Peter, Pale And Mary
Mikkeller ApS

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #586
Ranked #16,046
3.93 | pDev: 9.92%
Mikkeller ApS
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange gold with a bubbly, chunky cap that recedes to a chunky ring pretty quickly. Lemon, tangerine, grassy hop notes in the nose. The taste is citrusy and somewhat herbal with biscuity malts providing ample balance to the hops. Medium bodied mouthfeel with sparse carbonation. Medium bitterness with an edge of coarseness in the finish.

A nice Pale Ale, hops could be juicier and more complex. Still good and worth a try.

Sep 06, 2019
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BGDrock from Canada (ON)

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Unfiltered, enticing, peach-amber body, capped by a dense, off-white head that holds solid form for several minutes.
Plenty of citrus hops, primarily of orange and lemon, as well as some pine and mild spice. Light caramel malt in the background.
Juicy and fruity hops, light and sunny, of orange and apricot. Again, accompanied by some spice hops notes, all of it refreshingly bitter, leading to a super dry finish. Bready malts and mild minerality keep things crisp and clean. Medium carbonation and body. Enough flavour to keep things interesting, without being overwhelming.

A great summer beer, clean, refreshing, and highly quaffable.

Aug 31, 2019
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thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

473 mL can from the LCBO; dated Apr 30 2019 and served slightly chilled. Brewed by Mikkeller at the Brunswick Bierworks in Toronto.

Pours a foggy, translucent golden-orange hue, giving rise to more than an inch of puffy, soapy white head that crests above the rim of the glass before gradually receding over the next 10-15 minutes. By that point, a full coat of lace has been caked onto the glass, with a creamier, somewhat lumpy-looking cap remaining in place for quite a while longer. It smells quite grassy and citrusy: I'm getting some lemon, white grapefruit and a hint of something tropical - melon, maybe, or perhaps pineapple. Impressive thus far.

A pleasant-tasting little brew, and actually fairly flavourful for a low abv pale ale. Lightly grainy pale malts and oatmeal sweetness serve as the backdrop, with flavours of grapefruit, nectarine, pineapple and passion fruit mingling together on the taste buds for much of the sip. The hop notes take on more of a grassier, slightly resiny tone towards the back end, but minimal bitterness results from this in the end; a hint of melon lingers briefly into the aftertaste. On the lighter side of medium bodied, with moderately low carbonation levels that gently tickle the palate; feels smooth and a little frothy. My glass was empty in no time flat.

Final Grade: 4.11, an A-. I enjoyed pretty much every aspect of Peter, Pale and Mary, but it was its drinkability that stood out to me the most - this was just ridiculously easy to toss back, and I would not have minded having another can after finishing the first. Unfortunately, I bought this while out of town, so I doubt I'll see it again for a while... at least I can take solace in the fact that I know Mikkeller is brewing beer here in Ontario, and I hope to try a few more of his creations in the near future.

Aug 16, 2019
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Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy with a nice frothy head. A bit bitter (that’s good) but not overly tropical or juicy. Easy drinking due to the low ABV.
January 31 2020

Jun 25, 2019
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taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

LCBO purchase for about $3.75 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pretty hazy pale golden color. A finger plus of loose and long-lasting white head. Some lacing left behind. Just a bit of visible carbonation partially due to the haze.

Smell - Leafy and hoppy with some subtle lemon and grapefruit mixed in.

Taste - Like the nose with leafy hops, some tropical flavors namely lemon and grapefruit although those are subdued. Some depth of flavor with a creamy wheat like quality coming around too. Refreshing and tasty.

Mouthfeel - Medium-light bodied, very quaffable, appropriate carbonation with a touch of creaminess to add some depth. Really good feel.

Overall - Actually had this side by side with a can of fresh CA's Rhyme and Reason and while different beers, both were exceptionally enjoyable. Worth a try although the price is a bit steep for a lower ABV pale ale. Certainly worth a tryand matches up well with Mikkeller's stellar rep.

Jun 18, 2019
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rapayn01 from Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had a 14 ounce pour at Bier Markt in Ottawa. It was a decent pale ale with nice citrus hop. I'd drink it again. I didn't know that Mikkeller has a Toronto brewery.

