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Mikkeller It’s Alive! (White Wine Barrel)

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2016
Flaska från DK. Smak och doft av humle, brett, malt, karamell, äpplen, citron, citrus, fat, jord, gröna druvor med toner av vinäger, vita russin och kryddor. Fruktig, viss syrlighet, lagom sötma, komplex med viss obalans. Gott!

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5551) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation semi-opaque golden brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was musty. The off-tasting mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering spicy aftertaste. The strange flavor contained notes of bitter semi-sweet old ale cloves mild wheat mild spice mild hops and bread dough. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (470) - POLAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Snifter. Burnt orange/deep aber, medium hazy with small to medium, white, semi densed head. Aroma is complex - first of all nice, smooth breet characteristics - funky with bit of basement and leather aromas. You can also find some woody and citrus notes. Everything is broken by winey and floral honey-like aromas (BA in white wine). This makes this beer really balanced. Taste is semi-dry to dry, but with the nice winey finish, which is very reminds us of BA process. In general nice, funky, drinkable and balanced beer with all the features of Mikkeller’s BA edition in white wine barrels.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (675) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 8, 2016
Marrom levemente avermelhada, espuma bege de boa formação e persis. Aroma facilmente notável de vinho branco e brett, leve amadeirado com o aumento da temperatura, adocicada. Paladar de leve acidez e dulçor, novamente uvas verdes, maça verde, mais malte com o tempo. Corpo médio pra licoroso, média carbonataçao. Final tende para amadeirado, uva, seca.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
375ml bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Beautiful deep amber in colour with a long lasting off-white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is sour and funky, lots of lemons, white grapes, apple skins, some peaches. The flavour is of brett, wood and dust - musty basement really, some good lemon citrus, tart white grapes, herbal and floral. Musty mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, bretty. Just a beautiful beer all around. Soft on the pallet but huge amounts of flavour. Nearly the perfect beer for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12942) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, white wine, oak and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, citrus, white wine and light oak with a smooth dry lingering caramel finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (2540) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
375ml bottle at home. Hazy amber brown with a full white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced sour, sweet and bitter tones. Tart, vine, citrus, lemon, oak and yeast. Very good sour BA brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (1184) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle from Blackrock cellar. Pours amber with off white head. Strawberry bubblegum, candy floss nose with hint of bread. Flavour is bubblegum with slight apple tartness. This not a sour or wild ale. Nice but was expecting something with a little more bite on finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (1594) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2015
.33l on tap @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours clear amber with low head. Aroma and flavor is malts, urea, hops, pine, citrus and wine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottishchris (664) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2015
PunkAGM2015 rate catchup from notes. 6/6/15. Unfortunately suffered from following a DIPA and so subtlety as lost a little. Pretty funk and sour. Not my thang.


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