Filed under: IPA (shaker, tulip), Mikkeller | Tags: barley, basement, citrus, craft, hazy, hops, juicy, lightly laced, long dark bitter finish, loose, moldy, musky, pine, sandblasted bronze, specialty grains, sweet, thin white head, water
ABV, Volume & Calories: 7 % in 16.9 fl oz. estimated at 300 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ, for $9.19
Aroma: sweet, moldy, musky, basement, pine, citrus. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: hazy, sandblasted bronze, thin white head, lightly laced. 4 out of 5.
Taste: barley, specialty grains, hops, water, craft. out of 10.
Palate: loose, juicy, long dark bitter finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: deeper and darker than the average IPA. I’d seek it out. It’s great. It’s a favorite IPA for a devoted hophead. It is masterfully crafted. 19 out of 20.
Filed under: European Strong Lager (lager glass), Mikkeller | Tags: beautiful white long lasting head, beautifully crafted, caramel, cloudy, coke syrup, dark, heavy, heavy malt, hoppy, intricate lace, long bitter finish, misty bronze, roasted grains, solid, Syrupy
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8 % in 22.4 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $14.99
Aroma: heavy malt, syrupy, coke syrup, caramel. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: cloudy, misty bronze, beautiful white long lasting head, intricate lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: hoppy, roasted grains, dark, beautifully crafted. 10 out of 10.
Palate: solid, heavy, long bitter finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Makes me think of what a lager could be if any attention or care was put to it. Absolutely beautiful. I’d have it again in a second. It’s not a favorite because the style isn’t a favorite, but if more lagers were like this, I’d seek them out. Beautifully crafted. 18 out of 20.