Dec 07, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a solid american pale, but not as nice as the all other pales pale that i had in close proximity. this one still has some of the hop brightness and the oaty body, but it is much more in line with the classic american pale. its easily the more bitter of the two beers, and is quite a bit more aggressive there. ours with a real pretty white airy rising head, but it settles fast. the beer isnt clear, but there is no visible sediment, a shade darer than most pales. aroma and flavor show the classic mikkeller yeast used in these types of ales, we have been seeing it for years. i think it works great in a sturdy pale like this one, i like a little yeast character to my beer, pretty much regardless of style, so its not out of place. the hops are a little boring to me though, the bitterness is pungent and fresh, and a pine element wafts through, but this is not the most flavorful hop complexion, and perhaps a more substantial or unique dry hopping would make this pop a little more. its refreshing when its real cold, and warms up pretty well. not the most exciting mikkeller beer in the world, but a good all around pale ale, especially for those who prefer a little more body and a little more bitterness.

Mar 04, 2017
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rex_4539 from Greece

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy dark orange color, three finger white head, superb lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Hops.

T: Hoppy, just a touch of bitterness on the back end.

F: Smooth mouthfeel, very drinkable.

O: A straightforward, hoppy pale ale. Good stuff.

Nov 24, 2016
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Suds from Missouri

3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear beer, with only a mild haze, but with a tall, thick, white head. The aroma is lightly bready, with a little grain. Taste-wise, it is semi-dry, with a fresh-hop flavor and a malt backbone. Bitterness is abundant in the mid-taste, through the finish. Firm mouthfeel. Nice, and very enjoyable.

Jun 30, 2016
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janubio from Spain

4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange colour, with a two fingers head that waits there for you to finish the beer, Good lace. Aroma of tropical fruits, resines, pineapple, marijuana buds. Medium to full body, great carbonation. Palate is astringent, though there's some sweetnesss too. Taste of tropical fruits, notes of caramel, resines, pepper. Great.

Jun 10, 2016
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spacecake9 from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an IPA glass.
A - Pours an opaque orange with a big foamy head that never completely goes away.
S - The aroma is of orange or grapefruit zest.
T - Taste does not follow the nose. Like many APA's you get more of a malty flavor rather that citrus. Bitterness is restrained.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - This is a good solid APA, and the low ABV allows you to drink a bunch of them. But it does not stand out. I'm kind of tough on APA's because they always seem to give me a little less than I was hoping for. Should probably stick to IPA's. Glad I tried it but won't be seeking it out again.

May 02, 2016
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GammaMike12 from Ireland

4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L Pours a nice golden colour with a large fluffy head. Lacing is medium as the glass somehow seems to empty itself :p

S Beautiful aroma of citrus lime lemon orange and pine. Malt has a small hidden aroma and is dominated by the hops.

T wow. This is an amazing pale ale. Hands down one of my favourite pale ales yet. Soo much going on and each sip makes you thirsty for more.

F: Feel is a bit of a let down sadly. Small bit creamy. Almost too heavy. Would have been nice if it was light and easy. Medium to full carbonation.

O: this is an amazing pale ale and is definitely worth seeking and destroying. Had the full 500ml can gone in 5 mins and really wanted a second one!! Reminds me of a more refined version of Lagunitas IPA without the Additional ABV.

Feb 12, 2016
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jzlyo from Iowa

4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is citrus/get/tropical fruit, sweet but not in a bad way. The flavor is tropical fruit, fruit/citrus, light hop resin, malts and a clean/slightly bitter finish.

Oct 23, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 5/19/17.

Pours a murky golden-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: can.

Sep 30, 2015
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml can, best by date 05/19/2017 printed on the bottom of the can, so apparently they think this beer will keep for 2 years. Anyway, a new one to me from Mikkeller. A 'Folk Pale Ale' per the label. 4.60% abv with some attractive label artwork.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a nice bright attractive golden orange body, not unlike that of an IPA. Two big fluffy fingers of white head with excellent staying power. Appears actively carbonated. Leaves some good bubbly lacing that slowly cascades back into the beer. Looks nice.

S - A very pleasant aroma; very fruity, with good balance of bready malts. Aromas of blueberry, mango, pine, & orange.

T - Taste follows the nose: fruity / hoppy & malty / bready. Very nice balance between the two. Blueberry, mango, orange / tangerine, and mild pine / resin. Good pale bready malts, and a touch of yeast in the finish.

M - The feel is smooth & creamy. Medium-bodied, with excellent carbonation.

Overall, an excellent canned pale ale from Mikkeller. Would definitely have many more of these, perhaps if it was available as a 4 pack.

Mikkeller Peter, Pale And Mary -----4/5.

