Red/White Christmas | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A combination between a British Red Ale and a Belgian Wit Bier.

Added by rfgetz on 12-28-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
150
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
15.71%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of Mikkeller's best for sure (certainly their most well-carbonated beer). Pours a hazy gold color with a hint of amber at the edges and a thick white head that hangs out for awhile and laces the glass thickly. The smell is strong with hops and citrus fruitiness.

Taste reminds me of a mix between the Rogue "Glen" ale, and Lagunitas "Little Sumpin' Sumpin'". Bitter hoppiness all the way through. sweet and bitter fruits (the flavors oscillate between peaches and grapefruit, the former up front and the latter in the finish). Piney, earthy, some wheat, and overall just a lot of great hoppiness. Its pretty much a DIPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and, as previously mentioned, carbonated better than any other Mikkeller beer I've tried, which earns it extra points by contrast. The drinkability is great; very refreshing and goes down easily. It could just as well be a summer release.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden amber color with dense white head. Good retention yet minimal lacing. Smell is of grapefruit and peach, grass, wheat and earth. Taste is a blend of peach and grapefruit flavors backed by an earthy, grassy and wheaty profile... some carmely and candied sugar sweetness to it and a nice spice blend. ABVs well hidden. Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy, good carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. From a Strong Ale, I was not expecting such a wonderfully balanced and pleasing brew, would love to have more.

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Red/White Christmas from Mikkeller ApS
3.82 out of 5 based on 150 ratings.
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