1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

It's Alive! - Mikkeller ApS

Not Rated.
It's Alive!It's Alive!

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

317 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 317
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 10
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pale and cara), light candy, hops (hallertauer and styrian goldings), yeast and brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: DarkerTheBetter on 06-06-2008)
View: Beers (267) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 317 | Reviews: 174 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mverity:
Photo of mverity
mverity

Florida

4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 bottle that I split with scotchzi. Pours a perfect amber-brown-tan. Healthy amount of light tan head with very sticky lacing. Aroma is a funky butterscotch, toffee, earthy. Really great smell. Taste is more funky than the aroma; but otherwise follows the smell. Great carbonation lends to the bubbly mouthfeel. Light in body, but it works very very well for this beer. Definitely looking forward to the variants I have of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 05:19:19 | More by mverity
More User Reviews:
Photo of Ken_P
Ken_P

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-08-2014 11:50:26 | More by Ken_P
Photo of WeymouthMike
WeymouthMike

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-04-2014 22:34:12 | More by WeymouthMike
Photo of DrBier
DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-04-2014 03:11:57 | More by DrBier
Photo of Gagnonsux
Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-03-2014 18:29:07 | More by Gagnonsux
Photo of geoperez
geoperez

Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +21%

07-01-2014 16:04:37 | More by geoperez
Photo of TX-Badger
TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-28-2014 02:30:07 | More by TX-Badger
Photo of vmdominguez
vmdominguez

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-26-2014 02:13:25 | More by vmdominguez
Photo of jamesgaither
jamesgaither

Kansas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-23-2014 00:26:25 | More by jamesgaither
Photo of Vivs85
Vivs85

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-22-2014 02:06:17 | More by Vivs85
Photo of jhnmchl
jhnmchl

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-21-2014 22:38:55 | More by jhnmchl
Photo of bkeller04
bkeller04

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-04-2014 00:32:05 | More by bkeller04
Photo of SavageHopHead
SavageHopHead

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-30-2014 01:18:36 | More by SavageHopHead
Photo of neckbracesub
neckbracesub

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-24-2014 14:19:13 | More by neckbracesub
Photo of mklisz
mklisz

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

05-21-2014 12:45:34 | More by mklisz
Photo of DaftPatrick
DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-11-2014 05:28:46 | More by DaftPatrick
Photo of bismarksays
bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-11-2014 02:35:03 | More by bismarksays
Photo of psdonnelly
psdonnelly

Alabama

3/5  rDev -19.4%

05-09-2014 23:40:34 | More by psdonnelly
Photo of salthemonster
salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-09-2014 00:25:20 | More by salthemonster
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Surprisingly dark burnt orange, even with a bit of pink at the center. HUGE head, foamy, with long retention but little lacing. Lots of sediment, quick and strong column of bubbles.

S: Pungent since the first crack of the cap. Apple and yeast funk are foremost, white grapes and some tropical fruit make up the background.

T: Heavy on the funk, then yeast, apple, and grapes, in that order. Very, very dry. The initial flavor fades quickly as a slightly unpleasant chalk/earth takes over. It's good overall, a lot to pick out, but the finish is off-putting. I'm pretty lenient and open to unique flavors and overall enjoy this, even some of the stranger notes, but they have to be accountable for some of the components that are downright out of place, even bad. No notes of wood from the barrel aging.

M: Prickly carbonation but exceptionally smooth body, almost to the point of a slick stout.

O: My first Mikkeller experience seems to be a well-worn one. Glimpses of genius hidden behind strange off-notes. The nose was great, clean and clear, the taste markedly less so. The mouthfeel was a mix of both; contrasting but well structured, which I enjoy, but a significantly off for the style. I don't discredit them too much for this, as he is a very experimental character, but that only gives him so much leeway.
I should also note that because there is no bottling date I'm not sure how old this is; I feel like age may account for some of the shortcomings.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 06:25:21 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
Photo of jzlyo
jzlyo

Iowa

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-30-2014 23:34:27 | More by jzlyo
Photo of KAP1356
KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-27-2014 14:21:19 | More by KAP1356
Photo of Beervana
Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-15-2014 01:45:13 | More by Beervana
Photo of JefferyYoung
JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-08-2014 15:01:29 | More by JefferyYoung
Photo of vermilcj
vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-22-2014 12:47:50 | More by vermilcj
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
It's Alive! from Mikkeller ApS
84 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.