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Mikkeller It’s Alive!

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

It’s Alive! is Mikkellers answer and tribute to the trappist beer Orval. It’s 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 It’s Alive continue to develop in the bottle.
Ingredients : Water, malt (pale and cara), light candy, hops (hallertauer and styrian goldings), yeast and brettanomyces.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (670) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller Tokyo. Cloudy, dark ruby with no head. Aroma dominated by sweet caramel and dark fruit. Flavour is lighter and hoppier than the aroma suggests. Interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AwaKe (106) - Laval, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Bouteille de 330ml. Couleur ambrée avec reflets oranges, fine mousse off white qui disparaît vite. A: houblons, levures et léger arômes de sucre (fruits frais, barre de chocolat?). G: typique belge, malté, levure style pain, avec un côté sucré en fin de bouche, encore une fois ça me fait un peu penser à une barre Mr.Big, c’est très frais en bouche. On goûte également une subtil finale de Brett. Palais médium, effervescence relevé, amertume résiduel toute en douceur. Très belle équilibre sucre, amertume et brett.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
electrotype (395) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
Une odeur que je trouve trop timide, pour être franc. Le liquide est relativement transparent et la mousse éphémère, mais jolie. En bouche ma première impression c’est que ce n’est malheureusement pas très original... Et c’est plutôt sucré. Moi qui n’est pas amateur de bières sucrée, ça part mal. Mais, à ma grande surprise, je dois avouer que c’est le genre de sucré que j’arrive à apprécier, voir à aimer. C’est un sucre qui est bien présent mais utilise des notes sombres qui se fondent bien avec le reste de la bière. Bien joué à ce niveau, c’est probablement un des meilleures exemples de bières sucrées qui a réussi à me convaincre. Par contre, le reste de l’expérience n’a rien de vraiment magique. C’est assez simple comme bière et manque un peu de la richesse de certaines autres bières de type belge.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1061) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - AUG 14, 2015
Very nice brew. Typical Belgian advanced by brett and load of hops – nice fruitiness, citrus lemon, grapefruit, huge malty backgorund, caramel, bit yeasty. Moderate sweetness with light sourness and moderate bitterness. Well balanced and enjoyable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1800) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
Pours Amber with some head. Nose is fruity. Flavours of fruit some pear want some peach. Full sticky body lively arbonatkkn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (953) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear amber with a a nice soapy off-white head that leaves a film throughout. Nice biscuit, fruity yeast nose with some cherry, apricot and light booze. Taste is more of the same with the cherry really standing out as it warms up a bit. Has some nice spice and light bitterness as well. Quite complex. Fruit-forward and lightly boozy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiedrzensky (344) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2015
Shared bottle. Light amber with medium white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuits, toffee, bread and yeasts. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet, lot of yeasts. Medium to full body, bitter finish. Well ballanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1437) - 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 (3347) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2015
Mikkeller it’s 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 (824) - 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 .


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