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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (249) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2011 bottle that I split with scotchzi. Pours a perfect amber-brown-tan. Healthy amount of light tan head with very sticky lacing. Aroma is a funky butterscotch, toffee, earthy. Really great smell. Taste is more funky than the aroma; but otherwise follows the smell. Great carbonation lends to the bubbly mouthfeel. Light in body, but it works very very well for this beer. Definitely looking forward to the variants I have of this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (3901) - Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Rated on 9-25-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering. This bottled beer pours a small beige head with a short retention, cloudy orange brown body, and one ring of lacing. The Aroma is malty, brett, hoppy, and fruity. The Taste is malty, hoppy and brett. This Palate is lightly tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is not a beer to get real excited about as there is no Wow factor to it and I did not care for the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (460) - Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 25, 2013
amber hazy, small white foam; fruity, yeasty aroma, maybe some bretta notes; heavy bitterness, lightl sweet; medium body, oily feel, little bit metallic, average carbonation, long bitter finish; Overall: highly drinkable and well made

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frovigalning (2691) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
On tap at Ölrepubliken. Smell of farmhouse aromas, fruits, caramel and brett. Similar taste with some brett funk and grassy hops.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Dark brown. Smells like kiwis and bananas. Taste is mild, earthy and lots of pepper at the finish. Minor toilet water and sweetness

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3488) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 26, 2013
On tap @Grincheux bar. A cloudy amber orange beer with medium head and good retetion. Nose is on orange, candied fruits, banana, apricot. Aroma is on sweet malt, yeast, candied orange, grapefruit and low brett touch.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1459) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
Pours hazy dark amber with low white head. Aroma of bretta, elderflower, passion fruit (?), a touch of earthy yeast. Taste is sweet fruity, with light pungent tart. Sweetish finish, lingering. Light, crisp yet smooth body with average to lively carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gEUS (890) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2013
750 ml bottle at home - September 2009 vintage. Pours golden with no head (no carbo eiither). Quiet unpleasant nose of pine and grass. There is a dustry undertone that makes this beer weird. Light body with a dry palate, taste is piny with a spicy finish. This is nothing close to Orval at all. Misser.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
Kran på BA Maria, Helsingborg. Oklar bärnsten med gråvitt skum. Lukten påminner om trocadero, jägermeister och lite svaga citrontoner. Smaken är lite kemisk, spritig, jägermeister igen plus lång spritig eftersmak. Nja...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (973) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
@ Mikkeller and Friends. Aromen är betydligt bättre än smaken. Dock en bra balans i kroppen.


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