Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops - Mikkeller ApS
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4.76/5 rDev +20.5%
The label reads Brett and I have to say that sets a precedent in my mind, but the aggressive often farm-yard or oddly tart flavors typically offered by Brett beers weren't offensively presented. In fact, this beer tastes very much like the brett was just the yeast choice and the beer itself was fermented normally. A very a-typical IPA from start to finish. If you know citra hops you know what you're getting into with the slight lemon-lime and grapefruit flavors often associated with it. Add to that Centennial hops with cut like a laser through the brett and this could be a gold medal IPA. The complex nose from the clove phenolics, hops, and brett are all easily distinguished making this one of the most interesting beers I've ever smelled with a hard bright finish and a beautiful golden persistent haze that I only expect from the best wheat beers. Refreshing, weird, and incredibly unique. I wish I had a case of this stuff.
04-19-2013 18:36:17 | More by lavellen
4.68/5 rDev +18.5%
Pours a nice light gold with a one-finger head into my glass. Very light. Looks crisp.
Holy Wheat, Batman! And it's complimented by a mix of pungent, fruity brett and hops.
Ditto on the flavor. The Brett and the hops mix well, creating a salty pretzel facade (think the saltiness of a pretzel...the dough that created that pretzel). The hops drown out the Brett more than I'd like.
Lingering "saltiness" from the hops and brett mixing. Lest I forget about the wheat, it is barely here. More of an enhancer at this point.
Excellent collaboration between Mikkeller and Grassroots. Might I add that wheat IPAs/white IPAs seem to be the "style du jour". Better to have the pros do it and do it well!
04-18-2012 03:24:59 | More by Brad007
4.59/5 rDev +16.2%
a very clean golden yellow pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head leaving behind awesome lacing. lots of visible carbonation shooting down the middle. smells of brett right up front! lots of grapefruit and funkyness, this is awesome. lots of jasmine in the aroma. slight hoppy bitterness up front with TONS of bretty funk, that bretty jasmine taste, with a grapefruit punch.. this is fantastic. lingering bitterness.. not really tasting the wheat, but who cares, this is a fantastic wild ale.
light/medium in body, very creamy, moderate carbonation.
this is a fantastic beer. if you're looking for a regular ipa, look elsewhere. this is definitey not for you. if you like wild ales, and bretty beers, come on in! this is pretty much like drinking bretty grapefruit juice. FUCK!
07-10-2013 01:24:30 | More by facundoCNB
4.55/5 rDev +15.2%
The beer pours with stately and pristine beauty to the glass. A lightly hazed and pastel lemon straw color with a crown of pillowy white foam that is slow to fall and clings to the glass leaving plenty of lace.
Nose is airy. The wheat is golden and subtly sweet grain. A bit of yeast that is powdery and silken on the nose. Instead of funky it's more of a light dry scent and the brett is as light as a feather. There is a brilliant hop floral on this nose. Rose petals. For fruit a delicious ripe peach.
Taste is refined and demure. These flavors are all perfectly balanced and mysteriously complex. For an IPA that is rare. The malt is soft and gently sweet. The hops have the lightness of fresh rose petals. The yeast is demure and a bit sultry. The bitter on this one is perfection. It's also gentle and somehow proper. The mouthfeel is creamy.
Rather than run roughshod over your palate like so many of today's IPA's this one is exquisite. It has polish and elegance. It's a like a pretty bird that you have to stand far away to see or you might scare it away.
One of the best beers I have ever had. Cheers!
04-27-2014 12:14:37 | More by utopiajane
4.54/5 rDev +14.9%
On tap at Parker's Pie Co. poured into a pint glass.
A~ light slightly hazy orange, with a nice head and crazy lacing. Also constant bubble motion.
S~ crazy citrus! A peppery saison sensation followed by more and more lemon/grapefruit citrus.
T~ overpowering citrus hops up front, followed by pepper, and a nice finish of some wheat characteristics.
M~ very nicely carbonated, dry, yet still smooth.
O~ how is this rated so low!? Maybe it's better on draft, but this is seriously an incredible brew. If you have a chance to try it, do it without hesitation! Glad I also bought a bottle at HF.
04-13-2013 19:04:31 | More by Skrip
4.5/5 rDev +13.9%
Pours a big pasty white fluffy 2 finger head that fades fairly slowly with nice pillowy lacing, semi clear bright golden yellow-orange color.
Nose brings a nice Brett funk, light lemon, grassy, little horsehair, lemongrass, hay, wheat, earthy, touch of fruity zest like hops,
Taste brings more Bretty funk right off, little horsehair and earthy bready doughy funk, light yeasty flavor from the funk as well. Then grassy flavors, some wheat and hay, grainy, bready and grainy. Then light grassy and lemony hops, little citrus like rind and fruity hops, nice bitterness, floral and bright. Finish is dry and funky, more bready malt flavors, lingering barnyard funk, decent bitterness and light floral grassy citrus hops.
Mouth is med bodied, lots of carb.
Overall very nice, very tasty, great Brett funk, hops blend nicely with it without overpowering adding nice floral, grassy, lemony and bit citrus hops, and the wheat adds subtlties to the underlying beer, without being too drowned out. mikkeller makes some great beers, just wish they weren't so expensive.
09-22-2012 00:53:18 | More by jlindros
Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops from Mikkeller ApS
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