Drink'in The Sun 11 | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.40%

Availability: Summer

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Added by 7ways on 07-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 22
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green’s on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of light malts with good amounts of tangy wheat and citrus peel. Also present are light amounts of leafy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not as robust. Crisp light malts up front are joined quickly by lemon and grapefruit rind. Midway through moderate amounts of grassy wheat and earthy hops come into play, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall this is another very good iteration of this beer, I just wish I could buy a six-pack for a reasonable price. Still, despite the price, it’s well worth a shot.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hey who wants a nice low abv beer!! I DO! Looking for good things on this one! Can Mikkeller pull it off? Poured into a wheat ale glass.

Woah! we need to slowly decant this sucker, as a big shocking white bubbly shampoo like head forms. Great clumpy action too, surrounded by big bubbles and lace. For a not too together head here this thing has quite some retention. Slightly cloudy but a nice straw body color too and lots of rising carbonation much like a Hefe. Lots of lacing, very great looking beer here.

The nose is wonderful the more I smell it. Light sweet malts, faint white bread, mild juicy sweet lemon. GREAT mix on this this is looking real good so far! A nice grainy smell too.

Taste is a little missing, but probably more so due to this style. A great lemon bitter, mixing with a citrus lemon fruit hop. Some decent body on this and has a great honey teeth coating effect. Residual sweetness in the front palate on the after taste. A very long lingering enjoyable bitterness. Crisp carbonation almost into sparkling wine territory, and bringing just a little bit of wheaty chew texture.

First sips didn't impress me as much, but subsequent ones made the beer better and better. I am really liking this one, super drinkable, truly an in the sun beer too, this would be so perfect for summer. I would want to slam these back all day. The best session ale? Well haven't tried them all, but lets get some more!!!

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Photo of maxwelldeux
2.74/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If I didn’t know it was a Low Alcohol brew, I’d say it was OK. Even knowing that, it’s not bad. A bit of a citrusy nose to it and a biting flavor to it that almost has the feel of a diluted grapefruit juice. Interesting, though I wouldn’t drink it again.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazed golden straw color with big plume of white froth. Scent presents tangy wheat with light lemony citrus, musty and earthy grains. Taste follows scent, solid tangy wheat and musty dried grain, light lemony citrus, little to no sweetness. Light bodied, grainy mouthfeel, very dry. For a 2.4% beer, this one is highly drinkable and tasty enough to please.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a weisse vase, the beer pours with a towering, light, muffin-top head that starts around the ever expanding two inch mark, but subtly regresses into a sparse, spiderwebbing roadmap of filmy head. A slightly cloudy, bright, vibrant honey-gold coloring with a slight flow of cerbonation bubbling. Aromas are well blended, with a toasty wheat backbone supporting tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, mango, and melon. Some subtle spicing throughout the nose as well, including some clove and nutmeg. Flavors are sharp, with a roasty and slightly charred backbone. Subtle blending of fruit sweetness and spicing gives a very balanced and flavorful palate. Clove and nutmeg spicing once again make themselves known, providing a slightly sharp overtone to the smooth body of taste. Smooth aftertaste with all of the fruit and spices blending together, as well as a touch of citrus. Clean, creamy finish with a slight filmy linger. Very drinkable brew, and very well suited for hotter weather.

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Photo of avalon07
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a huge, creamy, long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A nice, sharp, sweet smell of citrus, wheat and a little malt.

T: Tasted of wheat (a mild amount), citrus (lemon), and some malt. Not a super-complex flavor, but incredibly vibrant and totally likable. The ABV% is almost comically low, but this is hardly an issue.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a crisp finish. Light-bodied.

O: The American Pale Wheat Ale is rarely a steller style, but Mikkeller has managed to make it into something interesting.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into 20cl Mikkeller stemware in the Mikkeller bar in Copenhagen. Cost was 25 DKK. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream and fair thickness. Colour is a light gold.

Sm: Orange peel and other citrus ester hops. Mild in strength.

T: Cream, orange peel, and full barley. Not restrained, but stale at times. Simple. Built alright and pretty balanced, but a biteen of a disappointment from me favourite brewery.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Not really complementary of the flavours.

Dr: Very low ABV, unrefreshing, and troublesome in terms of drinkability for what they're trying to do. Mikkeller should stick to heavy imperial stouts, not trifle about with shite like this. It's a good light summer beer.

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Photo of CopperTopBrews
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy straw slightly orange color. Has a giant fluffy white head and the lacing sticks to the side the whole way down.

