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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
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Denmark

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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as bad as its rated, its a good drinking Belgian Pale, soft carbonation, a little creamy, bretty,modestly sour, and yes refreshing, lemon water, some hops. Light yellow with initial abundant foam. Funky barnyard aroma. Appreciated the lower a.b.v.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 03:46:05 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

10-29-2012 01:37:05 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -0.3%

11-24-2011 03:08:36 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.43/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of spicy hops and funkiness from the brettanomyces yeast in the nose.
T: Like the smell, spiciness from the hops stands out in the overall taste, although these aren’t too strong. There is a mild amount of associated hop bitterness and some notes of sourness in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a moderate amount of dryness from start to finish.
O: The sourness might seem to be a bit out of this style, but it definitely adds some uniqueness to the smell and taste. It’s definitely a lot easier to drink this beer compared to a gueuze or wild ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 01:58:50 | More by metter98
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.58/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

part of the epicness that was the halloween weekend of beer. the last few nights have kicked my ass in every way, but i got to try a bunch of goodies that have long haunted me. served chilled and poured into a 8 ounce taster, this one was consumed on 10/30/2010.

this one poured into the glass a very fizzy and very active yellow color. a big head of white caps the top of the glass and reaches a height of around two inches before settling down with some decent lacing around the edges of the glass.

the look was about the only redeeming quality however as the first hints of aroma leave me struggling to understand what this is. light lemon, loads of musky grain and bready notes, a mess. wet grass and hay start coming through now and the over impression i get is just off. decent feel albeit way too light for any style. the flavor is just not there. its an odd mix of off color grains, odd touches of light citrus and wet hay like tartness that really just goes nowhere.

overall i am not sure what the attempt here was at, but pretty sure it did not work as planned.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 21:07:47 | More by mikesgroove
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright golden color ale with a huge pure white foamy head with great retention and some lacing. Aroma of Brett yeast with some Belgian malt and some funky notes at the end. Taste is a mix between dirty leather and barnyard notes with some refreshing but dry finish. Additional hops presence would have improved this beer. Body was quite full with good carbonation. Well done though fall way short of Orval which is still reference for the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 02:12:30 | More by Phyl21ca
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale yellow body with a fizzy, white head.

Smell: Light malts and floral notes make way for a sweaty Bretty scent and particularly distinct aroma of cheese.

Taste: Light, delicate maltiness gives way to a veritable buffet of cheese flavors -- nutty Edam, creamy Brie, and even helping of Bleu Cheese. Subtle floral hoppiness and bitterness. Meager pinch of pepper. The crisp finish is bone dry with a lingering mix of funky sourness and light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: Aptly named! A lighter version of It's Alive, which was essentially a homage to Orval, so, if you're up for an Orval-Lite, give this one a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2009 22:56:59 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -0.3%

09-01-2013 16:06:07 | More by jaydoc
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spycow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.3%

03-11-2013 05:50:22 | More by spycow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This poured out as a clear golden color with a rapidly dissolving white head on top. The smell of the beer was a little funky but nothing like I was expecting. The taste of the beer was a little tart and again I expected this to be much more intense knowing what Mikkeller can do. The mouthfeel of the beer was gently carbonated and light bodied. Overall it's a pretty easy beer to drink, I can see why people don't care for it though, this beer kind of lets the drinker down especially if they're looking for something with a big boost of sourness or funk. All in all I wouldn't purchase this one again I don't think.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 16:29:10 | More by Knapp85
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GRG1313

California

1.6/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a nice orange amber with a pure white head.

Nose of honey, stone fruit with undertones of bretanomyces. A very pleasant nose for one who likes bret.

Thin mouthfeel with virtually no body. Offensive "bad sour" character. A bitter sour with nothing pleasant about it. Good thing-flavors are short, as is the finish.

This beer is really not drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 07:08:03 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +32.9%

11-21-2011 18:49:23 | More by JAHMUR
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nickfl

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a small, one finger head of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The foam settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Fruity, sour grape aroma with some lactic acid and wheat. A light aroma of herbal hops blends into the sour malt. Mostly lactic acid with little funk.

