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

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.8
skrip (227) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2017
10/11/2013 375ml bottle poured into a Selin’s Grove snifter. A~ darkish glowing orange towards the bottom that gets darker as you get to the head. a good amount of lacing and a nice little head. S~ lots of citrus, black and white pepper, bready yeast and a ton of wine barrel funk. T~ the citrus is insane here, i love the fruity aspects wine barrels can bring out. black and white pepper along with the bready yeast as you swallow followed by amazing white wine funk and a little wheat on the after taste. mmm...! M~ exactly where i want my carbonation for a "saison" haha nice and smooth and extremely drinkable. O~ amazing! of course! this is somewhat what the original version tasted like on tap, which is weird... maybe i had the barrel aged version? i highly doubt it though since that was almost 6 months ago and these just came out. but maybe! anyway this is way more of a saison then an IPA. anyone whos tried this knows haha the wine barrel just really makes it, it gives it the same feel as Mimosa, Juicy, Flora, etc... anything Shaun or Shaun’s colabs put in a wine barrel are more then ok by me. i hope this makes it to the states but it shouldn’t be too hard to come by but you never know! i would stock up!

3.7
bbbeer (852) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Hazy golden yellow with medium white head. Yeast and citrus aroma. Medium body, some carbonation. Flavor is mostly on the bitter side, a touch of sour citrus, some yeast and esters, enjoyable.

4.2
kevinator (2444) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Nice citrus, wheat and wine aroma. Light orange color with a slight cloudiness. Full palate with high carbonation. Flavors were strong and better than the original. Citrus hops with wheat, oak and Chardonnay fruitiness. Interesting.

3.5
Habanero (4773) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, citrusy notes, green grapes, wood and funk. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry, tart and with bitter notes. Light to medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Sour. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4
floydian1 (1477) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 3, 2015
375ml bottle from Queens Plaza bottle shop, Brisbane CBD. Golden with a slight haze and a loose white head. The aroma offers light funk, lemony citrus, stone fruits, damp wood, straw and faint bready malts. The flavour is sweeter than the.aroma would suggest with a dry woody white wine finish that lingers. There is however still a Brett feel to it. Palate is thinnish and refeshing with a medium body. A delicate and complex sour beer from a brewer who obviously knows what he is doing,

4
Sissio (1701) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 27, 2015
Clea pale gold, cream head. Complex aroma, cereal, malts and mellow sourness. Cream, tropical fruit. Pineapple and papaya with lime, barrel wood and sweet red orange peel hoppiness. Light bitter herbaceous ending and aftertaste.

4
GenDV138 (7470) - 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
fdemmer (51) - - 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
hawthorne00 (4034) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle, 10C. Clear, almost glowing gold with a white head that’s 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 didn’t really cohere for me - perhaps because it’s about as wild as a pet rock.

3.6
BlazerT (1202) - Sosnowiec, 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 it’s solid and worth trying beer.


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