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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 712   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium.

Its Alive! is Mikkellers answer and tribute to the trappist beer Orval. Its 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 Its 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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (1301) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Shared 33cl bottle. Pours a hazy amber hue with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, dark fruits. Taste is malt, dark fruits, Belgian yeast notes, spice. Finish is sweet, malty and alcoholic.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
darbeer75 (871) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Aroma: much sweeter than expected; candy and a little malt; Appearance: hazy amber pour with thin white head that lingers; Taste: maltiness a bit too much; results in an odd, unpleasant finish; Palate: heavy body with long, malty finish; Overall: would not get again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (1418) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2017
From tap at Salon piva, Bratislava, Pours clear amber liquid, small frothy white head, Aroma: sour baryard, caramel, Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter, medium to heavy sour, barnyard, caramel malty, palate: medium to heavy body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long sour funky afttaste, overall: very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Korcz (3133) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Ciężkie, słodkie, lekko apteczne, pozostawiające specyficzny posmak, kojarzący mi się z wizytą u dentysty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12817) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2017
Bottle at home, massive gusher. Pours deep amber, nose is lemon, brett funk, oak, sugary, taste is dry, tart, vanilla, funky, cheesy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3606) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle from fridge, maybe 8 yrs old? Clear deep copper with a minimal cream colored head. The aroma is spicy, flowery, sweet and fragrant. The flavor is softly bitter and dry with a finish that mirrors the flowery fragrance of the aroma. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oskitarjarrita (46) - Sabadell, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2016
Club cata Olut. Botella 75cl. Equilibrada. Aroma caramelo y cereal. En boca algo amarga, acida y seca al final.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (1468) - Bled/SF, - SEP 29, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2017 Head to head vs. USAlive: Pours copper/amber, slightly clear, with high carbonation and long lasting off-white/beige creamy/foamy head. Aroma: grape (bretta), with floral, slightly citrusy, spicy notes of hops. Flavor: the same as aroma, supported with crisp, bread like malt note with just hint of candy. There are also fruity esters. Finish is dry, slightly bitter. Body is medium, texture is almost creamy soft, carbonation is medium. The winer in brothers duel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatusBeer (650) - Koice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2016
One of my favourite belgian ale beers. Hazy Amber colour with huge head off. Aroma of funky yests, apples. Taste is between sweet and sour, huge range of fruits like apples, citrus fruits etc. Feeling of higher % of alcohol. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
humpah (230) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
0,33l bottle from Beergium. Pours brown colour with moderate head. Aroma of malts, sugar, raisins, brett yeast, slight tartness. Mediumish body.


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