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Årh Hvad - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
85
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 06-22-2013)
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Photo of Howler89
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Perfect beer is what a man I know called this one. This beer has perfect flavor. You just don't do better than this. Bretty belgian hop perfection if there was ever such a thing. The brett is so alive out of the gate, and whatever the hops are give it this freshness sensation. I feel like i've been thrown into a bucket of light and nothing else with every sip. This could be the most refreshing beverage I have ever consumed above 5%. This beer is so full of personality; truly a monument to creative brewers everywhere. Crazy good. Crazy complex. Crazy satisfactory.

Mikkeller is breaking breaking barriers I thought were indestructible

A+

Howler89, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev +18.3%

this is really incredible beer, and i know i get accused of being a mikkeller lush, but this is aweomse stuff. belgian pale ale, the boring style moniker prevented me from getting this for far too long, finally a generous christmas gift from drlovemd87 put it in my fridge. the pour is a lightly cloudy amber color with an enormously excited off white bubbly head. the aroma on this is all brett, i had no idea this was a wild ale, and not being listed here as such or saying so on the bottle, i was confused. this is no doubt brett fermented, or at least conditioned on it, because its so dry and funky, beyond the capability of any cultured belgian yeast i know. the first taste indicates a level of refinement often reserved only for the monks beer. this is that level, and the cheeky trappist mock up on the bottle may not be all that far off in terms of overall quality. yeasty funk all the way through with a generous hop profile that colors the beer without tainting it. the malt is in the cara-60 range, but drinks much lighter with all the effervescent carbonation and the supremely dry finish. what i love about this is that its both refreshing and satisfying, both hearty and drinkable, both robust and subdued, its really wonderful. this is an easy to overlook brew, especially at its price, but trust me that you will not regret picking it up. brett all the way, hops next, just an exercise in brewing brilliance.

StonedTrippin, Jan 11, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +15.6%

cirobordieri, Friday at 11:20 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Bubbles, Jan 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

vermilcj, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

bump8628, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

schnarr84, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of russpowell
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%

Pours an effervescent orange with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Stellar lacing & head retention

S: Faint Brett notes, that pick up steam quickly, over-ripe peaches & little bit of pear

T: Some Brett, pears & wine sap apples up front. Peppery notes & a little bit of grapefruit as this warms, a little bit of peach as well, Chardonnay dryness too, plus pineapple. Finishes dry, fruity & with much Brett

MF: Light bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp

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

russpowell, Mar 21, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +10.3%

jbmalta, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

AxlSkull, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Bill69, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

vhmf1978, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

PKalscheur, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

gnikola, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

yancot, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

YobroitsJoe, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

RichH55, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

valianes, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%

Mikkeller taps into what Belgian Pale Ales should be- not the sweet honey, not the fruity free, not the kitchen spice- but the earthen dryness and rustic character that makes these ales so distinctive and memorable.

But upon the pour, the ale seems a little tame- deep copper in its pour and as creamy as it is zesty- the ale looks like those sweeter varieties, except for its froathy and arid cap that forms atop. Strong retention forms a collar of foam with each sip from the glass.

Aromas provide a bridge- its sweeter impression introduce first with dry caramel, bread crust and pecan. But a deeper whiff reveals musty undertones of weathered wood, cork-like must, brisk sea air, straw and hay heading into that first sip.

And to mimic in taste, the short upstart of caramel and bread crust is dry, terse and only provides echoes of flavor thereafter. But weaving into the malty mix are more prominent flavors of wet straw, hay, attic-like dusty woods, cedar, pepper and peat. Shy of smoke, its phenolic taste promotes dry and spicy finish.

Fully carbonated, the beer engulfs the mouth with near-explosive fashion as the bubbles spring from the tongue. Its airiness forces a quick finish without a proper exploration of the taste. But the refreshing character of this perceived dryness more than makes up for its dryness. But a whimsical set of flavors come in its aftertaste and informs the tongue about those flavors gone bye.

Though I think the ale is true to form for the ever elusive Belgian Pale Ale style, I don't put it in the same class of Orval, but I do see the influences and think this beer trends that way in safe and confident fashion.

BEERchitect, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass.

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.

Overall - Interesting and enjoyable. Complex flavors from the brett and darker malts.

Alieniloquium, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%

330ml bottle poured into tulip 4/11/13

A clear dark amber liquid, a tornado of bubbles coming off the bottom, large, loose light tan foam has great retention slowly falling to a thick film with a table top island, lots of random lace deep down the glass

S caramel apple, some funky yeast bit still has some Proef house in there too, some citrus, earthy notes, and wet leaves

T more of the same, fruity, funky, earthy, but the taste has a little spice to it, decent stuff but nothing amazing

M medium bodied, all the bubbles I could see in the glass don't follow through in the mouth, nowhere near flat though, slick after the fact with a herbal, earthy finish

O solid brew I was hoping for a little more, worth a try but I wouldn't go searching for it

Middle of the road for Mikkeller, nothing memorable good or bad, easy enough to drink and the booze is invisible

wordemupg, Nov 04, 2013
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Årh Hvad from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.