T - Some tart, bready malt up front with light funk. Some lactic acid in the middle with dry fruit notes of white grapes and a hint of pineapple. Finishes with cheese notes of musty wild yeast and dry grapes that blend into light, herbal hops and nutty malt.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - Reasonably drinkable, this is a mild sour ale with a good dose of herbal hop character and a minimum of funk. I don't understand the reviews that imply that this is an over the top, bathroom floor flavored beer. Most of the wild character is lactic, with very little real funk. It has a very champagne like character that is more about light, dry fruit than wild, cheesy funk. Worth drinking, but I wouldn't go out of my way to have another bottle. Some people seem to think that it is over the top funky, but I would say that it is, if anything, too mild in terms of funk.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 08:14:19 | More by nickfl
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

thanks to mughugger for sharing this via froggyfrog - poured chilled into a cervoise

A - A golden colored brew with good clarity and thick white cap w/ visible carbonation

S - The smell is slightly off putting and intriguing at the same time - like funky cheese w/ slight fruit edge kind of horsey and floral juxtoposition

M - A mildly funky and slightly acidic taste w/ mild bitterness and high carbonation with slight sweet edge

T - The taste is both pear and funk w/ a hint of vegetal hop and cheesy creamy yeast flavors w/ a mild malt foundation, the tartness and funk of the yeast seems to dominate the fruity aspects and hop flavors

D - A beer I was glad to try and had repeat tastes of but not one worth seeking out IMO, it is kind of a once and done beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 17:05:33 | More by Slatetank
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WesWes

New York

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a light pilsner malt scent. There appears to be limited hops and a very nice sour aroma. The taste is decent. It has a very light, almost watery, feel that goes down damn easy and finishes with a mild sourness. It's your most basic recipe with Brett added for sour character. It's a nice warm weather brew, but not too complex or interesting beyond that. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a quaffable sour ale. I'm overly impressed, but it drinks damn well; a fine starter brew for people looking to try sours.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 00:57:55 | More by WesWes
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Farmers' Cabinet, Philly, PA

Poured a cloudy, golden yellow with a small fizzy head. Crisp aroma with sweet fruit scents, and what I could only describe as "oceany." Light and tart taste, with light fruits--lemon, grapes--and a bit of grassiness. Very light mouthfeel, and finishes off pretty dry. Not too big on flavor, but easily drinkable nonetheless.

I guess what I'm trying to say is...it's alri...nevermind.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2011 03:53:54 | More by Rifugium
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

people are way too harsh on this one in my opinion. pours a bit hazy, blonde color with a one inch white bubbly head. smells a little like brett, a little like vinegar, and like a complex range of malts. flavor isnt like amonia or anything as some say, its mildly tart, hallow in the center, with a round malt finish, very light. some notes of last year's hay and barn funk, but not unpleasant. feel is crazy, really really bubbly, with a light body and a weird airy feel. sessionable in feel, but the taste is too weird to drink a lot of. overpriced but not a repulsive brew. come on people!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 17:29:21 | More by StonedTrippin
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into tulip glass:

Pours hazed golden yellow with a thin white head that soon becomes a vanishing patch. The patch slowly vanishes. Dotted vanishing lace slides down the glass.

The smell is of lemon sweettart with bread and funk.

The taste is tart with a hint of grainy sweetness. Lemons with some orange mix with grassy notes. It has a funky dry finish. Finishes dry without leaving much of an aftertaste.

It is bubbly/effervescent, but also swishy with something thin/watery about it. It has a light body.

There is an odd astringency about this one that slows it down. I don't know if this is Alright! More like alright. Lost interest in this pretty quickly. Astringincy and odd feel didn't help.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2009 00:08:27 | More by jwc215
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Halcyondays

California

3.68/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a hazy dark yellow, very fizzy head.

S: Very Orvalian smell, pale bread malt, more Brett than Orval. Barnyard, fermented oranges.

