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Mikkeller /Grassroots Wheat is the New Hops (Aged in Chardonnay Barrels)

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97
83
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared with Linh at Mikkeller Bar (SF). Pours a clear golden with thin white lacing. Aroma is brett, lemon and body odor. Mouthfeel is carbonated with notes of funky lemon, dry floral flavors, spice and dry white wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3465) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle: Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma of cider, apples, hops, herbs, wine, barrels. Flavor with a light sweetness, maltiness, wheat, caramel, cider, wood, hops, light herbal notes. complex and good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014

Bottle 375ml.

[ As Mikkeller/Grassroots Wheat is the New Hops (Aged in Chardonnay Barrels) ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, moderate to heavy yeasty, leather - brett, grapes, wine - white wine, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and bitter with a long duration, dry, grapes, tart, wood, leather - brett. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20140618]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1883) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Bright gold with a nice fluffy eggshell head. Some slightly sour Brett in the aroma, with white wine fruitiness, some tropical fruits as well. Flavor is bretty sour and dry, with soft ripe fruits, dry hop bitterness, and quite a dry earthy/woody finish. Soft body but the carbonation is quite bright and scraping.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle at Paradiso Georgetown. Hazy pale yellow color, very lively head. Aroma of peppery, funky lemon. Taste is really dusty, peppery, slightly floral, slightly vinous, very complex, soft sourness. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a nice lightly hazy golden color with a big head and some decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma is lemony and briny at first, but itís just got a whole lot of Brett B, earthy, barnyardy, funkiness. Itís got a light wet limestone thing happening, itís got a mild peach thing happening, the woodiness is very subdued. Itís really quite inviting.

The flavor is just a touch sweet up front, but beyond that itís perfectly dry. Itís got some really earthy & grassy notes. Something I would suspect leaf rot tastes like, some brininess, and a little bit of lemon and peach. The beer has retained a modest level of bitterness with I think works with some of the more aggressive "funky" flavors here.

Fun.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4920) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle @ Pizza Paradiso. Cheers to Travlr! Gold with a small head. Peach and dried melon. Light bretty tang. Wood. Nice subtle barrel character. Grape, salt. Brett and dirt. Pretty nuanced. Light body, zippy carb. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar. Pours clear copper with a clinging off-white head and a white wine aroma. There is a mildly sour fruit and wheat flavor with a tart dart at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11729) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller Beer Shop. Clear golden with a big and lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, light bretty and white wine. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 300714

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontape (359) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
33 cl green bottle. The oak/Chardonnay/barrel-aging have turned a beer I really enjoyed into something I find unfocused. Itís a bit sweet, a bit odd. Not entirely without its charms but no interest in another one at $15/pop.


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