December 5th and this is what was in my two X-mas calendars:
🎄The Great Mikkeller X-mas Calendar🎄
Organic German Pilsner by Mikkeller – Aroma is bready with a bit of floral hops as expected in a German pilsner. Taste too is what you would expect in a well-executed German pilsner being clean and crisp with a firm bitterness and light floral hops. This beer is what it is supposed to be. A well-brewed lager with evident bitterness. I’m a fan!
🎄My wife’s homemade X-mas calendar🎄
55|Double IPA – Mosaic & Citra by Brew By Numbers – Wow! Hop aroma is instant when the can is opened. Huge Citra and Mosaic punch in the nose – this is what an IPA should smell like! Taste is loads of tropical, stone and citrus fruits with a bit of pine. Mouthfeel is smooth and bitterness a bit above average for hazy double IPAs which makes this a super tasty beer.
Two very different beers today and that makes for a tough choice. Organic German Pilsner is great for the style but it never becomes super exciting. 55|Double IPA – Mosaic & Citra, on the other hand, is a super exciting DIPA. The mix of Citra and Mosaic hops seems to be great no matter what you do to it. This beer packs so much aroma and flavor that it’s enough for a full year’s production of boring macro lagers in Denmark. To be true the Organic German Pilsner doesn’t stand a chance against 55|Double IPA – Mosaic & Citra. It’s a clear (but hazy…) winner today, but don’t be mistaken, Organic German Pilsner is a very nice beer.
All through December, I’m opening my two X-mas beer calendars. The two calendars are The Great Mikkeller X-mas Calendar and my wife’s homemade X-mas calendar.
See you tomorrow!