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It's Alright! - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
70
okay

193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 130
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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Photo of beesy
2.1/5  rDev -30.2%
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
Photo of spreilly89
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

spreilly89, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev +8%

WDJersey, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of gcotts
3/5  rDev -0.3%

gcotts, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of pohldogg356
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

pohldogg356, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of sammo
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

sammo, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of bluesplit63
4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

bluesplit63, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of StubFaceJoe
3/5  rDev -0.3%

StubFaceJoe, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
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.

Knapp85, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.1/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden yellow, one finger bone white head, decent lacing.

S- Lemon, pinesol, hints of white grape and papaya, light Brett, pleasant.

T- Grains, lemon, light brett, candi sugar.

M- Bone dry, med-high carb, medium-light body.

O- A subtle and pleasant ale with a great aroma.

Rickythejeweler, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
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!

StonedTrippin, May 28, 2012
Photo of 51mmz0rz
3.78/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams 12oz tulip style pint. No date, cap says '5101111', though.

A: Woah, ferociously carbonated, began to foam over as soon as I opened the bottle. Head is white and fluffy, good retention (this glass has an etch on the bottom, so the bubbles are going wild. Body is pale straw color.

S: Smells heavily of Belgian yeast, very herbal, floral; some noble hops as well...very nice.

T: Taste is less than whelming, especially after smelling the beer. Front of this beer is fairly bland. There is a noble hop finish along with a mild sweetness. Nothing off putting, but needs more flavor. I'm not catching much brett character.

M: High carbonation works fine here.

D: Overall this would be acceptable as a cheap summer beer, but it's not priced that way.

51mmz0rz, May 24, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

JohnK17, May 10, 2012
Photo of theempire
3.25/5  rDev +8%

theempire, May 08, 2012
Photo of PuFtonLyfe
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

PuFtonLyfe, May 02, 2012
Photo of superspak
3.45/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best by 10/22/2012. Pours murky golden straw color with a good 1-2 finger foamy white head with nice retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some decent spotty lacing on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of huge tart lemon, sour apple, orange zest, grass, pepper, funk, floral, and herbal spiciness. Very nice aromas with good complexity, balance, and strength. Taste of earth, floral, pepper, herbal spiciness, bready grain, and light funk; with some slight tart lemon zest and apple near the finish. Extremely dry on the finish; with a small bit of pepper, earth, floral, and citrus notes lingering for a short bit. Taste was completely different than what I expected from the nice aromas. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and slightly crisp mouthfeel. Very easy to drink as expected for 4.5%. No alcohol presence noticed at all. Overall this is actually pretty nice stuff. Not really offensive while drinking; quite enjoyable. Would have liked a lot less of a earthy and bready taste; with more balance of tart fruitiness.

superspak, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
3.58/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It seems that while I didn’t love this beer, I liked it a fair amount more than the BA community at large. It looks nice in the glass; lightly hazy; pale but vibrant gold; a fluffy white head that sinks slowly. Slippery lacing.

The aroma has a clearly musty, funky barn note; vague sweetness, lemon; very bretty. The taste is actually a bit more subdued and lacks the complexity of the nose but I still enjoyed it. Out front there is a sharp, lemony citrus twang, with funky barnyard notes emerging as you swallow. Also some floral and spice flavors pop out as it opens up a bit.

The carbonation is crisp and the body is medium-light; very refreshing, quenching type of beer. I enjoyed this one overall but found the taste a little bland and unexciting after the heady aroma. Six dollar price tag is steep, as per usual with Mikkeller.

tobelerone, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Supergenious
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Supergenious, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of roblund
3/5  rDev -0.3%

roblund, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of iii9ix3
2/5  rDev -33.6%

iii9ix3, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of DovaliHops
2.68/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden color...medium white head. Scent is not impressive. When I see "Wild Ale" on the label...I'm expecting some sort of funk or wild yeast aroma. Nothing much here. Kinda smells like a hoppy American pilsner with just a dash of funk. Taste is lemony with some orange peel zest. Hints of grass and the slightest farmhouse taste. A little bit of clove... Mouthfeel is very light, fizzy, and falls short. Drinkability is okay...but I would assume this costs more at a bar than a Harp...and I'd probably rather have a Harp. Drinkability is fair. Overall, not a Wild Ale. If it is a Wild Ale...not a good Wild Ale.

DovaliHops, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
3.43/5  rDev +14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter. Stamped 5101111.

A: Scattered head. The beer is clear, with some bubbles, and the colour of apple juice.

S: Funky yeast and scrumptious fruit. Lightly sour, but honestly the smell isn't very full. Some Brett?

T/M: Heavily carbonated and fairly watery. The maintaste is brief, but -- I think -- pleasant. Wild Belgian yeast makes a fleeting impression of being somehow 'off' but still fruity. This beer is something between a soft drink and a domestic lager with a very strange yeast strain. Fun to drink, but not much oomph.

O: On the old drinkability scale, this would rate highly. Overall, I still think it's an interesting effort. And interesting beers are why I drink Mikkeller. I would recommend trying one, just don't expect to be blown away. A plain, but solid effort. Will not have again.

AgentMunky, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of litheum94
2.28/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz bottle. Weird stamp on the cap, which I assume is some sort of esoteric bottling date.

Body is a very pale golden, with a murkiness to it. Fizzy and thin, off-white head that leaves a very patchy cover.

Very funky smelling, a little skunky at first. Some lemon sourness. A sweet, candy-like aroma develops. Earthy grassiness as well.

Lots of carbonation up front, with grassy tones. Slight funk mid-palate, with a hint of citric sourness. Cracker malts with some pepper and some bitterness on the finish. Very dry due to the carbonation. Leaves a weird, metallic taste in the mouth.

This is an aptly named beer. It does have some off flavors, but doesn't taste horrible. My main complaint is that on the majority of sips, it didn't really taste like anything at all. I'd pass on this in a heartbeat next time.

litheum94, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of TerribleBrewer
2/5  rDev -33.6%

TerribleBrewer, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of gunclubchris
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

gunclubchris, Mar 07, 2012
It's Alright! from Mikkeller ApS
70 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.