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Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops (Chardonnay Barrel Aged) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Skrip on 10-12-2013)
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B_v_c

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-09-2014 22:28:32 | More by B_v_c
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-03-2014 03:31:04 | More by akang
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-02-2014 13:34:41 | More by SocalKicks
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-25-2014 00:49:21 | More by JAHMUR
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-05-2014 15:41:29 | More by YobroitsJoe
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-04-2014 17:40:10 | More by doremite
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sprat1960

Massachusetts

2.74/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Nice golden color with a rich, foamy head when poured. Slightly hazy with lots of nice light carbonation. I found the smell to be rich, with hints of citrus but barnyard-like - which I personally did not care for. The smell did not entice me to drink the beer and in fact detracted from the beer for me personally. The taste was somewhat sour and barnyard-like with a dry finish. Nice medium body and very nice carbonation. Overall this was a beer that I personally did not care for and am not interested in having again. I found the beer interesting and am glad I tried it. This may be a great beer but a style that I just do not care far. This certainly is a far cry from a traditional IPA and is more of a sour or farmhouse ale style, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 01:13:05 | More by sprat1960
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a bright, lemony yellow with hints of gold and straw. The beer forms a nice big head of rocky, eggshell white bubbles that sit about a half finger’s width above the glass. When the head leaves, the glass is left with a fluffy roadway of lacing. In body, the beer is hazy, but clear and bright, allowing for a nice translucence in the beer. Carbonation is quite prevalent in the body, with lots of little bubbles racing up in syncopated beat. On the nose, this beer is a beautiful barnyard of brett. Scratchy horse blanket is so thick in the nose that for a moment I thought it was skunked. In between the prickly blanket can be found oozing pineapple, chardonnay, oak, mango, grass, fresh barnyard, slight cherry, leather, and even slight pine, but that funky blanket is really dominant in the nose to me, and it is quite pleasing. The subtlety of the nose is really where the craftsmanship of this beer shines. Sure, this is a barnyard bomb on the nose, but it is beautifully balanced and delicious smelling without any of the possible pitfalls that some wild ales suffer. On the tongue, the beer tastes wonderfully balanced. Funky acidity blends with herbal, grassy hop bitters, subtle oak tannin, soft malt sweetness, and even softer earthy salinity. Balance is beautiful in this beer, and the finish is dry and refreshing. In flavor, it begins as sweaty horse blanket and fruity pineapples, this unfurls into rich herbal bitters, soft tropical fruits, leather, and grass. The finish is a blend of tannic oak, an earthy minerality, funky barnyard, and pineapple. The aftertaste is a clean wash of tropical fruit. In the mouth, the beer feels medium bodied, with a clean, crisp mouthfeel that only gels slightly on the tongue, and a higher carbonation that gives the tongue a strong scrub. After the beer leaves, the mouth is left slightly tingly from the higher carbonation, with a slight resinous feel sticking over the tongue, and definite saliva in the curvature of the lower teeth. Overall, I love this beer. An amazing nose delivers a refreshing and complex drink that blends lots of different flavors over the tongue. Grass Roots is Hill Farmstead, and Hill Farmstead is amazing. Mikeller is just Mikeller. This doesn’t quite have the mouthfeel of other HF beers I’ve had, but it has that crispness and freshness, which is enough for me (plus the nose is funkily amazing). I love how I get some of my favorite parts of an IPA, and some of my favorite parts of a brett beer. The barrel is light here, but that is exactly how it should be. This is a superb beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 22:59:00 | More by Maxwell
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mattafett

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-24-2014 00:53:27 | More by mattafett
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timotao

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-22-2014 19:50:31 | More by timotao
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More_betterness

California

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear glowing golden orange body topped with a large pillowy white head. Retention is fantastic as the head remains through the majority of the glass. Very effervescent.

S: Musty wine grapes and floral hops coupled with a little barnyard. Some dank tropical fruits. Love that wine barrel funk!

T: Dry and buttery chardonnay, musty mango and a dank fruity note which seems to be both a combo of the brett and the hops. Bready wheat sweetness becomes evident as it warms. Never had the original but this is fantastic.

