Mikkeller ApS

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Pale Ale - American
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3.78 | pDev: 1.32%
Mikkeller ApS
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: All profits from the beer ’HELP’ will go to The Danish Refugee Counsel’s work with these child friendly spaces.
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biboergosum from Canada

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle - 'all profits go to refugee children' is a bit misleading. The profits should go to those who would take care of such unfortunates.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium apricot amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and chunky ecru head, which leaves some random mitochondrial lace around the glass as it slowly seeps away.

It smells of orange and white grapefruit citrus rind, some flinty chalkiness, bready and crackery pale malt, and further leafy, grassy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, some mixed tropical and domestic citrus fleshy fruitiness, plain Pez candies, a touch of earthy yeast, and more sassy leafy, weedy, and dank pine resin verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly tame in its quotidian frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and actually quite smooth, with a small airy creaminess there from the get-go (thanks, oat flakes!). It finishes off-dry, just, as the fruitiness gives it one last stab in the face of the lingering bitterness.

Overall - this is a generally well turned-out version of the style, with a nice even hop profile, one that doesn't overpower one's palate. And all for a worthy cause, both of which give me the good feels inside, y'know?

Oct 01, 2017
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moose1980 from Germany

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale ale brewed with wheat flakes. All proceeds going to refugee children.

The oat flakes give it a hefeweizen type haziness, but with the color being more pale, golden orange than a yellowish orange of a hefeweizen. Thin but foamy head that faded quickly.
The aroma is typical of a lot of Mikkeller low abv, less adventurous beers, with this one being a bit more floral and piney in hop aroma than fruity. Freshly-cut, wet grass, resinous, but as it warms more citrus notes come out (lime, unripe bananas). Cracker-like malty aroma as well in the background.
Taste is also typical of these types of beers from Mikkeller, but with a little too much bitterness in this one. Pretty dank with bitter grapefruit character. Orange rinds and maybe some mango also, but it would have been nice too have a little bit of sweetness to balance it out. Reminds me of when IPAs were more about bitterness and less about balance.
Thin body and perhaps just a bit under-carbonated.

If nothing else, good to know the good folks at Mikkeller are helping out the child refugees! Cheers, mates!

Apr 05, 2016
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Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 3 ratings