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Mikkeller AK Alive

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Mikkeller
Brewed at Anchorage Brewing Company

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alphadelic (1840) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Dark orange and absurdly fizzy to pour. The nose is dry and tart with serious white grape, yeast and lychee fruits. In the mouth it has an awful lot of woody notes. It has a strong bitterness too which I find clashes with the classy dryness of the yeast. In many respects it is too like pine sap or something for me, deeply bitter and herbal. It has a rubbery finish. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6458) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Had multiple times since this came out .. Never truly wow’ed me .. . Crisp foam, in your face .. . Airy and bubbly .. Mostly Brett and bitter straw .. . Good for a small glass but nothing more .. . . The toasted cheese sandwich should be celebrated. I’m all for a national toasted cheese sandwich day!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (2486) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours a deep golden color with a rocky three plus fingers of white foam. Nose is floral hay, unripe pineapple, apple skins, grass, hint of caramel. Palate follows the nose, some nice barnyard brett character upfront, glimpse of stonefruit midpalate, then an aggressive bitterness takes over that becomes slightly astringent, light burnt rubber, bitter nutmeg. Interesting moments but overall just a bit unfocused and unrefined.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
bottle shared at a tasting. pours cloudy golden with an aerial off-white head, very good retention and lacing - very orval-looking - perhaps the closest match of this series - that i tasted, that is. strong leathery bretts, nicely toasted maltiness, peppery yet very floral, lightly sweet candi, citrus and spices. lively carbonation, light to medium bod; dry floral-spicy-peppery-citrusy finish. much enjoyed!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2218) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy dark golden with low white head. Aroma is of wild yeast, fruits. Taste is of wild yeast, fruits, some bitterness. Palate: Light body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Quite good. A tad unidimmensionnal.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1730) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
Pours a clear golden with with a medium-high white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of fruits, leather and bandaid. Bretts galore. Taste is dry and carries some peppery flavors along with the same fruits you got on the nose. Body is low to medium and carbonation medium-high. A fun drink!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3383) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle (750 ml) @ De Garde++ tasting. Shared by mathieuc, thanks!

Appearance: Hazy golden/orange with a frothy off-white head and some lacing.

Aroma: Bold brettanomyces with strong herbal notes, light pickles presence and earthy/mineral notes.

Taste: Big brettanomyces presence, quite herbal, oak, peppery notes, hints of pickles, good malt backbone and mild bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry and herbal finish.

Overall: Pretty good brett Belgian Ale. It definitely has the Anchorage signature, but it’s also similar to an Orval on steroïds. Tasty and drinkable.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (921) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Aroma is clove, funk, sour grapes, earthy hops, lemon grass. Taste is light sweet malts with a floral bitterness and slightly funky body. Appearance is a cloudy orange /gold with a bubbly medium head that retains well

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (3873) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Some tiny beer store in Jamaica vermont: my bottle exploded the moment the cork cage came off so I had to mouth it. In any case it pours a light brown with a beige head. Aroma is yeast, brett, farmhouse funk, etc... Taste is nice and earthy and occasionally a bit sour but not so much. Alcohol is well covered and the body is nice and bubbly. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5487) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of Brett, toast, vanilla, citrus, and tropical fruits. Taste of fruits, toast, earthy yeast, citrus, dry finish.


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