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Mikkeller It’s Alive! (White Wine Barrel)

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11748) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (1911) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (995) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (1430) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottishchris (497) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (3015) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Tap. Kings Arms, Bethnal Green. Hazy amber. Thin, bubbly, off white head. Raisins. Booze. Fruit. Funk. Foamy palate. Hint of dry. Tasty. Fruity. Rich. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (2490) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
375cl bottle at home, poured an very dark amber colour with a big fluffy off head. Nose of fresh pineapple, white grapes, tropical fruits, horseblanket, spiced yeast, malts, Brett, grape skin, oak, white wine. Lot’s of funk, old dust, some musky aftertaste. Sweet caramel sugar, more pineapple and funk when it’s starting to warm. Was expecting a little bit more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1718) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 22, 2015
Botella de 37.5 cl. de dosdedos fde espuma tomada en belmonte en el momento el 22-05-2015. (r307) Elaborado en 18-11-1013 por 8 años. Color bronce cobrizo con mucha espuma inicial beige que desaparece casi por completo al poco. Aromas maltosos dulces con buena dosis de frutas y maderas con toques avinados. Cuerpo medio fácil de beber,espumoso y con 9 vol que no destacan mucho. Sabores maltosos dulces afrutados con apreciable toque de madera empapada en vinos acabando con cierta acidez todo perfectamente combinado. Bastante buena, notables sabores del envejecimiento. Para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (4093) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
12.7 oz bottle with silver foil poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Murky dark amber with 3 fingers of beige head. Aromas of wine, big Brett, funk, toasty notes. Tastes of oak, wine, Brett, funk, light caramel, musty wood. Medium body with a dry finish, somewhat slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015

Lukt: Syrlige frukter og karamell.
Utseende: Dunkel gulbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: tynt skumm, heng langs kant.
Smak: Malt, anelse rødvin, krydder og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Melkebaren, Sandnes.
Medium: Tapp@100ml, ABV@8%, Når@19.05.2015

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