Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This version of the Itís Alive has the mango to give it that sweet fruity tropical fruit taste, while the Chardonnay barrel aging gives it a vineous character. Brett gives the tartness. Complex beer Ė it is very much alive!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
(bottle - 375 ml) Orange copper pour. The same dry tart funky aroma. Acidic and vinegary flavor with a sad lack of mango in it. Can get the barrel and Chardonnay notes but I missed the mango.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5832) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Wow this is very good, cry dry and bretty overly carbed, sweet and dry at the same time, mango adds a slight sweetness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is white wine, malt, funk, lemon. Flavour is white wine, oak, malt, hop, lemon, tropical fruits, spices. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle, Ice tea pour with foamy cream head. Very nice lemony funk aroma with some oaky notes. Moderate malt sweetness with nice barnyard-y funk. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours golden. Nice light sour acidic aroma with. Price able fruit and funkiness. Taste is the same. Excellent beer ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (6195) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
375 ml bottle. Almost clear golden body with an off-white head. Complex in aroma, fresh fruit, acidic fruit, malt and funky. Flavor has some acidic refreshes, several types of fruit including citric, acidic and ripe fruit. Some cellar notes and funky. Fine body and good I aftertaste. A really nice and refreshing one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours hazy amber. Aroma is peach, mango, caramel, honey. Taste is caramel, honey, peach, grass, oak. Very good!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmzl (292) - SLOVENIA - JAN 3, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014
Look: Pours with average size off-white bulky head. Fast retention, mostly diminishing within minutes. Leaves moderate lacing. Rich amber colour, mostly clear, slightly hazy. Carbonation visible.

Smell: Fruity, tropical fruits to be exact (pineapple mostly, some melon and mango). Then comes the sour part and big leathery brett funk. Also some white wine in there, maybe a bit of sulphur notes. Spicy. The smell is rich and fresh enough, a good mix for a wild ale.

Taste: Sour and cane like sweetness, fruitiness. Then comes the moderate sweet caramelish middle malt part and then the brett leather funk takes over. Some hints of white wine just before it goes down the throat. Maybe some tart too. Aftertaste filled with light bitterness - pleasant. Missing some of the fruitiness from the smell.

Mouthfeel: Medium dry body. Surprisingly crisp carbonation, adds that fresh character. Drinkable.

Overall: Solid wild ale, some notes from white wine and a little less from mango, interesting mix, worth a try. Brett and sour arenít overwhelming, but do fill most of the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle @ Mikkeller. Some haze to the amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma is nicely fruity. Good mango, some caramel, vanilla, and tart melon. A touch of pineapple, too. Fairly sweet flavor. Lots of tropical fruit, mango, peach, caramel, and vanilla. Citric tartness, a bit of unripe melon, and apple. A bit musty, too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (4027) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
Tap at Delirium Tokyo. Rusty amber colour, small off-white bubbly head. Aroma is very nice, mango, gooseberry, lychee maybe, white wine, Brett, and bizarrely gaffer tape. Taste is great too, gueze-like flat creaminess, slightly plastic like, nice mango fruitiness, sour cream. Real nice stuff.

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