Drink'in The Sun 12 | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 1.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by GONZALOYANNA on 08-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of jbone09
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A refreshingly light beer. Yellow, citrusy, with a small foam head. Something great for summertime and a BBQ. Wish they'd bring this one back.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ahommell
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Holds up surprisingly well for being this old. The taste and smell are exceptionally strong and make me wonder what this would have been like had it been more fresh.

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Photo of MUTINY
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

2012 edition, 11.2oz, drunken WAY post-prime. Poured into a wine tumbler.

A: Stunning for a 1.9% ale. Cloudy, darker than expected (medium copper), massive uneven head that reduced nicely but never quite disappeared (love it). Despite the glassware I'd say that I'm impressed by the lacing as well.

S: Slightly funky from age, but basically orange & lemon wrapped around a hoppy core. Cool as hell.

T: Assertive, unbelievably hoppy given the ABV. It's definitely showing it's age, I'd imagine that the citrus component was much more dominant when this bad boy was fresh. But really, bottom line, this drinks like real beer at under 2%. In an of itself this beer is an achievement.

M: Love it. Great carb & enough malt to give it some weight on the palate.

O: I had lowered expectations going in, but this beer has really delivered (at least within context). If you can get your hands on one at a reasonable price - I'd say get after it - it's worth trying once for sure. To wit, if there's to be a 2015 release, I'm all over it.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

way past its prime, as you would reasonably expect any beer under 2% abv to be after a couple of years. I liked the smell okay though, loaded with fresh orange peel and high acid orange juice. the look is a little gross, dull yellow color and really thick for how low alcohol it is, but it contributes a fairly frothy mouthfeel that I think would have been nice had the flavors of the hops and wheat malt no faded so much. I think the world needs more beer like this, flavorful craft selections with negligible alcohol content, its perfect for summer boating and hiking, and I would love to see this fresh in 30 pack cans. it just isn't one to hold on to and like the jester king collaboration, it just didn't stand the test of time. I hope they make this again and I can find it fresh though, the potential for a real nice refresher is definitely there.

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Photo of Raziel313
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of Kaizoku
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of JulioH
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I appreciated the amount of hops put into this beer. It was very bitter, although it did have an IPA aroma. Also, it was very light, definitively a day beer or session beer, but, 1.90 ABV? Really, this is for those who are on a diet, or those kicking the habit. Nice placebo effect though.

Good beer to try, very interesting, but hardly enjoyable. Ferments in bottle, but hardly any.

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Photo of biokid23
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of vermilcj
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Rekrule
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Chico1985
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pour is orange with light haze and a ridiculous white head, giant and chunky, thought it might be infected at first. Scent reveals light floral and grassy hops, lots of pale malt. Smells like a very old/tame IPA, but not bad considering the ABV.

Taste is mostly pale malts with some bread, wheat and meh-adjunct tastes. Very light herbal and grassy hop presence. Mouthfeel is kinda watery with lowish carbonation.

Well it's a low alcohol beer, and it tastes like one. A decent scent for the style but the rest is probably what you'd expect - quite bland. I do give Mikkeller props for just putting out beers like this though.

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Photo of bmwats
3.01/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Hazy, opaque, golden hue. Pours a 3 finger, cascading, frothy, white head. Craters very slowly, and unevenly. Slight spotty lacing.

S: Wheat, tons of lemon citrus, clove, and oregano.

T: Very light on the wheat, construction paper, with a lemon infusion. But not really sweet.

M: Light, shallow, crisp with a steely finish... like chewing on a copper pot. Harsh.

D: The harsh bitterness in the finish, will put the kabosh on a quick finish.

Atmosphere is really strong. Huge head, fair lacing. Nose is wheaty, with plenty of lemon citrus, and some Italian spice. Light, thin, and shallow wheat and paper with a harsh citrus infusion. Overall, this is an average quaff.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with 2+ fingers of head that retains for a good while. Eventually settles down to a thin cap that leaves some very nice lacing

S: Big notes of fruity esters from the yeast along with a good amount of sweetness and lightly citrus hop character

T: Quite a lot of flavors going on here. Get some fruity esters and a light yeasty spiciness followed by the lightly citrusy hops. A light bitterness is present throughout

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Wow. Who would have guessed that this kind of brew (the sub-2% alcohol kind) could have this much flavor packed into it. Nicely aromatic and flavorful. So much so that it has more than some 6%'ers that I've had in the past. A little stiff on the price at $5 for an 11.2 oz. bottle, but definitely worth it to try once and see quite a successful experiment work out as well as this one. Gotta give some props to Mikkeller on this one

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Photo of Tyrus
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of tbryan5
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of zapahoppa
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of chippo33
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Wheat and sweet grainy malts, lemon zest, citrus and grassy hops.

T - Wheat and sweet grainy malts, floral and grassy hops, some bitterness, some lightly tart lemon zest.

M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with dry and bitter finish.

D - Good body and flavor for such low ABV. Very sessionable.

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Drink'in The Sun 12 from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 31 ratings