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

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88
very good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
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:
Beer added by: wordemupg on 04-23-2011

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Photo of bnes09
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Brinks
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of JSchock7
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of vonnegut21
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of brother_kenneth
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of firesrage
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Photo of RobertColianni
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of TallSaint
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of metter98
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.

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of djmichaelk
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
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.

Photo of inkdemention
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +1%

It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.