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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 614   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (2456) - West Midlands, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours a hazy amber with pillowy white head, spicy fruity aroma, sour bite at the back the throat on first taste, this subdued as it warmed to a pleasant sourness with cinnamon and a dry bitterness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1222) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
Draught @ Mikropolis. Pours opaque orange with a glass coating thick off-white medium head. Aroma is candy, pepper, toasted malts, leather, caramel, funk, soap and cheese. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderat. Finishes sweet and astringent with brett.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
23/VI/14 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 15/IX/17 (2014-657)

Little cloudy red amber beer, big creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: spicy, sweet, caramel, bit dusty, oxidized. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: citric start, very hoppy, grassy, bit zesty, fruity, sweet touch, some caramel, bit spicy. Aftertaste: bitter, grassy, little chemical bitterness, fruity notes with a lot of citrus, caramel, little sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1582) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Lightly hazy with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet, sour and citrus without really smelling like anything in particular. More yeast and fruit on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1250) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark orange color with off-whitr head. Sweetness, yeast, wheat, and caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes a little bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
75cl bottle at Timís place. Thx for sharing todayís beers! APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, huge stable off white head. NOSE: little sour, sweet, some wood, quite hoppy. TASTE: high in carbo in the beginning, fades away after a while. Sweet, little sour. In general a nice effort to clone Orval. Nose is very much alike, the taste is less similar. But very nice beer altogether. Slightly aged sample

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3539) - 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 (346) - 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 (544) - 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 (181) - 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 (443) - 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.


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