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USAlive! (Alive) - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

163 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pale and cara), light candy, hops (tomahawk, cascade and amarillo), yeast and brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: Nickls on 03-02-2009)
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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Cloudy rust and amber colored pour with a two-finger off-white head. Big aroma of sour fruit. Very nice mildly sour taste that has elements of tropical fruits and grapefruit with a good malt backing. Also, has a bit of spice, funk, and yeasty flavors. Finishes with a lightly bitter and spicy flavor.

Karibourgeois, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Irish12, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

GRG1313, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jgunther71, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

pat_usher, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Carmine/rufous body with a crisp isabelline/snow head.

Aroma: Blackcurrants, cherries, raspberries, quince, and a slight 'peppery' spice undertone.

Taste: Much like the aroma, but with what I would best describe as...imagine grapefruit not as a fruit, but rather as a wild nut/berry hybrid - that comes like a tidal wave as it goes down.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, tart, refreshing.

Overall: Again, Mikkeller gets it right with 'USAlive!'. Should you come across this, get it, as you will not be disappointed.

MV_CHI-NS, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

DrBier, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

FrankShirley, Jun 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

vfgccp, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

With the underpinnings of seemingly an American pale ale but with the soul of spontaneous Belgian ale, Mikkeller's USAlive! isn't just alive, it's wildly alive!

There might as well be two beers living in the snifter- the first entice the nose with deeply earthen, gamey and almost mushroomy brine character. Cellar-type musk, dried sandalwood, curing leather and dried citrus while another host of initial flavors rise with steely caramel, biscuit and toasted grain.

Its middle palate awakens with a sweet and sour tone with firm caramel, nutty and toasted support and an acute lime, grapefruit and under-ripened orange character. Its minerally taste is briney, oaken and dusty. Gaining a bitter taste, its hops are grassy and dryly of hay.

Its off-dry finish retains much more malt character than wild ale normally do even while its musty and earthy veil wafts above. Leaving the palate with a sharp hop bitterness, its iron-side taste invites a powdery sensation of sawdust to linger afterwards.

Uncommonly malty, the pale amber ale delivers on its barley-rich promise even though its "wild" brettanomyces character normally dries the beer more completely. Balanced to the malty side, its a sour ale perhaps on training wheels.

BEERchitect, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Nordbier, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

BalancingBrooms, May 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Lehighace06, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

scotv, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

drew74, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Beervana, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Burkbom23, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

andrewfjohnson, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Tom_Gilman, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

facesnorth, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Poupae, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

JSchock7, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

jackrodgers77, Feb 23, 2014
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USAlive! (Alive) from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.