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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (881) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2015
If this is tribute to Orval then I have to say that that the student has out-learnt the master

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2967) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 3, 2015
75cl bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 03-11-2015.
BBd: i was not so fast so i couldn´t take the cap before someone throw it away...
In short: straight forward tart beer.
Pours hazy golden with frothy whie head. Little horse blanket and barnyard nose. Moderate tart, dry finish. Ok beer, i guess too straight forward, lacking some more complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (2125) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours light hazy dark golden with a frothy head. Notes of pepper, stone fruit, estery, wheat, herbal notes with a light bitter dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (780) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - NOV 16, 2015
330 ml bottle from Gallagher’s Beer World/El Irlandés. Pours a nice hazy amber color with a medium white frothy head that diminishes slowly and leaves an irregular film. Fantastic yeasty/wild aroma of tart apples, kiwi, Dijon Mustard, some funk, Riesling Late Harvest, Jägermeister and other sour notes. Fruity hints of pommegranate and some green fruits. Honey/citrus touches with some palm syrup and few spices here and there. Hoppy, citrusy aromas are very clear in the background but never take the central spot. Moderately intense sourness with touches of fruity sweetness. Wide array of flavors with loads of apple, pommegranate and a strong lime/honey character that combines in different ways as the beer warms up. Not really strong but very nice. Light to medium body, high carbonation contributes to drinkability as well as the disguised alcohol content. Sticky sour finish and long aftertaste. This one is a really nice brew, maybe not world class act but a delicious and highly drinkable Belgian (strong) Ale. Light, flavorful and well integrated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
[7620-20150909] 11.2floz bottle. Sweet toasted syrup and light fruit caramel aroma. Slightly hazy, amber orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy light fruit flavour has a light boozy note. Medium body. Interesting but also a little bland. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(c/o Ferris, w/ him, jercraigs)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1467) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 30, 2015
kran w Jabeerwocky, lekko metnawe, jasnobursztynowe piwo z nieimponujaca piana. aromaty glownie suszonych moreli, bretow (choc "stajnia" raczej bardzo umiarkowana), kwasne. bardziej w tle jakies lekko przyprawowe i łąkowe.w smaku slodkie (a la herbatniki nieco) i kwasne rownoczesnie, plus powielenie aromatow. niskie wysycenie i spora tresciwosc czynia to piwo dosc ciezkim. goryczka dosc niska. Naprawde dobre piwo, choc orval toto nie jest :)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werthergoethe (243) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 20, 2015
Действи& есть что-то от Орваля. Приятны& легкопь& эль с горчинк& и сложным& вкусами пряност& Крепост& слегка заметна.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (984) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 10, 2015
the aroma is malty and fruity with hints of apple, toffee and some spices... the taste is fruity and malty with notes of bisquit, apple, toffee and citrus... bright hoppiness... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dzhigga (346) - Kirov, RUSSIA - OCT 9, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2015 Bottle. Amber color with huge steady head. Aroma is similar to belgian trappistes: some dry fruits, some vanilla, some apple. Complex aroma. Taste with some sour notes with nice load of hops. Finish is long. Very nice tribute to belgian trappistes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBoom (215) - POLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle. In taste is quiet wild, with some sourness. In aroam mostly wild notes. Big, but unstable white head.


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