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Mikkeller/Prairie American Style

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95
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2014
on tap at braukunst live 2014 in munich. golden with a lingering shaving cream head; tart citric aroma; plenty of grapefruit and a chalky dry finish that lingers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
villevav (209) - FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 Strong aroma with plenty of citrus-like hops. Dry taste with citrus notes and strong bitter finish. Full body. One of the best american pale ales I’ve ever tasted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerconnaiseur (45) - BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2014
Draught at Fermentoren Copenhagen. Pours pale golden. Nice texture! Moderately sweet, floral, lovely citrus character. Nice collaboration ASPA Chase & Mikkel!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7809) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2014
Small, dense white head over cold-hazed orange beer. Aromatic hops’ nose, initially, sweet-ish and fruity, towards nectarine and lychee; also sunflower seed and more than a bit spicy (coriander? horseradish? -,certainly almonds). Faintly fruity (citrus, mainly) and again (root)spices, difficult to pinpoint. I suppose it’s the Bretts, really, but anyway, I find it quite UN-American. Not oxydation, rather...tiredness? Quite carbonated feel, light body. Average at best.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1027) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Draught. Cloudy, light amber beer. Creamy head. Tight citrus punch on the nose, whiffs of elderberry and creamy caramel. Round, creamy flavor with mellow but fruity bitterness. Light resiny bite in the finish. I miss harder hop kick. Medium body, creamy texture.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdhittel (46) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2014
This an interesting collaboration of styles and brewing methodologies: big hops plus complex brett. They got the balance right. Not too hoppy though they're quite pronounced on the nose and palette. Some nice residual malty sweetness plus light funkiness balances it out. This would be a great beer to pair with game or a pork....

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2014
75cl bottle. Large rocky off-white head atop cloudy amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some Brett/cherry/wood, light sour, cheese. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, light Brett/wood, some cherry, light lemon. Effervescent light-medium body, alcohol well contained.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2014
Bona cervesa, és equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2302) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Fra fad på Mikkeller&Friends, juli-14: gardinskum. En usedvanlig syrlig og frisk, annerledes ipa. Amerikanske vestkysthumler og brett gjør denne til en helt spesiell ipa. Den beste på menyen ilfg den nordnorske bartenderen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1586) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from CBX. Cloudy golden pour with a bubbly white head and sheets of lace. Aroma is floral, lemon grass, jasmine, slightly herbal, bright citrus, and mild yeast funkiness. Floral is very similar, there’s a floral, grassy, citrus pop to it, jasmine with mild to light Brett funk coming it. Finishes dry with a mild bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.


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