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Mikkeller Itís Alive! (White Wine Barrel Lychee 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: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
belgian ale brewed with lychee fruit and aged in white wine barrels


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (303) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2015
At Delirium Hoppy Loft Bar. Lychee aroma leaps out, backed with grainy malt, white wine aroma leading to a bubbly dry finish. Really like the dryness and the balance. this is a really well crafted beer. The lychee flavour is unusual and adds something different to a Sour Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1766) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
(bottle) cloudy orange amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of fruit, stewed fruit, wet wood; refreshing, balanced flavour with a short, light sour finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (605) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours light golden color with a white head and nice lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spices, nice malt character, and distinct sour notes (maybe from the Lychee?). Sweet and sour. Flavor is similar. Really interesting but tough to describe. I really enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12593) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
KRS 081114. Deep golden colour with a n off-white head. Aroma is yeast, white wine, brett. Flavour is yeast, white wine, brett, sourness, citrus, oak. OK beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (794) - LinkŲping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
(375ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, LinkŲping, Apr 14 2015) Pours hazy deep orange with a moderate off white head and lace. Aroma sweet and funky with brown sugar, stewed fruit, overripe lychee, a little woody, a wet, earthy, barnyard funk. Palate sweet and a bit tart. Caramel and brown sugar, stewed pear and apple, lychee juice, even a little orange juice. Funk builds nicely in the middle, oak and some white wine and grape notes too. Finish is dry and softly bitter, woody, citrus peel, lingering lychee, a bit astringent. Medium full body with effervescent carb. Great beer, really pleasantly surprised me! Not sour, just funky and sweet/dry balanced. Fruit is nice, lychee present but not overpowering. Love it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (333) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2015
WOW - brilliant from go to whoa - so easy to smash - impeccable balance - get cherries more than lychees - oh yeah.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6765) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
Medium pale beige head. Hazy brownish red body with strong carbonation. Tropical fruit, strawberry and barnyard aroma with salty cow dung notes. Dry-sweet and faintly acidic barnyard, lychee, and strawberry taste with salty wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, flattish mouthfeel. Dry-salty wooden barnyard and fruit aftertaste with wooden spicy notes. A bit harsh at first, but fantastic when you get further. (0.375l bottle at ōl & BrÝd, Copenhagen.)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle from 2012. Pours a deep golden amber brown with two inches of bubbly supportive head. The head never faded completely, just stayed at about a centimeter. Great lacing and legs. Aroma is of white wine funkiness, white oak, vegetal earthiness and a floral fruitiness. Taste is dry fruity oak, light grassy funk, and a hint of black pepper. Nice body but itís light on the tongue. Tons of carbonation but it doesnít dance on the tongue. This might be my favorite beer from Mikkeller. Iím not picking up on the lychee much, but that grassy fruitiness is probably just the lychee playing in the background; but iíl liken the fruitiness more to a pear or Ranier cherry than lychee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1338) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2015
375ml bottle pours a hazy dark orange with an off white head. slight tart fruit with a bit of a oak taste

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (2918) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
14.01.2015, 0,375l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sour-ish fruity, whitewine barrel, overripe mountain cranberries, sorrel, berry skin, mild tropical fruits, oak, mild vinegar. Taste is slightly dry, whitewine barrel, berry skin, heather, overripe mountain cranberries, hay, grass, old rope, mild brett. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice one.


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