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Mikkeller Its Alive!

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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1641) - Jrvenp, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Tap at l&brod, cph. Light copper color, white head. Aroma has sweet fruity notes, yeasty and some hoppy notes at the end. Sweer yeasty taste, sweet fruits.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artemb (55) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
Aroma: dead water, low hop notes. Taste: light sweeteness, light sourness. Flavour: Water, washing-up liquid, soap. Light bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall this was unfresh and unpleasent (BB: 2020)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1285) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2015
Botella de 75 en el momento en belmonte el 24-05-2015. Con f de consumo pref para 31-07-2018. De cervezalandia. Color ambar claro algo anarnajado turbio con espuma blanca persistente. Aromas y sabores ligeros,maltosos toques algo afrutados ligeramente crticos y cidos al final todo ello perfectamente combinado. Cuerpo medio con algo de gas que tambin le apor ta algo de sabor carbonico y burbuja. facil de beber en general. Bastante buena.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1165) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
BOTTLE 75 CL. Hazy amber, light tan head. Aroma is huge caramel sweetness with traces of citrus hops - smells like an old IPA really. tastes sweet, again traces of citrus hops, a moderate bitter finish with notes of plastic and mould. A tribute to Orval? Youre kidding...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2265) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours hazy amber with large cream head. Fruitier than I expected with some hedgerow berries gatecrashing the party. Lovely complex brett with smooth floral yeast. Decided to age a bottle of this to see how it develops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 11, 2015
Bottle picked up in the Mikkeller beer shop. Slightly cloudy copper, frothy lasting white head. Yeast notes in the aroma, loads of spice too, amber malt. Peppery spice flavour, dries out toward the finish. Light body for the big abv. Fizzy and zesty. Really excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogniskowicz (366) - POLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Aromat: kiszonka, porzeczki, wiśnie, karmel, do tego nuty stajenne. Świetny. Smak: dość słodkie z kwaśnym owocowym posmakiem, jest sporo owocw, szlachetny alkohol i goryczka jakby z sera pleśniowego (!). Na podniebieniu pozostaje drożdżowo-kwaśny posmak. Mistrzowskie piwo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8514) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pour out of bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy golden pour with fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, sweet sugary notes into white fruit, lots of yeasty, doughy notes into a bit of funk, slight tropical fruit. Taste was a mix of white fruit, peach, some herbal notes into a bit of slight vanilla, touch of funky note into a slight tropical fruit, finishing dry, slightly doughy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2796) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at Pokhoi. Aroma bretty, bubblegum, funky. Reddish amber colour. Taste is very fresh, fruity, berries, yet bretty, barnyard. Easily drinkable, very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5753) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at Pokhoj, Koice. Unclear golden color with huge off-white head. Strong citrus hoppy aroma with some sourness. Strong hoppy taste with Brett, sour fruit, yeast, yeast. Long hoppy, bitter finish with light sourness. Tasty.


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