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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 647   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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3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Pours a somewhat hazy burnt orange with a frothy, dense head with good stability that leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is not very strong; citrus hops. Taste is bright and sweet, with toasted malt flavors, at first. It has a sour middle, and a moderately bitter, hoppy finish with hints of orange rind and pine trees. Medium body and carbonation, with plenty of frothy head in each sip.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (1096) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 11, 2015
Bottle picked up in the Mikkeller beer shop. Slightly cloudy copper, frothy lasting white head. Yeast notes in the aroma, loads of spice too, amber malt. Peppery spice flavour, dries out toward the finish. Light body for the big abv. Fizzy and zesty. Really excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogniskowicz (327) - POLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Aromat: kiszonka, porzeczki, wiśnie, karmel, do tego nuty stajenne. Świetny. Smak: dość słodkie z kwaśnym owocowym posmakiem, jest sporo owocůw, szlachetny alkohol i goryczka jakby z sera pleśniowego (!). Na podniebieniu pozostaje drożdżowo-kwaśny posmak. Mistrzowskie piwo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pour out of bottle, thanks Aaron! Hazy golden pour with fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, sweet sugary notes into white fruit, lots of yeasty, doughy notes into a bit of funk, slight tropical fruit. Taste was a mix of white fruit, peach, some herbal notes into a bit of slight vanilla, touch of funky note into a slight tropical fruit, finishing dry, slightly doughy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2615) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at Pokhoi. Aroma bretty, bubblegum, funky. Reddish amber colour. Taste is very fresh, fruity, berries, yet bretty, barnyard. Easily drinkable, very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5569) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at Pokhoj, Koöice. Unclear golden color with huge off-white head. Strong citrus hoppy aroma with some sourness. Strong hoppy taste with Brett, sour fruit, yeast, yeast. Long hoppy, bitter finish with light sourness. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Tasted on 11/12/11 on draft at the Three Floyds Anniversary party. Pours clear burnt orange with an average beige head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is fairly nondescript with some bread malt and a hint of funky, earthy yeast. The flavor is more funky with some bread malt and light bitterness. The body is light with average carbonation and a long funky barnyard finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (472) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours light hazy brown orange with a medium white head. Aromas of orange, light citrus, peach, lots of floral notes, some yeast. Taste is pretty hoppy and spicy up front, light citrus, peach, orange, yeast, very dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
floydian1 (1117) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 8, 2015
750ml bottle with expiry of 31/7/18. An amber beer with a medium sized stable white head and decent lace. Nose offers light Brett, straw, candied sugar, pale malts and blood oranges. Palate is deliciously refined and smooth with light bitter and sour flavours and a hay-like dry hop finish that refreshes. It is dangerously drinkable given the ABV. I would imagine that this gets even better with cellaring (as does Orval).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1217) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
ivorywhite head leaves structured lacing. orangeblonde colour. aroma is very floral, older-orval like and bretty. taste is hoppy, orvallish, floral with a long bitter finish. medium body and carbonation. expired bottle and still very floral, no sh*t itís alive!! bottle 75cl / bbf jul-2013

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (690) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Quite funky although not over the top. Slightly sour although not too much. Pretty complex, but not too much. Just pretty restraint.


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