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Smack My Brewed Up!

Rating: 3.9

This one is yet another special beer I managed to sample in Brewdog Glasgow last weekend, this time it was a beer from Danish brewery Mikkeller that was brewed specially for Brewdog bars and only available on-tap at their bars in the UK (and possibly their new opening in Sweden). This one is a 4.9% American style pale ale that should work great as a session beer since it’s a rare ‘standard strength’ beer from Mikkeller. It one the second beer I had in Brewdog that night, I opted for this on over a couple of other good beers they had on-tap as I doubt this one will be about for very long and the last few Mikkeller beers I’ve reviewed here have beer rather good, let’s see if this one manages to continue the trend.

Smacked My Brewed Up

Appearance (4/5): A medium amber to orange coloured body with a half centimetre tall, foamy white head on top that stays consistently throughout.
Aroma (7/10): Tropical fruits and some sweet, fruity malts to begin with followed by some slightly bitter notes and a touch of refreshing, summer fruits. There is a mild citrus aroma and the beer is about medium strength and relatively hoppy on the nose.
Taste (8/10): Bitter hops and a nice, hoppy pine taste to begin with  There is also a few summer fruits, some orange and citrus flvaours and a nice, floral and almost grassy hops taste follows this. There is a lot of tropical fruits and a strong, bitter finish with a good, lingering, bitter aftertaste.
Palate (4/5): Smooth and quite fruity with a medium body and a solid, well-balanced mouthfeel complimented by a good citrus tang and some bitterness.

Overall (16/20): A very nice pale ale with plenty of bitterness and hops to keep me interested past the first sip. There was a good balance between the initial summer and tropical fruits and the strong, bitter finish. A really nice beer that I’d consider trying again, and it wasn’t all that different from High Wire from Magic Rock that coincidentally was also on-tap in the Brewdog bar that night.

Brewed In: Copenhagen, Denmark
Brewery: Mikkeller
First Brewed: 2013
Type: American Pale Ale
Abv: 4.9%
Serving: Draught (Pint)
Purchased: Brewdog, Glasgow, Scotland
Price: £4.95

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