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Mikkeller Itís Alive! (Chardonnay Barrel with Mango Edition)

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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: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This version of the Itís Alive has the mango to give it that sweet fruity tropical fruit taste, while the Chardonnay barrel aging gives it a vineous character. Brett gives the tartness. Complex beer Ė it is very much alive!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3171) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
bottle shared at a bar, poured a murky light amber colour with a white head. nose of spiced brett, funk, sweet mango, white grapes, wet grain, slight sour in the taste, sweet fruits, mango, passion fruit. vineous wine, nice and dry aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (877) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2015
Pulled this one out of the fridge way too cold, so sitting here nosing the goodness of this beer. Mango wasnít too evident on the palate and the flavours fell away quicker than I would have liked. Itís a good beer but the flavours were muted..

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Florya (1400) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : clear light golden, small white head. Aroma : citrus, floral, smoke, grapes and brown sugar. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novair (139) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
Pours clear orange, fruity flavour, quite sweet and still tart. Complex and nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (1948) - CROATIA - JUL 21, 2015
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Orange, almost no head. Fruity, vinous, grapes, mango comes at the end. Sourish with bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1654) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2015
Pours hazy dark orange. Aroma of vinegar, wine, fruit, some medicine. Mildly sour taste, fruity. Not very much mango. Quite woody and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6995) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottled 375ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Amber coloured, small off-white head that went away fast, quite sour nose. Malty, fruity, distinct notes of wood, light caramel and also acidic fruity without any real trace of mango. Also wood in rather dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12568) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
(375ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of peach, apricot, mango, leather, and caramel. Flavor of mango, minerals, earthiness, cardboard, brett, and vinous with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1179) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2015
Murky dark orange with tan head. Mango, tropical fruit, brown sugar, love hearts and some earthy brett. Dry, citric and metallic finish. Overall: enjoyable, but lacks mango and barrel characteristics.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3808) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Maxís place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Hazy amber brown with a white ring. Tarty, yogurt, puke and lemon aroma, tarty, citrus and lemonade taste. Medium body, fruity mango finish.


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