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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Belgo's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, - MAY 19, 2008
Draught at Ørsted. Bright orange/coppercoloured. Thin white head, that disappeares rather quickly. The aroma hits you with hops and a boatload of citrus (mostly limes and grapefruit). Brett aromas of moist wood and some horsy aromas too. On the palate it is razorsharp! All of the above mentioned elements are there in the taste plus a hint of sage and just a touch of rosemary. Modest bitterness mingles with firm sourness in a very dry and refreshing finale, that just goes on and on. I could still taste it as I went home 30 minutes after drinking the last sip. If there is one thing that should be considered in developing the recipe for future brews, it would be that the alcoholcontent of 8% by vol. doesn’t really add anything to the beer in terms of volume or complexity. I feel that the beer would probably be just as good at around 6% alcohol, but who knows? But once again, I’ve found a new current favourite beer, and once again it’s from Mikkeller.


4.2
amikhaylov (138) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 8, 2017
As a big Orval fan I enjoyed this one very much. Some candy sweetness, layered with some hints of earth and bitterness and grass taste afterwards.

3.5
Calisky (3059) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 18, 2017
Cuivrée trouble, bonne mousse. Nez levuré, brett et fruits jaunes. Gout sur les bretts, levures, fruits jaunes confits, note sucre caramel, houblon, bien acidulé et amer. Bon corp. Fin amere sur les bretts.

4.1
DarkMagus (560) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Pours a hazy brown color with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma of Brett funk, sweet candy sugar, toasty malt, and some light floral notes. Heavy sweet malt flavors with a bit of candy sugar, figs, dates, Brettanomyces funk, floral spiciness, and a hint of bitterness. Well carbonated and full bodied mouthfeel. Nice astringent finish. Pretty classic!

4
Casper0904 (489) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2017
As close as you can come, to a real belgian ale. Great body, lots of volume and taste.

3.9
alex_leit (5152) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 20, 2017
Easily misted, dark golden beer, very good foam. Aroma: old hay, strawberries, spices, herbs, malt, flowers. Taste: very dry, malt with pear, bitter, slightly chalky, light acidity, white wine, warming, slightly citrus and vodka. Not bad.

4
BenL8 (260) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2017
On tap at Mikkeller Berlin. The Brett makes this really great. Aroma is very spicy, a bit funky, something mushroomy, sweet Candi sugar; nice complexity, lots of aromas. Flavour is also somewhat funky, nice maltiness, medium sweet, some acidity, spicy, refreshing. Brilliant!

4.4
ALIBALI (2482) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2017
STINKY LEATHER FLANDERER♨. Traubenverführung mit wohlwollender StrawberryInsectInfusion✨🎆👽 MIKKELLER BAR Barcelona. TAP:

3.1
jacobarts (242) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours orange amber with white head. Aroma has some sourness, grape, yeast and some fresh leather. Taste has some belgian yeast, citrus and sweet floral feel. The ending is dry.

3.3
wombat23 (1765) - 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
darbeer75 (988) - 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.


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