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Mikkeller ApS

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 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 JBogan
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with an excellent creamy and long lasting head which leaves rings of sticky lacing on the glass. This is a nice looking brew.

The aroma consists of caramel malt balanced by citrusy hops. Not especially complex but it makes for a very pleasing scent.

The hops show their presence even more in the taste, with a bitter finish. The caramel malt is there but not as prominent as in the nose. There's also some fruity accents, but they are mostly subdued.

The mouthfeel is smooth and rich, with just the right amount of carbonation.

This is a very solid rendition of an American Pale Ale, even leaning somewhat towards an IPA. The first beer I've tried from Mikkeller, and it won't be the last.

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Photo of tpd975
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Blazer for the share.

A: Pours a nice dark golden hue with an above average sized off white head. Okay retention and some lace noted.

S: Nice citrus aroma with notes of caramel malt and a hint of herabl hops.

T: Nicely hopped with notes of citrus and grass. Slightly earthy as well which is pretty nice. Mild caramel malt flavors to provide some balance. Pretty well done.

M: Medium in body, smooth, and easy drinking.

D: Solid offering from Mikkeller.

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Photo of Parrotbeak
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber with a thick, white, creamy head that remains.
Fresh hops and lush malts up front. Slight aroma of pineapple.
Slight hops up front, with a citrus hit that remains at the top of the mouth, with a sweet, caramel malt finish that lingers at the bottom.
Good level of carbonation with a medium body.
Quite drinkable, given the well-concealed ABV and exceptional taste.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a medium-dark rustic orange with a swirling haze that slowly worked its way down. Visibility was translucent while the head was frothy with a creamish tan color displaying a respectable retention rate. Visible carbonation was light with a sparse density of micro-bubbles that rose at a lazy rate mixed in with random bursts of fast rising macro-bubbles.

S: The nose was grapefruity with a wonderful sense of semi-dry caramel malting. Some pungent flowery hops (reminds me a bit of Columbus) definitely makes its presence known. The malting really stands out here with a soft, dry toasty character with flashes of citrus blended within.

T: The initial impression was malty with a semi-dry grapefruit and citrus nature. There seems to be light tart notes with perhaps some indication of belgain yestiness adding subtle highlights to the drink. The finish finds fading notes of citrus peels and a rich, dry malty residue lacing. A nice level of hoppiness with perhaps an even more impressive showing of malting makes this a full bodied affair. The maris otter is very distinguishable here for those familiar with a palate that reminded me a bit of the river horse hop-a-lot-amus.

M: A nice level of tingly carbonation is present, especially on the tip of the tongue while a full body of malts and bread smoothers the tongue. The maris otter leaves behind a nice silty residual coating upon the swallow.

D: Drinkability was good, malty, and dry with a fresh wet citrus hopping that will leave you licking your lips for more after every sip. A big, maltier interpretation and one that should not be missed. Per style a solid recommendation.

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Photo of nickd717
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. Drank this during the Super Bowl, the beer snob that I am, while most others were drinking BMC crap.

Pours medium amber with a substantial off-white head.

Aroma is sweet caramel malt and somewhat faded hops that are really citrusy and fruity. Some good tropical fruit esters in there and slight grassy notes.

Flavor is great and well-balanced. Sweet caramel malt, toffee, grass, and faded citrusy hops. Orange, pineapple, mango, and peach flavors.

Medium-full on the palate and a little more syrupy than I'd like. Average carbonation.

Great drinkability. This is a great pale ale overall. Most others do in fact pale.

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Photo of jera1350
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber color with massive head of fluff that has great retention and leaves lots of lacing.

Lots of scent coming off of this one. Grainy malts and bright grassy and citrusy hops.

Well balanced pale ale for sure. Lots of bitter hops that add some citrus and grassy notes. Big malt backbone to even things out. The malt adds some caramel sweetness. It's evident they used a variety of malt and hops in this one as there is a unique complexity to it. Finishes quite clean.

Medium body and smooth with soft carbonation.

A lot to like in this pale ale. I think it's a really unique example and a very good one at that. Complexity that's not typically found in this style of beer. I would welcome this one again.

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Photo of WesWes
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy, dark golden color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a balanced aroma of pale and crystal malts along with an excellent bouquet of finishing hops. It's bitter, but more mild than anything else. The taste is decent as well. Again, it's equal parts malts and hops. It goes down easy with some prickly carbonation and a touch of caramel sweetness. It's quite bitter all the way through, but I'm a little disappointed in the fact that it's a little too sweet. It seems just a little too big in all departments. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with too much carbonation. This is a tasty beer, but nothing to get excited about. It tastes like a hopped up English pale.

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Photo of albern
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mikkeller is a first rate brewery and their AOP nicely follows suit. It pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a smallish foamy and slightly creamy head. Not much lacing, some retention. The nose is pungent caramel, some hop, some bready malts. The nose also has some toffee aromas in there too.

