-adjunct tastes. Very light herbal and grassy hop presence. Mouthfeel is kinda watery with lowish carbonation.

Well it's a low alcohol beer, and it tastes like one. A decent scent for the style but the rest is probably what you'd expect - quite bland. I do give Mikkeller props for just putting out beers like this though.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 15:58:07 | More by Chico1985
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bmwats

Louisiana

2.96/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Hazy, opaque, golden hue. Pours a 3 finger, cascading, frothy, white head. Craters very slowly, and unevenly. Slight spotty lacing.

S: Wheat, tons of lemon citrus, clove, and oregano.

T: Very light on the wheat, construction paper, with a lemon infusion. But not really sweet.

M: Light, shallow, crisp with a steely finish... like chewing on a copper pot. Harsh.

D: The harsh bitterness in the finish, will put the kabosh on a quick finish.

Atmosphere is really strong. Huge head, fair lacing. Nose is wheaty, with plenty of lemon citrus, and some Italian spice. Light, thin, and shallow wheat and paper with a harsh citrus infusion. Overall, this is an average quaff.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 20:28:09 | More by bmwats
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-29-2013 02:14:42 | More by Sludgeman
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with 2+ fingers of head that retains for a good while. Eventually settles down to a thin cap that leaves some very nice lacing

S: Big notes of fruity esters from the yeast along with a good amount of sweetness and lightly citrus hop character

T: Quite a lot of flavors going on here. Get some fruity esters and a light yeasty spiciness followed by the lightly citrusy hops. A light bitterness is present throughout

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Wow. Who would have guessed that this kind of brew (the sub-2% alcohol kind) could have this much flavor packed into it. Nicely aromatic and flavorful. So much so that it has more than some 6%'ers that I've had in the past. A little stiff on the price at $5 for an 11.2 oz. bottle, but definitely worth it to try once and see quite a successful experiment work out as well as this one. Gotta give some props to Mikkeller on this one

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 04:05:31 | More by BEERMILER12
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Tyrus

California

3/5  rDev -15%

07-08-2013 17:57:21 | More by Tyrus
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

07-06-2013 21:08:58 | More by tbryan5
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-18-2013 04:43:15 | More by DrunkinYogi
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-09-2013 22:46:33 | More by zapahoppa
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-15-2013 01:34:37 | More by spycow
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

03-03-2013 16:45:37 | More by chippo33
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Mattias

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

02-16-2013 22:27:07 | More by Mattias
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

01-24-2013 13:44:43 | More by GrindFatherBob
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ngeunit1

California

4.11/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Wheat and sweet grainy malts, lemon zest, citrus and grassy hops.

T - Wheat and sweet grainy malts, floral and grassy hops, some bitterness, some lightly tart lemon zest.

M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with dry and bitter finish.

D - Good body and flavor for such low ABV. Very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 03:21:56 | More by ngeunit1
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-29-2012 22:58:49 | More by CwrwAmByth
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popery

California

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Pours a hazy orange with a big foamy white head. Tons of lacing. There are clumps of bubbles sticking all over the glass. It really doesn't smell like much. I was expecting the aroma to be the standout strength of the beer and wouldn't be surprised if it was with a pint poured from a fresh keg. However, from this bottle that has traveled unknown miles, I'm just getting a light citric hoppy flavor. It's nice and a big step up from any other beer that I've had in this style or under 3% abv, much less 2%. The taste is a very refreshing, mildly tart hoppiness on top of pale fresh barley. It sort of tastes like lemon skins mixed into sparkling water. The malt mostly provides body. It's a rather dry beer. Mouthfeel is creamy and full. This is not an easy beer to rate, and it certainly benefits from style comparison. However, that doesn't mean that I don't like the beer. It's quite good, really.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 03:31:45 | More by popery
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kojevergas

Texas

2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. Acquired at a nearby beer store for an appalling $5.99. Since Mikkeller is my all-time favourite brewery and I'm on a mission to review every beer Mikkel puts out, I broke down and bought it - even though I hated last year's release. Hopefully this one is better. Reviewed live. 1.9% ABV confirmed. Note that the label reads "Drink'in the Sun 12"; this is definitely a distinct beer from other similarly titled listings on the site. We're not just noting that this is the 2012 release of "drink'in the Sun"; that beer is 2.4% ABV by all accounts.

Imported by the Shelton Bastards. No wonder it's so pricey.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

The goal of this beer seems pretty clear by the title: this is meant to be a refreshing "American Style Wheat Ale" you could drink on a lazy summer day. I'll factor this in to my review.

Yields a satisfying "ksh" upon opening. No problems with liquid surging out or anything of that nature.

A: Pours entirely head. I'm talking the entire glass. Khaki colour, beautiful thick rolling cream, excellent thickness, and certainly no problem with retention; it'll probably hold for about six minutes. As the head slowly recedes (from the bottom, I mean...), I glimpse the body: it's pale yellow in colour, surprisingly vibrant, and transparent. Translucent as well. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Looks pretty good. It's somewhat unique, in any case.

Sm: Crystal malt, wheat, pale malts, minimal floral hops, maybe some lemon zest. An average strength aroma. Pleasant and appealing, but simple.

T: Very full bodied wheat build, but it runs a bit thin in the third act and on the finish. Overly hopped; too much floral character is out of balance with the very limited malt bill. I get a bit of lemon zing on the climax, a nice touch. It's surprisingly subtle for the style (if we're calling it a "low alcohol beer", which seems more an arbitrary characteristic than a style per se) and I wouldn't call it unrefreshing. Certainly no alcohol comes through. And no yeast either. I will say that it's bland and imbalanced.

Mf: Off. Wet throughout, but with alternatingly smoothness and coarseness that lacks motivation. It's also a bit unnatural in its slick quality. I don't care for the mouthfeel at all.

Dr: It's just so pedestrian. If it wasn't so low alcohol, I wouldn't be impressed with its flavour. But even as a surprisingly flavourful low alcohol beer, it isn't an ultimate success: I wouldn't want to drink lots of this for the taste. In that respect, it falls short of its goal. In any case, it's much better than I remember last year's release being. Still, it's quite overpriced. I wouldn't get this again, but if Mikkel brews a 13 next year, I'll be the sucker who buys it. A noble attempt from Mikkeller, and an interesting experiment, but ultimately a failure

C

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 02:32:50 | More by kojevergas
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15%

10-22-2012 22:55:34 | More by MrRockstar
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Brad007

Vermont

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow, 1.9%? The last beer I had that was this low was a cheap, watery NA.

Pours a cloudy amber-gold with a decent head into my glass. For something that's low in alcohol, you wouldn't know it.

Hops and buttery (?) wheat notes greet the nose. Again, unless you've had a lot of NA beers, you would not be able to tell.

Crisp, refreshing and surprisingly full of flavor. The bread hits you hard, which is probably the only "negative" (because really, there aren't many) about this beer.

Lingering butteriness is a bit of a buzzkill. Otherwise, not bad at all.

For a low alcohol beer, I gotta rate this well because if you've had the style, it's mostly sweet, carbonated grain-water and this makes an attempt to rise above.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 23:49:55 | More by Brad007
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. ½ pt Tumbler glass. Amber color & foggy appearance. White, creamy froth leaves lacing on sides. Thick & firm lsting crown. Intense floral & grassy aromas with citric touc & piney hues. Sharp bitterness & spicy notes. Medium body. Moderate to high carbonation. Oily texture. Dry bitter finish & resins on the aftertaste. Awesome low ABV.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 18:43:02 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Drink'in The Sun 12 from Mikkeller ApS
81 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.