I found Mikkeller beers through a certain purveyor of fine ales, I’ve had quite a few different ones now and have built up a little bit of a backlog as far as reviewing them goes, So I thought i would start with one of my favourite ones and go from there.
According to the Mikkeller website Drink in the Sun is a summer-beer made in American style. Brewed with lots of American hops, wheat, ale yeast and sunshine. It was brewed at De Proef Brouwerij in Belgium, as for those of you who’ve not read our Meet the brewer with Mikkel, they don’t have their own brewery so borrow breweries from other brewers.
This not only leads to some awesome collaborations it also means that a lot of Mikkeller beers are only brewed in small batches so you have to buy them when you can, Last time I checked Beermerchants still had Drink’n The Sun available at a rather respectable £2.30 a bottle.
Drink’n The Sun comes in at a nice light 3.9% making it ideal for sitting in the sun an supping a bottle or three.
It pours a lovely light golden colour with a pale, creamy head, the aromas are very summery – wheat, flowers, peach and grapefruit fill your nose with joy. The body is a little thin but doesn’t detract from the beer at all.
The taste is fantastic, light, hoppy, peachy and slightly flowery, it has a lovely bitter finish that makes it crisp and refreshing, all of these aspects make Drink’n The Sun very very drinkable indeed.
This is one beer I would dearly love to see in huge bottles, mini casks or even multi packs as It could quite easily become one of those beers you drink all summer.