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Tiger Baby

Rating: 3.9

Here we go again, a third review in a row from Mikkeller now and as you may have guess, another beer from Copenhagen that I tried whilst visiting the city at the tail end of last month; this one follows on from the recent reviews of their Vesterbro Wit and Nelson Sauvignon (BA Chardonnay) offerings, both of which I sampled on draft while in Copenhagen. This one is a beer that I picked up in the Kihoskh store located near our apartment after stumbling across it and finding out that they stocked a huge number of Mikkeller beers; sadly I didn’t realise they had a basement with even more choice until after I’d returned home though, despite my multiple visits to the store. This was one of the Mikkeller beers that took my fancy in the shop and was the first one that I picked up but I also managed to grab another couple for which reviews will soon follow. This one appears to be a 2011 release from the brewery but it’s not one that I’ve spotted in the UK before which was part of the reason for grabbing it while in Copenhagen. The beer was my fifteenth from the brewery when I tried it but as I’ve already mentioned, that’s a count that I have since added to.

Tiger Baby

Appearance (4/5): Orange amber in colour and quite bright looking, this one also had a fairly clear body. Topped with a nice, one centimetre tall head that was white and foamy looking, it left a little bit of lacing on the rim of the glass as well.
Aroma (7/10): Quite a fruity beer on the nose with a nice passion fruit and mango mix with some apricot not far behind. There was a couple of peaches and some lemon/citrus notes towards the middle as well as a subtle grapefruit aroma. There was a little pine coming through as well to give the beer quite a nice variety without it being a particularly strong offering on the nose. The end was made up of some faint sweetness thanks to some bread malts and caramel.
Taste (8/10): Kicking off with some subtle pine flavours and a little mango, there was a bit of the apricot from the nose making an appearance but it seemed weaker than previously. There was some bitterness around the middle with a few background fruits coming through as well, most notably some oranges but a little passion fruit too. Again there was a bit of sweetness from the caramel malts towards the end with a few light, earthy touches too.
Palate (4/5): Medium bodied and quite balanced, this one came through with a pleasant bitterness and some touches of sweetness towards the end. It was moderately carbonated and came with a light citrus tang as well as some floral touches and it was pretty easy to drink, with a dry finish to proceedings.

Overall (16/20): Quite a nice offering again from Mikkeller and although it’s not the best from the brewery, it was still a very pleasant offering with good bitterness and a subtle sweetness that helped balance things out nicely. The fruit flavours, in particular the mango and passion fruit, seemed stronger with the nose but you could still detect them come the taste at least, I just wish they were a little stronger. Overall I enjoyed this one and I’m glad I managed to grab a bottle as it’s not one I’ve ever spotted in the UK before.

Brewed In: Copenhagen, Denmark
Brewery: Mikkeller
First Brewed: 2011
Type: American Pale Ale
Abv: 5.0%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Kihoskh (Copenhagen)
Price: 35 Danish Krone (approx. £3.85)

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  1. April 18, 2016 at 09:49

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