The taste will not disappoint. It is a full palated affair with a medium to full body. It is a fairly complex beer. It has lots of sweetish bready malts, some syrupy sweetness in the malts as well. There are some estery hops to balance out, plenty of caramel and old fashioned toffee as well. There are some nutty roasted notes behind the sweet and bready malts. This beer is good, complex, and well worth seeking out. There is a touch of oily hop in there too, not strong, not overpowering, but it is noticeable. The hop has a slightly grapefruity acerbicness and bite that plays off well against the nice malty base. I like how all of the consituent parts just blend together into a really solid brew. The thick consistency and lack of booziness, really adds to the experience. L'Chaim.

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Photo of corby112
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark chestnut brown color with dark golden amber hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, pillowy white head with great retention, only slowly settling into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy white lacing. Not very pale.

Earthy floral hop nose with a good bit of caramel/biscuit malt. Slightly grassy and smells pretty hoppy for a pale ale.

Medium bodied with a lot of crisp floral hops up front that are nicely balanced by a sweet caramel malt backbone. Slight hints of citrus peel and grapefruit and a nice dry pine character. Finish is bitter and dry. The malt backbone is prominent but overall this beer is well balanced and very complex for the style.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very malty Pale Ale that rides the fence on citrus and resiny. More body but more malt sweetness on the forefront than most American Pales.

The look is very close to ideal: a deep copper colored beer gives a moderate haze, maybe from dry hopping. An off white head gives great substance and retention with a good deal of lacing and body.

A medium balance of both resiny/citrus/pine hops counter against a hearty barley malte (Marris Otter?) for a creamy, malty, hoppy scent that chases a lighter, estery yeastiness. No faults in the aroma, just wanting a more hop dominant nose.

Flavors of deep and complex malts take the foreground with rich caramels, breads, and sweetness. A very quick wave of hops bring the resiny, citrus, and pine notes that do a bit more than just balance the malts. Fruitiness takes a bit more of a back seat than in the aroma. Clean flavors but a bit more robust, bold and heavy in comparison to the greats.

Quite heavy, creamy, malty, and thick in the body leaving me wanting more dryness and crispness. The body (moreso than any other part of the beer) takes on an English malty-hoppy-fruity character that lacks the crisp, clean, and dry texture that makes American Pale Ales so drinkable, palatable, and thirst quenching.

Still, a very good beer this one is a bit more robust than what I look for in a quality Pale.

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Photo of Dotcubed
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of indeterminate age.
Numbers on the cap read 131209 with some other mysterious numbers printed under it.
Today's date is 101609 so I don't think this one's from the future.

Pours a nice head, clings well to the glass. Coral reef like structure, creamy base. Pleasant hop aroma.

Looks like a nice Lipton Iced Tea with superfine champagne bubbles.

Dry dusty, bitter little beer. Lasting flavor but light body. A little sticky.

I wish I could tell how long this bottle was shelved.

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Photo of erz316
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

big bottle with 040609 on the bottle cap, poured into an old speckled hen pint glass

A - i should really use this glass more often, it always pours a great looking beer. the brew looks great! a darker orange colour with a slightly off white head, quite big as well, about two full fingers if not more. the foam is big and poofy. the beer is quite effervescent and appetizing looking. the shade of orange for this beer is so completely spot on, like a dark tangerine/clementine with some brown mixed in. good lacing and retention is average.

S - the brew smells quite great as well. it is a rock solid mix of malts and hops. the hops dont quite jump out but they are definietly there, exposing a bouquet of grapefruit and orange scents, maybe even some sweeter tropical fruits as well, but that might be the interaction of the malts and hops. quite superbly mixed, the only thing that readily stands out is a slight grapefruit pith scent.

T - mikkeller really hit the spot with this beer. the initial is a perfectly smooth blend of malts and hops, leaning a little more on the hoppy side. great grapefruit flavour, and maybe a bit of orange peel or oil, maybe a bit of pine. the finish is even smoother than the first taste, the carbonation flares up a bit, the hops come to dominate, and then its over. simple and delicious; really gets a good pine flavour going with those hops. the aftertaste has the hops subdued quite a bit, and the malts take over with their light sweetness. all in all this beer is quite the win, slaking my thirst with unparalleled ease.

MF&D - the feel is a light-medium, but the tons of carbonation make the brew feel like a full medium. the great thing about this carbonation is that its not really the belching inducing kind, its just kind of there being delicious. the drinkability is some of the best I've had yet.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice pale ale. Decent head and retention with a clear copper color.

Decent citrusy spicyness with a slight piney aroma. Slightly bready as well.

Spicy hop flavor with minimal citrus and a balanceing malt sweetness.

Decently crisp mouthfeel, no astringency, nice body.

This beer has a nice spicy hop characteristic. It would be better with more citrusy elements though.

