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Walk On Water - To Øl

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BA SCORE
83
good

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 16.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
To Øl visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is a collab between To Øl and Mikkeller, the overall objective was to make the "lightest beer in the world".

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 09-06-2012)
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KYGunner

Kentucky

2.91/5  rDev -20.3%

Light straw yellow complexion gives the appearance of an American Adjunct or Malt Liqour with a huge billowing cloud of loosely knit bubbles for a head.

The scent is diverse but unfortunately some of these scents went to off putting. The aroma opens with an aromatic hair spray, the off putting, sweet grainy malt, alcohol and then ends with a fruity lemon and citrus.

The flavor is sharp with alcohol but settles into a rice flavor. The mix gives one the taste of sake as it ends with a fruity peach flavor. The end really saves this from being below okay.

The feel was sharp with alcohol as was the taste but then ended relatively easy.

In some respects this should be viewed as a novelty and not a beer to be judged in a contest but that said I failed to find this worthy of a second try.

12-19-2013 22:42:19 | More by KYGunner
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-19-2013 04:25:22 | More by jkball01
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-18-2013 02:26:11 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

2.74/5  rDev -24.9%

Incredibly ballsy, the collaborative efforts of Mikkeller and ToOl has lead me to be convinced that both have lost their damn minds. The "lightest beer in the world" at fourteen percent alcohol is both an incredible and ridiculous notion- like craft-brewed malt liquor or "impeiral" light beer. But what they have accomplishes is the lightest beer at this strength that I have come across.

Pale straw in color, the beer is partly fizzy, partly frothy as its foam structures build on top like champagne and collapses just the same. With no real attempt at head retention or lacing- the ale is actually succeeding at its attempt, as its lack of substance has sorely impeded its foam character.

Spicy aromas of grain sweetness and alcohol are highly Saki-like. A whole lotta nothin' causes its scent to be thinly of "Karo-type" corn syrup, spicy vodka and chardonnay- equipped with sulfury white grape and green apple character. Peppercorn, hay and husk aromas shine a light on balance but in the most rustic and raw attempts.

Flavors definately shift from any malt character to all graininess. Its a quite empty taste as if adjunct cereal grains take command of the taste buds with a light anorexic sweetness of candy sugar. Its champagne-like finish is fruity, spicy and again, saki-like.

Just as ugly in mouthfeel as it is in taste, the beer does coat the mouth with residual sweetness and vodka-like alcohol. Its heated prickle and numbing texture has little balance outside of a peppery hop dryness.

There's simply not enough beer-like characteristics to assess one way or another- its simply a malt liquor that's hiding in craft beer clothing.

12-17-2013 19:36:53 | More by BEERchitect
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humulusphile

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-13-2013 07:29:13 | More by humulusphile
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-12-2013 16:15:33 | More by jklecko2
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-08-2013 21:20:24 | More by DRTBrewster
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dwagner003

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-23-2013 07:57:00 | More by dwagner003
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AgentMunky

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-19-2013 05:41:27 | More by AgentMunky
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-08-2013 02:56:22 | More by kmos27
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +5.8%

Draft offering at the Batdorf served in a short sort of pub/pils glass. The brew appears a pale golden copper color with a thin white film. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass along with clear legs of lacing effect.

The aroma starts off with some abrupt perfume-like alcohol. Some citrus zest, orange and solvent booze with almost a vinous aspect that creeps out as it warms. While I have never had this brew before, it has a strange familiarity about it.

The taste is bitter and rindy with a huge alcohol feel that numbs the tongue. Some orange or lemon zest quality with an herbal hop feel that borders on feeling tropical yet medicinal at the same time. Strange that while really boozy, it maintains a feel about it that makes me keep coming back for more.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a light level of carbonation that keeps things uplifting. It is boozy to say the least but strangely familiar and enjoyable. I dont really understand the concept here...lightest beer in the world? At 14% it sure isnt light in potency. The cooper coloring sure isnt the lightest. The mouthfeel, while light could be lighter. Whatever, its an enjoyable boozy sipper despite the name being a fail.

10-17-2013 19:38:47 | More by stakem
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marqoid

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-06-2013 18:22:41 | More by marqoid
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.84/5  rDev +5.2%

11.2 ounce bottle poured into snifter

Pours a hazy orangish yellow with a tiny white head. Smell is tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, a little booze and a little sourness. Taste is hard to describe I get some citrus, a little hop bitterness, some booze and slight sour taste. Medium bodied with lower amount of carbonation. Overall it is interesting beer.

09-25-2013 23:09:25 | More by Jas45678
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

09-23-2013 01:24:36 | More by Dawkins
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Drew26

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-18-2013 21:08:11 | More by Drew26
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StrongAleSkeptic

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-18-2013 01:34:54 | More by StrongAleSkeptic
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skholbrook1982

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-17-2013 08:02:42 | More by skholbrook1982
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%

Oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A supremely hazy brilliant orange color. A quickly dissipating white head. Impressive alcohol legs.

S- A touch of a caramel roasted malt. A sour, overly ripened fruit like you would get from an aged IPA. A big breaddyness and tongue tingling sweetness. Kind of like a weird aged american barley wine.

T- A nice hoppy bitterness at first. A strange sour tangyness afterwards. A sour dark fruit flavor in this beer. Like old grapefruit and plums. An aged hop flavor from the hops as well. A somewhat sweeter body. A pungent flavor but hides the alcohol well.

M- A nice big body to this beer. Thick and well carbonated. Not too bitter or sweet.

O- Not sure what to think about this beer. Bottle dates would be very nice. This beer tastes like an aged DIPA with a slight sour tang. Doesnt really do it for me but overall, not terrible.

08-09-2013 01:05:07 | More by TwelveOunces
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev +6.6%

On tap @ Bar Mikkeller in San Francisco.

A - Cloudy orange/yellow with a thin layer of white head.

S - Sweet and boozy (in a good way). Grape musk, honey and some citric and floral notes.

T - Very strong alcohol presence that gives way to sweetness with honey, candy sugar, maple and lighter caramel. Drinks very big. A slow sipper.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation.

08-07-2013 15:24:09 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Nutwood

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-07-2013 03:44:03 | More by Nutwood
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hayesjw

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-07-2013 00:14:18 | More by hayesjw
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-17-2013 01:04:23 | More by Lukass
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-15-2013 15:47:34 | More by MarkyMOD
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ms11781

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-08-2013 02:12:50 | More by ms11781
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-06-2013 18:47:10 | More by aztraz
Walk On Water from To Øl
83 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.