Mexas Ranger | Mikkeller ApS

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Mexas RangerMexas Ranger

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with spices, almond milk, cocoa, chili, black beans & avocado leaves.

Added by oline73 on 05-13-2012

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Photo of leilei143
5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of hickmancase
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of bluesplit63
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Misanthropy_Sipping
4.95/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this a few nights ago when I was visiting some friends. Doing this off memory, but this was a big intrigue and a great beer from Mikkeller.

Appearance was really nice, deep brown almost black. Thin khaki head as I remember. Looked really nice in the glasses. Just what I expected of the beer in appearance. Cool label as well.

Smelled awesome. You could get some of that almonds, sweet creamy scent, with roast and black beans. There was a smooth chocolatey scent that mingled with a bit of vanilla and tequila. It was all there and put it all out.

Taste was great too, another person who was there said it was like a sweet little mexican meal in a glass. Pretty much said it all. Sweetness was balanced, there was spice, the black beans came through and made it slightly creamy with the almond milkiness. It was just nuts. Had a slight vegetable thing to it, guessing from the avocado leaves? I don't know. There was a clear barrel age taste with just a hint of tequila... I mean... dang. I'm salivating just thinking of it.

My only downer was that I felt it could have been a bit more creamy and a bit more dense. The alcohol content was on the low side but this was okay... the beer would have been really damaged by going further. I just wanted a bit more creaminess to it though, a bit more body... but not heavy like black hole or anything.

Overall, great! I really want to have this beer again and would buy it without much thought.

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Photo of Vylo
4.84/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of elNopalero
4.84/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This pours a thick solid black with inches of cocoa colored foam. It looks impressive. I’m drooling already.

The aroma is reminiscent of a light cocoa dusting and some cocoa powder, with each sip bursting with a layered coffee chocolate and light chili roastiness. There’s a wonderful sharp finish and a great spicy kick. I loved this brew.

(Wish I could pick out what the avocado leaves contribute, tho.)

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Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.64/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of patre_tim
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown to black with a reddish tinge on the edge when held to the light. On top, 3 fingers of dark rusty brown foamy head.

S: Tequila, chocolate, cocoa, cereal bran, some strange scents like carob. Soy sauce, licorice.

T: Dark chocolate, carob, light spicy quality, then hit with hard shelled peppermint gum, then some exotic spices like almost sandalwood, herbal qualities like avocado with its peel. Soy sauce, licorice, a floral quality like lilacs, a lightly sour note like cider vinegar. Its got some interesting herbs that I can’t identify as well, almost like Thai spa herbs. At times there’s a smokiness as well.

M: Thick smooth oily body, very little carbonation.

O: Wow. An excellent brew. Really loving this one. Got it at Mikkeller Bar in Bangkok today, March 1st, 2015. One of those rare brews unlike any other that Mikkeller does. Complex and keeps me drinking it.

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Photo of JavierGC
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brad007
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very dark brown color with a huge brown head into my glass. Resembles chocolate milk or something.

Almond milk, cocoa and chili come through in the nose. Very spicy. Reminds me of how the Aztecs created cocoa drinks.

Spicy and exotic with a very nice balance of nutty almond and delicious cocoa with everything else in-between. So tasty. I can't believe it's not an imperial stout because the profile is close enough.

Lingering spiciness and cocoa dominate the mouthfeel. I'm actually sweating after finishing a few sips. Has a deep burn too going down. Kinda like that of a smoked beer but dialed-down considerably.

A very complex and interesting beer that you should definitely spend $12.99 for. I wonder if it can be aged?

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Photo of soulgrowl
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kraty1
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpastor1119
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joeyphunk
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Flavor is really hard to unpack. Cool beer, but not an everyday session situation

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Mexas Ranger from Mikkeller ApS
3.88 out of 5 based on 210 ratings.
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