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

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Added by kkipple on 11-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
193
Reviews:
83
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
15.86%
 
 
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3
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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Note: This bottle is about 1 year old, kept in cold fridge

Pours a dark pink with pinkish white head. Foamed up to about 2 fingers, laced a bit as it drank.

Aroma of black cherries, Bing cherries, soft biscuit and some nuttiness.

Flavors are just as the nose. Cherries and nuts. The fruit isn't all up in yo face, and the sweetness is subtle. The almonds tame this down a bit and give a smoothness. Quite the contrast to those fruit beers that use syrups.

Feels a tad flat. A bit more bubble would help liven up that smoothness on the end.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a tulip. Best before date is 31/08/14 on the back of the bottle.

A - red-amber hued beer, slightly cloudy, with a fluffy tan head that erupts fairly large, and then dissipates quickly leaving some head around the edge of the glass and some thin contiguous lacing

S - sweet fruit on the nose; hard to place as it's intermingled with some cakey malt, perhaps sour cherry

T - definitely some sour cherry notes in the initial attack, and less of a sweet malt finish than I would have expected. It's slightly tart in the finish with cherry and gooseberry without a significant malt breakthrough. More subtle and sour than I had expected. This does change slightly as it warms and it becomes a bit richer and sweeter in the finish.

M - light medium body with medium carbonation. No hint of alcohol at all, which is impressive given it's an 8% beer.

Not quite what I expected, as I was thinking this would be a "sweet pudding" beer, with a hint of almonds, but I couldn't find them, and instead the overall flavor was powered large by sour cherry notes. Not a bad beer by any stretch, but somewhat less complex than I had expected. It did improve with some warming, so don't be shy about letting it sit for a while. A decent Christmas beer, but not one that will keep you warm at night.

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3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A:Pours a beautiful deep ruby with huge off white head. Great lacing. Hazy body.
S: Spot on what the label says. Notes of sliced almonds and cherries are easily detected. Seems to get a tad nuttier as it warms. Kinds reminds me of cherrie pie.
T: very complex. The tart cherries are evident throughout and plays nicely with the almond overtones. Slightly bittersweet finish. Interesting to say the least.
M: Kudos! Thick and creamy. Very smooth. Fair amount of cabonation. It's got an above average body.
O: interesting brew. I dig the cherry/almond nose a lot, but can't quite decide on the taste. Seems to get more sour/tart as it warms, but I feels it need a little more sweetness. Worth a try, but not sure I will keep coming back to it.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
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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3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2011 release. Pours lightly hazy reddish orange color with a nice 2-3 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some decent spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of cherry skin, cherry juice, toast, biscuit, caramel, earth, nuttiness, herbal, and light yeast spiciness. Pretty nice and pleasant aromas, but they are a bit weak. Taste of cherry juice, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, caramel, herbal, earth, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, earth, herbal, pepper, and light yeast spiciness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of malty fruit flavors with peppery spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick, syrupy, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian style fruit beer. Nice balance and complexity; and very smooth to sip on. Very pleasant and enjoyable offering.

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

an odd looking pour - a deep ruby in color with 2 fingers of foamy off white head and great lacing from it. very subtle scent of cherry.. somw wine like grape smell as well, not really getting much else out of it. tastes fruity sweet up front, definitely tasting cherries (tart) with an almond paste (marzipan) backbone... i LOVE marzipan! as far as fruit beers go, i've had better cherry flavored ones (belgian red, cerise, hanami ale), however this one is unique with its slight nuttyness in the background.
medium body with a nice creamy feel to it, low carbonation makes for a very easy pour down the hatch. slightly tart as well, which makes you a bit thirstier!

this is my first beer from mikkeller, and i'm not ALL THAT impressed. i was expecting a lot more almond flavor, but i don't really taste it. it does come in a cool looking bottle though with a fancy white paper wrap around. we'll see how their other beers pull through.

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3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Unusual colour, dark pink peach/blodd orange flesh with a thin head and snall fine sheets of lacing.

S - Cherry, bread, vanilla, cream, nuts. Not too powerful but complex.

T - Nice measure of tartness, sour cherry, ginger, almond. Well balanced.

M - Low carbonation, too low it would seem for the style. Light to medium body.

O - Great idea from the gypsy. Worth a go as a desert beer.

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3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy garnet red with orange highlights in color and some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall creamy pinkish off-white head that has great retention properties - the head reduces to a thick film and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Aromas of sour cherries along with a strong presence of almonds. Slightly sweet with some extremely light amounts of funkiness.

T: The beer starts out kind of sweet with some cherry fruit, then the cherry sourness takes over. The almond presence comes out in the finish with some light bitterness. There is a very slight amount of funk and vinous notes.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth which is unexpected for the style.

O: Very unique in appearance with an unusual combination of flavors that was successful. Enjoyable and I'm really glad that I tried this one even if it is not the easiest to drink.

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3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high light pink/beige head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a small head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of almonds and cherries in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some malty sweetness.
M: The feels medium-bodied and very smooth and a bit creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer hides its alcohol and has some nice flavors that make this an interesting beer to sip.

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