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Review: Mikkeller Dim Sum
Mikkeller Dim Sum
Posted: 5 May 2015
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
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!