Benzai (9778) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy dark orange to reddish color, average to medium sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is a bit vinous, lightly brett, fruitpeel. Taste also reminds me of wine, brett and again a hint of the tannine bitterness you get from chewing on grape peel. Don’t get any mango. Decent body and carbonation. Quite nice.
DutchDrebus (4598) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai. Mikkeller 150 for me. Slightly hazy dark orange colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells slightly sourish, wood, slightly leather. Tastes slightly sour, brett. Nothing crazy but quite nice. Medium body, nice crisp carbo.
czar (5360) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours unclear bright golden orange with a creamy eggshell white head offering good retention and lacing. leathery and peppery bretts-plenty, oranges and borderline rotten fruits (mangoes), cherries, candies, slightly off caramel, grapefruit, some perfumey flowers, spices - some dill. lively to average carbonation, light body, dry bretty and grassy-very spicy finish. overall a slightly off caramel combined with overripened mangoes - remains tasty and enjoyable.
mathieuc (1954) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by czar, thanks a lot LJ! Pours a clear golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of intense leather, fruits, herbs and lightly sour (or vinous maybe?). Taste is of fruits, lightly tart and bitter. Flavors are of fruits (not quite something I’d call mangoes but still fruity), wood and caramel (not too disturbing but a bit of a downer). Pretty dry overall, body and carbonation were medium. Overall a good one but not a great one, I’ve had better Alive! beers.
Minderbinder (2402) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of wine, acetic, fruits. Taste is of wine, acetic acid, some roasted malt, bitterness, some metal. Oxidyzed. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: OK. But I don’t this the base beer is that awesome. Nice sourness.
tom10101 (3678) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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, it’s not exceptionnal and it’s not bad either... a "generic" Mikkeller sour. Not much different that other It’s Alive versions I have tried. The fruits are there, but doesn’t change the profile of the beer. It’s quite easy to drink for an 8% abv beer and it’s also tasty enough that I didn’t have a problem finishing the whole bottle by myself. The main flaw is the weak mouthfeel. Decent/good.
mmahut (1379) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Rammer (331) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Tmoney99 (11690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
stefannilssons (1519) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Det här var en bra och komplex öl med fina toner av syra, tropiska frukter och gräs. Kroppen var stabil och balansen satt där den skulle. Slutsats; riktigt trevlig öl.