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It's Alright! - Mikkeller ApS

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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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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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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

07-07-2012 02:17:27 | More by sammo
Photo of bluesplit63


4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

07-04-2012 21:00:16 | More by bluesplit63
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

07-01-2012 18:10:56 | More by StubFaceJoe
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 01:23:45 | More by Rickythejeweler
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 17:29:21 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of 51mmz0rz

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 05:13:53 | More by 51mmz0rz
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-10-2012 14:58:54 | More by JohnK17
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

05-08-2012 06:30:35 | More by theempire
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North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

05-02-2012 07:47:42 | More by PuFtonLyfe
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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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 03:13:23 | More by superspak
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 04:04:38 | More by tobelerone
Photo of Supergenious


2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

04-21-2012 02:08:45 | More by Supergenious
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

04-20-2012 14:42:55 | More by roblund
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2/5  rDev -33.6%

04-06-2012 10:53:15 | More by iii9ix3
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 08:54:21 | More by DovaliHops
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 04:00:26 | More by AgentMunky
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 21:37:15 | More by litheum94
Photo of TerribleBrewer

2/5  rDev -33.6%

03-16-2012 17:50:55 | More by TerribleBrewer
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-07-2012 05:23:33 | More by gunclubchris
Photo of jsvt


1.13/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I am gonna be short with this one:

Three words sum it up:
Sweaty Cowboy Grundle.

Yes, I could have thought of various descriptors for nose, palate and mouth fell, but I could not stop thinking about those three words. Sorry.

Perhaps forget about this for 10 years and see what happens. Maybe that was the point, but it is flat, dry and devoid of character, so something magical would need to happen in that there bottle with age. It is possible though....

But not now....stay away liquid cowboy grundle...stay away.

I could braek it

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 23:23:48 | More by jsvt


1.83/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

11.2oz bottle to tulip. Best by 22/10/12, sampled 8/26/11. $8 for the experience.

A: Pours with an average sized head, frothy and off-white, and mediocre retention. The body is medium straw yellow, hazy and there are loads of furiously paced bubbles arising within. Yeast in suspension.

S: Light straw, white wine vinegar & funky/dirty socks. Very musty. Faint scents of white grape and berry, more than likely derived from the Brett strain.

T: Absolutely void of flavor from the beginning of the palate through the finish. Thankfully the flavor began to improve (albeit marginally) after 10 minutes of warming.

M: The body is light and thin with an extremely empty, chalky finish that is basically flavorless and "just dry" with absolutely nothing else.

O: From the first sip, I knew I wasn't going to finish this one. No way this beer should have ever passed QC and made it to the market. You've gotten me once again Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 00:17:20 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
Photo of DCon


3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-08-2012 07:08:06 | More by DCon
Photo of imperialking


4/5  rDev +32.9%

01-07-2012 05:14:02 | More by imperialking
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

01-04-2012 12:59:03 | More by ohtheguilt
It's Alright! from Mikkeller ApS
70 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.