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It's Alive - Grand Marnier Barrel Aged - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Resuin on 06-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- reddish brown color almost the same hue as grand marnier . Thick white head that settles slowly.

A- barnyard and earthy funk on the nose followed by citrus spice tang

T- smooth earthy funk, mild tartness in the center. Finishes with a creamy, orange candy smoothness. Barrel taste mingles in mildly but doesn't overpower the beers core funk taste.

M- smooth creamy mouthfeel, lingering sour and spiciness on the back of the tongue.

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3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy orange amber color with an inch and a half off-white head that sticks around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice but light, it smells like oranges/orange peel, vanilla, oak and some pears. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also the addition of some bready malt and some earthiness. There's more bitterness to this brew than I expected. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I think this is a decent brew, but I don't think it's worth the $16.99 price tag at all. Still, it was nice to try once.

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3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

while still a wonderfully interesting and complex beer, this might be my least favorite of the alive series ive had so far. I think the grand marnier barrels just made it too heavy, sort of a juxtaposition to what the beer originally set out to be, although the flavor profile is very unique. the pour is in fact a little more orange hued than the others, with the same vibrant white head and slight hazy. the nose is very sweet, almost too sweet, candied tangerine and maple syrup essences, with the same crazy mikkeller wild yeast as the others, a bizarre combination. the flavor is also sweet, brown sugar and molasses, with just a faint orange peel kick. its also got a lot more of a noticeable booze content, although all of these are the same, this one really flaunts it, and I think it weighs things down. the yeasty funk is sort of crowded out until the end by the sweetness, so the finish is oddly refreshing and lighter. im not sure this one works as well as the others, but I still liked it for what it was. the carbonation is still nice, although the drinkability is down compared to the white wine versions, that's for sure.

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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down a little and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of funk are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste starts out as being funky and has notes of Grand Marnier towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite funky, particularly in the smell. The cognac only makes an appearance in the latter portion of the taste, helping to balance out the horse blanket flavors, and lingers a little through the finish.

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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy copper orange juice color with a nice dense finger of tan head, great retention and lacing.

S - Funky belgian/refreshing brett type aromas, some definite sourness (with horseradish - i often associate certain sour flavors with horseradish, I dont know why)

T - Dry tart brett type flavors. Grandma makes an appearance only at the finish/aftertaste. Not really sour at all.

M - Incredibly light dry and refreshing, decent carbonation, lighter bodied.

O - Very tasty but not at all sour and not really getting much of a grandma influence.

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very vibrant in appearance. Mouthfeel is creamier than expected. I am not picking up the grand marnier much here but this is pleasant nonetheless. Has a wet hay/barnyard sort of feel, which is slightly restrained.

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It's Alive - Grand Marnier Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
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