Smell starts off with a fresh zested orange type of citrus, slight grass. As it warms up the citrus fades and a grassy pine becomes predominant.

Taste is of orange peel and pine that come to me first. The tast of the wheat seems to be just a back up as the pine seems to be the star of this one.

Mouthfeel is very very light with a good amount of carbonation that scrubes the tounge.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle from Argonaut in Denver for $6. Into a Michelob Celebrate snifter.

A: Pale gold with a dense white head that is a good three fingers thick. Quite turbid. Excellent spots of lacing as it recedes. Pretty darn nice looking wheat beer.

S: Bright, citrusy hops with some lemon, and grainy malts. Smells slightly herbal and a bit resinous. I get a fair amount of lemon that stands out the most.

T: Light flavors of lemon and some resinous hops. Surprising amount of bitterness on the end. Really light and watery. Doesn't really taste like much, maybe some lemon peel and hops steeped in water, with enough faint maltiness to make you realize it is still a beer. Decently flavorful for what it is, but it isn't incredible or mind blowing.

M: Incredibly light and watery, I think this is the thinnest beer I've ever tried. Prickly carbonation and really dry.

O: Mid afternoon session beer on a hot day is exactly what this is. Really well done for a low alcohol beer, but it isn't mind boggling. Pretty decent, but way too expensive at $6 a bottle.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Kicked off the Mikkeller Tap Takeover at the Local Taphouse with this offering.

Pours a pale champagne colour with fair amount of translucent cloud. Head consists of big bubbles, white, without much lace. OK.

Smells hoppy; lots of deep floral notes with pine, passion, citrus, cake batter, orange peel and a slight savoury whet note at the back. Mostly hoppy but really quite nice.

Body is thin, firstly. Palate is light, dry, with some champagney notes, slight wheat grain on the front. Gets bitter towards the back, resinous and citric notes, light with a weak orange flavour and slight woody hop notes. Resinous, light, very drinkable but thin and empty for the most part.

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Photo of 7ways
2.84/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale sickly yellow/straw color, similar to Berliner Weisses I've had. Nice rocky, stark white head.

I don't know about sunshine, but nice aromas of lemongrass, pine and wheat. A little catty.

Nothing overly positive to write about the taste other than it's thirst quenching and low impact. It tastes kind of like it smells; like grass and pine needles. I like bitter, and I like tart. But not together. The mild malt sweetness on the finish never surfaces enough to round it out...

...instead, my mouth is left very dry. The flavor and acidity don't really match. Body, texture, and carbonation are ample but uninspired.

I thought I was seeing things when I read 2.4% abv the first time I saw this. I had to try it for that reason alone. I'm disappointed. It is not a "bad" beer, but it sure wasn't worth $5 for one bottle.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First beer of the day for the Mikkeller Tap Takeover of the Local Taphouse in Sydney.

A 2.4% beer from Mikkeller? It's an interesting concept.

Pours a clear and slightly hazed light yellow colour, with a frothy, but large-bubbled head of white. Very light body, almost watery and insipid. Lacing is anarchic and sticky at least. Not a bad looking brew all up, really.

Nose is great. Really fresh and bright tropical hop notes, with an underlying round wheat sweetness and a touch of butterscotch. With a swirl, it gains a slightly astringent greenness to it, sharper than the other characters, and biting through nicely.

Taste is a lot worse, but that's probably to be expected. It has very little to the body at all, meaning it sinks meaninglessly on the palate, and doesn't leave much of an impression. Some hop bitterness springs up on the back to try to revive it, but by this stage the grainy, watery thinness hasn't done much.

Not bad for a light beer, but the excess of hops just means that it feels unbalanced without any body. I know you have to do something to give a light beer some flavour, but better yet is to not brew a light beer at all.

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Photo of gford217
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle.

The beer pours a bright hazy straw with an enormous fluffy white head that fizzes a bit on its way down to a hefty cap.

Aroma has citrus elements, especially lemon zest, with a lot of grainy notes. There is light sweet pale wheat, grass and a Sprite-like lemon-lime thing going on.

The taste has more of a sour wheat flavor than the aroma and definitely has more pale malts and grains. The citrus seems to be dialed down a bit up front, but comes back in the finish, which leaves a lemony tartness on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is light bodied and very spritzy.

This is a solid summer beer and very drinkable though it doesn't measure up to the best pale wheats out there, largely because of the substantially different ABV. As a low alcohol beer, it's actually quite good.

