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Mikkeller Itís Alive! (Grand Marnier Barrel Edition)

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (24) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9834) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (692) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (4083) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3217) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
(bottle - 375 ml) Clear gold pour with a very little head. Slightly sweet aroma with some dry tartness under it. Flavor is pretty much standard dry sour ale. Got a tiny bit of the Grand Marnier but not a whole lot. Couldíve used more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Amber pour with a tan head. Some leathery Brett funk, wet hay, wood, toothpick, warm booze. Very little GM detectable but itís obvious that it was barrel aged.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle at home. It pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is wood, earth, brett, stewed orange, mango, funk, mustiniess, white grape and a touch of sweetness,. The taste is funky, wood, brett, light bitterness, earth, spice, dough, citrus peel and just a touch of alcohol with a very dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Good balance. Rather nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2013
12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy orange amber color with an inch and a half off-white head that sticks around for a long time. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice but light, it smells like oranges/orange peel, vanilla, oak and some pears. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but thereís also the addition of some bready malt and some earthiness. Thereís more bitterness to this brew than I expected. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I think this is a decent brew, but I donít think itís worth the $16.99 price tag at all. Still, it was nice to try once.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2013
murky amber, oily white top, thin white ring. Moldy nose, lightly cheesy, wheaty citric hints but moderately soft. Flavor thin, bitter grass and lemon.


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