K:rlek Vår/Sommar 2016
Mikkeller ApS

K:rlek VÃ¥r/Sommar 2016K:rlek VÃ¥r/Sommar 2016
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV:
5%
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Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 9.52%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
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Denmark
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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K:rlek VÃ¥r/Sommar 2016K:rlek VÃ¥r/Sommar 2016
Notes: Malts: Pale, Carahell and Pilsner.

Hops: Summit and Polaris.

Gluten free.
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 8
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3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, a bit late for the Spring/Summer of 2016, but what the hell. I still have no freaking idea what the name of this series of brews really means.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber colour, with three fat-ass fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and chunky off-white head, which leaves some layered sudsy cloud form lace around the glass as things quickly subside.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy and bready pale malt, muddled domestic citrus peel, a touch of generic flintiness, ethereal yeasty notes, and some leafy, weedy, and grassy green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, some still prevalent stoniness, subtle earthy yeast, some bland orange and white grapefruit bitterness, and more piney, leafy, and grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly prevalent, in its palate-taunting frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and mostly smooth, with a very underwhelming, but appreciable all the same, airy creaminess arising as things warm up a tad. It finishes trending dry, the hops doing well to wrest that metric away from the base malt (which I suppose has its own problems, of a sort).

Overall, this must be one of those G-F offerings where the 'horrid' barley or wheat has been scientifically removed of those dastardly glutens, as opposed to starting gluten free in the first place (not recommended!). The best thing that I can say about this brew, is that I only thought of that concept at this veritable end point - faint praise, I know, but praise all the same.

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2.81/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The colour is gold (8 EBC), the liquid got some chill haze. The two finger head is off white and firm; some lacing occurs.

The smell is bitter, almost sour with citric notes of lemon juice and lime peels. Some candy sweetness and hints of yoghurt and matured cheese.

The taste is quite dry and bitter with lime juice, lemon acid sourness, some lime peels and lactose in the background. Medium body. The aftertaste is even more bitter with insipid sweet notes, hints of paper and white bread. The finish is sweet and sticky.

The carbonation is strong, like a lager. The small long-lived bubbles are fresh. The liquid is semi-smooth and somewhat sticky.

The worst beer so far in the K:rlek series.

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K:rlek Vår/Sommar 2016 from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 8 ratings