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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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!


Gaultier's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (610) - - AUG 17, 2014
Tap @ ōl & BrÝd, Copenhagen. Aroma: Fruity, brett, caramel. Taste: Dito. The finish is dry and medium bitter with notes of caramel/toffee.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4375) - 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 (850) - 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 (9359) - 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. Donít 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 (4423) - 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 (4933) - Quťbec, 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 (1663) - Quťbec, 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 Iíd 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, Iíve had better Alive! beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2152) - Quťbec, 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 donít this the base beer is that awesome. Nice sourness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3278) - 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 (1265) - 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 (295) - 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


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