Riesling People
Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
IPA - New England
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4.18 | pDev: 9.33%
May 23, 2020
Mar 11, 2018
Notes: New England Style India Pale Ale Brewed With Meierer Riesling Juice.
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3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 23, 2020
3.94 by Robertas from Lithuania on Feb 07, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Hazy amber color, quarter finger white head, nice thin lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, hops. Smells wonderful.

T: Tropical fruits, hops, some sour-ish notes.

F: Light bodied, nicely flavored.

O: Decent NEIPA with a sour-ish twist.

Oct 13, 2019
4.3 by HopBelT from Belgium on Sep 22, 2019
4.36 by emincems from Turkey on Jan 12, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by doktorhops from Australia

Don’t mind a Riesling. If you’re into trying a white wine and you haven’t tried a Riesling it’s an underrated varietal IMO. It’s a grape that produces some beer-like characters: crisp apple, lime, stone-fruit – all flavours one might find in a Lager or an Ale. Of course Mikkeller has brewed a beer with Meierer Riesling juice, Mikkeller has brewed a beer with everything, why are you even surprised? Brilliant idea though, Riesling wine has more crossover potential with beer than almost any other grape I can think of. Yes, there’s been plenty of Shiraz-related dark beers here in Australia, we make a lot of Shiraz here. Riesling though… Mikkeller you magnificent bastard – you read my mind once again. I hate you. I love you. It’s complicated.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Duvel tulip (all my wine glasses are upstairs).

A: One of the lightest straw shades I’ve seen in a while – it’s like the stuff that goes in a lemon curd tart… [lemon curd, that stuff] Opaque lemon curd body with a thin white head that dissipates leaving a lace ring. Interesting stuff right here. 8/10.

S: Oomph! Some real acidic notes from that Riesling juice. Again though, like I said, that Riesling character is going to pair well with the NEIPA flavours, just give it a chance me (and you too). Acidic lemon/lime lead a biting citric attack, hints of floral and light herbal/grassy character (possibly the hops). If this is astringent as the aroma would suggest I’m in for a challenging brew (I’m admittedly not great with sour flavours – my weak spot). 7/10.

T: Annnnd it comes in with a long dry finish. That was unexpected. Riesling People is wholly fruity and well balanced with hints of sour, a bit of sweet, and a slight bitter note. Flavours include: lemon/lime, floral/herbal hops, vinous white notes throughout, touch of green apple, and an earthy peach note towards the back. This is far from a NEIPA, but better for it IMO (I’ve been drinking a few NEIPAs lately and this has a tasty-dry break). If you like white wine: get on this. Now. 9/10.

M: Medium bodied with a super-dense, light carbonation. I don’t think I’ve seen bubbles this tiny before. Extra point for being unique here. 9/10.

D: Beer and wine together in unholy matrimony, and it works! Yes beer lovers who hate wine and vice-versa will dislike this, but if you’re like me and sitting in the purple middle bit of the Venn diagram between beer/wine you’ll appreciate how this beer nails both aspects so well. It’s the white version of a Flanders Red FFS [I’m of course thinking of Rodenbach Grand Cru thank you]. 9/10.

Food match: White fish or pork are the go-tos of Riesling – same applies here.

Jul 12, 2018
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Jun 16, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Pinchart from Belgium

Excellente NEIPA, très fraîche, avec des arômes fruités et épicés, une magnifique robe jaune, une mousse fine, bref une parfaite réussite, très équilibrée.

Apr 06, 2018
4.91 by Soloveitchik from New York on Mar 11, 2018
Riesling People from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 9 ratings