Ris A La M'ale | Mikkeller ApS

Ris A La M'aleRis A La M'ale
BA SCORE
3.57/5
193 Ratings
Ris A La M'aleRis A La M'ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kkipple on 11-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,637
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
193
pDev:
15.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

Photo of BNodes
4.82/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this bottle as a gift. The beer is a dark red with medium carbonation. The smell is mostly of cherries. Flavor is quite unique. I was expecting an intense supplication type cherry flavor, but this is a more subtle cherry flavor, with the malt characteristics still coming through. The almonds are not immediately identifiable, but it definitely gives the beer a new dimension. I highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of Jake1605
4.56/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12.7 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Dark red/orange color with a pinkish 3 finger head that was sudsy like soap. The head does not dissipate, leaving thick rings of lacing on the side of the glass. Excellent carbonation.

Smell: Very sweet, but mild. The smell is my least favorite thing about the beer, but I like it the way it is. If it had a stronger smell, there might be too many cherries for my liking. The alcohol smell is very subtle, it's in there but hiding.

Taste: Simple yet complex--This beer changed my views on cherry beers. It was not over the top with any flavors, it's really enjoyable. I would like to try this dessert to compare the flavors. I slightly taste the almonds, some citrus, & sweet malt--And obviously the sour cherries. The taste was amazing.

Mouthfeel: Oh so smooth & creamy, perfectly carbonated.

Drinkability: Outstanding drinkiabilty, it doesn't feel like I am drinking a 8% ABV beer. I wish I had several of these to drink on Christmas Eve to share with friends & family.

Pick this up if you have the chance, it's worth a try. I thought it was worth the $8.49 I paid for it.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of trixdout
4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage.

Another Mikkeller and I think this has got to be my favorite fruit/vegetable beer to date.

Appearance - is a light ruby red color, almost a reddish gold, definitely a little haze, some carbonation rising from the bottom center of the Duvel Tulip. After harshly pouring it into the tulip a 3.5 finger head developed that was quite frothy snow-white head and left quite a cob-web-like lace all over.

Smell - I got quite a sinus issue so my smell is not all that great. I get tons of cherries and some floral notes, but can't seem to find the almonds or any other aromas.

Taste - Now this is where the fun begins. Right out the gate, the brew gives you a smack to the face with a vibrant/rich like lemon taste that is not sour at all, next you get a breeze of butterscotch as the brew goes down. As soon as that butterscotch vanishes, an unsalted butter comes into play which could be from the almonds. In the finish, there is quite an earthy sensation as well as some floral aspects to that butter. There is even some tartness, but it's almost hidden thanks to that earthy taste.

Mouthfeel - Initially it is very vibrant and rich, and quickly changes to a creamy/buttery brew. Quite dry in the end, but also mouth watering.

Overall - Would definitely get it again, but the price of $8.99 kind of throws me off. Maybe at around $5.99-6.99 it would be a good purchase.

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Photo of isthismetj3
4.43/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisCage
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- First off....the lacing is incredible, with super thick foamy clouds of tight bubbles all over the glass, after the off white head dissipates slightly. The color of the brew is slightly pinkish copper and is relatively clear. There is some yeast and sediment suspended within the liquid....pretty decent overall!

S- Malty overtones with slight hints of raspberry and other fieldberry blended in there....perhaps some blackberry and/or blueberry. It's a rather refreshing in the smell and there's just a hint of hop bitterness on the finish.

T- There is a distinctly fruit profile happening here, with mellow tartness that reminds me of raspberry and/or strawberry, perhaps some mild cranberry, with notes of apricot kernel and just a nice jammy/marmalade flavor of sorts. There is a biscuit like quality from the yeast and the hop presence is mild but there.

M/O- Creamy texture with mild carbonation and almost dessert like, this is a rather enjoyable beer and a nice proper example of a fruit infused ale! The alcohol is super well hidden and this rivals the best coolers out there....a great summer sipper! I would definitely seek this out again and will pick up more than one if given the chance again!

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Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours an unusual color, sort of a blend between cherry and orange, let's call it burnt orange with a reddish hue; the head is impressive, as is the lacing

Smell: Apparently, the name is a Danish play on words for Risalamande, a rice pudding made with cream and almonds and topped with cherry sauce - that is exactly what it smells like, a rice pudding with both sweet and funky cherry tones as well as an almond edge

Taste: Tastes very much like it smells, with the rice pudding flavors opening followed by the cherries, first sweet and then slightly tart and funky; after the swallow, the almond makes an appearance and builds into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with buoyant carbonation

Overall: I am going against the grain here but I loved this beer - really unusual, too, and that bumps the score for me

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Photo of codsmith
4.26/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep reddish brown with a two finger foam off-white head that stays around.The head laces the glass nicely throughout

S: The smell is close to a very clean Belgian, but with a little less yeast esters present on the nose. Almost reminiscent of a sparkling champagne. I was really hoping for some of the cherries and almonds to come through in the smell, but sadly none that I could detect.

