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It's Alright! - Mikkeller ApS

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71
okay

192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 25.5%
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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Photo of cosmonick
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

cosmonick, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of cacostaj
3/5  rDev -0.7%

cacostaj, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.78/5  rDev +25.2%
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.

CwrwAmByth, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.08/5  rDev +2%
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.

schlimenhaumer, May 20, 2013
Photo of logicerror
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

logicerror, May 19, 2013
Photo of eric5bellies
2.95/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

eric5bellies, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of SupremePie
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

SupremePie, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +32.5%

Poupae, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of speak72
3/5  rDev -0.7%

speak72, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -0.7%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of mick303
3.54/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

mick303, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of TallSaint
3.2/5  rDev +6%
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.

TallSaint, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

trevorpost, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of JavierGC
3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

JavierGC, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white. Fades normal.

S - Sweet pale and caramel malts, lots of funky and tart brett, lemon zest, grapefruit and grassy hops.

T - Sweet pale and caramel malts, lots of funky and tart Brett, grapefruit and grassy hops, some bitterness, lemon zest, a touch of vanilla.

M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, and funky finish.

D - Great tart and funky Brett character. Nicely balanced.

ngeunit1, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of mantissa
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

mantissa, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of jlindsey
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jlindsey, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

chippo33, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
2.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Golden amber colour that has orange tinges and is topped with a very foamy looking, white head that is about two centimetres tall and holds very well.

Strong yeast to start with some good fruity aromas following this with a slightly sour smell coming through and a little lemon. Not a whole lot going on with this one in the smell department but it's not particularly bad either.

Again yeast upfront with a fruity taste of mainly apples and pears following this, there is also a semi-sour flavouring in there towards the end. Not a taste that I enjoyed and definitely not one of the better Mikkeller beers out there.

Very lively carbonation, definitely high and with a citrus tang hitting you straight away. The beer is quite a dry one, too dry in fact and the body is light medium.

This one looked really good when I poured it and the smell, although not the best wasn't a particularly bad one but upon trying the beer I quickly discovered it was the worst Mikkeller beer I've tried to date, it just didn't really have anything going for it in the way of depth or good taste.

flyingpig, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

Whiskeydeez, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

sendbeer, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

t0rin0, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
3.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle purchased in VT on sale for $4. Poured into Lawson's snifter.

A- Pours a lightly brownish golden with about 2 fingers of very foamy head that has nice retention and slowly fades to a quarter of a finger. Tons of fast small rising carbonation bubbles, probably one of the most carbonated beers I've seen. Head leaves spotty foam lacing.

S- Some light berries and lemon, very very light tartness that is almost not even present, a little bit of plastic hiding in the background. Slightly below average aroma strength, not bad smelling but definitely not the most pleasant smell.

T- Lemons, light hops, some light berries, finishes with a very light lemony tartness, following with a light lemony plasticy aftertaste. Not much brett going on. Asides from the aftertaste which isn't terrible but definitely not the best, the beer actually doesn't taste that bad and the lemon presence is fairly decent. I expect much more in wild ales though.

M- Fairly light, tons of carbonation, carbonation definitely leaves a very tingly presence on your tongue which plays well but in my opinion should have definitely been dulled down a little bit.

O- This beer wasn't absolutely terrible- I was able to finish my glass without a problem. That being said it also wasn't very good, especially for a wild ale. There are a lot of things that could have been improved, I'm not even going to bother listing them. I would maybe try drinking this again if someone gave me a glass, but there is absolutely no way I would pay for it again. Although it is better then most reviews, I would still probably recommend passing on this. I feel like this beer lives up to it's name- it's not bad, but It's Alright (maybe without the enthusiastic exclamation point).

jaasen64, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of BeerTruck
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

BeerTruck, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of beesy
2.1/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - pours a golden wheat color with a one finger head that sticks around no longer a popsickle on a 100 degree day.

S - very bready with a some funk and tartness to it. As it warms slightly it smells exactly like the livestock barns at the fair - and I took dairy cows and hogs(amongst other things) to the fair for 11-12 years.

T - wow - talk about a mess. It wants to be tart and funky but it has this huge overwhelming presense of what I can only describe as a wheaty- maltiness and barnyard mess. White grapes.

M - fairly light - please dont make me drink another glass to be more specific!!

D - low...it tastes terrible.

What a mess and Mikkeller should be embarrassed. Chalk it up as only the 2nd beer I've ever drain poured - just hope it doesnt stank up my pipes!! I did manage tomforce my way through about half e bottle before it warmed and became just too much.

beesy, Sep 12, 2012
It's Alright! from Mikkeller ApS
71 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.