Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Im on the fence I this one because the first one. I ever had blew me away but the second time not as impressive. Liked it both times but I guess I was so disappointed from the first attempt that it lowered my rating some. Maybe the first time I may have had a few other bottles to myself and it inflated the experience, that happens to me a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4462) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2014
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy copper with an off-white head. Aroma of funk/tartness, some light wine, caramel malts, and some fruits/spices. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1926) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Almost a rich dark whiskey hue with a thin white head. Woody, light funky hay, vinous, some darker fruits in the aroma. Flavor is very similar, vinous, slight fruit sweetness, woody funk, and light gape finish. Medium slick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
(bottle - 375 ml) Coppery/orange pour with a thin white head. Dry bitter and tart Brett aroma with some dry wine notes under it. Sour and smoother than the Grand Marnier edition with the barrel more prevalent and taking away some of the acidic notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1964) - DENMARK - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Kind of clear hazelnut brown with a large diminishing off white good lacing foamy head. Aroma has barnyard, berries, sweet grapes, wood, light glue or shoe polish like notes. Medium body, light dry, light bitter, medium sweet. It took a while, but Im really starting to appreciate these light barrel aged beers. Soft and slow drinking with lots of complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1899) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 Pours a light copper with a medium offwhite head that leaves great lacing, Aroma is fruity and full of brett funky leather and barnyard. Taste is fruity and dry with some nice and distinct winey flavors. Body is medium, mouthfeel really nice and juicy. Old faithful Its Alive never disappoints!

Update: A second bottle seemed a little less transcending, with a final score of 3.8. Between my original score of 4 and this one Im just doing an average. A really good wild ale, still.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9281) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
A bretty beer with white wine characteristics. Somewhat funky, leaving it for a few months gave it a drinkable edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3202) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle shared up at Proof (tried next to USAlive and Lychee and I think AK). Sharp funk and bandaid aroma. Even sour and herbal bitter. Wheat. Nice grapey wine vibe. - 7.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle at home. It pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. The nose is wood, funk, tart white wine, gooseberry, mustiness, faint blue cheese and light floral notes. The taste is funk, barnyard, earth, wood, tart, floral, tangy white grapes, apricot/peachy yoghurt, light spice and a bit of astringency with a dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Tasty and well-integrated. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GnarlyGnome (721) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle: pours a reddish, coppery brown color with a nice tan head. Aromas are floral, fruity apples. Taste is nice, sour, but not over the top, which is nice for a sour beginner like myself. Taste is mild funk, but still the sweetness is there. Complex, but approachable if I can say that without sounding ridiculous.

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