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It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged (Lychee Edition) - Mikkeller ApS

It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged (Lychee Edition)It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged (Lychee Edition)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 92
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%


Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-15-2012)
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Reviews by dgilks:
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dgilks

Australia

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy amber orange colour with a big, foamy off-white head. Very good head retention. Good lacing.

Lots of funk. Tons and tons of Brett. Horse blanket, earth, almost some lemon, nice mild pineapple. Really quite good.

Lovely big Brett flavour with tons of earthiness. Mild tartness. The fruit is a little missing though some oak is detectable. Interesting.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Soft and silky. Very nice.

A delightful funky beer. This has the big Brett punch that I love even if there is no fruit to back it up.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 08:07:51 | More by dgilks
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Bottle from the cellar. 2012 vintage. Into belgian tulip.

Pours a light garnett brown with big fluffy cream colored head that maintains a soapy frothiness and lingers around.

Aroma is deep funk, fruity white wine, lemon, apple peel, bready malts, and. I guess what you would describe as lychee. Definitely get that kumquat citrus character from new belgiums tart lychee.

On the palate you get a band aid like off flavor from the middle to the back of the palate. Besides that some fruity peachiness, light apple juice, old leather funk, doughy malt, and an earthy faint wood.

Mouthfeel is light and slightly fizzy but it feels like it should be a bit more substantial.

The base flavors are all there and pretty tasty except for the band aid off flavor which doesn't detract horribly from the rest of the flavor profile. Problem is nothing POPS. It fades into an old sparkling wine character that leaves you wanting more out of the beer. Don't suspect the two years of age did much to help or hurt this beer.

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12.7 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new beer to me from Mikkeller, I've never had the base beer Mikkeller It's Alive! or any of it's other variants. Acquired on sale at the local Binny's; stoked to have this. Expectations are moderately high since I tend to enjoy Mikkeller beers.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass.

A - Ah yes, pours a nice tall three to four fingers of creamy fluffy tan head on top of a nice burnt sienna orange colored body. Some nice fat fluffy lace.

S - Lots of complexity on the nose in this also. Yeast funk, must, caramel, creamy vanilla, earthy oak wood, cold leather, overripe apple, pear, strawberry, and faint alcohol fumes.

T - Taste follows the nose, although not as strong or as sour as I would have expected. More dry earthiness and wood than tart white wine / champagne. Mild tart, indistinct fruitiness, crisp yeast, caramel, oak wood, earth, and vague tart citrus which I imagine is the lychee.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with some faint sugary tartness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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Mikkeller It's Alive! (White Wine Barrel Aged With Lychee) ---4/5.

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It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged (Lychee Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
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