M: Prickly carbonation carries the slightly slick body. The most vinous mouthfeel I've experienced in a beer. Slightly dry and tannic finish, but not nearly as much so as some other barrel aged 'saisons.'

O: Really great. Captures the vinous notes of the chardonnay barrel while retaining the hop and wheat notes of the base beer. Can't say I'm surprised, any time Shaun Hill touches a wine barrel great things happen. Been slightly underwhelmed by some of the Grassroots collabs, but this one has HF character all over it. That being said, this would be better classified as a saison or AWA than an ipa. The funk and barrel character take this firmly out of IPA territory, but in this case that's not a bad thing at all!

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 03:16:37 | More by More_betterness
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ADZA

Australia

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I enjoyed the non BA of this but with it aged in my favourite barrels I have a feeling it's only going to get better anyway it pours a clear blonde hue with a creamy ever present two finger head and lacing here and there quite a looker,the smell has quite a vinous character to it with white grapes,Chardonnay,a touch of oak along with strong Brett and citrus,the mouthfeel is medium bodied but a touch overcarbonated and the tastes are a nice mix of base beer and barrel ageing it starts off with mandarin and funky Brett but is subdued by the Chardonnay barrel ageing finishing bone dry with a white grape tartness and overall for me the Chardonnay barrel ageing only enhances this tasty drop and yes I would buy this again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 14:50:23 | More by ADZA
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dominic4beer

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-07-2014 04:39:23 | More by dominic4beer
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light, hazy straw amber with a big two finger white head with good retention and lots of pillowy lacing. Interesting aroma of citrus hop, lightly floral, white wine, sweet light fruit, saison yeast, lightly woody. Flavor is saison/wild yeast, brett, lemon rind, citrus hops, orange family citrus, lightly floral; finishes semi dry with mild wild yeast earthiness and pucker. Medium bodied with peppery active carbonation. An interesting IPA / wild ale hybrid, with a profile closer to a saison, but with a significant citrus hop component. I taste very little wheat, although the body is light and carbonated like a wheat ale. I'm not a big fan of wild ales, but this is interesting and complex enough to keep me interested and the wild yeast and hop combination seems deftly done. Enjoyable and well made.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 03:43:56 | More by LiquidAmber
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-26-2014 16:45:46 | More by OnryAndMean
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starshockey9

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

03-13-2014 01:17:15 | More by starshockey9
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-02-2014 03:30:38 | More by facesnorth
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

immaculate beer, much different from the non barrel aged edition. the chardonnay adds a fruitiness and an acid property to this that the original did not have. hazy blonde and not super heady, but holding about an inch for a couple minutes before relaxing. some yeast sediment is present. the nose is great, white wine right away, and hops, lots of them. the yeast is interesting here, not as dry and bretty/grassy as the original, more subdued i think, which allows some of the sweet wheat malt to come through. the flavor is similar, but the yeast takes on a peculiar floral property much like dandelion. polleny and full of dense pigment. the hops seem delicate, juicy and cirtus forward without much bitterness, or rather with the bitterness balanced by the thicker wheat malt. effervescent carbonation hints at brett, but its taste is very muted compared to the original, where the brett was a primary flavor agent. here, the malt and the barrel go back and forth while the hops stay constant. a little more sweetness, but it works with the floral yeast notes. overall a very interesting beer, perhaps a bit overpriced, but i love all of these funky hop forward beers that come out, and appreciate the subtle differences between them. a great wild ale, a great use of the barrel, and another demonstration of beautiful liquid art by mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 21:31:02 | More by StonedTrippin
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-27-2014 04:45:19 | More by MarkyMOD
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stevec32

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-19-2014 22:50:55 | More by stevec32
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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

02-19-2014 17:47:42 | More by vonnegut21
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LopeJuice

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-14-2014 03:22:31 | More by LopeJuice
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IndyDad

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-13-2014 02:19:01 | More by IndyDad
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yoitsarch

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-09-2014 17:46:01 | More by yoitsarch
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-09-2014 01:22:36 | More by MattGrimley
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Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops (Chardonnay Barrel Aged) from Mikkeller ApS
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