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It's Alright! - Mikkeller ApS

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70
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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 25.58%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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vfgccp

New York

2.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Opened in 2013, pretty sure it's a 2011 bottle.

A - Clear, wheat yellow body with lively carbonation. Mixed bubble head had ok lace and low retention.

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.

M - Light, brightly carbonated.

O - Nice ancillary characteristics, but unfortunately the soap flavor is extremely off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 23:31:09 | More by vfgccp
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +8%

11-30-2013 00:07:07 | More by BigMike
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

11-24-2013 21:46:22 | More by Chugs13
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-06-2013 23:55:49 | More by brandonld23
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TheAnk

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

11-06-2013 23:53:55 | More by TheAnk
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marct

Nevada

1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

09-29-2013 01:35:55 | More by marct
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duceswild

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

09-03-2013 01:22:05 | More by duceswild
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -0.3%

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

California

4.11/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

my very first mikkeller!!!
pours a golden hued, semi-topped liquid.
smell is Belgian yeast, typical Belgian ale aroma.
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!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 01:23:17 | More by pkalix
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mborden

New York

2/5  rDev -33.6%

07-19-2013 12:35:19 | More by mborden
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev +8%

07-09-2013 03:35:43 | More by Zbeetleman
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cosmonick

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

07-04-2013 02:36:11 | More by cosmonick
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cacostaj

Florida

3/5  rDev -0.3%

06-28-2013 20:32:14 | More by cacostaj
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.78/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass. Labelled as "It's Alight!".

Pours a pale golden colour with a white head.

Smells very soft and floral, with a hint of sweetness.

Tastes again, very delicate but in a watery kind of way. Like sparkling water with a hint of sourness, light/sweet fruits - melon etc. Nice level of carbonation.

Overall I'm a bit torn. Decent but not strong flavours.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 01:53:42 | More by CwrwAmByth
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schlimenhaumer

New York

3.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2oz into a Delirium tulip at low altitude in NY.

A: Pours a hazy light amber with a small cream-colored head. Decent retention, but no lacing to speak of.

S: Wheat malt character, slight barnyard funk and light floral notes in the background. Does not smell as "wild" as I would have expected per the description on the bottle.

T: Pilsner-like malt character up front gives way to a brief taste of yeasty funkiness, followed by a lightly bitter floral hop finish. Unexpectedly, the hop notes dominate the overall flavor profile; not particularly well-balanced in my opinion.

M: Light-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation; watery feel.

O: An average brew overall -- certainly not among Mikkeller's best offerings.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 03:16:26 | More by schlimenhaumer
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logicerror

California

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-19-2013 21:22:30 | More by logicerror
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eric5bellies

Australia

2.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drnk from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a clear copper colour with an off white head that reduces quickly to a film

S - Small apple and pine

T - Up front some nice grains and small hop the finish is a little dry.

M - Light to medium body

O - This beer syas nothing spectacular. There are better offerings from Mikkeler, although it would make a decent session beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 14:04:40 | More by eric5bellies
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SupremePie

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev +8%

03-25-2013 02:59:14 | More by SupremePie
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev +32.9%

03-24-2013 07:48:01 | More by Poupae
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speak72

Georgia

3/5  rDev -0.3%

03-16-2013 18:40:49 | More by speak72
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spycow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.3%

03-11-2013 05:50:22 | More by spycow
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a wine glass. Colour is a pale orange, strong carbonation. Produces a soapy white head with pretty good retention. Has quite good lacing.

Smell has an immediate strong brett kick. Vineous, sour, grapey, tart lemon, barnyard. Some biscuit malt underneath. mineral esters. Not much hoppiness, very lively, but unbalanced toward the brett yeast.

Taste is quite rocky, sour funky brett, grapefruit citrus. Again brett comes across strongly, horseblanket, farmhouse, and a sour yeastiness, but it 'sortof' works as there is some malt backbone. Biscuit malt with some mild floral and citrus hop notes. Lemons, toast on end. Finish is dry, grape vine.

Mouthfeel is quite light and refreshing, plenty of soft carbonation, feels mellow on the palate, with a bit of astringency on the end. Altogether decent, refreshing. Long yeasty finish. Pleasing.

A nice session ale that has a real Brett sourness going on. Can see why some people would be put off as it doesn't have the balance normally associated with BPAs, but it is not bad itself. I would prefer Orval to this but if in the mood for a big helping of brett this isn't bad. Its different, and I'm not in love with it, but would have it again if I wasn't buying.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 17:50:12 | More by mick303
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TallSaint

New York

3.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

March 2nd, 2013.

The nose is extremely clean and crisp, with clovey phenols and very zesty Brett - lemons and faint barnyard aromas.

On the palate it mirrors the nose with zesty Brett, bready malt and cloves throughout. Its extremely light. A touch of hops come through in the mid-palate. Brett comes through in the back with a slight funk, as well as notes of leather. The Brett makes the finish dry with the slightest touch of tartness.

Overall this is a quaffable and delicate Belgian Pale. At only %4.5 it is a tasty, sessionable beer. I need to try It's Alive now! It's not great, but not bad. It needs to be a lot more forward with its Brett characteristics as they are quite subdued and I was let down. I wish it was cheaper because it would make a great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 23:15:15 | More by TallSaint
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +8%

02-17-2013 01:08:26 | More by trevorpost
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JavierGC

Spain

3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

02-06-2013 08:50:43 | More by JavierGC
It's Alright! from Mikkeller ApS
70 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.