American Dream | Mikkeller ApS

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3.98/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A premium lager packed with American hops. The kind of beer you drink straight outta the can on a hot summer day.

Added by Rickus on 04-02-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,917
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
44
pDev:
8.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by dorianmarley:
Photo of dorianmarley
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is golden amber with a white head that fades and semi-sticky lacing.

Nose is fresh hops, lemon zest, balsamic vinegar, and white bread.

Taste is nutty, with light hop bite and plenty of baked bread, some phenols towards the back end.

Mouthfeel is wildly refreshing, with plenty of carbonation. Some oil-slickness in the finish.

Overall, this is a counterexample to what every other pilsner is not.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I have been exbeeriencing problems with some of my CAN backlog due to the unabating heat & humidity here in LanCANster, PA this summer. CANs have been pooching & even bursting in the face of the unrelenting, relentless heat & humidity. Sure, that was redundant, but you should feel the moist heat. As an asthmatic, it is like trying to breathe through wet cement. Ugh. The reason that I mention this is that I noticed this tallboy laying on its side recently. When I picked it up to find the cause, I saw that the usually CANcave bottom of the CAN was now, somehow, CANvex! This is a rare failure, but I put it right into the reefer to keep it cool until a proper Crack & Glug could be CANducted.

From the CAN: "Pilsner-style Beer"

The time has come! Nothing untoward happened on CANducting the Crack!, but I was as leery as Timothy as far as the Glug was CANcerned. I really needn't have been since it formed the most beautiful two fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with the most excellent retention that I have seen in years. Color was a hazy/cloudy solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose had a grassy hoppiness that immediately made me think of a Czech Pils. Mouthfeel was soft, really amazing. Not thin, not watery, but just really soft on the tongue. Man, was this a hoppy beer! Very grassy with a touch of mint and hay and suddenly I was transported back to the early-1970s on my maternal grandparents' upper lot, surrounded by working farm before the developers completely revamped the landscape. I got to drive the tractor in the hay fields once & there is nothing like the smell of fresh-mown hay drying in the summer sun. My maternal aunt planted mint for tea one summer & it was highly refreshing, especially as iced tea. If you have never experienced fresh-mown grass, then I CANnot help you. This beer was evocative of all of these. Finish was dry, as it should be. It was highly refreshing on a hot, humid summer day. The only drawback/caveat is its price point, which for me, makes it a one-and-done. Ouch.

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Photo of acurtis
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerinabottle
4.99/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lovely beer. Can't understand only 4 ratings?

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Photo of dertyd
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rickus
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikebu
3.37/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A pilsener (?). But definitely (dry?) hopped. Makes a semi-light bodied beer fruity, flowery and fragrant. Enjoyable. But that kind of sums it up.
Mikkeller or die. There's quite some hype about Mikkeller I think, though I'm not sure how much they live up to their name. They brew good beers for sure, anyway. That's why I'm drinking it.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foley67
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper with 3 fingers of yellowish head. Hazy with no visible carbonation.

Smells of citrus, pine, and caramel.

The taste follows the nose, with a hefty bitterness to boot.

Medium, resinous body, with moderate, foamy carbonation.

Really good brew, with lots of bitter hops. Drinking it in Chiang Mai, Oct 9th, 2017.

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Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GSS
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rex_4539
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Hazy golden color, one finger white head, nice lacing, good carbonation.

S: Hops, hint of tropical fruits.

T: Hops, malts, hint of tropical fruits.

F: Carbonated, light bodied, a bit watery.

O: For sure the best pilsner I ever had.

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Photo of Gregf51
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can a bright gold with three fingers of rich ivory head. TNice sticky lacing left behind.

Aroma of grape juice, white grapes and pilsner malts.

The taste was on the bitter side and quite salty. Pilsner malts and very light fruitiness followed.

Lighter bodied and moderately carbonated.

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Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroof1
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Everydayoff
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a teku glass.

Hazy amber orange in color, it tops with massive frothy white head that holds itself with excellent retention before slowly collapsing to a thin foamy layer that is long-lastingly covering atop and leaving lots of sticky patch of lace on the glass-side.

Juicy, citrus, lemon, tropical, mango, pineapple, spice, pepper, pine, resin, some grassy and earthy, all of these aromas are derived from its good hop quality while malt is also there with its bread and husky grain.

It is quite hoppy in the taste. Fruity hop takes the lead that is reminiscent of citrus, lemon, tropical, and pineapple. Some peppery spice in the middle together with some earthiness, grassiness, breadiness, and piney resin while the end it is solid and dry hop bitterness to flash and last in the aftertaste.

The body is light to medium with nice crispness and lively carbonation to generate smooth mouthfeel through the palate, finish is pleasantly dry.

This beer is stunning, very good hoppy Lager, light, very easy and good enjoyable drink, worthy, and for sure to have it again.

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Photo of janubio
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours a golden colour with medium head and retention. Good lace.
Aroma of tropical fruits, honey, citrics, pine.
Mediium to full body, creamy palate, lively carbontaion.
Taste is similar to the smell, citrics, tropical fruits, pine.

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Photo of dougbreathe
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spoda1983
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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American Dream from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 44 ratings