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It's Alright! - Mikkeller ApS

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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 25.58%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

Ingredients: Water, malt (pale and caramunich), light rock sugar, hops (hallertauer og styrian goldings), ale yeast and brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: hopdog on 01-28-2009)
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Reviews by erz316:
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3.58/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

glass bottle with expiration date 22/10/12, poured into la fin tulip

A - pale golden straw body with a decent sized 1.5 finger bright white head; retention is decent.

S - a bit like a beaten down tripel. there are some apple like notes and yeast in the front, but the entire background of the nose is the brettanomyces, which give off a very distinctive sour smell, almost a bit like kombucha tea.

T - the taste is interesting, not particularly desireable, but interesting nonetheless. it is a very bubbly malt and sour taste overall. the initial taste is distinctively sour and bitter, the sour is the brettanomyces but the bitterness is more hoppy. the initial is quite a simple taste, but a strong one at that. the finish looses a lot of flavour, leading the malts to make their biggest presence yet, though the sour does persist for the most part. the aftertaste has the sour taste toned down quite a bit; the blend of bitter, malts, and sour comes out a bit more evenly than in the other stages.

MF&D - the feel is quite refreshing: light and bubbly, the beer goes down quite easily. the problem with the drinkability is how the damn thing tastes: if it is supposed to be a belgian pale ale, which I do not think was the intention, then it is a real funky rendition. if it is supposed to be a flemish sour ale or something like that, well, its not the best but it sure as hell makes a lot more sense.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2009 00:01:58 | More by erz316
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S - Lemony funk; bright acid, barnyard, and green apples.

T - Way off. Soapy, foamy flavors dominate the profile. Touch of pear, seltzer, and apple peel, but it's not enough to save the beer.

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taste is.... Belgian yeast.... candied sugars.... eh, it's alright....
overall.... it's alright.... typical Belgian flavored ale. so, if you click to all the beers mikkeller brews, then sort on the ratings, it's. like, THE LOWEST rated brew from them.... I guess it can only go up from here??
it wasn't bad. my 2 year love affair with Belgians is over. just way too rich. I still respect them all, but the ol' standby germans are particularly appreciated at this point although ive been bumping around with several other different things. still, I get the mikkeller concept. interesting.... cheers!

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It's Alright! from Mikkeller ApS
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