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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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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikkellund42 (561) - - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with rocky white fully lasting head. Aroma is very hoppy with strong scent of dandelions. There is also hints of soap and cola. Taste is light sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter in good balance and with a nice long finish. Body is oily with lively carbonation.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1408) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2014
Cervesa amb aroma dolç i amb record a lambic, en boca es nota més el caràcter àcid pero també hi ha dolçor. Cerveza con aroma dulce y con recuerdo a lambico, en boca se nota mas el carácter ácido pero también hay dulzura.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (716) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle @ Crazy Pub, Casorate. Birra ambrata, velata, con sottile schiuma bianca fine poco persistente. Aroma fruttato, agrumato, scorza di limone, cantina, legno, leggermente acetico.tracce di zucchero candito. impatto amaro, luppolato all’inglese. poi vira su un acetico, dolciastro, quasi sweet & sour. piuttosto acida. mediamente carbonata, spigolosa, ha un equilibrio pazzesco ed è anche molto armonica.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexanderdahl (11) - DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
bottle. Pours cloudy, light amber. Aroma is sweet, ripe fruits and a slight hint of booze. Tastes quite hoppy, caramel sweetness, also with a very slight, warming feel of booze as it warms up. Overall a decent beer, but not as crisp and fresh as the Orval it tributes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jaksmart (425) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy orange colour with a thin white head. Aroma has hops, sweet berries, some fruitiness, mostly of a yeasty and flowery character. Taste is sweet and smooth, rounded off with a slight boozy note followed by a dry bitterness. The bretty stuff is mellow and in the background, providing simply a dash of leathery texture. Flat on the tongue; would benefit from a heavier carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukasmh (174) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy cloudy orange with big off white moderate head. Aroma has some wheat and quite hoppy. Some belgian yeast. Taste is citrusy and subtle funk and grain. Body is creamy fizzy and full with some hoppy spice in the finish and dry. Quite rustic, but well hidden alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (394) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
Pours cloudy amber/orange. Big, off white head. Aroma has spicy, funky yeasty, grainy characters. Some fruits like orange and unripe mango. Taste is has belgian yeast, a tiny bit of esters, a hint of dry brett. Spices, funky grains and a bit of caramel and toasted malts. Smooth body, and alcohol is greatly hidden. Medium-high carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"a cool beer. the funky tart aroma reached my nose without lifting the glass. not overly aggressive, and shows no hint of 8% because you are wrapped up in the bretty yeasty goodness. "

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiosna (175) - - SEP 16, 2014
0,75 pullosta@ Pikkulintu. Sakkainen, tumman meripihkan ruskea. Tuoksussa makeaa käynyttä hedelmää, maussa jotain outoa, vanhaa, jännää hiivaa, myös käynyttä hedelmää. Vähän vanhalta maistuu. Toki päiväys pullossa on 3/2012

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2281) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2014
0,75l bottle @ Pikkulintu. Pours hazy brown with a low head. Aroma is slightly sour malts. Flavor is sour malts at first, then some alcohol and hops. Interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
A fascinating beer, with layers that begin with sour, funky wild yeasts that reveal toasty caramel and tropical citrus notes before an evident hop presence takes control and holds it together through the long finish.


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