Drink'in The Sun | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ingredients: water, barley (pale, wheat, cara-red), hops (amarillo), yeast and sunshine.

Added by mdagnew on 08-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
18.16%
 
 
Wants:
3
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3
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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have been in the market for a new session beer. Something I could enjoy an illogical amount of and not worry about the consequences. I really wanted it to be this beer but I was disappointed.

Beer served on draft at a local beer bar. Beer is light yellow like a wit almost and completely hazy. Forms a thin white head of tiny bubbles and not much else. No lacing, carbonation...moderate to low. Hard to tell with the haze.

Beer has a very mild aroma, some flowery stuff, a little grain.

Beer is really overwhelmingly fruity. But not in a hefe way. In a way that you would get if you soaked fruit in beer. Very flowery, very sweet, thin body, no carbonation in the mouth. Eh, not my favorite by a long shot.

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3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bright and hazy appearance, almost two finger white head.
Aroma: Citrus, melon, wheat, malt
Taste: tangerine, malt, little dusty, hint of grapefruit, little watery

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft pint at Northdown, quick review from notes.
This is the 2nd time i've had this, it's been awhile so I tried it again.

Color is a saturated yellow orange, somewhat hazy, trails of carbonation visible, compact but dense head of white foam. Lasting retention, concentric rings of lace form on the opposite side of the glass.

Aroma is herbal, hoppy but seemingly a little aged. Dried citrus peel, light yeast as it warms.

Firmly bitter, light bodied though it feels more substantial than a lager. Well hopped, dry and grassy herbals, finishes clean. Some light traces of wheat dance around also. Overall it would make an ok session beer, seems less fresh than the first time on tap a year or two ago.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, 2.8% ABV. Man, there sure is a bit of confusion 'round these parts as to the provenance of this particular brew.

This beer pours a clear, rather pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some random sea spout lace around the glass as it duly subsides.

It smells of musty, mildly dank piney and herbal green hops, soft grainy pale malt, a heady hard water flintiness, further tart citrus rind notes, and a muddled edgy table pepper spiciness. The taste is mixed piney, herbal, and grassy forest flora esters, pithy orange and white grapefruit citrus, plain grainy, slightly crackery pale and wheat malt, and a continuing chalky stripe.

The carbonation is fairly pervasive, that frothiness honing a certain edge, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, in the very sense of mineral water. It finishes just off-dry, the wheatiness of the malt finding a sudden further savoury spiciness, among the lingering hop bitterness.

Definitely a summer patio sessioner for the hopheads - laid-back, light, a tad zingy, and obviously hoppy. I know adding sunshine would be superfluous to the brewer's suggestion, but that's just how I (wish I could, right now) roll.

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3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'11 release

Huge fucking white head on this one. Hazy light yellow body. The head retention is so strong it lasted beyond the last sip.

Wheat and light fruity esters in the aroma. Lemon accented hopping.

Taste was like drinking hoppy seltzer. Low to medium bitterness. Some of that grainy wheat flavor I'd expect. Just not a lot going on but it would be a great beer to drink on a day that's hot as shit out and you are sweating like a herd of fat trekkies in line for William Shatner's autograph.

As a lawnmower beer, this was decent.

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3.8 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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