Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops - Mikkeller ApS
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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
3.7/5 rDev -6.3%
Appearance: straw colored and somewhat hazy with white mottled head. Started med high but faded to thin (but still present) cap. High carb has kept head intact throughout drinking.
Smell: Light fruity/ spicy hop balanced nicely with wheat aroma. Brett a perfect third player - very present adding a nice depth to fruit and grainy aromas. Some fruity brett acidity is present, and very slight hint of funk.
Taste: Relatively high hop bitterness strikes first and initially seems unbalanced, leaving almost puckering bitterness. But not quite to that level, and as my palate warms to the beer the ibu's actually seem to do a good job of carrying this great wheat/ brett beer. A nice lemon like flavor emerges - but a complex fruitiness that I attribute to brett, which includes some peach and melon with moderate acidity. Brett funk is low, but that intriguing woody character that borders on funk is all over this beer.
Mouthfeel: Moderate body with creamy finish, boosted by fairly high carb. Somewhat puckering sensation I attribute to hop bitterness combined with brett acidity
Overall: A very nice brett beer with hop bittering a little higher than I would expect. But it works, for the most part. Brett character perfectly done, just the right amount of acid, fruit and earthy/ woody complexity.
Serving type: 11.2 fl oz bottle
04-16-2014 01:13:54 | More by Simont
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
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
Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops from Mikkeller ApS
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