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Mikkeller ApS
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Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ingredients: Water, malt (maris ottar pale, munich, carapils and caramunich), flaked oats, hops (simcoe, centennial, amarillo and nugget) and ale yeast.

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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Photo of vfgccp
2.44/5  rDev -37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - Crystal clear amber with a bone white head. Fine bubble structure with a light lace.

S - Fresh wart and brown breads.

T - Oh no. Something might be off with this batch - but considering all of the delicious Mikkeller brews I've had, I have to entertain the idea that this might be intentional? It tastes like the beer was bottled before it completed the first stage of fermentation. Lots unfermented wart and hop tea coming through the profile. Has an unfiltered, slightly watery sweetness, some tangy malt, and a very green hop character.

M - Crisp hop and round malt, but a watery mouthfeel. What booze is there plays out somewhat unpleasantly. Slightly sour finish.

D - If it was intentional, the flavor profile just came out over my head. Otherwise I'd chalk this up to a bad bottle. If you've never had a Mikkeller before don't let this review stop you, every other brew I've had from him was great.

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Photo of Avryle
2.55/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Pours a hazy orange with a cream-colored head. A little too dark & hazy for an APA.

S- Citrus hops dominate the nose. Very light hints of malt,

T- More like an IPA. The hop profile hits you from the first and doesn't relent. Strong, unpleasantly bitter hop finish. No malt backbone to support the hoppiness and make it actually taste like the APA its supposed to be.

M- Thin bodied. Very dry.

D- Wow. Not much impressed with this offering from Mikkeller.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.87/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint .9 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an Orval goblet in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are pretty high as this is me favourite brewery in the world.

A: Pours a one finger head of decent cream, fair thickness, and okay retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark copper.

Sm: Sweet, likely with lots of sugar, but also featuring some pleasant hop tones. A bit buttery. A mild strength aroma.

T: Simple, actually - in a very disappointing way. The hops lend the climax an unnatural bitterness. The sugar is a bit mishandled, but it does alright. It doesn't really feel like a pale ale; it's schizophrenic. The balance is completely off, but the build is alright. Overall, it's a disappointment.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours in a merely general manner.

Dr: Drinkable but disappointing considering the brewer. I definitely wouldn't get it again, as much as I like the brewer. Once again, Mikkeller fails at light beers. I may be a bit harsh on it because I expect so much more, but overall it isn't bad.


2nd impressions (09.04.15):


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Photo of Gueuzedude
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

What looks to be a best by date on the cap of December 2009; Sampled June 2008
A healthy pour yields a frothy, initially three finger thick, tan colored head in my 25cl tulip glass. The head forms some light lacing on the sides of my glass as it subsides. The beer is a clear, amber-copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, full copper color when held up to the light. The aroma has a punchy herbal hop character noticeable as I pour this brew, but that becomes much more fruit focused when I stick my nose in my glass. Punchy, smooth, tropical fruit notes and sweet citrus character contribute hop aromas of lychees, apricot, bergamot, candied ruby-red grapefruit zest and bright tangelo. There is a quite noticeable malt character here as well; it intertwines with the more dominant hop notes, but is definitely quite noticeable throughout the aroma profile. Toasty pale malt, crisp - crushed cracker notes and light biscuit grain notes are quite noticeable. I really like the punchy, fruit focused hop character that the nose has & the malt adds a nice touch of complexity.

Much lighter in heft than I was expecting; this is quite light bodied, though I wouldn't quite characterize it as thin or watery. The beer has a distinct, phenolic note of burnt plastic, that while subtle, still lingers throughout the flavor profile during my first sip. The note turns to a more solvent, or acetone like note that gets somewhat magnified in the finish and becomes a very vapor-driven, aromatic flavor. Grassy, herbal notes seem to be accentuated by this off flavor during the front part of each sip, but it causes the herbal notes to take on a sharp, almost harsh edge. Don't get me wrong though, this beer is dominated by clean hop notes; a nice, nay ample bitterness runs throughout (especially in the finish) and there is lots of ample fruity hop character here. Flavors of apricot, lychee and bright orange zest are substantial, but not as over the top as they might be if the beer had a bit more body and sweetness. In the end though the plastic / acetone flavor is just a bit too much for me.

