Danish Dream | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Added by jgasparine on 01-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
218
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Kiro
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AugustusRex
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paul_Hutchinson
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of caahare
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Misterefe
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Tdenham
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of personpitch
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of geryeb624
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryanm1
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of kevroe
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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Danish Dream from Mikkeller ApS
3.95 out of 5 based on 218 ratings.
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