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Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops - Mikkeller ApS

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88
very good

279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
India pale ale brewed with wheat and fermented with brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 04-15-2012)
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Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%

12oz bottle sealed with yellow pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: glowing, brilliant, transluscent yellow bodied beer with 3 fingers of bone white head. Head has some staying power and lingers for a while, but eventually drops to an uneven cap. Tons of lacing all over the side of the glass.

Smell: oranges, tropical fruits, and fruity brett are the things that are abounding in the aroma of this beer. Slighty yeasty and bready aromoas are less intense.

Taste: the beer starts of with a mild generic bitterness that really doesnt have a flavor. Then some tangerines and tropical fruit notes appear. Fruity and earthy brett notes hit mid palate. Slightly sweet malt profile of wheat and wet hay. Maybe even a hint of farmhouse funk, but its very mild. A hint of honey sweetness and fruity esters. Not really any lingering flavors are noted in the aftertaste of this beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carboantion. well carbonated beer. very drinkable and refreshing. slightly crisp and very clean. It feels like its a delicate belgian beer.

Overall: This beer is tasty, but not over done. It would be a great beer to have on a really hot day. The brett is showcased fairly well and the hops slightly take a bit of a back seat in the overall picture of the beer. This beer reminds me more of a saison than any other beer style, which was something that I can appreciate about this beer. I liked this collaboration between Mikkeller and Grassroots. I think that this beer has a heavier influence from Grassroots than from Mikkeller.

04-05-2014 06:44:44 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-07-2013 03:44:01 | More by Beerswag
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Mora2000

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%

Thanks to my brother for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very heavy on the brett and orange citrus, with some wheat thrown in as well. The flavor is more of the same. The leathery brett and orange citrus notes really come through and stand out. The wheat provides a nice malt backbone and keeps the bitterness fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice beer, glad I got to try it.

07-01-2012 04:42:40 | More by Mora2000
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-20-2013 17:35:33 | More by xdefeatsy
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-20-2014 01:50:08 | More by bpfrush
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2014. Picked up recently from my local beer specialist (they've been getting quite a bit of Mikkeller recently). From what I can make out on the label, it's an IPA brewed with wheat and fermented with brettanomyces. Should be interesting!

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle-conditioned. A pale golden hue with faint haze and low carbonation. Produces a large head of brilliant white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a surface layer. Aroma of bright citrus hops with undertones of earthy wheat and a vinous hint of yeast in the background.

Tastes of aromatic citrus hops with a mildly acidic character and a dry finish. Notes of citrus, grainy wheat and earthy, vinous yeast. Subtle bitterness upon swallowing, and a hint of lactic/vinegary sourness in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry. A slight acidity on the tongue, and mild astringency. A tad undercarbonated. Aftertaste of sour wheat malt with citrus overtones.

Impressive - a subtle IPA with fantastic balance. Despite the novel ingredients and yeast, the finished article is tasty and very drinkable. The brett adds a distinctive note to the background, but doesn't overpower or clash with the other flavours. The aroma/taste has a dry, lactic - almost lemony sourness that complements the citrus hops perfectly. If it weren't for the price tag I'd grab another one (or two). Excellent - well worth trying if you encounter it.

04-15-2012 23:54:59 | More by jazzyjeff13
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-13-2013 21:37:10 | More by doremite
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-25-2013 23:17:31 | More by acurtis
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Brenden

Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

This beer is a mildly hazed light gold color with just a little sediment settling. A foamy pillow of pure white head sets at between one and two fingers high and has pretty good retention to it. Lacing is left more in spotting, though some thinnish patches can be found lightly around the glass.
The smell brings the funk, all kinds of barnyard but not neglecting the hops. The wehat is also not overshadowed, making itself known as well. Good integration, all said.
The funk steps aside in the taste for hops bitterness and the wheat backbone to come out more strongly. Tart and funky notes come out more in a lingering finish.
The wheat makes it nice and crisp, with carbonation at a nice level of moderation, and a light but solid body.

07-13-2013 22:43:44 | More by Brenden
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RDW

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-09-2014 03:13:05 | More by RDW
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-15-2014 14:45:17 | More by roostor07
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%

12oz chalice at the Underground, in advance of their Mikkeller tap takeover later this week.

This beer appears a slightly cloudy, medium golden straw colour, with one finger of bubbly, loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a decent sinking storm cloud lace around the glass as things duly settle.

It smells of bitter orange and grapefruit citrus, surprisingly (I guess) funky yeast, aged lemon flesh, subdued pale grainy malt, with a touch of wheaty astringency, a hint of black pepper, and further leafy, floral hops. The taste is rather prominently funky yeast, mostly of the barnyard sort, well supported by the grainy, edgy wheat malt, and attending citrus and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, though pervasive enough to justify itself, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, the hops not quite that adventuresome. It finishes well off-dry, the wheat character discovering its spine, while the hops lend some fruitiness to the cause, and their own offset to the lingering, and now thankfully muted funky yeast notes.

Not really all that prominently wheaty, nor hoppy, as the yeast is the star here, rendering this gimmick inert - it appears that yeast is the new hop, instead. A Belgian IPA, at best, and a so-so one at that.

07-09-2013 01:25:19 | More by biboergosum
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-12-2014 02:26:05 | More by Griffith
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-23-2013 01:32:31 | More by Dawkins
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ipc2000

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-14-2013 03:48:55 | More by ipc2000
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -9.4%

Pours cloudy yellow, sediment laden, with mushroom cloud of a head. Citrus hoppy aroma exists together with funk. Smooth mouthfeel. The taste is the worst of barnyard, really stinky, with bold hops to make it through drinkability. Do not open this bottle unless you know what you are in for. A hoppy wild farmhouse.

08-21-2012 02:05:50 | More by Sammy
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henrisimo

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-02-2013 18:22:42 | More by henrisimo
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cjgator3

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-31-2014 01:40:16 | More by cjgator3
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adamdarcy

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-21-2013 19:26:44 | More by adamdarcy
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

05-19-2012 08:26:27 | More by aztraz
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jmccraney

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-28-2014 15:52:56 | More by jmccraney
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Dduquette

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-31-2014 18:48:38 | More by Dduquette
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-13-2014 22:41:17 | More by Kevincredible
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-14-2014 00:06:49 | More by JSBILK
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-15-2013 04:01:05 | More by GRG1313
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Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops from Mikkeller ApS
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