The nose of this beer is quite nice with no hint of the problem flavor notes. Even the flavor is not totally dominated by these notes (many will probably miss the off flavors), but since I have noticed them they become particularly distracting to my enjoyment of the flavor.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

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Photo of rudzud
3.04/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes at a friends house.

A - Poured into a duvel tulip an amber crystal clear hue. There is a nice one finger head that fades to leave a light halo and nice clouding.

S - Sweet malts and bland hops. Really lackluster.

T - More sweet malts and super light hops. Very dissappointing.

M - Eh, its got nice carbonation. Sits well in the mouth.

O - Not sure if this was an old bottle, but this stuff is pretty weak. Definately wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy orange-copper, carbonation bubbles aplenty, 1 finger off white bubbly head, a good amount of lacing.

S - Sour, mixed berries, pineapple, olive, orange peel, grain, bread.

T - Old fruits, olive, light raison & licorice in the middle, light earthy/fruity hops, finishes with pale malt, grain, wheat. sour/funky olive after taste.

M - Medium body, slightly sticky, moderate carbonation.

O - Interesting, but I am not sure if that is a good thing in this case. Cap states "04 06 09" I think that means this beer is around 3 years old. I could only drink half the bottle, first Mikkeller drain pour, but I am sure it is because this is a really old batch.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.07/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours very orange red with a small head, and average lacing. Average carbonation with a sweet smell of heavy crisp hops. Tastes very hoppy like a DIPA. Light on the pallet, this beer needs a maltier backbone. Not bad- not great but I would rather have a strong DIPA instead.

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Photo of aerozeppl
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Hazy copper color. Minimal white head with really good lacing for a pale ale.

S: Tons of citrus in the nose. Almost like a baby IPA. Malt is in there as well but this is mostly citrus.

T: Kind of bleh. This is my issue with getting brews from overseas with low ABV unless they move a lot of quantity it is hard to ensure they will arrive fresh. Everything else is sort of muted. The hops are there but subtle and the malt is there. Nothing really pops.

M: Nice body. Little on the thicker side of a pale ale.

D: For the price I expect much more. They make some really interesting beers I just didn't care for this one.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Jim at Sherbrooke for this. From a 500 ml brown bottle. We have a gusher here! Pours out a hazed amber, tall frothy off-white head that eventually settles, lots of expansive thin lacing.

Sweet bready malt in the nose, orange notes, some musty grains.

Clean grains up front in the flavour, sweet breadiness in the middle, some alcohol bite in the finish along with leafy, spicy hops that linger into the aftertaste.

Medium-low body mouthfeel, light carbonation, silky texture, slight carbonation tingle on the swallow.

Underwhelming considering what Mikkeller is capable of, this is one that he simply phoned in.

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Photo of weeare138
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appears a hazy, light gold with a small, off-white head that slowly fades out. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of yeasty, citrus, grass, milled grain, caramel, stone fruit, and earthy, piney hops.
Taste is of the aromas with an earthy, citrusy, toasted malt flavor that seems to be mildly refreshing.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with carbonation that is vibrant up front on the tip of the tongue before steadying out to an earthy, yeasty bitterness on the back of the palate.

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Photo of July2Nov
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Color is a burnt, cloudy amber-orange that poured a big two-finger head that lowers to a very nice bit of lacing on top. Good looking.

Smell: Buttery sweet with a bit of sour earthy scent at the end. Also, I'm getting a sour milk near the end too.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Very hoppy upfront. Has a spikiness to it. Grassy flavors at the end. Buttery flavor come through midway. Sour and bitter aftertaste. Lighter in body...can see why they claim this is a quencher.

