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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3715) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Hazy golden copper. Small white head. Candy aroma with a lot of belgian yeast aroma. Lightly sour. A little too sweet for repeatability.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (424) - Śrhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
duft: lidt funk. malt. sÝdme. smag: lime citrus. grapefrugt. funk, grśs, meget frisk

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lothore (555) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
A- Apricot hue with a small, fizzy head that fades quickly. S- Perfumey, lemon, sour cherry, apricot, citrus. T- Hop up front, peppery, followed by perfume and a light hop bitterness. M- Medium bodied and effervescent. D- Interesting beer that gets better with every sip. Would definitely give it a try again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (244) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2014
Orange, amber color, with a fizzy, soon disappearing head. Fruity, sour aromas of orange and peach, also grass. Sour Brettanomyces driven first impression, coated up by bready, soft malts. Also ripe, fruity orange, which goes well with the sourness. Then dry, noble hops hit the palate, which give the beer a well balanced, decent complexity. Sweet molasse becomes detectable for a glance, which soon gets swallowed by the hoppy sourness. This actually reminds me of Orval in some way, but adds a very well fitting fruit note to the beer, while it isnít very aggressive on the hops. Leads to a bitter finish, very dry aftertaste, which dries up the mouth completely.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (544) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Poured from 375mL bottle. Clear light copper with white head. Aroma of sweet malt with sour notes. Flavour is caramel, sweet malt, and a subtle sourness in the background. Very well balanced, but could be a little stronger flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niklasdietz (85) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Tap @ mikkeller & friends. Dark amber with small white head and nice lacings. Aroma is grassy, funk, hibiscus and sour wine. Taste is malts, some funk, peach liquor and ripe berries. Medium bitterness and carbonation. - with thirst, Niklas

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2313) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Tap@mikkeller. Coppery hazy. Hayish malts, sour oranges and funk on nose. Fullbodied, soft and tasty. Dried fruits, funk in flavour. Real nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3455) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
Draft at the Bridge. Pours light orange with a white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Not a ton on the nose. Itís a bit perfumed, a bit sweet, a little citrus hop on the tongue. Hides itís alcohol well. Canít say this reminds me much of Orval.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1065) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 23, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Amber colour with white head. Malt, yeast, brett, dust aroma. Brett, sour, malt and sweet taste, some caramel and hops. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonTja (276) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Pours amberorange, a bit cloudy, with a decent foamy head. Aroma is a bit candy sugar, earthy barnyard, citrusy and herbs. Taste is upfront a grapefruit rind with some citrusy hops, with a very dry background that gives sort of a bubblegum clove feeling, a bit of spiciness not quite clove, but I canít put a name on it, maybe more towards cinnamon. Very drinkable and no alcohol whatsoever.


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