Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops - Mikkeller ApS
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2.43/5 rDev -38.5%
This is an example of a beer that has such a poor aftertaste that a craft beer lover might think twice and say "am I missing something". The truth is no, the aftertaste that resembles cough syrup is legitimately awful. I must say that the $5.99 I spent on this bottle would have be better spent on a fast food meal.
05-02-2013 18:38:40 | More by Chazari99
3.3/5 rDev -16.5%
11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into Antwerp Beer Passion Weekend stemware in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Purchased at Wally's Wine in Westwood, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; this is me favourite brewery in the world but Mikkel's bright beers tend to pale (excuse the pun) in comparison to his dark beers. No best before date.
Not paired with food.
Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a three finger white colour head of nice foam, decent cream, pretty good thickness, and great retention for the above average ABV. Colour is a vibrant clear yellow. No bubble show. No yeast particles are visible. Appealing.
Sm: Delightful brettanomyces yeast, fantastic lemon and orange citrus esters, light pleasant wheat, and impressive crystal hopping and crystal malting. A delightfully inviting aroma. Alive; the brett yeasts are fantastic. A refreshing and enjoyable mild strength aroma.
T: Wheat comprises the foundation, but maintains an impressive restrained character to lend the beer a full body whilst maximizing its refreshing feel. Some light hopping lends it citrus esters like orange and lemon as well as crystal hops that aid the mouthfeel. The crystal malts round out the flavour profile nicely. The bretts are used incredibly well to give it a heavenly light touch of yeast without feeling too biscuity. Very subtle; this is a feature rarely seen in IPAs. Near perfectly balanced - though the hop bitterness does manifest on the climax - in spite of being cleverly buried beneath crystal malts. Unfortunately, it's a bit simple and offers little in the way of complexity to satisfy advanced beer consumers.
Mf: Delightfully light on the palate with a crystal tingly coarsness that teases the tongue. Nicely refreshingly wet. Carbonation is near perfect but slightly underdone. Complements the flavour profile fantastically. Its delicate fragile thin quality works for it - though I would like more thickness to bring out the flavours more.
Dr*: A great summer brew. Very drinkable for it's well-concealed ABV. This is how an IPA should be brewed - with regard for balance and innovation rather than part of some hop quantity dicksizing competition. American breweries should take note: high IBUs do not mean your IPA is better than others. Mikkel did a fantastic job with this one. I'd definitely try it on draught.
Best served cold.
A poor candidate for aging.
*I had to bring down the "overall" to achieve the letter grade I wanted. This keeps my reviews fair and consistent.
05-25-2012 05:21:09 | More by kojevergas
3.38/5 rDev -14.4%
Poured from Bottle into tulip. Paid $6 at deciccos ardsley. Pours a clear golden color with nice head and lacing. Smell is just bad...very bad. Urinal cake is the way to describe it. Lemony and bad.
Taste is decent. Citrus hop with wheaty malts. Hold your nose when you sip this.
Its a good beer with an absolutely horrible aroma...so...not my fav here. Not worth it except for pure curiosity.
02-20-2013 02:55:03 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.39/5 rDev -14.2%
12oz bottle into snifter. Have enjoyed this beer a few times over the years and am glad to finally have the time to make some notes on it. Nice rich fruit notes on the nose, hazy appearance, lively carbonation. Slightly bitter per style, signature Mikkeller attributes are apparent almost "Sessionable", very drinkable.
04-07-2014 21:17:48 | More by friendofbeer
3.43/5 rDev -13.2%
Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. The cap is stamped 9341202.
A: A finger and a half of white, frothy head. Very hazy, straw-yellow. Scattered, heavy lacing.
S: Man, it smells like skunk from the second I uncap the bottle. Bummer. Mild, citrusy hops if you really look for it.
T/M: Mild, funky Brett and crisp carbonation with a bitter-dry endtaste. Some soft fruit, lemon rind, and a pleasant but subdued hoppiness. It grows funkier with time.
O: Interesting, decent beer. Worth trying, if not worth buying. More like a hopped saison than an IPA.
06-08-2012 04:22:02 | More by AgentMunky
Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops from Mikkeller ApS
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