It’s that time of year where the Christmas jumpers are pulled from the back of the cupboard, checking each Christmas light to make sure they still twinkle and exposing your inner Diva when Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You comes on the radio.
But it is also a time of friends and family, gathering round the table, eating wholesome food, playing party games, slouching on the couch, and of course, getting merry with a drink or two. And the latter is where it can be complicated for those who are the designated driver of the evening. But have no fear! If you are the key to getting everyone safely home and want to enjoy a drink, sensibly, then we are here to help and provide you with our range of 0% ABV beverages.
On this week’s Midweek Drink, I will be reviewing for you an American Wheat Ale brewed by Mikkeller called Drink In The Sun.
A brief history of Mikkeller
Mikkeller was founded in 2006 by Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, a maths and physics teacher, and journalist Kristian Klarup Keller in Copenhagen, Denmark. In late 2006, they introduced a beer called Beer Geek Breakfast which gained them recognition, and at the same time, won them an award in the stout category of international beer.
In 2007, Keller left the company to pursue his career as a journalist. From 2008 onwards, Mikkeller has shipped to over 40 countries, produced over 800 different types of beers, and now, have successfully opened two breweries in the U.S.
Three senses and a beverage
The ingredients used are: water, barley malt, wheat malt, hops and yeast. The Wheat Ale has a ABV content of 0.3% and is bottled in a 330ml bottle.
Drink In The Sun has a hazy, yellow colour with smooth carbonation and a thin, white head that dissipates quickly. When it comes to the aroma, the nose picks out notes of the hops and hints of a citrus and tropical fruits. For the taste, it has a moderately sweet beginning that resembles honey, which finally blends very well with a bitter, light bodied aftertaste.