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It's Alive! - Mikkeller ApS

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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
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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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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Coming in a 750ml green bottle, BB 31/07/2018, served chilled in Hapkin’s short-stemmed tulip-shaped sniffer.

A: pours a semi-murky, dark reddish amber hue, coming with a thin layer of beige foamy head and lively carbonation.
S: lightly caramely sweet, assertively tangy woody, citrus-peel-ish, spice-estery, overripe-pear-ish and lightly funky-yeasty, but the sweet malty edge seems to be constantly on the top; given a good swirl, the creamy perfume of esters intensify.
T: lightly sour-sweet malty and pleasantly grapefruit-zesty on the entry, with a pretty dry palate immediately ensuing along with richly spicy esters, leaving deepening hop bitterness, lightly funky elements and Styrian Golding’s aroma to go with the tangy tannins developing towards the end of each sip; obviously warming at the rear of the palate. Not terribly complex, but the flavour is quite lovely.
M&O: throughout the drink the mouthfeel remains softly refreshing with rather decent and subtle carbonation, against a medium-plus body of Orval-like flavour profile. The attenuation level is not quite as high as the original, nor is the funky Brett’s performance, but all in all this is a highly drinkable Belgian ale with layers of flavours and aroma to offer.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 19:45:28 | More by wl0307
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polopaul20

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-17-2013 14:23:16 | More by polopaul20
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-12-2013 09:44:22 | More by ReeseMax3
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drew74

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

10-04-2013 18:32:52 | More by drew74
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-30-2013 02:43:17 | More by Drknight
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KevT

California

4.5/5  rDev +21%

09-21-2013 16:41:44 | More by KevT
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KristineT

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-21-2013 16:21:35 | More by KristineT
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-21-2013 15:46:22 | More by Texasfan549
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C_S

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-19-2013 14:57:03 | More by C_S
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DruRho

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-15-2013 01:11:47 | More by DruRho
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-01-2013 16:05:49 | More by jaydoc
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-01-2013 03:20:39 | More by HopBrain
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-28-2013 17:45:37 | More by GraduatedCashew
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-23-2013 03:19:29 | More by csfcmitchell
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-18-2013 16:29:28 | More by FadetoBock
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metalgdog

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-15-2013 00:37:39 | More by metalgdog
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Javi_bobby

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-14-2013 17:26:28 | More by Javi_bobby
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lakersfan16

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-13-2013 21:29:44 | More by lakersfan16
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-04-2013 22:48:44 | More by ADTaber
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-03-2013 00:19:32 | More by djrn2
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MastaShonuf

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-31-2013 01:33:09 | More by MastaShonuf
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

300th beer review and I’m still alive so I feel this is appropriate.

(4.0) A: Dark figgish-copper colour with a couple fingers of head that slowly falls to a thin blanket with good lacing down the glass.

(4.0) S: Brown sugar, white grape, slight balsamic, banana, and yeasty. Nice mix of belgian qualities with a noticeable yet slight funky-sour aroma. Aroma has hints of a brown ale as well.

(4.25) T: Delicious. Similar to aroma but with a pleasant sweet white grape taste throughout that makes this a bit champagne-like. Belgian ale characteristics are still there with cloves, yeast, and tropical fruit. Varying flavours mesh seamlessly creating a wonderful smoothness.

(4.25) M: Medium bodied with a moderate-lively carbonation. Rich and velvety. Appropriate.

(4.0) D: This is very easy to drink considering the smoothness. Having not had something like this before it's difficult to compare but I thoroughly enjoyed this. Taste profile is a very well integrated mix of belgian ale and wine – can’t find much to complain about here.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 03:24:29 | More by Digimaika2
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-20-2013 00:57:10 | More by mpayne5
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jlisuk

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-18-2013 16:24:24 | More by jlisuk
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-15-2013 07:42:31 | More by bennetj17
It's Alive! from Mikkeller ApS
84 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.