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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
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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dcmchew

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-18-2014 17:40:51 | More by dcmchew
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NoraFedora

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-19-2014 15:42:27 | More by NoraFedora
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TDA8

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-26-2014 01:28:36 | More by TDA8
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy orangy/amber color to it. It has a nice bubbly off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of white wine, some Brett funk, lemon, apples, some earthiness, oak and some lychees.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some white wine notes, slight tart lemon, Brett funk, green apples, oak, some earthiness and slight lychees.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

06-22-2014 19:41:41 | More by SebD
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-29-2014 20:44:53 | More by JefferyYoung
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krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-19-2014 22:26:16 | More by krome
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-19-2014 22:24:44 | More by jgunther71
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Beervana

Denmark

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-15-2014 01:47:16 | More by Beervana
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SupremePie

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-06-2014 03:23:19 | More by SupremePie
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-28-2014 15:52:42 | More by ToddHolder
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-28-2014 00:26:35 | More by Lare453
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-21-2014 03:45:47 | More by afsdan
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-09-2014 03:49:25 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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MarcWP

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

01-30-2014 01:12:20 | More by MarcWP
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-27-2013 15:23:16 | More by Poupae
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jklecko2

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-02-2013 15:36:55 | More by jklecko2
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-01-2013 02:24:17 | More by vermilcj
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

Overall, another nicely done beer from Mikkeller, although I can't say how it compares to the original or to the others. Nicely layered and wondrously complex, although I was expecting slightly different results from the white wine barrel aging. I would love to try this again, especially at the nice price point I got it at. Recommended.

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

11-23-2013 00:43:01 | More by mfnmbvp
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ali1987

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-15-2013 22:50:34 | More by ali1987
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-12-2013 02:52:34 | More by Gonzoillini
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It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged (Lychee Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.