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

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

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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 5.6%

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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: Skrip on 10-12-2013)
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4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
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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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
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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4/5  rDev -2.7%
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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4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale gold color. Mild to moderate haze. Medium white head. It puffs up well at first and then settles down, leaving a fair bit of lacing on the walls of the glass. The aroma is sweet with wonderful complexity. There's floral hops, wheat, white wine, French oak and light funk note. It's earthy with light hops. Honey, chardonnay, sweet tangerines, peppercorns, fresh barnyard notes. The taste starts with that same floral/citrus sweetness and then dries out with a very tasty dose of French oak. The finish is earthy and funky with a bitter undertone. The oak and hops go together surprisingly well. Mouthfeel is a bit prickly and relatively light. Interesting beer and much better than expected. This is a lot more HF-ish than other HF/Grassroots collabs brewed elsewhere. That said, Mikkeller/De Proef has been doing some excellent work with sours and such, recently, so I don't mean to take credit away from them. Anyway, this was a winner.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 05:38:47 | More by popery
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4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into a Selin's Grove snifter.

A~ darkish glowing orange towards the bottom that gets darker as you get to the head. a good amount of lacing and a nice little head.

S~ lots of citrus, black and white pepper, bready yeast and a ton of wine barrel funk.

T~ the citrus is insane here, i love the fruity aspects wine barrels can bring out. black and white pepper along with the bready yeast as you swallow followed by amazing white wine funk and a little wheat on the after taste. mmm...!

M~ exactly where i want my carbonation for a "saison" haha nice and smooth and extremely drinkable.

O~ amazing! of course! this is somewhat what the original version tasted like on tap, which is weird... maybe i had the barrel aged version? i highly doubt it though since that was almost 6 months ago and these just came out. but maybe! anyway this is way more of a saison then an IPA. anyone whos tried this knows haha the wine barrel just really makes it, it gives it the same feel as Mimosa, Juicy, Flora, etc... anything Shaun or Shaun's colabs put in a wine barrel are more then ok by me. i hope this makes it to the states but it shouldn't be too hard to come by but you never know! i would stock up!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 01:00:27 | More by Skrip
Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops (Chardonnay Barrel Aged) from Mikkeller ApS
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