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Mikkeller / Prairie American Style

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
American Style is an international collaboration between the godfather of all gypsy brewers, Mikkeller, and one of the new stars of the US tenant brewing scene, Prairie Artisan Ales. Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and Chase Healey journeyed to Flanders to brew this twist on an American-style IPA with Dirk Naudts at De Proefbrouwerij . Predictably, it’s loaded with West Coast hops. What you might not have guessed, though, is that it was fermented exclusively with a special strain of Brettanomyces claussenii that’s light on the funkiness, but really aromatic. It leaves behind an astoundingly well attenuated IPA, which means it’s good for drinkin’. A serious amount of West Coast hops are added to the whirlpool and as dry hops to compliment the tropical notes from the Brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (814) - CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours cloudy medium gold with three fingers (and growing) of rocky light tan head, heavy lacing. (4/5) Nose is pithy citrus, brett funk, tropical fruit, pale grainy malt. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderately strong bitter, strong tart. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry funky finish. (4/5) That’s a fairly unique A/IPA - definitely dominated by the brett, but still retaining a strong hop character. I’ve had Belgian IPA’s before, and this shares a lot of the characteristics of that style, but the brett is definitely the joker in the deck. In fact, the first thing I thought of when I cracked it, was that it smelled like a lambic or a gueuze. Bit of a beast, but lots of fun. The only other beer I can think of that took the “brett inoculated IPA” route is Stone Enjoy After - but that’s gonna be my Boxing Day present to myself this year, so I’ll have to get back to y’all with a comparison on that. (16/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (684) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Appearance: pours almost all head, the head is a darker beige color, the beer is a slightly darker than average gold color, the head settles into a very thick dense layer Aroma: strong lemon, orange citrus, spice, potpourri, smells good Taste: very strong bitterness, alcohol warmth on the finish, citrus, malt really gets out of the way, not sweet, spicy Palate: average carbonation, bitter and light alcohol aftertaste, medium mouthfeel Overall: a lot to like about this beer, has a strong bitterness backed up by a spice behind it, alcohol is well hidden, gets more funky as it warms and you get to the bottom of the bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (593) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pours a nice glowing amber-orange with a small white head. Aroma is sweet mango and tangerine. Taste is pineapple, tangerine and mango in that order giving away to light grainy malts with a lingering tang from the hops. Really good in a subtle exotic way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1880) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits some pineapple spicy and bitter hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits pineapple grapefruits and a bitter hoppy aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1068) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Hazy dark yellow. Iced tea light crisp lemon fruity flavor. Prickly bubbly seltzer carb feel. Crisp and clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (2021) - - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Hazy gold with orange tints and a thin white head. Lots of fruit. Grapefruit, peach, blueberry and mango. Brett shows up in the background, with some seltzer and rainwater type things going on. Ok but I don’t love the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5794) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from Bierkoning, BB 28-11-16, large sample. Almost clear golden color, big frothy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, pineapple, peach, slight funky spicy yeast. Medium bitter in taste, citrussy and pineapple again. Bit candy like. Brett is definitely present, but mostly with fruity and tropical notes. Oersoep style, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[6937-20141129] Bottle. Light grainy aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Light fruity flavour has a nice finish. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5098) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
On tap at Beer for Geeks, Seoul. Hazy amber colour. Fruity aroma, good bitterness. Original and strangely attractive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2014
On tap at proletariat. Pours a clear amber with a medium sized head. Yeast and musk on the nose. Medium bodied with a good bit of yeast and a touch of earthy citrus. Long musky finish, warming yeast. Nice sruff.

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