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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 katan
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint

A - Pours a brown color. Very clear and filtered. The head formation was fairly light. The filming and lacing was almost non-existent. Interior carbonation is very light as well.

S - A very subtle smell. At best I could detect is a yeast note half coupled with a piney hops note. But again, very hard to find.

T - Starts off with all bitter - not flavor just bitter. Mid-stream starts to show a little bit of sweetness to bring it into balance. Finishes with a very pleasant grapefruit hop sweetness. After taste maintains that earthy hops flavors.

M - Oily in texture - this beer is fairly thick as well. Carbonation is moderate which further proves this beer is solid. Very clinging.

D - Easily drinkable. The flavors are generally light which reduces palette fatigue. Moderate carbonation - not filling at all.

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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 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 mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first beer in nearly two weeks as I have been on the deathbed with this damn flu. Served cold and poured into a tall pilsner glass, this one was enjoyed during the draft this afternoon on 03/29/2009.

The pour was very nice with a rich dark amber color coming forward right away. Nice head of at least an inch and a half comes up from the bottom and stayed around for a good long while before settling into a nice lacing up and down the sides of the glass. Rich hop aroma, orange and tangerine are mixed nicely with a good touch of light grain and a nice biscuit like hop profile. Smooth, medium carbonation and a fuller then a normal pale ale body all led them selves to a very enjoyable and smooth beer. Easily sessionable with a nice dry hop bite in the finish and a deep and mellow balanaced profile it was a classic pale ale. Another winner from Mikellar as far as I am concerned. Great beer for the afternoon.

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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 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 peabody
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a slightly cloudy ice tea color with lots of off-white creamy suds clinging to the side of the rim and the tiny bubbles in the liquid are clinging also. Very effervescent brew.
Smell is fruity like mango but with a lemon peel zest along with the yeast burning the nose slightly. A certain hop bitterness is in the aroma also.
Taste is mostly bitter and dry but refreshing otherwise. Not much else is coming through. Kind of plain.
Mouthfeel is a little dirty but finishes dry and black bitter.
Not their best beer but it a good representation of the American Pale Ale style.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle bought online from the Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam...

Poured a nice crystal clear golden copper colour. White head with coppery hints poured big thick and foamy with a meringue like topping then faded slowly to good covering with thick edging... barely any carbonation bubbles... lots of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Lots of juicy mouth watering (slightly tropical ?) fruitiness (pears, grapefruits, oranges, magnoes), light sweet caramel malts, buttery, some bready notes, honey, citrus and grassy hops, light pine, quite floral, talcum powder traces, faint rubbery notes, the faintest hint of clove...

Taste is pretty similar to the aroma... slighty tropical tart fruits (grapefruits oranges, limes), good peppery and citrus hop bitterness balanced by caramel sweetness, chalky traces, light metallic notes, quite biscuity...

M&D - Smooth initially with a little sharpness underneath... medium bodied... an extremely quaffable brew - just slightly above sessionable at 6.0%

Overall - An outstanding APA... one of the best i've had. If this was readily available i would always have it in my cupboard... highly recommended...

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Photo of mynie
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't remember how I got this bottle but it's been on my counter for a month.

Good APA pour, nice haze and nice head.

Smells a little tame. Malt profile is more earthen than I'd expected, more a like a red ale than a pale. The hops are either from the US west coast or else are very good european approximations of US west coast hops. Well balanced, but a little weak.

The flavor is still well-balanced and, thankfully, a bit more aggressive. Big red aleish malt up front, lightly acidic, sharply bitter hops in the back. Nothing to write home about, really, but a nicely balanced APA is always worth drinking.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A beaut of a beer, pouring a tight creamy head, about in inch-thick with all kinds of lace sticking to the glass. Color is a rusty reddish-orange with a lot of haze and even more bubbles feed the creaming and long-lasting head.

Delicate but compelling aroma, the hops are featured, very flowery and a little pine. Gentle caramel in the background.

Merciless hops on the tongue without feeling extreme...just seems like they didn't bother chucking a shitload of malt in for balance. Lemon, grapefruit, citrus rind, pine, more grapefruit rind. You get the idea. Brash for the style, maybe, but intensely flavorful. Certainly not a problem for anyone with a liking for big flavor and a dislike of rigid style guidelines. Exotic fruits also come to mind, as does a healthy yeast spin, with just a pinch of cinnamon in the finish. And wouldja believe it, there are hops lingering in the finish too.

Just a bit sharp on the tongue, damn prickly carbonation, although the body is full and somewhat buttery despite all the prickle action.

One of the hoppiest pale ales I've ever had, but still enough balance from the sweet side. Ideally a hophead's #1 go-to pale ale, but who's ever gonna buy this by the case? At $9.99 a bottle, they don't come cheap. Still, I'm happy with my purchase...and I'll take death before I start "trading down".

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All Others Pale from Mikkeller ApS
3.87 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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