Mikkeller Heated Seats Hazy APA – American Pale Ale at 4.9% ABV

Mikkeller Heated Seats Hazy APA American Pale Ale at 4.9% ABV (C$8.95 at Collective, 500 ml, best before 21-Mar-2020, acquired 29-Aug-2019, reviewed 4-Sep-2019)

Appearance: opaque pale gold with two fingers of loose white head, good retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: juicy citrus, tropical & stone fruit, pale malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, juicy mild bitter finish. (4/5)

No surprises here: I quite like this, even if Mikkel is slumming it with a bandwagon beer. The aroma is dominated by a juicy citrus that translates through to a decently robust flavour with restrained sweetness. Despite the light malt bill the body retains decent weight and doesn’t thin out or finish astringent. I even like the half-litre size, so that a single one provides enough thirst-quenching goodness to accompany lunch. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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