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

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96
78
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: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Achel (140) - GREECE - JUN 28, 2015
Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Floral, fruity, citrusy and light bretty aroma. Smooth fruity, mild citric, crisp hoppy and wineous. Mild dry bretty. Bitter and wineous fruity finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (3212) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
375 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Clear golden yellow with 2.5 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus fruit and peel, a bit of Brett and earthy notes, funk. Tastes of citrus, light Brett, some wine, tropical fruit, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty nice.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
fdemmer (36) - - MAY 13, 2015
the other comments are not wrong, I guess, but what I got in front of me from tap in the Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco tastes like horse shit. Really fresh one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2769) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle, 10C. Clear, almost glowing gold with a white head thatís never less than a coat. Bretty aroma with funky lemon, grapefruit, honeyed hay, peach, oak. Not aggressive, but tightly wound rather than inviting. Then sweeter than expected with apricot, hay, honey and the bretty and hoppy notes floating over the top. Finish is dryish with some oak, minerals. Lots of nice things going on, but didnít really cohere for me - perhaps because itís about as wild as a pet rock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (218) - POLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Comparing to the non-BA version here you can also find hints of sweet-honey like aromas and flavours. Somewhere in the background there is also some vanilla aromas. Additionally in this verison you can feel white ripe fruits. Finish is semi-dry and short. In overall this verison gives additional basement and woody accents. In some way it breaks the balanced betweens flavours in non-BA version, but still itís solid and worth trying beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (165) - SPAIN - FEB 22, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 On tap. Medium white head quite lasting. Hazy golden yellow. Hoppy floral aroma. Taste is more complex and dry with quite interesting woody dryness tinge. Quite interesting wheat IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (454) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours a cloudy golden with a fine off white head. Nose is sweet honeydew melon, lemon, rose, mild horsey funk. vanilla. Flavor is more sweet melon, a little citrus peel, floral notes, honey, a little vanilla and oak, slight hint of acidity on the finish, a bit of grass and hay, maybe a tiny bit of clove or banana esters, but really slight, definite horsey funk. Not particularly sour, but a definitely funky and definite oak character. Not the freshest of bottles, so I suspect a lot of the hop flavor has faded, but still quite lovely. Medium to light body with vibrant and fine carbonation. Iím not sure how anybody can say that Mikkeller only produces gimmicky beers. This is a superbly complex sour beer with lots of balance and no gimmicks. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (6142) - 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 (3677) - 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 (38495) - 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]


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