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Photo of ohtheguilt
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light pale gold that is seethru and the head dies quick but there's some lace patches. A spicy, sharp corriander like smell as well as touches of sweet wheat and touches of citric make up the aroma. The sweetness is a little more dominant than the sharp flavors, but still a good amount of that fluffy wheatiness, as I call it, and an easy to drink beer that has a minor crispy finish thanks to citric fruit flavors (lemon, orange, touch of banana) and moderate spicing (clove and pepper). A good summer sipper that isn't overly sweet or bitter.

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Photo of Jenray
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow color with a finger of crisp white head atop. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind lots of lace.

S - The aroma is a mix of lemon and other citrus elements, some grainy malt, and a bit of herbal hops as well.

T - Starts off with a kick of slightly tart lemon flavor balanced by some grainy malts. Through the middle, a bit of yeast and some herbal hop flavors mix in. The finish is a mix of grainy malt and yeast that linger.

M - Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Super smooth and crisp without feeling watery or empty at all.

D - Super drinkable. It is a bit remarkable how light and low abv (2.4%) this beer is, and the fact that it still tastes like beer and has substance to it.

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Photo of Bendurgin
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Holy Helluva head here. Pours with four fingers of bubbly white head with a hazy golden yellow. Just a lot of head here. I hate when it takes me fifteen minutes to pour an 11.2 oz beer into a standard pint. Too much is just too much.

The aroma is a little off putting. It's like a beer mixed with a lemon lime soda. This has your standard grainy aroma to it with lemon sweetness but it just reminds me to much of a 7-UP. The flavor is pretty enjoyable. Toasty malts with a little bit of a lemon bite to the finish. Very enjoyable.

The feel is light and the carbonation is probably a bit more lively than I would like.

So I guess I could say this doesn't look like much at first and the aroma is a bit off in my opinion but this is some pretty good drinking. Pretty good for a low ABV offering.

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Photo of drpimento
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent LA beer! Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, cream-colored, thick, foamy, billowy, creamy head that lasts a while and some lace. Color is a clear gold with mass quantities of bubble trails.

Good beer to sip while watching the Venus transit.

Aroma is hoppy, yeast, fruit, resin. Flavor's like nose, quite dry, in this case the bitter and carbonic tang perfectly compliment one another. Body and carbonation are the best I've ever had for a LA. Finish is like flavor, fairly long, and thirst quenching. This beer is in a league of its own.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy gold with a big, foamy white head. Little streams of effervescence are clearly visible in the glass, so I'm betting that this will be very crisply carbonated.

S: Aromas of citrus, chalk, minerals, and wheat are present on the nose. Compared to the rather generic scent of most pale wheat ales, this is pretty appealing.

T: Notes of lemon, bitter orange, lime, and lemongrass dominate the entry, but quickly give way to flavors of minerals, cream, and wheat. The finish is grainy and rather brief, with a pleasant combination of lemon, lime, mineral, and wheat flavors.

M: This ale is predictably light in body, and also very dry. Carbonation is very firm and very crisp, imparting a bit of a gassy, bloating feeling that makes this beer seem much heavier than it is. If this were to be brought under control, it would really help.

O: Compared to most American pale wheat ales, this is an extremely flavorful, nuanced beer. I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I do. That being said, it is a bit too fizzy and gassy for my tastes. If the carbonation weren't so forceful, I would have no problem giving this one a much higher review.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not exactly sure where this came from, or how a two year old bottle of this beer is supposed to taste, given that its so so low on alcohol. being fearless, and a mikkeller nerd, I excitedly popped this open and pours a cloudy lemonade looking glass of yeasty white fluffy mess, which actually somehow impressed me. it certainly retained its carbonation! the smell is very light and lemony, im not sure how much of the lightness is degraded flavor over time, or if its intentionally that way. I tend to lean toward the latter, but may never know. the flavor is boat beer all the way. its 95 degrees out, youre out on the water, sweating a lot, probably hung over still, and you need a beer, but a sixpack of normal brew will have you too tired to carry on, so enter this little fella, ice cold one after the other, this is ideal. unfortunately, its not sold in cheap 50 bottle packs... lemons and yeast, refreshing, light, time and place. good carbonation and no body at all. overall a strange concoction that have found a way to appreciate. not sure this belongs in the upper echelon of summer beers, but it makes good sense to me, and im satisfied.

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