T: Interesting nutty note right off the bat. Heavy barnyard, funky Brett notes, cider vinegar, with tart lemon and orange. Light acid. Nice fruity character throughout. Intriguing finish of cheese and bitter hops.

M: Abrupt finish, very light-bodied overall, very dry, mild acidity.

D: Kind of like a wild ale light; the flavours are still very good. I enjoyed it. Not as complex as or full-flavoured as Orval, but certainly in that style.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 19:05:01 | More by Halcyondays
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: clear golden color with a 1/4" head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: pretty strong barnyard aromas with this beer.

Taste: this beer has plenty of funk, earthiness, and grass tones. Some green grapes and lemon citrus is lurking in the background. Bitterness is mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish with a very long aftertaste as the funkiness lingers in the mouth for a long time.

Drinkability: this is a one glass per session beer. Slow sipping but worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2009 16:55:48 | More by Gavage
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kojevergas

Texas

2.73/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from a 33cl brown glass bottle with a standard pressure cap into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a four finger head of lackluster cream, poor thickness, and good retention. Colour is a cloudy yellow.

Sm: Smells of bacteria, yeast, flowers, and light citrus. Very pleasant and floral without going into the sourness of lambic aromas. Strength is moderate.

T: Taste is floral but slightly sour - especially on the finish. This doesn't suit it at all. It's almost a bit watery and is certainly bland. There's no boldness of flavour. Built simply and poorly for the style. Balanced in its blandness.

Mf: Smooth and wet; too much on both counts. Doesn't suit the beer, but it's appropriate for the style.

Dr: Easy to drink, low ABV, and low quality. I think the title is rather apt. I'm becoming increasingly convinced that Mikkeller's dark beers are gold and their light beers are mundande.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 09:07:41 | More by kojevergas
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From notes:

Pours a clear golden yellow color that is slightly hazy with a thin white head that quickly dissipates leaving no lacing.

Slightly earthy smelling with some funky tartness as well as maybe some champagne yeast like notes in the aroma as well as some pale malt, subtle hops and light fruit.

Flavor is similar to aroma with some slight funky tart notes mixed with hints of estery golden frut, earthy hops, dry Brett, bready yeast and faint hops. Dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 02:54:45 | More by corby112
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +32.9%

01-07-2012 05:14:02 | More by imperialking
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

1.8/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a very light, slightly cloudy lemon yellow colour, with a fine but thin head of white foam. Lacing is pretty good. Looks very light in the body, but that's to be expected, and it goes with the other visual traits of the beer. Not bad looking at all.

Quite pungently sour on the nose. Big notes of green apple, and citrus, with huge funky barnyard characters. Aromatic, but not necessarily all that pleasant, in any case. Really unapologetically funky. About as raw and ragged as you get with brett. I have to respect that at least.

The taste is where it just catastrophically falls apart. It's so thin and devoid of character that I started to wonder if I'd imagined the funkiness on the nose. There's perhaps a slight bitterness on the front, but it disappears so completely I'm inclined to think the flavour is an apparition. A light unpleasant yeast funk appears out of nowhere sometime after the beer seems to be gone, but that's it. It's so bereft of flavour otherwise, that I find myself brutally offended. Mouthfeel is weak and limp - water has more character than this.

What a beer of contrasts. This is a beer that drew me in with a hint of tantalising mystery, then left me tied up on a bed with my wallet and passport stolen and no memory of how I had ever got into this sorry state. I have to say I'm bitterly offended by it in the end, and I really hope I can help someone else avoid it in the future. Beware.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 09:12:51 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Wasatch

Utah

3.53/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice a nice hazy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger plus fizzy white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with a hop bite, yeasty, with some citrus, and spice notes. The taste is slightly sweet, yeast, hoppy, bitter, with some licorice and citrus, also some spicyness. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad brew, but would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 00:28:01 | More by Wasatch
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It's Alright! from Mikkeller ApS
70 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.