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Mikkeller Itís Alive! (Grand Marnier Barrel Edition)

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2014
was a let down, very hard to describe as nothing stood out. no nose to speak of. very little flavor , no sour. maybe a bad bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3814) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Aroma is yeast, caramel and liquor. The flavor is liquor overtones, malts, caramel, mild barrel/fruit notes and a mildly warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3228) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a orangish color with a funny head that thins out but manages to leave a good bit of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is most certainly funky. Itís a pleasant mix of leathery, fruity, & oaky character with a touch of sweet orange in there.

The flavor is tart & earthy. It has some orange & apple. I had another bottle recently that was considerably more sour than this one, and I liked it better... but this one does have a good amount of dryness & tart fruit character. There is certainly some liqueur character to it & some orange peel, but tested blind I canít ever imagine that Iíd guess it was done in a a Gran Marnier barrel. The beer has retained a bit of itís leafy happiness & that works well in the mix.

Itís really a very agreeable, pleasant, & complex beer all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (163) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Very vibrant in appearance. Mouthfeel is creamier than expected. I am not picking up the grand marnier much here but this is pleasant nonetheless. Has a wet hay/barnyard sort of feel, which is slightly restrained.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (300) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at BD Shoreditch. Not getting any cognac here, but so what? This is vinous, sour/sweet, vermouth(??) , little malt. Sour vermouth (??) plenty funky farmer, gooseberry. Medium sweet then massive dryness. Mahorboro!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (58) - POLAND - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Teku glass. Amber gold, hazy, two finger head, medium lasting, low lacing. The aroma is nice brett, earthy, wood, bu also fresh, some basement aromas, fruity and citrus, touch of booze. The taste is very refreshing and dry, not so sour. The beer is definitely dry, in the middle grand marnier sensations, which make it more smooth and a little bit sweet. Body is medium, creamy, with lively carbonation and dry finish. In overall very refreshing beer, which makes you alive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10880) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle from ōlbutikken. Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, barnyard and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 210314

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (983) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with 2 finger thick white head. Aroma: Brett, leather, earthy, musky, mineral, woody, citrus. Taste: Medium bitterness and sourness with low/medium sweetness. Palate: Thin coarse texture, light airy body, average carbonation, abrupt astringent bitter, sour, funky but subtly citrusy finish with a spiritous alcohol dryness and warmth. Comments: Very tasty and glass lace

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle bought in Copenhagen in May 2013. Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma and taste of orange, light malt and some yeast. The finish was dry. Drinkable but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirLimpsalot (2109) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
@Gyllenbock: ingen jättestor varken smak eller doft. Kanske en aning apelsin bak i munnen. Annars inget. Tyvärr. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

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