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Årh Hvad - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
85
very good

22 Reviews
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 98
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 21.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark | website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale | 7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 06-22-2013

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. The beer's name apparently translates to 'oh what?!', which is generic enough for me to question what the hell the label's depictions actually are meant to relate - i.e., wasting beer by pouring it into a hat?

This beer pours a rather hazy, red brick amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, eroded rocky head, which leaves a half-wall of thickly webbed, sudsy lace 'around' the glass as things lazily recede.

It smells of funky, cheesy, farmhouse yeast - Brett in all its perceptible 'goodness' - musty white grapes, partly on their way to becoming white wine, grainy pale malt, some fleshy apple esters, and earthy, dusty hops. The taste is more musty, grainy pale malt, a well-lessened funk, one more dry orchard than barnyard oriented, some fading grape and drupe dry fruitiness, and those same dusty, earthy hops from the aroma, flitting above the yeast's transgressions here.

The bubbles are mostly underground, planning an insurrection that never comes, the body medium-light in weight, and somewhat hard-put to be smooth, as the yeast and now evidently sassy hops having their ungainly way. It finishes off-dry, the malt procuring a backbone, as the yeast eases off a bit, and the hops carry on as ever was.

An agreeable enough pale ale, of the Belgian sway, if that direction happens to include yer wild-ass yeast. Definitely an offering for fans of Messr. Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, ESQ. Me, I'm good with the non-funky version, normally.

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Appearance - Pours a deep copper. Big head that settles to a thick layer of surface foam.

Smell - Bretty. Some fruitiness. Grapes and a bit of apple. Dark caramel. Slightly musty.

Taste - Bretty again. Less intense with the fruit, but some flavor persists. Caramel malts. Darker malts get stronger in the finish. Bitter and sharp bretty finish.

Mouthfeel - Dry and highly carbonated. Medium body.

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MF: Light bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp

Drinks easy, I like the Brett aspect of this, too pricey to be in my rotation though...

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Årh Hvad from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.