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%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3656) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy copper body with an average off-white foamy head. Lovely fresh malty/hoppy aroma with herbal, citrusy, grainy, and kiwi hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries herbal and citrusy notes. Ends with a long, dry bitter/herbal finish. Very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (781) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle, 75cl. Fruity citrus aroma with a deep sourness. Medium bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Dry and astringent, with a stinging herbal bitter finish. Unorthodox and very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2015 2015-09-09. Very lightly hazy dark amber body, good sized beige head. 4+ Aroma is lightly musty and fruity, fairly subtle. Whisper of caramel and something that is not quite marshmallow like. 7+ Flavour is similarly nuanced, lightly musty and funky, malt base has light biscuity accents. Fairly bitter throughout, bitterness lingers in the finish. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. 3++ You can feel the Orval inspiration here in the hops and light funk, but the overall impression is much maltier than Orval. Quite tasty. Bottle shared by Ferris.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (10775) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle - Soured malts and light ketchup. Clear gold with a decent beige head. Light tartness, yeasty notes and a funky finish. Odd but OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6310) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2015
How: Draught.
Where: Warpigs, Copenhagen.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, spices, yeast, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, citrus, yeast, fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopkikker (24) - Lommel, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2015
Ruby red with good head. Hop aroma with citrus. Taste is medium bitter, alcoholic, little bit hoppy, toasted bread, bit sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1878) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle from craft beer cellar in Waterbury, VT. Lightly spicy and tart aroma. Spicy, soapy, floral, slight tart aroma. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oqnid (131) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
7sept15 -->wild ale ambrée, 8.0%, 330ml -dorée miel, translucide; mousse généreuse et collante -nez doux de levure, faible malt -profil assez discret (!), levure, soupçon de malt -ronde; acre -finale encore levurée...plus d'effets que de goût; acide lactique, miel, poivrée et sèche Co=3.5 Arô=2.5 Am=2.5 Su=1 Arr-g=3 Ac=3.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (963) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AwaKe (203) - 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.

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