Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Style: Fruit Beer
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij.
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Pilsner brewed with orange and lemon peel.
My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.23
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.9
Intro: This was a 330ml bottle with a best before date of 26th November 2016 on the bottle cap.
Appearance: The beer was poured into a Duvel tulip glass a slightly hazy golden orange colour with a half finger white head that dissipated really quickly. There was some slight thin lacing.
Aroma: Initial whiff of mandarin orange, some tropical mango, and a finish of bittery lemon peel.
Taste: Very light fruity citrus orange to start but that quickly changes to a mixture of bready malts and bitter grassy hops.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, mild carbonation and dry.
Overall: This was not quite what I was expecting from a fruit beer. While the aromas were great, I felt that the taste left the fruity phase way too quickly and it became almost lager like. I like Mikkeller but this one didn’t really work for me and was only ok.