Hva Såå!? | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Årh Hvad

Added by Alieniloquium on 06-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
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4
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Photo of twirl
4.68/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Seoulcraft
4.52/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think the ale is true to form for the ever elusive Belgian Pale Ale style, I don't put it in the same class of Orval, but I do see the influences and think this beer trends that way in safe and confident fashion.

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Photo of Sarmento
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Howler89
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Perfect beer is what a man I know called this one. This beer has perfect flavor. You just don't do better than this. Bretty belgian hop perfection if there was ever such a thing. The brett is so alive out of the gate, and whatever the hops are give it this freshness sensation. I feel like i've been thrown into a bucket of light and nothing else with every sip. This could be the most refreshing beverage I have ever consumed above 5%. This beer is so full of personality; truly a monument to creative brewers everywhere. Crazy good. Crazy complex. Crazy satisfactory.

Mikkeller is breaking breaking barriers I thought were indestructible

A+

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

this is really incredible beer, and i know i get accused of being a mikkeller lush, but this is aweomse stuff. belgian pale ale, the boring style moniker prevented me from getting this for far too long, finally a generous christmas gift from drlovemd87 put it in my fridge. the pour is a lightly cloudy amber color with an enormously excited off white bubbly head. the aroma on this is all brett, i had no idea this was a wild ale, and not being listed here as such or saying so on the bottle, i was confused. this is no doubt brett fermented, or at least conditioned on it, because its so dry and funky, beyond the capability of any cultured belgian yeast i know. the first taste indicates a level of refinement often reserved only for the monks beer. this is that level, and the cheeky trappist mock up on the bottle may not be all that far off in terms of overall quality. yeasty funk all the way through with a generous hop profile that colors the beer without tainting it. the malt is in the cara-60 range, but drinks much lighter with all the effervescent carbonation and the supremely dry finish. what i love about this is that its both refreshing and satisfying, both hearty and drinkable, both robust and subdued, its really wonderful. this is an easy to overlook brew, especially at its price, but trust me that you will not regret picking it up. brett all the way, hops next, just an exercise in brewing brilliance.

edit: they put this in pint can now, still made at de proef, and its just as awesome, more affordable, and every bit as orval-esque as it ever was. hopefully four packs come around soon...

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Photo of JackieKu
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle. Best before 18/03/23. Poured into tulip.

A: Brown. Hazy. Poured with large amount of foam and long retention.
S: Fig and plum. Common aroma produced by Brettanomyces.
T: Fig. Mildly sourness. Quite malty. Medium bitterness. Dry.
M: Light bodied. High carbonation.
O: Complex and flavorful. The malts flavor was stronger than Orval, which mixed very well and I really like it. Awesome brew.

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Photo of cirobordieri
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of benlhoest
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of educorgan
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vanz
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Bubbles
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vermilcj
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of abex44
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of bump8628
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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

500 ml can, best by 27/8/2016. Hard to read the name on the can since the letters are arranged in a circle, so where to start? Since I bought it about a mile from Harvard University, I wondered if it was supposed to be an anagram of Harvahd? Well that is the old Boston pronunciation (pahk ya cah in Havahd yahd), and it is that anagram regardless of intention. Taste, appearance, and smell is very much like fairly fresh Orval, but not quite as good in my opinion. Pours with a tall head, but that mostly goes away in a minute or two. Taste is slightly more bitter than Orval, and mouthfeel is somewhat more watery. My cost was somewhat less than Orval. I don't remember having two beers that were so similar in character before, but perhaps this Mikkeller strikes me this way since Orval is one of my favorites and I remember it well. A very good beer, well worth trying.

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Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of drpimento
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is the best part here - volatile blend of fruit, tart, funk, malt, yeast. Flavor is similar to nose with tart enhanced by carbonation bitter is persistent, sweet and funk fleeting. Somehow seems like there's something missing. Body is good; perhaps a touch thin. Good brew.

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Photo of russpowell
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent orange with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Stellar lacing & head retention

S: Faint Brett notes, that pick up steam quickly, over-ripe peaches & little bit of pear

T: Some Brett, pears & wine sap apples up front. Peppery notes & a little bit of grapefruit as this warms, a little bit of peach as well, Chardonnay dryness too, plus pineapple. Finishes dry, fruity & with much Brett

MF: Light bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp

Drinks easy, I like the Brett aspect of this, too pricey to be in my rotation though...

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Photo of 4amepiphany
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samibr
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leitmotif
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnTurano
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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