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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: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3367) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle (375 ml). From kbudd19, thanks!

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber/golden with a small white head and little lacing.

Aroma: Brettanomyces, peach, mango, sweat, light sweetness and chardonnay.

Taste: Light sweetness with leathery brettanomyces, caramel, peach/mango, light tartness and light medicinal notes.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is a tad watery unfortunately. A tad winey too. Moderately dry finish with a light warming from the alcohol.

Overall: Like most Mikkeller beers, itís not exceptionnal and itís not bad either... a "generic" Mikkeller sour. Not much different that other Itís Alive versions I have tried. The fruits are there, but doesnít change the profile of the beer. Itís quite easy to drink for an 8% abv beer and itís also tasty enough that I didnít have a problem finishing the whole bottle by myself. The main flaw is the weak mouthfeel. Decent/good.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmahut (1304) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours in dark amber body, clear, low frosty white head. Aroma is quite malty, caramel with citrusy notes, evident mango sweetness in the background, funky, little bit of wine character. Aroma is pretty gentle for a sour ale. Taste has mild sour bitterness, malty sweetness with light caramel, funky after taste, no mango in the taste at all. Body is medium, soft carbonation. Pretty light sour ale, good for sour beginners.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rammer (302) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 28, 2014
The aroma of Belgian lambics, a little mango, slightly sour taste, feel the winebarrel, but the mango did not feel it. Nice drink, but expensive

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11463) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour fruit and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tropical fruit flavor with a medium to heavy fruit, wood & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1504) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
Det hšr var en bra och komplex Ųl med fina toner av syra, tropiska frukter och gršs. Kroppen var stabil och balansen satt dšr den skulle. Slutsats; riktigt trevlig Ųl.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6888) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2014
375 ml bottle. BBE 16.01.2019.
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Nice tangy grapefruit aroma with wood and some sweet notes from the mango I presume. Some alcohol comes through on the flavor, dry wooden notes, grass, grapefruits and gooseberries, maybe faint mango too, apricot on the aftertaste, weirdly. Decent but not that special despite the specs.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6736) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a copper amber colour with a foamy head. Aroma of citrus, mango jam, white grapes and some urinal cake. Flavour of tart wooden notes, sweet mango jam, white grapes, yeast, some berries, caramel sweetness and alcohol. Medium bodied. Alcohol comes through a lot, thus finishing bone-dry. A bit thin. Gimmicky.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (441) - - NOV 27, 2014
Köpt på Mikkeller bar, Stockholm. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stef73 (295) - - NOV 26, 2014
pris lors d un voyage a nyc pris au bar jeffry biere de couleur orange c est une tres rafraichisssante malgre quelle soit vielli edans du chardonnay c est une de mangue et orange en bouche c est un melange assez vineux je trouve mais legout de la manque persite toujours cest une tres bonne biere

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eluosiren (126) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 15, 2014
Quite strong and pale, but also hoppy, a bit too much of alcohol taste. The smell is nice!!


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