American Style - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by popery:
3.88/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a medium-dark orangey amber with a foamy white head. It's somewhat cloudy, particularly as you get further into the bottle, though maybe that's just my indelicacy with bottle handling. The beer looks the part of a brett IPA. The soapy, foamy head and cloudy body seem to crop up a lot with this sub-style - I'm no brewer, so I'll leave the explanation to more knowledgeable folks. The aroma is a mix of hop and fruity brett flavors. It has peaches, apricots, pineapples, grapes, tangerines, honeysuckle and a little touch of fresh barnyard-iness. Peach, pineapple and grape are the dominant flavors for me. Sweet fruit juice. They did some particularly nice things with the hops. The flavor is a tad mild in comparison. The brett really dried out the beer, and there's little bitterness. It's just light, sweet hop flavors with little malt flavor. The finish is quite dry with just a hint of bitterness, really more tannic than bitter. For some reason, it just feels a bit empty, like taking a bit of sweet fruit only to find musty, underripe flesh. Grape skins, peach pits, pineapple core. It's not bad and I would have expected to like this beer, even given my own description here, but something about it just doesn't quite add up. The moouthfeel is actually pretty full, though it ends a touch chalky. This is an interesting beer, but it could use more of Prairie's influence - Merica is a much more successful expression of the formula.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 08:29:13 | More by popery
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3.89/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a cloudy pale copper with one finger head and lace ring down glass. Aroma has citric hops that are expected and touches of grapefruit but also hints of a funky, sour edge (the Brett?) that isn't normally found in an IPA. Beer is smooth thanks to a pronounced yeast flavor, less citric hopped than average as the grapefruit notes come in which mixes with some sugary (mostly caramel) malts for sweetness and balances with a funky, sourt bite at the end that comes through on most sips. A non-traditional IPA that is worth seeking out to try once.
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2014 16:19:26 | More by clayrock81
4.01/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle poured into a tulip.
A: Hazy orange. Large-bubbled tan head. Good retention. Foamy and clumpy patches of lacing.
S: very tropical. lots of pithy fruits. Citra. Pulpy mango. Tangerine and apricot. Tame bretty yeast character. Musty with a very light funk.
T: Brett character is much more prominent in taste. Very yeasty, musty, and funky up front. Layers of rustic barnyard and horse blanket. Pineapple esters. Tropical hops are muffled underneath the Brett, but they eventually come to the forefront. Grapefruit rind. Pulpy mango. Tangerine. Ruby red grapefruit. Pine needles. Bitterness is very modest. Crackery malt flavors. Blood orange and passion fruit on the finish.
M: Medium bodied. Creamy and silky with some malty firmness. Low carbonation. Light hop astringencies.
O: Brett and IPA is not a combo that sounded good on appear, but this worked. Very different flavor profiles, but they play nicely together.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 18:46:35 | More by ryan1788a5
3.83/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Ugliest label I've seen but was happy to get my hands on anything by prairie and interested in what the collaboration would bring. Pours a really pretty peach color with a small head and barely any lacing. Aroma is the strong point here. Intense peach citrus smell with a little funkiness. The taste started strong with a lot of fruitiness and a little Brett. I let it get a little warm though and the fruit faded to turn pretty bitter, just a pretty good IPA.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2014 04:24:59 | More by skipxtracer
American Style from Mikkeller ApS
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