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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 637   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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3.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Reviewed 1/22/2010 (Bottle): Pours a big foamy off-white head. Semi-turbid body, dark amber in color. Creamy head, good lacing, almost like melted ice cream. Very hoppy sour smelling aroma. Sweet sour aroma. Dry and grapefruity. Chewy taste, some nutty biscuitiness. Light taste. Bitter and sour, but not hoppy tasting. Was expecting more hops. Slight sour taste, and something else. Can’t taste the alcohol. Not a fan, not much taste.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1478) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Pours hazy red amber with medium white head Aromas sour fruits, sweet tropical fruits, barnyard Taste has sweet tropicL fruits, bretta, hoppy fruits, barnyard. Complex and nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1616) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with a frothy white head. Aromas of citrus, funk, apricot, gooseberry, peach. Taste is citrus, funk, peach, gooseberry, honey, funk. Mouthfeel is sprightly yet smooth with medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1761) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Keg brewdog Sheff. Dark red amber thin head. Aroma is fruity caramel yeast taste same good sweetness long hoppy bitters. Ok body. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (357) - - DEC 20, 2014
Keg at brewdog bar, Sheffield. Slightly Hazy amber ale with small off white head. Aroma of dried fruit. Taste sweet and strong with alcohol. Carbonation is mild and body is medium.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1448) - 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 (163) - 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 (2849) - 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 (5900) - 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 (1514) - 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 (749) - 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.


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