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Mikkeller Dim Sum 
Posted: 5 May 2015  Beer Republic 3.0 
Mikkeller Dim Sum from Denmark Who doesn't love Asian food more than I do? Now Mikkeller shows up brewing a beer they claim is brewed for Asian food. Dim Sum has got lemongrass and coriander mixed right in.  Lemongrass. I could smell more lemongrass in my now defunct gym's steam room. Coriander? ¬†Hit an Indian restaurant or a Mexican taqueria.  
Avg price/liter: USD 21.18   ABV %: 5.0  Type: Lager   
       


Who doesn't love Asian food more than I do?  I'd eat it every day if I could, and I almost do as it is.  I'm married to an Asian.  I live in Asia. I have an Asian cat.  My eyes are slowly developing Asian epicanthic folds!

Now Mikkeller shows up brewing a beer they claim is brewed for Asian food  -- or, in other words, brewed for me.  It's got lemongrass and coriander mixed right in.     

Too bad saying it doesn't make it so.  This dark larger style tasted just like any other half decently made lager, lagers not bragging they're specifically brewed for Asian food and with pictures of Chinese letters and some generic Chinatown on the label.         

Lemongrass.  I could smell more lemongrass in my now defunct gym's steam room -- and they weren't exactly practicing high quality control standards -- than I could in this one,  Coriander?   Hit an Indian restaurant or a Mexican taqueria.  You ain't gonna taste any coriander here.      

A few years ago, I was visiting an old college buddy in New York City and he served me a bottle of Golden Monkey.  I tasted more coriander in one sip of this luscious  brew than I did in the whole bottle of Mikkeller's Dim Sum.  For the really pessimistic, this will taste like carbonated water with a beer taste.    

I love a great Cantonese-style dim sum buffet as much as the next guy and over here in Bangkok, I can find some good all-you-can-eats for $15-20.  I won't be ordering a Mikkeller Dim Sum along with it though!       
       

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