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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 BjergsÝ and Chase Healey journeyed to Flanders to brew this twist on an American-style IPA with Dirk Naudts at De Proefbrouwerij . Predictably, itís 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 thatís light on the funkiness, but really aromatic. It leaves behind an astoundingly well attenuated IPA, which means itís good for drinkiní. A serious amount of West Coast hops are added to the whirlpool and as dry hops to compliment the tropical notes from the Brett.


JeffroDH's rating

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JeffroDH (18) - - APR 17, 2014
Solid. Still thrown a little by Prairie's flavor profiles, but I think that's a good thing. Always something surprising and unexpected.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
marcogrind (53) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
Copper blond, white head. Nose of citrus, melon, vegetables, mint. Light body, lot of carbonation. Taste is similar, more bitterness from the end to the aftertaste.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DinVT (19) - Vermont, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Calling this an American IPA is totally misleading. And to say that itís "light on the funkiness" is also misleading. If you donít like saisons, but do like hoppy IPAís, this is a waste of your money (and itís not cheap!).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle... Poured golden amber with a nice forming head. Brett IPAs are starting to hit their stride and Iím getting into them. Most for me have been failures but when one comes around like American Style they nail it. Bitterness and grassy hop with full mouthfeel and subtly funky bits of yeast spice. I wish I had another bottle to see how this develops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mario_giri (56) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Tester. Erbierschof Tab. Riecht sehr urchig, manche meinen SŲilistall. Sehr hopfig-spritziges Bier, erfrischend aber stark.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 24, 2014
draught@Erzbierschof - cloudy dark orange beer with a long lasting pale beige foam; nice lace; pretty fair hoppy aroma of orange peel, tangerines; full-bodied, some sweetness, assertive and decentlly bitter, some residual sweetness, long fruity hoppy finish; light estery

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RLiddell (47) - Valrico, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bomber, pours a light straw color with a fluffy, pillowy head, taste is the funk that youíd expect from the Brett yeast, but since I enjoy farmhouse ales, I really enjoyed it. The funk of the Brett yeast really masks the IPA character that I expected, but not in an offensive way. I would buy this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (2793) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at the Kingís Arms tap takeover. It pours a clean golden color with a large white head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy, citrusy, with notes of biscuit, pine needles, mango. Taste is sweet fruity upfront with notes of ripe peaches and mango. Then turns more hoppy with bitter pine cones, grass. Herbs. Finishes quite dry and peppery/estery. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Liked it

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (251) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Orange-brown color with nice head. Citrus and tropical hop fruitiness, but not too aggressive. Good bitterness and fruitiness in the taste, a bit of caramel. Smooth carbonation. Dry and a little bit funky towards the end.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
750ml bottle .. . drops out the bottle a deep gold .. . the foam, you see, is ll over the glass, from the rocky head to the splattered lacing . .. great nose, clean brett and fresh hay .. . nice amount of the bitters .. . the palate is pretty light and finishes clean and spunky .. . nice easy going beer .. . .
I donít like the idea of bacteria in my yogurt so I mix it with hand sanitizer. It cuts down on the taste, but I sleep better at night.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle from Venerables. Hazy golden coloured with a white head. Nose is citric, hoppy, light malty. Flavour is fairly bitter, hoppy, citric. Medium to high carbonation. Finish is fairly bitter. Donít get the Brett. Average overall.


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