Grassroots / Mikkeller Wheat Is The New Hops - Grassroots Brewing
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Reviews by Seanniek91:
3.98/5 rDev +1%
Served from a 500ml bottle into a HF stemmed tulip. Bottled February 2014.
Appearance- Hazy orange/gold color with one finger of foamy white head that left some nice lacing.
Smell- Lots of bretty-lemon up front, some wheat-like bitter characteristics and piney hops. No malt aromas, but plenty of lemon and pine.
Taste- The brett isn't there to change the beer or overpower the wheat or hop bill, but it merely adds some lemon funk lingering dryness to the beer. Lightly hoppy and mildly wheaty. Not malty at all. Lemon, pine, grass, light funk. Juicy up front, then dry at the finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation, medium-full body, lightly bitter, dry. Really easy to drink and I think it has a great mouthfeel for the style of beer.
Overall- I really do enjoy this one and I'd be interested to see what the brett does in time, but at the same time, I don't want the hops to fade. Maybe I need one more bottle. Drink one soon and drink on in a few months?
04-08-2014 16:37:44 | More by Seanniek91
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +1%
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Slightly hazy. Small white head. Thin collar.
Smell - Citrus hops. Doughy malts. A bit of grain. Minimal brett, if at all.
Taste - Bright citrus. Orange and lemon. Sweet malts. A little bit of brett in the taste. Grainy wheat. Lingering lemony sweetness.
Mouthfeel - Easy drinking with some sweetness. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Very nice. Doesn't necessarily stand up to other Hill Farmstead IPAs, though.
04-14-2014 23:53:33 | More by Alieniloquium
4.08/5 rDev +3.6%
Drank side by side with the Mikkeller version, provided by Bob, at his tasting.
Pours a golden, pale, hazy yellow, with a fizzy one inch head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.
Smells a lot less funky than the aged Mikkeller version, with more grassiness, pine, and citrus hops on the nose.
The taste is similar. Some mild funk is noted, a little bit of hay, with some juicy hop flavors- lemon and orange, with some grassiness.
Light bodied, crisp, spritzy mouthfeel. High carbonation. Very drinkable.
The better of these two versions- not sure if Grassroots version is better, or this is a beer better drank fresh.
05-11-2014 14:39:30 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.06/5 rDev +3%
An interesting hoppy yet smooth brew. Creamy feel, with lots of carbonation. Alcohol seems fairly present, but still goes down in refreshing way. I enjoyed this more as it warmed. Mild spiciness and very mild wheat tastes, including banana. Very enjoyable.
07-12-2014 14:35:35 | More by Beer-A-Lot
Grassroots / Mikkeller Wheat Is The New Hops from Grassroots Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.