Ris A La M'ale | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kkipple on 11-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
193
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
15.86%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
24
For Trade:
2
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Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish/orange color with a massive two finger light pink head. Very hazy and dark in appearance. The nose is on the weak side. I get a little sprite, cherry, and maybe some nut? in there. Definitely on the light side. The taste is a little better... You definitely get the cherry and almond, with a slight sourness. There's also a sweetness to it that offsets the sour. Feel is medium with sweet/sour feel. Slight almond aftertaste. Overall, an interesting beer for the style... You can find better Fruit/Vegetable beers out there though. Cheers.

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Photo of bluesplit63
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of homebrewhawk
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml corked and caged bottle served in a Blvd. Tank 7 tulip. Lots of carbonation. Poured a pretty, pinkish gold with two fingers of pinkish head. Fruity aroma with some noble hops. Light bodied. A bit of sour cherry flavor, some malt sweetness. Bit of hop bitterness. Didn't really taste the almonds, and I would have liked some more cherry as well. Not very exciting.

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Photo of steamboatbrewer
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of JxExM
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of wesley14
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Canti4341
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of andthevolcano
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of photomike
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of HopBrain
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of fivetime
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of MsRif
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at the Trapp Door in Emmaus, PA. Poured an orange-red color that sort of reminded me of a Shirley Temple. Thin off-white head that quickly fizzled away leaving no lacing. Had an aroma of sour fruits, yeast and sugar. Taste was not very impressive. Sweet, yeasty, and tart fruits. I seriously did not get any almond taste from this brew.

Light to medium in body, with a bit of a syrupy feel. High carbonation. I pretty much left my husband to drink this one as I was not a fan, really. Not terrible, but not really worth it.

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Photo of mantissa
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of bpk59
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A - burnt sienna color, half-finger off-white foamy head. Gentle lacing left on the glass for the duration of the beer.

S - The smell is very underwhelming - belgian funk predominantly, and some sweet almond and a hint of cherry. I expect much more almond and cherry and much less funk.

T - Now this is what I was expecting. Sweet fruit at the front - the cherry is subtle like a real cherry, not syrupy. Finishes with a subtle almond flavor. Booze (8%) is well hidden.

M - Feels like a lambic in the mouth. Light bodied and thin. Good carbonation.

O - Enjoyable but slightly underwhelming. I hear "almond and cherries" and I want to be punched in the face by almond and cherry; in this case, I wasn't. But it's a tasty, enjoyable beer none the less. If you like fruit beers, try it once if you can find it fresh and at a good price.

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Photo of Arenbeer
3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle thanks to Finewinemike

Poured into a goblet at fridge temperature

A- Pours a nice clear dark reddish brown with a fluffy 2 finger pinkish white head that sticks around like a cloud on the beer. Leaves a good amount of slow moving sticky lacing on the side of the glass.

S- Pale bready malts up front with a slight cherry sweetness in there. Slight nuttiness from the almonds but hard to pick out. Smell like a real light beer more than anything.

T- Real thick and creamy malts up front and definitely some rice in there. Tastes just like ris a la mande when it's still in your mouth but after it goes down the bitter dark cherry comes out and sticks with you in the back of your throat. Not really getting to much nut like flavors unfortunately and has some slight metal like skunk to it.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a really nice slight bitter dry finish.

Overall this beer really hits home with me and been pumped to try it since it came out. Every year since i was little at christmas my family makes Ris a la mande as a dessert because my family is danish. So when i heard about this I had to get it. I have to say Mikkeller definitely did a good job with this beer for what the dessert actually is and how plain it is. It was a nice touch adding the almond and cherry in there. I could understand never having the dessert and not really liking or understanding this beer.

SkÅL!

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Photo of TriageStat
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jkhara12
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of SolomonGrundy
4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm starving!! Must...write....quickly....Pours a vibrant and beautiful red tinted with orange. It pours a huge, soapy head that slowly crumbles into a half=finger of persistent, white beauty. Sheets of lacing and well carbonated to boot!! So far a winner. Sour cherry dominates the nose, as one would expect from this ale-take on a European X-Mas time dessert that's topped with cherries!!! Some crisp yeast and malt notes in there too, like wheat. Some citrus of the tangerine persuasion also. Very nice. Flavor is a wonderful, tangy melding of cherry, wheat-like malt characteristics, and some cask-like notes - maybe a hint of char way in the back. Weird, unexpected and altogether fantastic. The middle is more of these evolving flavors that work together rather than against each other. Finish is super long and very dry - like a desert. Delicious but also quite expensive at $8.99/375ml bottle. Worth every penny that you find behind the cushions of your couch, though.

What I like most: Pretty much everything.

What I like least: The price, and that's 'bout it.

Verdict: A unique and delicious must-find, folks. Maybe beg Santa for some.

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Photo of AApparel
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of 51mmz0rz
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12.7oz bottle into a LaTrappe chalice.

A: Slightly pink hued head looks creamy but fades quickly. Body is mostly amber with a red hint from the cherries.

S: Smell is actually unimpressive, maybe the bottle was too cold, but I was unsure of the serving temperature. Smells like a normal beer, maybe a light noble hop aroma.

T: Very lightly flavored. Slight cherry sweetness on the finish.

M: Crisp, well carbonated.

D: This is the most amazing part of the beer, it drinks as if it was much, much lighter.

Actually a very nice beer, but not at this price point. I guess I expect expensive beers to be packed with flavor, and that expectation hurt the scoring here. It's nice and tasty, just unimpressive.

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Photo of Brewer1980
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Trilogy31
2.77/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful hazy bing cherry red, with a gorgeous pink hued head that leaves decent lacing but the head quickly leaves. Unfortunately the appearance is the best part of this beer. On the nose i get a touch of hops with sour citrus and a touch of funk. No cherries, no almonds when tasting, i really only get some sour citrus as well as some earthiness. Abv is pretty unoticeable but unfortunately everything else is unoticeable with this beer as well. Sounded interesting and worth a try, but will not revisit.

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Photo of TheEvilGenius
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Ris A La M'ale from Mikkeller ApS
3.53 out of 5 based on 193 ratings.
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