Drinkability: Not my favorite American Pale Ale and probably my least favorite of the Mikkeller beers that I've had so far. Not as interesting as I hoped it would be, but try for yourself and decide. It's still tasty.

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Photo of drpimento
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Seems to be well made, but the flavor profile just isn't my thang. Poured with an excellent huge foamy frothy thick fluffy tan head that just sits there and some lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is earth fresh cut lumber malt hops leather. Flavor is malt caramel toffee and fruit. Good body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and has some duration.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy copper, with a 1.5 finger bone-white head that quickly fades into some thin, soapy bubbles.

Nose is caramelly and citrusy; orange marmalade. Bit toasty.

Taste is somewhat lacking. Hints of caramel and citrus up front are largely rolled under by a big, bitter astringency that leave sthe tongue feeling slightly prickly. Finish again hints at nice orangey citrus and caramel notes, but the palate is still recovering from the astringent assault earlier. The balance of hop flavor vs hop bitterness is way off. Almost like eating water that's had tree bark boiled in it.

Mouthfeel is a bit harshly carbonated. Medium body, scrubbing, sharp carbonation that's a bit over the top.

I certainly didn't want another of these after I was finished with the first. Too much aspirin-like astringency.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, ambery body with a smallish, white head.

Smell: Standard pale maltiness and full notes of raw grass, grapefruit pith, and more grass.

Taste: Basic pale malts, though not much in the way of sweetness. Big hit of citric pith and weedy grassiness. Medium-high bitterness. Ends with a finish full of bitterness. Hmm.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Plenty hoppy in terms of bitterness with little flavor and maltiness to support it. Not exactly what I'd call a thirst quencher.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was clear and deep yellow, with a thin ring of foam around the rim of the glass after a minimal head subsided. Lacing was left on the glass as I drank.

Aroma was mainly fruity, with floral hops present. About average for the style.

Taste was slightly bitter on the fore, then somewhat fruity. Light flavors of caramel malt danced on the tongue.

Mouthfeel was hard to judge, as it was a small portion, but it was pretty good. A have seen it mentioned as atringent - I didn't get any of that.

Drinkability is OK. Overall, for the price, one that I would not go back to. OK for the style, but nothing that stands out.

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Photo of dlello2
3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice dark and murky brown/orange color. Quarter finger of head fades quickly. Ring of nice bubbly head around the edges. Decent lacing

S - Subtle smell. Not as hoppy as other pale ales. Not as citrusy. Getting some malts, getting some brown sugar... still not hitting me over the head.

T - Dry. About what I'd have gathered from the smell actually! Pleasant and refreshing but far from wonderful. Beginning and end of drink are where I'm getting the most flavor (and alcohol). It is hoppy with a hint of sweetness and alcohol. I do like the aftertaste--it is definitely smooth and balanced.

M - Nice mouthfeel. Good amount of thickness and carbonation.

O - Not many bad things to say about this beer, just not that many good. A decent beer I'd expect from a 6 pack.

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Photo of Blakaeris
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is very hazy burnt orange in color with a crisp white head.

Aroma is bready malt, apricot and an unusual yeasty funk.

Taste is a strong bready caramel malt base with a pronounced orange peel bitterness. Light tropical fruit notes - especially apricot. Finishes mildly bitter with an earthy quality.

Mouthfeel is light-medium.

Overall a mild earthy and citrus hop character, matched with an interesting bready malt. Worth a try.

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Photo of brendan13
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a slightly hazed orange based amber colour with a couple of centimetres of white head that falls fairly quickly.
S - Piney, citrus & tropical fruit hops backed with a slight caramel maltiness.
T - The fruity hop flavours come through quite strongly in the taste as well as a caramel and toasty bread malt flavour.
M - Light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation and quite a dry and bitter finish.
D - A good play on words. This is quite full on for an APA. It's a good beer but doesn't have the sessionability of a classic APA.

