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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 617   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zenkis (563) - Ogre, LATVIA - APR 3, 2014
It could be dark version of saison- light to medium bodied athough texture seems quite syrupy, above medium intensity aroma of belgian saison alike or "old" yeast, leather, a bit swetty, daker malts sweetness, aroma is not about hiops so much. Taste is more hops oriented - light sweet plus above medium bitter both from herbal hops and malt-yeast workaround. Pours orange to dark orange with huge white-off soapy top, medium lasing. Dry to medium dry finish, dry-hoppy bitter aftertaste, pleasant smooth-syrupy texture. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (616) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75 cl. Super bière encore de chez Mikkeller. Jolie couleur ambrée, arômes de houblon agréables. Belle amertume, équilibrée.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours a lasting huge, frothy white head atop a highly carbonated brown-orange coloured body. Nose is yeasty and filled with floral hops. Some decent malt base of bruised honeydew, bitter pine needle hops and funky yeast. A solid performer from an established Danish microbrew. Very nice. 750ml bottle purchased from Metro Liquors University Heights.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3175) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Dobre piwo z wielka i trwala piana, oblepiajaca puchar. Piwo koloru amber, pachnace amerykanskim intensywnym chmielem. Gozkawe i karmelowe zarazem. lekko zblizone do Orvala, zwlaszcza w aromacie. Etykieta bardzo prosta ale kryje piwo zlozone i bogate. Polecam

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3340) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle: Amber color, off-white head. Quite sourly, tart aroma, fruitiness of green rasperries, lemon, farmhouse yeast. Flavor is better then aroma. Light malty notes, some caramel, mainly hop bitterness, lemon peel, rasperries.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Rating #898 - January 9, 2014 - On tap at Craft Beer Market. The only real geeky beer in the joint. Clear golden pour with a sticky white foam that bubbles away fairly quick. Wondrous aromas of brett and floral hops. Palate is light malty sweet, a little brett funk, and some strong hoppy trappist notes, really earthy, spicy. Phenomenal sour homage to a trappist gem.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VastActiv (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 13072012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some sourness, tarteness and yeast. Horrible.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
txolo (154) - SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
Olor fétido/ácido y lupulado. Fétido en el buen sentido, el típico olor brettanomyces, muy compleja, de burbuja picante y regusto amargo, entrada sorprendente y sabor extraño, cerveza que conjuga brettanomyces (que da toda la personalidad) con la mente de Mikkeller y queda esto. Dificil de describir para nosotros.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (265) - 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 (4066) - 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.


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