T: It has a very smooth and tactful cherry flavor. Very well balanced. I was a expecting less due to the smell, but the taste full delivered better than I was hoping.

M: Incredibly smooth and well rounded. Light-to-medium mouth-feel. Flavor really gets all around the mouth

O: I'm a huge Mikkeller stout fan and got this one on a whim... and I continue to be impressed by another style of Mikkeller. The only thing I would change is the smell to be more accompanying to the flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of redleaves
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Funny red color, never seen a beer that's red, amber and cloudy all at the same time. Lots of yeast came through even on a careful pour. Nose isn't really there, I expected more than a light grain smell. Taste is wonderful, cherries but not tart, I think this is thanks to the almonds. Others say they don't taste the almonds but the creamy edge the cherries get is from that. I'm glad I drank this for dessert though. Very full flavor, amaretto, caramel, and grain. Like a cake of some sort. Carbonation is perfect full enough to keep off any cloying sweetness, no detectable hops apart from offsetting sweetness, but maybe that's the almonds. Well done, my first mikkeller due to the prices but this one is certainly worth it!

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Photo of Poupae
4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pink tinted head and body more cherry brown hues in the body with hints of glowing amber....fine bubbled Belgian style lacing. Aroma has tart cherries malt forward bread and a mild nutty finish. It's one you sip when you really taste the almond skins, and earthiness with tart cherries in the finish complex fine ale I'm glad this was my locals last bottle. Brewed at De Proef, you can smell and taste the BELGIAN influence here friends. Earthy cherry cider with hints of almond think a high class amaretto liquor blended in your favorite Belgian sour ale. Mouthfeel is fine with the carbonation light flowing bubbles with a textured hint of syrup from residual sugars left behind in fermentation overall classic sour ale, I'm glad Mikkeller showed that he does have some finesse.

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4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy copper-brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet caramel malts, cherries, almonds, and some bready malts.

T - Sweet caramel and biscuity malts, cherries with a touch of sourness, almonds, some residual sugars.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, warming finish.

D - Nice fruit beer. Good overall balance and mouthfeel.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out on tap at the Trapp Door, it gives off a reddish orange color with a decent looking head on top. The head fades and just leaves a slight ring around the glass. The smell of this beer reminded me of sweet apple cider and some spice. The taste is also sweet and spicy, really nice for a finisher or a night cap. The mouthfeel has a medium body to it along with a light carbonation. Overall I feel that Mikkeller strikes again with another really interesting brew. I can people not enjoying this but if you have it at the proper time of the day I feel that it will not the spot. I would be interested in having this one again some day.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

super cool beer, like no other that i am aware of in existance. it has a pleasant pale pink color to it, with majorly active carbonation accumulating a few inches of bubbly almost see through head. the nose is more cherry than anything, yeasty too, with a saison sort of wildness to it, and an essentially nonexistant malt smell and taste. the almonds kind of vill the void left by the light malt, adding a unique and not so subtle nutty quality, with almost a vanilla and wood essence, although the cherry is the star of the show here, not sweet, not tart, just very flavorful and ripe. the yeast ties everything together, and the alcohol is barely there. it has a mouthfeel like champagne, effervescent, light, semisweet, but dry also. could gladly drink a bunch of these, which i rarely say of a fruit beer. classic stuff from mikkeller here, worth the price (i hate to say), of 15 odd bucks for a 12.7oz. bottle. its too interesting to pass up. also a beer your non hop loving girlfriend might get into...

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Photo of Pxlwix
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Epiktetos
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber reddish, with beige slightly reddish head.
Aroma is cherries, sour, malt,
Taste is almonds, little sour cherries but does not match the aroma, sweet malt

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Photo of brew3crew
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to urbancaver on this wonderful spring afternoon.

A-bronze in color with almost a pink head
S-lots of cherries and a slight bit if almonds
T-tastes alot like it smells. Cherries up front and almonds in the finish
M-medium bodied and smooth with an almond after taste.
D-very drinkable. Gone in no time.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle. Timmermans Flute glass. Enjoyed on jul´12 -funny no-planned tasting session in good company at the Freiburg- (Thanks to Robert -the best nose on this side of the bar- & Manolo –deluxe barman). Pours bright reddish amber, cherry-like to the light. Chill haze. White crown. Nice spots & fairly good retention. Aromas of rice, lactis, vanilla, berries & green almond. Funny sweet maltiness & raspberry hues. Low hoppiness. Gentle & refreshing sensation. Light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Watery but flavorful texture. Undelying warming alcohol masked by fruitness in the middle. Mildy toasted malty & sweet finish. Well balanced beer.

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Ris A La M'ale from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 193 ratings
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