Mexas Ranger | Mikkeller ApS

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3.87/5
Very Good
217 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,671
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
217
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of macrosmatic
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 330 mL bottle into a Cigar City goblet.

A: Essentially black, opaque, with a thin brown head and no visible carbonation to speak of. Definitely pours thick and viscous.

S: Roasted malts, cacao, lactose. Bits of drying tobacco and chilis. Not huge overall; this may need to warm up some.

T: Roasted malts, bitter bakers chocolate, and some char. Hints of smoke as well, with tobacco dryness. It may be the power of suggestion (or probably is?), but I would swear you can taste the black beans here too. Light green chili flavor as well, but minimal capsaicin heat. Finishes dry with roast bitterness and some smokiness on the exhale (though not overly “Band-aid”).

M: Full-bodied, though certainly not Hunahpu consistency. Low carbonation sensation, and alcohol seems restrained for what I expected.

O: This wasn’t bad, but I had high hopes that were disappointed. I could have done without the smoke. The chilis didn't pull through. It actually seems one-sided, coming down on the bitter side. I don't remember what I paid for it, but it wasn't worth it. I wouldn't say avoid necessarily, but I don't think I'll be having another.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gloopy black with a large, dark tan head settling to a mocha film leaving mini spots of lace on the glass.

Smell is, weirdly enough, roasted black bean like malt with a light chili and cumin powder essence that simulates a mix between Nacho Cheese and Guacamole DORITOS. In other words, it smells kind of like Taco Bell had a helicopter-sized load of cocoa powder dropped on it.

Taste is exceedingly smoky and roasty, but not actually smoked, with notes of cocoa and molasses. A tang of chili-like dark berries pops in with a little heat, as well as some green hops, or is that the avocado leaf? There is an ashy aftertaste.

Body is moderately thick, with a substantial yet quickly dissipating fizz and a semi-dry finish.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Black body with an enormous mocha head. Smells creamy, roasty, spicy. Nice. Tastes spicy and peppery, sweet chocolate, creamy and roasty in equal portions. Nicely bitter in the back end. Medium body and creamy. Clearly, I do not get the individual ingredients, because what the hell does avocado leaf taste like? But it works.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TruePerception
2.61/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Mikkeller's Mexas Ranger, ale brewed with spices, almond milk, cocoa, chilli, black beans, and avocado leaves. 6.6% ABV.

A: A bit over a finger of cocoa head; dark cream in the center. Black inside the glass; really dark brown in the dimple. Light sheeting; very little lacing; faint inkiness.

S: Roasty, very dark cocoa. Light coffee. Hint of waxy pepper. Dirt, faint grass/green leaf. Faintest hints of black bean skin and almond skin. Slight chilli powder.

T/MF: Bitter vegetal quality. Black bean, blackened plant matter. Nothing pleasant.

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of orangesol
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oleg85
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Skuli Bar in Reykjavik, Iceland. Served in the house teku glass.

Pours a dark cola brown body, one finger offwhite head, fair retention, not muchlacing. Smells of char, smoke, milk chocolate, a bit of espresso. The smoke is pretty hefty in this one, and it kind of wears on you later on, but up front, it is a nice tobacco smoky complexity. Flavour is similar, with a fair bit of tobacco leaf, milk chocolate, a bit of campfire smoke. Its definitely interesting at first, but after a while, it starts to really wear on your palate. I couldn't finish the full pour, although I enjoyed what I drank. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, lower in carbonation, with a smoky finish. Overall, this is one best shared with a bunch of folks, as I thought the smoke and char got overwhelming after a while, especially as it warmed.

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Mexas Ranger from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 217 ratings
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