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It's Alive! - Mikkeller ApS

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84
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317 Ratings
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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 10
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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)
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

still great beer here, but unfortunately i think i enjoy the many variations far more than the original here. this is more of a belgian than the others, and as such the brett comes through a lot less. the ak alive version i thought was the supreme wild ale, a perfect example of dryness and brett character, while its alive here is just a bit more generic as they go. hazy rust colored liquid, maybe a touch lighter than that, with a prominent several inches of cream colored fluff. it smells like belgian yeast first, orchard fruit esters and dusty grain ith some amber malt sweetness. the brett is really only on the finish for me, not super dry or effervescent, but farmy, more like a belgian saison here than a true wild ale as i have come to know them from mikkeller, but i like it a lot just the same. the brett pushes the denser grain to the forefront of the flavor, where its sweetness is balanced nicely. the diversity of yeasts and yeast characters make this beer unique and special, but i just dont find the complexity or wonderment i discovered in all the variations of it. great carbonation and a lof of body still. very well made beer, but i would take ak alive over this one any day.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 15:40:20 | More by StonedTrippin
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Brinks

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-14-2014 12:01:47 | More by Brinks
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

03-07-2014 17:10:09 | More by VeganUndead
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Troublebar

China

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

03-06-2014 05:17:06 | More by Troublebar
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-06-2014 03:17:53 | More by KCBeerNerd
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-01-2014 22:35:15 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-01-2014 22:07:42 | More by cdwil
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-01-2014 05:32:49 | More by JSchock7
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

02-22-2014 07:21:57 | More by ilikebeer03
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-20-2014 01:29:00 | More by Crimsontider22
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

02-08-2014 23:45:40 | More by vinny21bal
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-03-2014 17:36:55 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-22-2014 23:42:01 | More by threedaggers
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-18-2014 08:32:14 | More by deschutes_fan
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-01-2014 13:26:22 | More by williamjbauer
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Jose9e

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-23-2013 20:02:50 | More by Jose9e
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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
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colored ale slightly hazed with yeast sediment big chunky off white khaki head leaves fine Belgian style lacing, great look to it. Aromatics tart funky yeast notes acidophilus, brettanomyces, the gangs all here...It's Alive! The beer's yeast that is. Great barnyard funky edge to it, acidic hints of yogurt borderline vinegar lactic acid notes, this beer was aged on white wine barrels. I'm not sure what they were going for but I like sour ales. On the second sniff I'm getting ripened pineapple, oak barrel aging effects, a slight buttery note, there's everything in here. Flavor wise, bitter yeast and acidity collide, a hint of band aid, medicinal notes, with big fruit thing ripened pineapple, tropical fruit notes embedded in barnyard/horse blanket type flavor aspects, grassy hay and wet acidity. Some people would say cat piss but I don't find it offensive in the least regards. I find hints of sliced green apple, plump raisins, and other fine infused tart characteristics, this is probably my favorite Mikkeller thus far, I find hit or miss to be their game but this is dead on for a beer called...It's Alive! I'm a fan, of their de Proef gypsy brewed offerings I've had limited contact with their hoppy ales but have found them to be lackluster compared to most American brewed versions. Mouthfeel upfront has a rolling carbonation a bit prickly with acidity and sharp dry finish but the mix of carbonation and dry character seems to treat the beer superbly on the palate. Overall what can I say that I didn't already go try this brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 00:51:51 | More by WVbeergeek
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Zkscharf

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-24-2013 02:57:13 | More by Zkscharf
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

11-16-2013 23:16:10 | More by brauseboof
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-16-2013 16:34:55 | More by EigenBeer
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-14-2013 17:16:37 | More by scottDC
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-26-2013 15:00:01 | More by aztraz
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-23-2013 06:18:52 | More by Asics
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-22-2013 13:00:19 | More by RobertColianni
It's Alive! from Mikkeller ApS
84 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.