Mikkeller Rauch Pils | Mikkeller ApS

Mikkeller Rauch PilsMikkeller Rauch Pils
BA SCORE
74.5%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 47 ratings
Mikkeller Rauch PilsMikkeller Rauch Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Huhzubendah on 12-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,042
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
47
Liked:
35
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
13.46%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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1.89/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

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2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Shaker glass. Enjoyed on mar´13. Gold in color & veiled appearance. White, creamy froth shows fairly good retention. Floral & very subtle smoked aromas. Soft malt upfront followed by increasing smoky touch & clean citric bitterness. Light body. Moderate carbonation gives a touch of fun. Sharp bitter sensation in the middle lasts into a dry bitter finish softened by gentle smoked notes.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, I love the label art. That's good humour; it shows a lad on hands and knees with a rag to his mouth - purportedly he's evading smoke in his home. Fantastic! 4.60% ABV confirmed. "Smoked Pilsner Beer." "Product of Belgium." Imported by the Shelton Bastards; who knows how long it's sat out. Acquired at K&L Wine in Hollywood. 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard unbranded pressure cap served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; this sounds like a terrible idea for a beer, but I trust Mikkel. He's my favourite brewer in the world.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a 5+ finger beige colour head of decent cream and thickness, and good (8+ minute) retention. Little thin yeast as the head slowly recedes. Body colour is a predictable pale yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Translucent and transparent. Generally appealing for a pilsner. Not real vibrant, but I wouldn't call it dull. Average.

Sm: Light light smokey/bacon notes. Pale malts. Light generic floral hopping. An average strength aroma. Not a lot going on here. I don't get any alcohol or yeast off the aroma. Still excited to try it.

T: The smokey notes here are as light as can be; just a touch of smoke and bacon. Pale malts form the refreshing simple body. Light clean barley. Simply built, but the balance is impressive. I doubted smokey notes and a pilsner build could be brought together successfully, but damn - Mikkel's done it. Light floral hops. It's mighty tasty. Very clean and pleasant, but with the added complexity and subtlety of the smokey notes. Really well executed. This could have been a train wreck - I mean, a smoked pilsner? - but once again Mikkel's innovation triumphs. Bravo, sir. This is tasty stuff.

Mf: Smooth, refreshing, wet. Carbonation is perfect. Great body. Good thickness. Perfect presence on the palate.

Dr: One of the tastiest pilsners I've had in a long time, and definitely the most innovative. I love that Mikkel had the balls to pull this off. Few brewers would attempt this, and still fewer would succeed. How they make smokiness so subtle is beyond me. Brilliant. Bravo, Mikkel. I'd buy this by the six pack at the right price. Shockingly good. Hides its ABV well. Sessionable, flavorful stuff. Surprisingly complex for a pilsner. Very drinkable.

Borderline B/B+

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy deep gold/pale amber amber producing a short 2 fingers of frothy, off-white, somewhat lasting head that leaves thin rings & strings of frost like lacing. Aroma is grilled meat (hotdog) smokey (beech?), pale & pilsner malt, honey, grain, faint lemon & grassy hops. Taste is smoke & smoked meat, pepper, pilsner malts, lemon & grassy hops. A malty, peppery, meaty smoke filled finish were the hop flavors become subdued. The smoke and bitter increase in the lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel is moderate bodied with medium carbonation, dry throughout, bright, clean, crisp with a fine prickle. It was good but I was a little disappointed and that may not be the fault of the beer. I did not realized the brew was bottle conditioned and the lack of care during the pour may have altered the flavor & produced the hazy appearance by introducing too much yeast into the glass. Further I purchased this off of a discout shelf (albeit from well respected bottle shop) so it may have been sitting around awhile though I do not believe that was mishandled.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden color with a thick three finger head with good retention and leaving laces.
Nice predominant aroma of smoked malts with hints of bread and bacon.
Flavor of smoked malts, grassy hops, pine, lemon and pepper. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
That is a tasty and balanced Pils, initially it was hard to imagine it would work it out, but they did it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Beer rating: 74.5% out of 100 with 47 ratings
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