Aug 29, 2015
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drmeto from Germany

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

-pours a cloudy orange with a big,foamy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
-lemon,oranges,tangerines,slight grapefruit,mango,pineapple
-Taste is almost completely citrus fruit with some slight resiny notes
-light,watery body
-medium to high carbonation
Reminds me somewhat of a more refined Brewdog Punk IPA

Aug 08, 2015
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Chico1985 from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New 500ml can format. "Folk Pale Ale" as described on the label.

A - Pint glass pour produces light rusty-orange beer with light haze and a ton of off-white foam. Head quickly shrinks down, eventually ending as a mostly full cap with some lace left.

S - Hops are grassy/earthy/floral forward with citrus in the background. Grainy pale malts are just about even with the hoppage.

T - More of a hop takeover here, with more well-rounded flavors from them as well with orange, peach, mango, grass and light dank. Pretty standard pale malt backbone providing good balance and giving this a proper pale feel rather than an IPA.

M - Solid, definitely on the light side but that's expected given the ABV. On the hoppier side for a pale but bitterness is kept in check, good balance overall. Nice carbonation, pretty easy drinking.

O - A pretty nice pale, the taste definitely improves upon the scent with a well-balanced hop plethora. Good beer choices for these new cans (along with American Dream and Green Gold).

Jul 25, 2015
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml bottle dated best before 8th April 2016 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: The beer poured a hazy golden orange colour with between a two and three finger white head that dissipated slowly leaving streaky and blobby lacing behind.
S: Aromas start with very nice tropical fruits mainly pineapple and mango followed by lemon and pine ending with strong grapefruit.
T: Grapefruit bitterness immediately comes to mind followed by a hint of lemon and hoppy pine and grass. There was a light malty background throughout.
M: Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation and refreshing.
O: This was a great and solid pale ale from Mikkeller. If it wasn’t so expensive in Hong Kong (I’m paying around USD 5 per bottle) I would drink this even more regularly than I do right now.

May 12, 2015
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PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yellow and even orange, hazy. Big head, constructed from medium and small bubbles, white and yellowish.
Beautifully fruity aroma, passion fruit, lime, peach. All these scents in a very pure form, dumb here any dry grass, etc.
Taste equally amazing replay of fruit which is dominated by passion fruit, but also orange, grapefruit, peach. Pleasant bitterness in the finish.
Saturation low, imperceptible alcohol, grapefruit bitterness is dry. Beer would say a little watery, but also smooth, slightly drunk with pleasure.

Apr 29, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. One of the better punny takes in the naming of a pale ale, I gotta say.

This beer pours a hazy, yet bright medium apricot amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some sparsely strewn blobs of sudsy lace around the glass as it slowly retreats.

It smells of big tropical fruit notes right off the top - pineapple, papaya, guava, a bit of kiwi - a dank piney, leafy bitterness, plain pale malts, and a touch of caramel sweetness. The taste is pleasantly tart lemon and grapefruit rind, a still peppy south-seas sort of fruitiness - that pineapple and pithy papaya holding fast - lightly biscuity pale malt, more background-hogging bready caramel, and a soft leafy grassiness, now thankfully mostly bereft of the dank.

The carbonation is nice and even in its level-headed frothiness, the body a bit on the light side of medium weight, and generally smooth, those hops more or less taking a pass on this one. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness seemingly coming more from the fruitiness of the hops, rather than the malt, but hey, it's all good.

Another decently hoppy, and not overly aggressive Yankee-style pale ale from Mikkeller. The tropical fruitiness is indeed nice, putting a different spin on the usual west coast big 'C's. Anyways, worth a go, and sessional, even, if the single import price tag doesn't faze you, that is.

Jul 26, 2014
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dcmchew from Romania

4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden, huge three finger fluffy white head that recedes slowly and leaves lots of traces on the glass.
Nice hoppy smell, almost exclusively, lots of lemon, grapefruit, a touch of tropical sweetness, some pine and a pretty faint biscuity maltiness.
Taste follows the nose, a pale malt backbone with some nice hoppiness on top, not a nuke tho. There's citrus and grain, faint papaya, some blond orchard fruit, grassier notes towards the finish, bit of pine resin. Not a palate-wrecking bitterness in the finish, leaves room for some lingering sweet(ish) fruitiness.
Medium body and carbonation, refreshing and balanced, a bit watery sometimes.
Pretty straightforward for a Mikkeller, but that's not a bad thing. Tasty, refreshing, a nice hoppy smooch.

Jun 29, 2014
Peter, Pale And Mary from Mikkeller ApS
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