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Mikkeller It’s Alive! (Grand Marnier Barrel Edition)

overall
90
47
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uckelman (580) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
A ring of off-white head. Can definitely smell the Grand Mariner. Tart and mineral, with a mildly citrus pith finish. Rather odd.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarauckelman (377) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Very little aroma. Poured into a red cup, so I don’t know what it looks like, other than that it has little head. Flavor is quite subtle: Not sour. Medicinal on the tongue. Only hints of the Grand Marnier come through, adding a bit of warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3476) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle from Leamington wines, Leamington. Deep or anger Amber colour with a foamy off white head. Aroma is burnt and spicy orange. Taste is sweet alcohol with a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peponi (1381) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
Aroma: sweet, vanilla, barrel notes, apricot, tangerine liqueur. Appearance: hazy amber color, thin creamy head (almost no exists after few seconds). Taste: low bitterness, apricot, barrel notes, bitter orange, peach, nice warming alcohol, fruity and refreshing. Palate: medium body and high carbonation, bitter orange in finish. Overall: Great refreshing belgian ale with this nice zesty orange flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4387) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Slightly hazy amber golden colour, white head. Fruity aroma, straw, apricot, light nail polish remover, orange peel. Light sweet flavour, light wood, hint of Grand Marnier. Finish malts, fruity, marmalade, bitter orange peel. (from 33cL bottle @ Roel?s Bonzai tasting, Oirschot)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle @benzai. Brown color with a small white head. Smells and tastes malty, sweet, alcohol, wood fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12813) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear orange color, small off-white head. Smell and taste sweetish, alcohol, overripe fruits, softly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer but not really convincing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5536) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Clear orange to amber colour with a medium sized white head. Smells honey, sweet, malts, slightly boozy, slightly barleywine. Tastes honey, sweet, barleywine. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle; many thanks to the Essex demon the Essex legend the Essex player; madmitch 76!!! White lacing with a hazy orange tone. Aroma is sweet matls ;orange tango; musty perfume; hey. Taste is perfume; orange tango; peaches; tart; hey and spruce. Some barnyard funk and fresh dough. Relatively earthy but not ott. Some woody elements and tart. Some clove from the yeast. Some brett. A fascinating beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5359) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a clear nut brown-hued amber body with a medium off-white head. Nose is mild caramel, funky brett notes, wood, oranges, white sugar, raisins and hints of grape peel and nuts. Taste is bretty stable tones, caramel, wood grains, orange peel, mild citrus, hints of straw, hay and grapes. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Pleasant, but not overwhelmingly impressive.


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