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Mikkeller Its Alive! (White Wine Barrel)

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En vild belgisk ale brygget p: vand, malt (pale og cara), lys kandis, humle (hallertau og styrian golding), gr og brettanomyces. Lagret 7 mneder p hvidvinsfade.

English: Its 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1847) - 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. Lots of funk, old dust, some musky aftertaste. Sweet caramel sugar, more pineapple and funk when its starting to warm. Was expecting a little bit more

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1277) - 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 aos. 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 fcil 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (2868) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (2125) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015

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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5598) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle bought in Copenhagen in May 2012. Hazy amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma and taste of brett, white wine, funk, light berries and some alcohol. The finish was dry and the mouthfeel medium.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4157) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light copper pour with a frothy beige head, light funk and lemon aroma, taste has a hint of spice, with some funk, lemon, powdery yeast, some grape.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sissio (842) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 6, 2015
Brettanomices aroma, sweet malts, caramel, wild honey, hint of yellow fruit Extremely well balanced, spectacular

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (989) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Aroma is soured grape, a light funkiness and vinegar. Taste is light sweet malts engulfed by a full mouth souring body. Finishes with a tanginess. Appearance is a hazy amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (672) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Really complex aroma, the White wine barrel comes through hard, with a follow up of Brett yeast. A beer geeks aroma! Lively carbonation .

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1190) - 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.


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