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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This version of the It’s 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 – it is very much alive!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gandalf39 (155) - - MAR 24, 2015
Pours a hazy golden with a small head. Aroms is bretty with mango, hay and grass. Taste is light sweet and light sour. Some fruity notes. Moins bonne que l’originale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredd_an (195) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Mango surispastills doft. Gammal kompost. Frisk grön mango med sur & syrlig syra. Relativt Lättdrucken. Fin vit stor krona som dock försvinner snabbt. Tropik & mangosmak. Mattning, god, känner såklart malten & humlen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (471) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Barwa zlota, piana slaba. Aromat kwaskowy, slodki, winny. W smaku piwo delikatne, owocowo kwaskowe ale bez przesadnej slodkosci. Posmak przyjemny, bardzo subtelny, kwaskowy. Bardzo przyjemne piwo duzo lepsze od lambikow.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4628) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Slightly hazy deep amber body with a small white head. Nose is mango, white wine, caramel, stable funk, bretty hay tones and hints of grape peel, mild citrus and wood. Taste is red fruits, raisins, bretty stable notes, caramel, nougat and hints of wood, mango, grape peel and hay. Medium body, medium to full carbonation. Quite nice, though not outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (944) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle shared with BBTGC. Pours a hazy golden with a small to medium head. Aroms is bretty with mango, hay and grass. Taste is light sweet and light sour. Some fruity notes. Fairly dry, medium body and co2.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9931) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4679) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5581) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2086) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2487) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle 375ml. 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.


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