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Mikkeller Itís Alive!

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

Itís Alive! is Mikkellers answer and tribute to the trappist beer Orval. Itís Alive is an easy-to-drink beer, with a lot of hops. The color is amber, the foam is high, white and dense. The potent Brettanomyces culture makes Itís Alive continue to develop in the bottle.
Ingredients : Water, malt (pale and cara), light candy, hops (hallertauer and styrian goldings), yeast and brettanomyces.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1381) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Strong aromas of sweet malt, spice and a little funk. A soft brown color with medium weight. Well balanced and yeasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3058) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2015
Mikkeller itís alive 8% Bottle at Yamaoka. A rich bready marshmallow with some boozey heat & funk. A lovely Amber brown pour with a dense beige long-lasting head in my tulip glass. Nice flavor of chocolate buns, yeasty stone fruit & light spice. Very enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (765) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Just a hint of the Brett influence, which is enough to deflect from the normal Belgian ale sweetness .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (822) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle. Clear orange with fluffy white head. Aroma of malt and caramel, biscuit, candi sugar and brett funk. Taste of biscuit, pesch, herbs and low level of funk. Low bodied, with dry and medium bitter finish. In the finish some alcohol shows up, but it is not unpleasant. In overall nice interpretation of the legend.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rusos (97) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 23, 2015
On tap, Le äenk. Clear orange/amber colour with quickly falling white head. Aroma gingerbread, cinnamon, clove, Brett almost not, what quite dissapointed me. Taste similar. Quite dry, some alcohol. For me a bit bitter for that style. I expected a lot more.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1013) - LATVIA - JUN 23, 2015
Amber with medium off-white head. Mild fruity aroma. Rich taste if soft to strong (later) bitterness mixture with quite strong sweetsour fruity/citrus taste, bit in the lambic style. Interesting and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (156) - LATVIA - JUN 23, 2015
0.75 l bottle. Amber, cloudy appearance with nice thick cap. Taste refeeshing, but at the same time a bit watered down like.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Turboninja (216) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Tap@UkkoMetso, Tampere, Finland. Light aroma with sweet notes of caramel, bit sour berries and some honey. Deep orange color with minimal natural white head. Minimally hazy liquid. Medium taste with honey, bit bitter berries and hint of malts. Medium/narrow taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with sweet hops and berries. Averagely balanced. Light/medium body with medium carbonation. Overall fresh and sturdy but not enough for this style. Especially the body is too light.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (1891) - Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Tap @ ōlhus Stockholm, Helsinki. The aroma is fairly mild. Some caramel, some light bretta-aroma. Taste is caramel, dried fruit, some resin, light bretta again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (871) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 12, 2015
Taster in beer market. Pours amber with white foam head. Cherry yeast nose. Light cherry bread flavour.


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