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Photo of hoser
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another new Calgary find and well made like all the Mikkeller beers with a grapefruit and malt scent. . Thinnish probably due to the adjuncts sourish malt still has some counterbalance to the hops. Delicious and goes down way to easy but I liked the Goldings single hop I just reviewed more.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Head was aggresive with a great deal of substance. Very creamy head.
Orange amber in color with the slightest haze. No visible carbonation

Very light aroma.

Initial burst of hop bitterness. This gives way to a mix of fruit and a malt background. Finishes with a rush of yeast flavor(slightly chalky) and then a hop bitterness again.
This second burst of bitterness lingers nicely.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. The chalky nature of the yeast does take away from the mouthfeel and drinkability slightly.

A good beer. But I'm not sure that "All Others Pale" in comparison as the label says.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of various hops. I get notes of orange citrus, flowers and perfume. The flavor is oranges and pine with quite a bit of bitterness. The beer is not as bitter as most IPAs, but for an American Pale Ale, it is fairly bitter. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Decent, but nothing special.

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Photo of Kraken
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 4/23/09

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a 16oz pint glass. Firm pour yields two fingers of big fluffy slightly yellow head. Head hangs around for some time slowly losing its height. Spotty lace. Color is a cloudy caramel yellow.

Nose- Over ripe candied orange and clemantine. Some lemon zest but not clean.

Palate- Slightly sweet plenty of nice orange citrus. Some fresh bread. Puckering bitterness in the finish. Dry and pleasant, but nothing out of this world.

Mouthfeel- Dry, moderately carbonated, some sweetness, syrupy.

Drinkability- Decent. But nothing out of this world.

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Photo of Jettanbass9
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

my first Mikkeller, picked this one up for 6 bucks, pretty inexpensive in PA, so i thought it was deserving for an impulse buy.

A - slightly murky from bottle conditioning, orange highlights with an amber hue. Incredible head that fluffs up like a freshened pillow. Appearance reminds me of a cask ale.

S - the hops have some age on them but still remain in the forefront. Pineapple, tropical fruits emerge alongside some citrusy notes. This beer has a huge caramel aroma with toasted subtleties. If this beer was fresh I can only imagine the hops being so much more bright in the nose.

T - Bitterness, malt, hop flavor, oh my! A sweet caramel base acts like a canvas to the extremely balancing bitterness in this beer. Sweetness rolls on the tongue as the bitterness clears the palate. Very nice crisp bitterness... i like what it does for this beer. Hop flavor is of pineapple and tropical fruits with light background notes of citric acidity, very reminiscent of a clementine or tangerine.

M - light carbonation plays alongside a crisp bitterness that provides a pleasant astringency. Mouthfeel becomes borderline cloying even with such a high bitterness. Above average but a slightly drier beer would put this beer to a 4.

D - the bright crispness of this beer plays extremely well with the sweet caramel notes. The label boasts, 'perfect after a hard day's work or on hot summer days...', I wouldn't go as far as saying that this beer would pair as perfectly as intended but a very drinkable beer indeed. A well crafted beer, you can tell the brewers vision came out in this beer.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Dark orange with hints of brown. Thick foamy off-white head with excellent retention and lacing.

S - Aromas of dark caramel malts and citrusy hops. Also faint aroma of alcohol underneath. The citrusy hops are the dominant aroma.

T - Mild sweetness up front quickly overcome by a citrusy hop bitterness. Provides and excellent bite. Some earthy undertones come through later in the drink.

M/D - A little thin and way too carbonated of feel. A drinkable pale ale, but it would not be one of my first choices.

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Photo of bashiba
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice cloudy amber color with a nice light sticky head with good lacing.

The smell had a fresh bready malt odor mixing nicely with some citrusy hops.

The flavor is very, very mild. Light toasty and bready malts with mild citrus hops balancing it nicely.

The mouthfeel is light and full of good carbonation.

Overall this would make a very nice session beer if it wasn't $9 a bottle. Should be about $9 a 6pk and this would be a nice value as it stands its on the underwhelming side when you take the cost into account.

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