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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 11
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Jonada
3.1/5  rDev -22.5%

375 ml bottle poured into a teku glass. 8% ABV

Appearance: Pours a rusty copper color with 2 fingers of a light tan head. Body is hazy with light visible carbonation.

Smell: White wine, oak, barnyard funk, pineapple, peppery Belgian yeast.

Taste: Apple, funk, raisin, slight lacto character.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a somewhat sticky mouthfeel and relatively high carbonation. Finishes tart.

Overall: Not bad, but not what I would call good. Flavors seem to clash and it produces a somewhat off putting funky medicinal character. Given the price, I would avoid this one.

Jonada, Saturday at 02:15 AM
Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev 0%

Soto, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

zestar, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev 0%

DrBier, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

safaricook, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of vandemonian
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

vandemonian, May 11, 2014
Photo of srgj88
4/5  rDev 0%

srgj88, May 08, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, funk, acidic, white wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with funk, white wine, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance of sourness and wine barrel aging all around.

UCLABrewN84, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

dwagner003, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Cubatobaco, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of AmyfaceNYC
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
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).

AmyfaceNYC, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

csmalley, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

jgunther71, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

krome, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of bnes09
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

bnes09, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Andy_Luft, Mar 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Brinks, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

JSchock7, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

psoriasaurus, Feb 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

vonnegut21, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Sammy, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of brother_kenneth
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

brother_kenneth, Feb 08, 2014
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It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.