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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Photo of Nicolaiw
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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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of LeeEvolved
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours a pale straw color, cloudy with a slight white head and excellent lacing. Smells very grainy and somewhat dusty. Light, but with a dose of citrus and some bitterness from hops. The taste is similar, with a bit more of a bite on the back end from the hops. My problem with very low alcohol beers like this is the incomplete fermentation leaving all that dusty grain flavor. Not as bad here as some, but still... Light and crisp overall with a soft finish. pleasant enough, but somewhat insubstantial.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Kaizoku
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Dcunicelli
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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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Photo of StrongAleSkeptic
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Lurkerson
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of corysmith01
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Tiernan
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JHB-510
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of GRG1313
2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of grandbeerdaily
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Only 2.4 percent abv. wish it was higher and expensive. I payed 3 dollars for one bottle.

Super pale yellow pour.way too much head but a pure bridal white.

Very strong of wheat and a little hoppy spice on the nose. I'd call it nutmeg.

The taste is an over whelming sweet that has a powerful bitter to back it up. My mouth goes numb from flavor over load. The wheat malt is clean crisp and sweet. I want too drink this in the sun!

The mouth feel is slick and light. Hop resins make this beer palatable, but out is so light and drinkable.

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3.8 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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