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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%
 
 
Wants:
4
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Photo of rangerred
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of bark
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Brewed in June 2016.

The colour is gold-brown; the liquid clear. The four finger head is airy an beige; it sinks down with a fizzing sound leaving some lacing on the glass.

The complex smell got notes of sour dough, horse stables, some toffee/cookies and fresh meats. Hop bitterness and exotic spices in the background.

The taste got distinct Brett notes of stable, old wood and sandal wood. Sweet almonds and matured cheese. Passing clean bitterness, some dried fruits and a hint of vanilla. Oak wood, bitter herbs, old cheese and some lime cookies in the aftertaste. The smooth long finish got notes of fruit drops, hay and bitter almonds.

The carbonation is strong, almost sharp. The many mid-size long lived bubbles tickle the tongue. The liquid is rather light.

If I remember Orval correctly, this one is a bit more bitter, less funky and complex with a bit too sharp carbonation. Not a bad clone, but still a clone.

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Photo of travelguy
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamFuel
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm a bit confused about what exact beer I'm rating here. The label on the can says what I assume is Arh Hvad, even though the letters are displayed in a consentric fashion without separation of the words. The 7.6 ABV seems to match...,so here goes.
Pours a copper color with a massive foam head and sticky lacing. This is what I like to see in a Belgian.
Complex aroma; orange peel, sweet malt, bubblegum, cinnamon. Sweet overall.
The sweetness of the aroma does not extend to the taste. The taste is more earthy, rustic, woody, spicy and even moderately bitter. Medium bodied and smooth. The carbonation is soft.
This reminds me of Orval....slightly inferior version of it...but pretty good nevertheless.

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Photo of jsf14
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikebu
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eziel
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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 fostachild
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Tone
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, copper color. 3/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of earthiness, yeast, sweet malt, slight pale malt, spices (marjoram?), hint of pine, citrus hops, and a strong aroma that is reminiscent of the combination of fresh vegetable produce. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, yeast, hint of citrus hops, hint of alcohol, hint of pine, earthiness, slight black pepper, and strong herb/vegetable taste. Overall, I cant discern the source of the aroma and taste that dominates the beer but I really like it, otherwise more of an American Pale Ale than a Belgian, but still intriguing.

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Photo of Tita
2.58/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Sour peach scent. Hazy orange gold color.

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Photo of jaehongcho
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Dark amber body with plenty of caramel beige head. The head is retained fairly well and leaves a good amount of lacing

S: I do get Brett? Overall, it's musty, earthy in a good way. I get pear, peach, apricot and orange. Also honey and toffee-like smell from the malts.

T: Also brett-dominant. Other taste notes follows the nose with lots of earthy and musty fruitiness. Pineapples and pears are fairly forward. Spring-like quaity for me.

M: Medium-body with a fairly dry moutfeel, which was nice. Spritzy carbonation too.

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

Photo of Catalin90
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definetly not at the same level as Orval. Hazy orange color, I would say typical for a Belgian Pale Ale. Smells fruity and you can feel the bread and dark fruits when you taste it. Finishes a little bitter and sour.

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Photo of cbutova
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Deep orange to fairly hazy amber body out of the can into a pint glass. Can foams out immediately and the foamy white head is massive with great retention. Plentiful thick clouds of lacing.

S- Spicy barnyard straw comes to mind with a hint of funk and something that makes me imagine it will be intensely dry. Pale grape esters, medium toasty malts with slight candi sugar feel, bread and dried fruits. Not a ton going on and somewhat weak aromatically.

T- The dryness is intense with this one as each sip ends with bitter straw and herbal grassiness making my palate eant another sip to hydrate itself, a dangerous cycle. Funku barnyard dry brett straw spectrum rather than horsey or fruity brett. A bit of grape, light candi sugar caramel, toasted bread and floral tones.

MF- Medium bodied and mostly a foamy texture with some creaminess. Very high end carbonation with crisp and the aforementioned dryness. Rather bitter finish.

Drier than the desert with that straw herbal Brett feel. Reminds me of Orval so you could say some bonus points are deserved.

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Photo of mytu420
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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