Amass B & W Red | Mikkeller ApS

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Amass B & W RedAmass B & W Red

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by biboergosum on 07-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
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3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Single bottle poured into a tulip glass. No one except for possibly my superhuman Canadian colleague biboergosum (see review below) can keep up with all these Mikkeller beers, its just an impossible task unless you have an unlimited pocketbook, a bionic liver, and a cozy relationship with a distributor's daughter. In any event, I must pick, choose, and enjoy the journey as best I can. I can credit a fellow beer geek buddy for bringing this one to my attention, a dark tea brown lager with some tan large-bubbled head. If you didn't know the style you'd wonder if this was some form of "proto-stout", lots of brown sugar and light molasses on the nose and palate, along with some crisp herbs (unexpected!), light cherry syrup and perhaps root beer, dry chocolate flakes, and ethereal rum toffee. There is a fruitiness that remains mostly in the background. Smells lovely, sweet, rich, and a tad roasty ... Palate is more subtle and silky smooth, no uneven edges and the lager character does shine though; the finish is quite clean after such a sweet start, the carbonation brisk but not overpowering, with a grassy hoppiness that builds over time. Enjoyable if not canonical.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AxlSkull
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Another offering produced for the Amass restaurant in Copenhagen, with the label's ornate script still inspired by the graffiti in the nearby B&W shipyard, it would seem.

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and mildly bubbly beige head, which leaves some layered banks of Runic script lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of semi-sweet biscuity caramel malt, sodden raisins, sugary nuts, cola syrup, a touch of citrus cream, and herbal, leafy and musty hops. The taste is sweet nutty and bready caramel malt, a hint of hard toffee, sassy dark orchard fruit, a further root-beer sweetness, and the same musty, herbal, and wet leafy hops from the nose.

The bubbles are fairly active, in a tight, sort of airy frothiness, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and plainly smooth, nothing particularly up for getting in the way here. It finishes on the sweet side, the nutty caramel and herbal root character ruling the roost.

A red lager that does one hell of an impression of some kind of nut brown ale - and the hops are too indeterminate for me to proclaim Yankee or Limey at this juncture. Tasty enough, the mouthfeel eventually betraying the lager origins, though to no detriment to the overall flavour. Worth a try.

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Photo of Rickus
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oskdahl
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of mikebu
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of simonreadmusic
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amass B & W Red from Mikkeller ApS
3.7 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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