Z Pale Ale
Mikkeller ApS

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American Pale Ale (APA)
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3.64 | pDev: 0%
Mikkeller ApS
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: After X Pale Ale and Y Pale Ale, this is the third experiment brew made to create the Mikkeler American Pale Ale.

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij.
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3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The colour is dark red; the liquid is clear. The finger thick head is off white. Some lacing occurs.

The strong smell is very hoppy, the bitterness is almost sharp. Hints of malt and dough. American citric notes.

The taste is bitter with sour hints. The body is rather weak. Lots of American citric hops. The aftertaste is light with artificial strong bitter notes. Some fruits and hints of alcohol.

The carbonation is very strong; the small bubbles are sharp. The liquid is light to mid-smooth.

More of an American IPA than an American Pale Ale, I think. I would like some more aroma hops.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Mikkeller pub in Copenhagen. Unfortunately I didn't get the story behind this one.

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of grainy pale malts with good amounts of earthy and slightly floral hop aromas.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Grainy pale malt flavors with hints of deeper caramel malts kick things off. The malt flavors are sweeter than the aroma lets on until earthy and light citrus hop flavors temper the sweetness midway through the sip. The hops carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have any problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I thought this was one of the more malt forward pales (including IPA's and APA's) I've had from Mikkeller although it certainly still had a nice hop presence. Worth a shot.

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Z Pale Ale from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2 ratings