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Orange Yuzu Glad I Said Porter | Mikkeller ApS

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3.89/5
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137 Ratings
Orange Yuzu Glad I Said PorterOrange Yuzu Glad I Said Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kojevergas on 01-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,007
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
137
pDev:
10.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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19
Trade:
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3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, earth, citrus fruit, and slight hot dog juice aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, citrus fruit, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an odd aroma but solid flavors when the beer warms up.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

from the knock knock joke on the label to the last citrusy sip, I liked this twisted porter. it pours cocoa brown, shiny, with an inch or so of tan froth. the nose is pretty basic porter, some vanilla and orange peel amongst the heavily roasted barley and ale yeast. the flavor starts that way too when its real cold, but as it warms this beautiful citrus acidic tartness blossoms toward the middle and the finish and really transforms the roasty malt flavors into candy and chocolaty goodness. its amazing how much the fruit open up as this beer warm, making the last sip entirely different from the first. I had to google what yuzu was, its a sour orange to grapefruit tree fruit from asia, and I really do taste it in addition to the orange. this might also be a cool combination of flavors in a lighter beer, say a wit. good feel, creamy despite the acid from the fruit, and full bodied. easy drinking for what it is. not a beer ill rush to buy again at 7 bucks for an 11.2oz. bottle, but like all mikkeller beers it was original and well done.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down and left a thin head covering the surface nd a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with hints of orange citrus.
T: The taste very much follows th smell, except that the orange flavors are a bit stronger.
M: It feels light- to radium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink. I just wished that it had a little more flavors of oranges.

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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Nice little illustrated knock-knock groaner on the label.

This beer pours solid, impermeable black, with only the slightest of basal cola syrup highlights, and three fingers of densely packed fermenting yeast foam head, finely textured, even a bit bubbly, which leaves some nice splattered snow rime lace around the glass as it slowly melts away.

It smells of gritty, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate - with a musty, dried orange center - some oily nuttiness, coffee beans, and earthy, fallen leaf hops. The taste is more of the same, but with a more rounded orange flavour - still musty, and a bit tarter, but extricated from the cocoa, which does well to otherwise blend with the toasty caramel and coffee notes. A heightened musty, lightly sour green character evolves, sort of hanging on to the soft earthy hops.

The carbonation is generally quite understated, the body mostly smooth, and a decent medium weight, which isn't bad, of course, but kind of underwhelming in the presence of lactose and oats on the ingredient list. It finishes off-dry, the milky chocolate and mirror-world orange sweetness gaining the upper hand over those zingy, sour vegetal hops.

A just adequate porter, as it just seems that there's too many things happening, and not much of it is coordinated. The sourness is a mild put-off as well (given that it seems to come from the hops, and not the lactose), and I would prefer my orange to be more Yuletide-like, when married to chocolate. An amusing marketing concept, though, I'll give them that.

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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with colorful label (depicting a flat knock knock joke) and standard pressure cap served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Judging by the mini-label on the neck, this seems to be the recommended vessel. Reviewed live. This is my favourite brewer, and his dark beers tend to be amazing, so I have high expectations. 6% ABV. "Ale brewed with orange and yuzu." I had to google yuzu; apparently it's a hybrid citrus fruit. Bravo, Mikkel. More obscure ingredients that will probably make an interesting if not amazing beer.

Cost was $7.49 USD plus tax at a local SoCal beer store. Brewed at De Proef. Imported by the Shelton Bastards. No wonder it's so damned expensive.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a beautiful tan colour frothy four finger head of incredible smooth rolling cream, fantastic thickness, and amazing (8+ minute) retention. Good lacing as the head recedes (when it finally does recede, that is). Body colour is a solid nontransparent opaque jet black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Spot-on for a porter. The head is making me crave it already. I can't wait to try it.

Sm: Roasted barley in the background, coffee, coffee roast, cream, milky notes, dark malts, chocolate/cocoa, and yes - strange subtle fruit notes. A bit like a mandarin orange. Orange flavoured chocolate comes to mind as an overall descriptor for the aroma. Caramelized sugars and light floral hops come through. The fruit is light and backgrounded; if I wasn't looking for it I might not catch it. No, scratch that. It becomes more prominent as it warms. No alcohol or yeast is detectable. An intriguing aroma for a porter. I can't wait to try it. Moderate to fairly strong.

T: A delightful if strange blend of Mandarin orange, orange peel, citrus zest, and chocolate. Dark malts form the foundation with near perfect caramel notes lending it more depth of flavour. Floral hops complement the subtle fruit notes - which work well balanced against the chocolate and light coffee. Roast is too buried, but at least it's there; that's more than I find in most porters. A bit of a sour edge from the fruit just on the finish. Well built for a porter; the fruit is not a gimmick (hey, it's not like Brewdog brewed it...Zing!). No yeast character or alcohol comes through. It's nicely executed, but it lacks the complexity I'd expect from a great porter. That said, it is certainly unique - a characteristic I always applaud. The weird orange fruit notes go shockingly well here; at the hands of a lesser brewer this would be a wretched mess. Can you imagine the Karl Strauss version of this? The craft is masterful, and the result is a solid brew that doesn't fit conveniently in the conventions of a porter.

Mf: Strange; it's crisp from the fruit. Smooth and wet with enough coarseness to bring out the flavour but enough smoothness to keep it drinkable and even refreshing. A refreshing Porter? Hm. Who knew fruit would do so well? Perfect carbonation and thickness. Where it suffers is in its palate presence; it's just so brief on the palate. There's hardly any time for the flavours to really impact.

Dr: Very drinkable; I could down it all night. The price is a bit horrid, but I'm glad I tried it. A unique porter that every fan of porters or Mikkeller (or both) should give a go. Another boundary-pushing interesting brew from who I consider to be the best brewer alive. Would I get it again? No, probably not, but only because of the price. I'd pay $5 for this and be satisfied. I'd try it on-draught, I suppose. It's an interesting one, and it stands out in the vast world of porters. That alone says a lot. Hides its ABV well, but that's probably not why you'd buy it.

High B

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, est before 11/24/2018. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, lemon zest, lime, orange peel, light smoke/char, herbal, grass, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, yuzu fruit, and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, lemon zest, lime, orange peel, light smoke/char, herbal, grass, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of roast/char and herbal/citrus rind bitterness, with slight fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, lemon/lime zest, orange rind, light smoke/char, herbal, grass, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, yuzu fruit, and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted malt/bitter/tartness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from roast/hop bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, sticky/chalky, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice fruited porter style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, yuzu fruit, and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

A - Goodness... Say what you will about Mikkeller, but you can't argue that the man makes amazing looking beers. Bowling ball black body with a towering, creamy, light tan pillow of head. Outrageous retention and lace.

S - Bright orange zest and dark chocolate, dark roast malts, just a hint of smoke, bread crust.

T - Bitter orange, touch of cocoa, lemon zest, light roasted grains.

M - Disappointingly thin body made even lighter by a bright acidity.

O - Great concept but the execution leaves a lot to be desired in the flavor profile and body.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like generic heavy roasted malt, and not much else.

I get mostly dark bitter malt in the taste as well, with some light coffee, and a bit of orange. I expected this to pop more, but there just isn't much going on here.

This is light bodied, kind of thin, with a good drinkability.

This is a bit of a miss from Mikkeller. It's definitely drinkable and I didn't hate it, it just didn't do much interesting.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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