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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 179   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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2281) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
How can one not love the Alive line? Itís awesome. Smeelyy- sweet mango fruit meat, honeysuckle, lemonade, wine things - yummo more when warmed. Taste is luscious. Similar to smell with zip and subdued sourness, a lot less fruit, sourness comes out stronger after initial sips, wine notes under sourness and before harder vinegar bite, finishes well. Dig it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11811) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2013
37.5cl Bottle. Cloudy brown, large to begin with, but rather soon small offwhite head. Very nice aroma , white wine, mangos fruits, faint wild yeasts, some belgian funk, and some sweet malts. Flavor a little bit disappointing as the fruity stuff is in the background, and you get more malts and booze flavors. The wood bitterness is not a good match to the already malty sweet notes. The wild yeasts add some fizz and belgian yeasty flavors, making the beer more interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle, 375ml. Nice curtains occur, white head. Clear, dark golden body. Vinous, lemony scent with funk and a peppery touch and some tropical fruits. Some spices in the flavor too, itís vinous and lightly woody, with some bitterness. Some lemon. Full body, quite dry, with a pleasant carbonation level. Lasting finish. A really nice one. 131129

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Poured medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sour fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is quite musty, light tropical fruit, some meat, dry, meaty aftertaste. Not good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Clear orangish red with a thin fluffy off white head. Big horse blanket, barn yard funk, caramel, and sour citrus aroma. Very bright and lively yet soft palate. Tastes of caramel, green apple, mango, sour cherry, white wine and oak with a sharp dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
375ml bottle pours a light golden color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some spots of lace. Aroma is wine grapes with some citrus and yeast. Taste is a fruity and malty sweetness with a lemony tartness finishing with a yeasty dryness on the palate. I enjoyed sampling this one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6317) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
How: Bottle.
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, spices, grapes.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: White wine, citrus, fruit, malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4355) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of white wine, noble rot, carrots, light mango, apricot. Sweet flavour, light sour, malts, quite fruity. Dry finish, wood and wine. Nice.
(From draught @ BBF V, Bodegraven 2013)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 Keg at Mikkeller & Friends one night post-CBC in 2013. Pours cloudy gold with a white foam head. Juicy citrus aroma with bits of grapefruit. Sweet flavor with ripe citrus fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Vaguely funky to finish but with mostly just sweet, juicy ripe citrus. Very good. Tasty. (3.8)

Draft during the Mikkeller Tap Takeover at King William IV - London. Pours clear amber with a strong, off-white head. Ripe fruits in the nose, grapes and berries mostly. Medium sweet flavor with some alcohol presence, light wood, dried fruits and hints of buttery bread. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation and a creamy texture. Moderately warming to finish with light dry wood, semi-dry berries and hints of bitter leaves. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
translucent honey gold, puffy white ring and decent lacing. Yeasty nose is light tea and mango, softly spicy, leathery. Flavor overly sweet, wavy Brett esters with light lemon and pepper. Heavy cobweb through the finish. Pleasant, tons of pineapple and esters all over, very bright.


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