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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

104 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

facundoCNB, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

RobertColianni, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

TallSaint, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%
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.

metter98, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

acurtis, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

djmichaelk, Jul 26, 2013
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3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

coreyfmcdonald, Jul 19, 2013
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It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.