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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle 75cl @ the Horse school WSF-08 afterparty in Opstal.
Clear medium yellow amber orange color with a large, frothy, good lancing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange, moderate to light heavy yeasty. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (240508)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32126) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
RB# 4000: 75 cL bottle. Pours slight hazy and orange with a slowly collapsing and light orange head. Nice fruity to floral aroma, light orange note and peaches. Light woody brett note in addition. Flavour shows an initial citric brett note that soon is stepping a bit behind a nice medium sweet caramel malt base, shows a remaining sweetness that will allow for a lot of development with this beer when cellared. Following this is solid fruity note, hops it seems, and a dry brett and light citric note. Lending into a rather dry finish. Lovely dry yet controlled brett-ish brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
Another century celebrated with a Mikkeller beer, this time 10400. A reddish amber beer with a medium tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of fruit especially citrus fruits, grapefruits and limes as well as notes of brettanomyces giving it a slight acidity. The flavor is a mixture of sweet and sour - the sourness is like a very sour grapefruit, but also with notes of peaches, brettanomyces, hay, and grass, leading to a quite dry and tart finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Slightly hazy amber golden with a tall and lively, off-white head. Fresh Bretty nose. Medium-bodied with very dry and bitter accents, spices and Brett. Lightly astringent finish. The Orval inspiration is quite clear, just not as charaterful. 270408

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a huge and creamy off white ehad. Fruity aroma of spices, brett and hops. Flavour of fruits, spices, brett and hops with notes of yeast. Dry yeasty, hoppy and bretty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2008
Bottled. Hazy nutbrown colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is quite yeasty, nutty as well as some spices and fruits. Flavour is nutty, yeasty, quite fruity and wooden. Without yeast itís very much stingier and sweeter. Better with the yeast in.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19975) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
Bottled at RBESG. Cloudy amber, brief head. Yeasty nose with some undefined spices. Medium sweet and quite fruity. Lots of caramel, but dominated by yeast. Some light acidity is there. Funky with some pine needles. Salty finish. Complex and interesting, very experimantal. Good, not great in my books, but still a beer I’d like to try many times.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17613) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2008
Draught @ Brewpub Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Fruity spicy yeasty and slightly sour aroma with hints of citrus. Sweetish fruity bitter and yeasty flavor with some tart citrus hnits. Long dry yeasty malty finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
10th March 2009
Cloudy amber beer, short lived white head. íDeusí like sour water chesnuts immediately noticeable. A sweetish mid with a little pineapple. Finishes crisp with some aniseed and hop. Unusual beer but found the water chesnut flavour a tad over dominant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2009
Cloudy amber coilor. It has a good mix of Brett, sweet malt and caramel and fruity hopping; very nice aroma; the mouthfeel is a bit astringent.


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