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Mikkeller It’s Alive! (White Wine Barrel)

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98
88
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En vild belgisk ale brygget på: vand, malt (pale og cara), lys kandis, humle (hallertau og styrian golding), gær og brettanomyces. Lagret 7 måneder på hvidvinsfade.

English: It’s Alive!!! Indeed it is. This Belgian Ale has been aged on White Wine barrels to give it that touch of alcohol, while the Brettanomyces give the tartness. Complex but well balanced beer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1156) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
Old rating. Pours hazy brown, with a big creamy head. Aroma is sharp citrusy lemon, oak and white wine grapes. Flavour is sour fruits with plums, unripe apples and notes of lemon. Lingering tart citrusy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
19.2.2015. Aroma has strong wood and sour notes, winey. Taste is soft, smooth, oak, white wine. Not highly carbonated.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andrew_drinks (233) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle as a leaving UK gift from G and Tasha - thanks guys. Poured into a snifter, burnt amber, small white head. Soft vinous aroma, slightly tart and woody, some gooseberries and lemon. Medium carbonation. Mild plastic, white bread, a woody bitterness. Somewhat hot and boozy, a heady alcoholic heat to it. Finishes very dry with lingering heat. Feels like drinking vodka and soda, which is probably not the intention.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2587) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Dark copper color, big white head. Aroma of barnyard, hay, brett and white grape. Deliciously soft and creamy taste of horseblanket, brett, oak, slightly boozy white wine, candi vanilla and a little caramel and old hops in the finish. Barrel aging works quite well. Really good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (4372) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with head. Light white wine, some sour aromas and a touch of off tone. Why does this have smoke flavors, otherwise light tart and Belgian tones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle at barrel aged tasting at Appellation Wines Comely Bank. I enjoyed the intermingling of sour, bitter and also sweetness in parts. The sweetness was a barrel thing - mainly toffee and perhaps vanilla a little. But this was washed away by the bitterness but mainly the sourness. Great palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1576) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Murky amber, greasy brown envelope. Funky grapefruit, grassy and speckles of tangerine. Initial taste is lean gummy bitter, droplets of sherry clementine and clean grapefruit. Fairly fizzy and fairly brisk mouthfeel. Lean seabuckthorny bitter (I guess), linger is soured chalk.Pale golden, sultry filmy and off white head. Peppery creamy chalky nose. Initial taste is lean crisp juicy lychee and white grapefruit, very crisp and creamy. Lean acidic but ABV is completely bypassed. Not juicy or too chalky dry, finishes lean crisp spicy grapefruit and a dry dusty linger. Bottle, Cheers Paul.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Amber with off white head. Aroma of brett, grape, resin, oak. Taste is oaky, funky, wine, brett.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy amber, nose is funky, toffee, grape, bretty, taste is dry toffee, sweet, light juice, falls a bit flat.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (5385) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear golden amber with a short-lived head. Aromas of light brett funk, white wine, boozy. Taste is dry funky. Finishes dry.


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