Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rusos (174) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 23, 2015
On tap, Le äenk. Clear orange/amber colour with quickly falling white head. Aroma gingerbread, cinnamon, clove, Brett almost not, what quite dissapointed me. Taste similar. Quite dry, some alcohol. For me a bit bitter for that style. I expected a lot more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1117) - LATVIA - JUN 23, 2015
Amber with medium off-white head. Mild fruity aroma. Rich taste if soft to strong (later) bitterness mixture with quite strong sweetsour fruity/citrus taste, bit in the lambic style. Interesting and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (172) - LATVIA - JUN 23, 2015
0.75 l bottle. Amber, cloudy appearance with nice thick cap. Taste refeeshing, but at the same time a bit watered down like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Turboninja (237) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Tap@UkkoMetso, Tampere, Finland. Light aroma with sweet notes of caramel, bit sour berries and some honey. Deep orange color with minimal natural white head. Minimally hazy liquid. Medium taste with honey, bit bitter berries and hint of malts. Medium/narrow taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with sweet hops and berries. Averagely balanced. Light/medium body with medium carbonation. Overall fresh and sturdy but not enough for this style. Especially the body is too light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (2017) - Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Tap @ ōlhus Stockholm, Helsinki. The aroma is fairly mild. Some caramel, some light bretta-aroma. Taste is caramel, dried fruit, some resin, light bretta again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (950) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 12, 2015
Taster in beer market. Pours amber with white foam head. Cherry yeast nose. Light cherry bread flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (296) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 12, 2015
Draught. Pours cloudy dark orange with a moderately lasting off white head. Aroma of oranges, clove, hint of spice, honey. Taste is of blood orange, lemon, spice, clove, slight heat of alcohol on the finish. Medium carbonation, really refreshing. Gorgeous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kalervo (873) - FINLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Hanasta Willam K Kurvissa 6/2015. Quite easy beer, taste is more mild than one could suggest considering the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtu71 (323) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Tap. Small head. Murky dark amber. Yeast and raisins on aroma. Strong, dry, malty, raisins. Bit too strong for the taste maybe. More aventinus-like than Orval type, maybe.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bunget (699) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
750ml bottle with dnicolaescu and artemb. Hazy copper body, good beige head. A very bland aroma: lots of malt, some yeast and a touch of orange zest. Taste of malts, herbs, yeast, brown sugar. Can I have the Orval instead?

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