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Mikkeller / Grassroots Wheat Is The New Hops (Chardonnay Barrel Aged)
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Limited (brewed once).
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(Beer added by: Skrip on 10-12-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pale gold color. Mild to moderate haze. Medium white head. It puffs up well at first and then settles down, leaving a fair bit of lacing on the walls of the glass. The aroma is sweet with wonderful complexity. There's floral hops, wheat, white wine, French oak and light funk note. It's earthy with light hops. Honey, chardonnay, sweet tangerines, peppercorns, fresh barnyard notes. The taste starts with that same floral/citrus sweetness and then dries out with a very tasty dose of French oak. The finish is earthy and funky with a bitter undertone. The oak and hops go together surprisingly well. Mouthfeel is a bit prickly and relatively light. Interesting beer and much better than expected. This is a lot more HF-ish than other HF/Grassroots collabs brewed elsewhere. That said, Mikkeller/De Proef has been doing some excellent work with sours and such, recently, so I don't mean to take credit away from them. Anyway, this was a winner.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2013 05:38:47 |
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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!
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2013 01:00:27 |
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