Friday, March 15, 2013

Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0 - English-Style

Mikkeller is a brewery based in Denmark. It beers its brews in breweries all over the world. This beer was brewed at De Proef Brouwerij in Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium. It is 6.4% ABV and part of their Yeast Series 2.0 where several beers were brewed with identical recipes, except a different yeast in each. There are six beers in the series, and I came across four of them. The base recipe is essentially a pale ale, and this one uses an English yeast.

The beer pours a cloudy burnt orange and amber in color. There is a large, thick, somewhat creamy head of off-white foam. The aroma is hop forward, piney, funky, and ripe tropical fruit. The taste follows the aromas, but adds some tea with lemon. This is so similar, yet so different to the lager yeast version, it is hard to describe. This is a bit more muted, not as carbonated, with a not unpleasant chalkiness to the dryness. There is almost a nuttiness to the aftertaste on this one. The bitterness on this builds and builds as you drink. Two down, and both excellent so far.

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