1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
It's Alive - White Wine Barrel AgedIt's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

92 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 92
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
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)
View: Beers (277) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of RobertColianni
RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

09-02-2013 22:45:12 | More by RobertColianni
Photo of TallSaint
TallSaint

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-11-2013 02:57:26 | More by TallSaint
Photo of metter98
metter98

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 21:02:54 | More by metter98
Photo of smithj4
smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-10-2013 21:01:08 | More by smithj4
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -25.2%

08-03-2013 02:54:30 | More by acurtis
Photo of MarkyMOD
MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-02-2013 07:12:13 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of djmichaelk
djmichaelk

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -19%

07-26-2013 04:20:32 | More by djmichaelk
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.21/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

375ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a moderately hazy amber color with two fingers of very fluffy white head. Decent retention and poor lacing.

S: Strong funkiness - barnyard and must. Sourness comes out fairly mildly, but it's a bit of a pungent, vinegar note. I think this aroma comes a bit from the white wine as well, maybe a bit strong for my taste. Slightly buttery, too.

T: White wine barrel comes out very strong here - I get mild grapes along with a fairly strong vanilla and butter note. This mixes oddly with a stone fruit and funky flavor. As the beer warms, it melds a bit better together. The stone fruit and funk are really nice together.

M: A bit thick for the style, but the strong carbonation is spot on.

O: A nice beer. The flavors are pretty good, but the buttery flavor is a bit distracting.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 00:52:26 | More by coreyfmcdonald
Photo of inkdemention
inkdemention

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-12-2013 20:02:14 | More by inkdemention
Photo of savagepm
savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-09-2013 03:48:58 | More by savagepm
Photo of aasher
aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-06-2013 22:32:57 | More by aasher
Photo of Rickythejeweler
Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

06-23-2013 15:22:26 | More by Rickythejeweler
Photo of mrfrancis
mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-10-2013 18:29:02 | More by mrfrancis
Photo of eduardolinhalis
eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: Pours an cloudy amber color forming a huge fizzing beige head. Soapy and very persistent. Many lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Very fruity. Mild sourness in the nose. Strong notes of grapes and white wine. Notes of sweet malts too. Wood and some grassy hops in the very end. No alcohol could be noticed

T: Taste is just great. The sort of beer that I like. Slightly sweet upfront, followed by a smooth fruity sourness and a solid malts backbone. End is balanced hoppy bitterness. Strong notes of grapes, caramel malts and white wine. Notes of wood. Hops are earthy and grassy. Bitterness is moderate but present. No alcohol could be noticed in the taste too

M: Heavy body. A little bit molasses but more watery. Good carbonation. Fruit and mild sour/bitter aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Great beer. Solid

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 21:47:07 | More by eduardolinhalis
Photo of mpayne5
mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-27-2013 22:57:58 | More by mpayne5
Photo of JacobGumina
JacobGumina

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-23-2013 17:26:37 | More by JacobGumina
Photo of leftstagebrew
leftstagebrew

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-16-2013 14:54:02 | More by leftstagebrew
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-12-2013 01:00:51 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
Photo of MSandahl23
MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-26-2013 18:58:56 | More by MSandahl23
Photo of Texasfan549
Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

04-25-2013 00:27:58 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of Paonz
Paonz

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-17-2013 05:29:33 | More by Paonz
Photo of spycow
spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-31-2013 17:01:56 | More by spycow
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-30-2013 21:58:50 | More by t0rin0
Photo of scottiethebody
scottiethebody

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-29-2013 06:45:20 | More by scottiethebody
Photo of Shankopotamus
Shankopotamus

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

03-10-2013 20:53:23 | More by Shankopotamus
It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.