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It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged - Mikkeller ApS

It's Alive - White Wine Barrel AgedIt's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
89
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 87
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wordemupg on 04-23-2011)
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a murky copper pour with 3 fingers of fluffy off-white colored head, tons of lacing. smells of funky brettanomyces, jasmine, wet hay, barnyard, flower petals, wine, skunks. the flavor profile is much more subtle than the aroma.. you get a nice tartness from the wine barrels, and a nice dry touch to the palate. the wild brett creates a TON of barnyard flavors.. it's like licking a horse.. in a nice loving way. then there's the flowery flavors i always pick up on brett beers.. that jasmine-like taste.

medium body, medium carbonation, dry and easy to drink.. the somewhat heavy abv is definitely well hidden, this drinks like a berliner weiss would.

ok, so this was $13 for a 12oz bottle. a little steep, but such is the world of good beers sometimes you just have to take risks and looks beyond the $$ value of a beer. in this case, i'm glad i did, it's a damn tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 18:33:57 | More by facundoCNB
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dwagner003

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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AmyfaceNYC

New York

4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer smelly like fruit and wine and faintly of wood. It was frothy and bubbly and practically glowing. The taste was phenomenal -- smooth, gentle carbonation, with a silky and sweet wine-flavored accent. I loved how the wine flavor complemented the bubbly and light beer. It tasted both warm/welcoming and cool/refreshing at the same time. Would definitely drink again (if I can ever find it again).

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 22:22:25 | More by AmyfaceNYC
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark caramel color. Flakes of yeast settled to the bottom. Big, billowing head with great retention and plenty of soapy lacing.

Smells very close to Goose Island Matilda. Some yeast character with a highly acidic citric quality.

Acidic citrus comes through in the flavor as well. Underlying caramel malt quality with a hint of dark fruit and burnt sugar. Mild yeast.

Medium body. Dry finish. Decent carbonation. Yeasty texture.

Not a bad sour. Good complexity and decent balance.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 00:33:18 | More by bnes09
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Alabama

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New York

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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -19%

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Colorado

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New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%
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S: Moderate to strong aromas of sourness and funk are present in the nose.
T: The overall taste is a little sour and funky and has strong notes of white wine flavors from the barrel aging. Hints of oak are also perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that this beer has a really nice balance between sourness and the white wine flavors.

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It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
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