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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 633   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3439) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1439) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a deep amber color with a creamy off-white head. Looks a bit like a barley wine. Smells of yeast and wood. Tastes of citrus rind, red apples, grass, and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gad905 (161) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Draft, BD ShepBush. Pours slightly hazy burnished gold, thickish head recedes gently. Nose of Belgian spice, brett, noble hops, light caramel. Tastes pretty sweet light caramel and toffee, very gentle brett acidity, moderate bitter, moderate aromatic spicy woody hops, some funk. Medium body, dry finish. Pretty good, but a bit on the sweet side maybe, and would be better from the bottle. Think I preferred Arh Hvad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (2700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of candi sugar, honey, chestnuts, resiny hops, hay and light funk. Taste is mildly sweet and nutty with notes of toffee burnt sugar, light funky and dry hay. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, quite pleasant although a tad too sweet for my taste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5882) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottled 750ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Hazy golden/amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, tart yeasty fruity nose. Sweet fruity, yeasty and grapefruity hoppy with pleasant notes of brett and wood. Tart fruity and light bretty finish. Also timid alcohol notes in the finish. Well done.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1490) - 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 (747) - 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 (434) - 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 (213) - 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 (452) - 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.


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