Danish Dream
Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
3.92 | pDev: 10.97%
Oct 11, 2016
Jan 06, 2010
Very Good
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Notes: Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.
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4 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Oct 11, 2016
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3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

I have been exbeeriencing problems with some of my CAN backlog due to the unabating heat & humidity here in LanCANster, PA this summer. CANs have been pooching & even bursting in the face of the unrelenting, relentless heat & humidity. Sure, that was redundant, but you should feel the moist heat. As an asthmatic, it is like trying to breathe through wet cement. Ugh. The reason that I mention this is that I noticed this tallboy laying on its side recently. When I picked it up to find the cause, I saw that the usually CANcave bottom of the CAN was now, somehow, CANvex! This is a rare failure, but I put it right into the reefer to keep it cool until a proper Crack & Glug could be CANducted.

From the CAN: "Pilsner-style Beer"

The time has come! Nothing untoward happened on CANducting the Crack!, but I was as leery as Timothy as far as the Glug was CANcerned. I really needn't have been since it formed the most beautiful two fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with the most excellent retention that I have seen in years. Color was a hazy/cloudy solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose had a grassy hoppiness that immediately made me think of a Czech Pils. Mouthfeel was soft, really amazing. Not thin, not watery, but just really soft on the tongue. Man, was this a hoppy beer! Very grassy with a touch of mint and hay and suddenly I was transported back to the early-1970s on my maternal grandparents' upper lot, surrounded by working farm before the developers completely revamped the landscape. I got to drive the tractor in the hay fields once & there is nothing like the smell of fresh-mown hay drying in the summer sun. My maternal aunt planted mint for tea one summer & it was highly refreshing, especially as iced tea. If you have never experienced fresh-mown grass, then I CANnot help you. This beer was evocative of all of these. Finish was dry, as it should be. It was highly refreshing on a hot, humid summer day. The only drawback/caveat is its price point, which for me, makes it a one-and-done. Ouch.

Aug 21, 2016
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3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 16 oz. can. It had a best by date of 20/05/17. Sampled on June 27, 2016.

The pour is yellow under a big, frothy white head that lasts.

The aroma has a kind of peach fruit note that overtakes any toasted bread and biscuit or grassy characters one expects from a Pilsener.

Medium to big body.

Same sort of peach juice character in the flavor although not quite as forward as the aroma. Some toastiness too and a clean finish.

Jun 27, 2016
4.19 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Apr 30, 2016
3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Jan 16, 2016
3.79 by ArmyATCBrewer from Korea (South) on Dec 27, 2015
3.5 by AugustusRex from Canada (ON) on Jul 10, 2015
3.75 by Marius from Netherlands on Jul 04, 2015
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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Paul_Hutchinson from Scotland

Great tasting lager Pilsner. Refreshing, easy to drink and light. Not overly powerful in terms of flavours but a lovely drink

May 17, 2015
3.9 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB) on May 16, 2015
4.46 by caahare from West Virginia on May 03, 2015
4.35 by Misterefe from Spain on Apr 13, 2015
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3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

American Dream? Danish Dream? Both? Alright. 330 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Looks like an IPA, a hazy orange amber color with four fingers of particularly frothy, sudsy off-white bubbles. The head leaves some sparse spider silk lacing down the sides of the glass.

Nose recalls grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. Decent hop potency but lacking the strong resins you'd expect in an IPA. Its a lighter fruitiness. On the palate, one gets the same mellow citrus and tropical fruits, very smooth, full-bodied, and rather creamy. A spike of nectarine, plum, unripe pineapple, orange, and oregano, but with a buttery malt backbone that does indeed recall a pilsener: More cracker, popcorn, and white bread than caramel. Quite fizzy. Tannic aftertaste, with lingering orange spice tea, pine, rubber, and root cellar notes.

Apparently this is a European take on an "India Pale Lager". Great mouthfeel attributes and hop flavor. The bitterness in the finish is oddly "chemical" in character but this does not kibosh the entire package.

Apr 02, 2015
4.13 by Tdenham from England on Mar 30, 2015
3.86 by cjgator3 from Florida on Mar 29, 2015
3.73 by JamFuel from Sweden on Mar 08, 2015
4 by personpitch from Australia on Mar 07, 2015
3.98 by geryeb624 from Maryland on Feb 17, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Ryanm1 from Pennsylvania

Been sitting on this one for a while. Drank it straight out of the bottle but pour a little for color which was Amber. Not much carbonation after the initial opening of the bottle. Doesn't really taste like a typical Pilsner in bitterness. Tasted more like an ipa with some yeast bready brown ale flavor.

Feb 10, 2015
3.64 by kevroe on Feb 06, 2015
4 by Mattias from Sweden on Jan 28, 2015
3.83 by wethorseblanket from California on Jan 26, 2015
3.87 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Jan 06, 2015
3.74 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 19, 2014
3.48 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Dec 10, 2014
4.16 by scottandsarah from California on Dec 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%
by patre_tim from Thailand

A: Golden with a copper tinge, good fine carbonation, 3 fingers of off white head.

S: Pineapple, citrus, candied orange, spicy like papaya seeds.

T: Not sweet as on the nose, but fruity and dry. Citrus, pineapple, tropical fruits, some oregano oil.

M: Medium light body, fine bubbled body, dry finish.

O: More American west coast than expected. Dry on the finish, more of an APA than a pilsner in my opinion. Bought in Chiang Mai, drank Nov 24, 2014.

Nov 24, 2014
4 by Stigh from Norway on Nov 15, 2014
4 by rosshudgens from California on Nov 10, 2014
4.25 by Waggman from Sweden on Nov 06, 2014
4 by od_sf from California on Nov 01, 2014
3.75 by spycow from Illinois on Nov 01, 2014
4.52 by JackieKu from Taiwan on Oct 26, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by bark from Sweden

The colour is gold with a tint of orange; the liquid is clear. The three finger head is off-white and airy. It sinks slowly leaving lots of lacing on the glass.

The smell is powerful hand hoppy: Citric peel, grapefruit juice, black currants, rubber, fruit candy and a hint of diesel smoke. Mild clean sweetness with a touch of butter.

The taste is bitter with notes of rubber, red currants, olive oil, green plums and citric fruits. Hints of dry white wine and spices. Medium body. The aftertaste is smoother with citric peels, floral notes, French loaf, bitter herbs and sour fruit drops. The long finish is clean and bitter.

The carbonation is fresh, the small bubbles long-lasting. The liquid is mid-smooth. No harshness.

A solid American craft-style lager!

Oct 23, 2014
3 by BrickOneal from South Carolina on Sep 20, 2014
4.4 by jondavidsson from Sweden on Sep 13, 2014
4.5 by JavierGC from Spain on Sep 13, 2014
3.7 by dirtydisk from Michigan on Sep 05, 2014
4 by AxlSkull from France on Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%
by eskilgh from Norway

Bought this bottle at 'Meny' in Trondheim, Norway - I dont think the bottle was kept too well and this may very well have influenced the beer.

A - Golden amber, great 1.5 finger head with nice retention.

S - Citrus hops and caramel malts, I also detect some off flavors: green apples - acetaldehyde? maybe even some very slight diacetyl

T - Like it smells. The flavors are fairly stable and even all the way through, with a firm bitterness. Some acetaldehyde off flavors I think.

M - medium low carbonation, smooth and creamy for the abv.

O - A lager apa? This would be a nice beer if not for the off flavors, for now I'm not sure what the lager part brings to the table - the only yeast driven flavors I get are off-flavored.

Aug 22, 2014
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