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It's Alright! - Mikkeller ApS

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71
okay

197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of pkalix
4.11/5  rDev +36.1%
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!

Photo of mborden
2/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of cosmonick
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of cacostaj
3/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

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.

Photo of logicerror
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

Photo of SupremePie
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +32.5%

Photo of speak72
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

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.

Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of JavierGC
3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

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.

Photo of mantissa
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of jlindsey
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

It's Alright! from Mikkeller ApS
71 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.