Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops - Mikkeller ApS
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3.91/5 rDev -1%
12 oz bottle purchased at Hill Farmstead. Cap reads "9341212" which I would assume means it was bottled on December 6, 2012? Poured into a tulip glass.
A - Although the bottle had a visible layer of yeast/sediment a careful pour produces a crystal clear straw yellow body. This is light lager territory. Plenty of rising carbonation. Two fingers of fluffy white foam thins down to a neat cap. Really great lacing and sticky retention.
S - Papaya and grapefruit with lots of grass and a touch of malt. An interesting earthiness rounds it out. From the aroma alone I would never have guessed this has brett or wheat in it, perhaps just an odd ball hop variety and a nice bit of malts.
T - Papaya, grapefruit, lemon rind, and a bit of earthy musk. Finishes dry with some pepper and spice. Very odd beer as it starts off very IPA like and then takes a turn towards a witbier. Has a wheat bite on the very end.
M - Medium bodied and creamy with high carbonation. Very drinkable but a lasting spice lingers for a while.
O - Can't say I've ever had an IPA like this before. The brett is relatively fresh and clean now, I can't even imagine which direction it will take with some age. As a fresh beer its a slightly hop forward witbier hybrid with some tropical and lemon notes and a nod towards the earthy side of things. Cool beans.
03-03-2013 03:57:05 | More by davey101
3.53/5 rDev -10.6%
On tap at de Klomp, Linköping, Sweden.
A: pours a light yellow, somewhat hazy light beer. Light foam and some lacing on the tulipglass. Very nice apperance.
S: smell of grass and brett. Some citrus from the hops and also some floral notes. The brett gives it a kind of funky smell which I like but I know some don't.
T: spicy taste. Notes of citrus and brett. The wheat gives it a taste that I personally don't like but I guess it's what people likes. Some bitter notes at the end.
M: light IPA. Some carbonation, but not lot. A bit of oily feel. Brett!
O: good beer. Not the best Wheat-IPA I've had, but a nice touch with the brett. I enjoyed it.
03-02-2013 22:15:32 | More by f4zZ3
4.03/5 rDev +2%
From 02/23/12 notes. Big thanks to nimbleprop for picking this up for me in VT. 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.
a - Pours a hazy yellow straw color with one and a half fingers of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. There is a lot of lacing on the glass and nice head retention.
s - Smells of brett, wheat, spices, tropical fruits, floral hops, and some citrus hops. Very nice nose; lot of brett and fruit/hops.
t - Tastes of pepper, spices, brett, tropical fruits, fruity malts, earthy malts, some citrus hops. Taste is nice but has more spice and pepper than the nose, and less brett. A slight step down for me.
m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Overall pretty easy to drink and just a touch overcarbonated.
o - Overall a really nice beer; one of the better non-stout Mikkeller beers I've had in a while. Nose is awesome and has a ton of brett, with a little more spice in the taste. Definitely worth checking out and would have it again.
02-25-2013 18:41:47 | More by mdfb79
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
3.85/5 rDev -2.5%
Feb 17th, 2013
Wheat esters dominate the nose with notes of fruit loops, grass, and cloves as well a a bit of hay. Crisp wheat esters upfront on the palate - clove and grass. (I'm assuming the grassiness is pronounced by both the unmalted wheat and the brett.) In the mid-palate the hops begin to show with some dense, juicy citrus notes but this quickly dissipates and gives way to a dry back with hay, some subdued funk, and a touch of tartness underneath a pronounced hoppy bitterness.
An interesting beer. Not so much an IPA as a American Pale Ale with a lot of wheat. Hops are not as present as i thought however the balance is fitting as it helps to emphasize every aspect and flavor from the hops, brett, and wheat.
02-17-2013 19:28:13 | More by TallSaint
4.16/5 rDev +5.3%
A - Hazy golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Orange and citrus hops, sweet wheat and grainy malts, lemon zest, tart and funky Brett.
T - Orange, grapefruit, citrus, and light floral hops, mild bitterness, sweet wheat and grainy malts, tart lemon zest, funky brett and other farmhouse flavors.
M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart finish.
D - Nice funky IPA. Could use a bit more hop character, but the balance is nice.
01-25-2013 03:15:45 | More by ngeunit1
4.24/5 rDev +7.3%
Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.
Pour: Completely clear golden yellow, with a nice two finger white head. Head hangs around for most of the glass. Very nice sticky lacing.
Smell: Huge brett earthiness up front. Some very nice floral hops. Some light lemon zest. Clears out with a heavy dough and earth.
Taste: Follows the nose with a huge floral hoppiness up front, and then a very heavy floral hoppiness. Next, brett takes over with earth and transforms the floral hops into grass. More earthiness and a very nice dough sweetness finish.
Mouthfeel: Insanely drinkable. A perfect dinner drink to be honest.
Overall: This beer took me by surprise. A really nice earthy beer... like a cross between Gumballhead and Seizoen Bretta, while retaining the drinkability of Gumballhead. Great beer.
01-15-2013 03:06:23 | More by cfrances33
3.95/5 rDev 0%
Poured into an imperial pint. Color was a pale golden color, with a thck bubbly head. Head quickly faded down to thin wispy bubbles with occasional spots stuck to the sides. Fair amount of carbonation rose from the bottom. Aroma was definitely hoppy with strong herbal scents as well. Can't place it exactly, but something like sage or rosemary. Nicely nuanced without being overpowering. Flavor was tangy hops, with a tad of weak orange in the back. A little too sticky in the mouth, not so much coated, but tacky. Nicely tingly on the tongue. Overall a nice twist. Good flavors and interesting.
11-02-2012 23:50:23 | More by mountdew1
Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops from Mikkeller ApS
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