It's Alright!
Mikkeller ApS

It's Alright!It's Alright!
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Mikkeller ApS
Pale Ale - Belgian
3.06 | pDev: 24.18%
May 13, 2020
Jan 28, 2009
It's Alright!It's Alright!
Notes: Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pale and caramunich), light rock sugar, hops (hallertauer og styrian goldings), ale yeast and brettanomyces.
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.24/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Pours a golden color, thin head on it, puffed up to around 1" but it settled at about 1/8". The aroma was more of the pale malt than anything else. Didn't smell brett, hops or sourness out of it.

Taste was like a session pale ale, but with an attempt at being bretted out. Didn't really taste like that. The overwhelming majority of session beers I've had have been really hoppy. Here, you didn't have much of anything going on. No off flavors though. I dunno, like, because the beer is a session strength one, are there no fuel/fermentable sugars to push the brett around?

Mouth feel deals with a level of carbonation that exceeds the norm. Slight floral soap like note to it, but it doesn't detract from the beer's drinkability. This beer, the name, well, story checks out! Given the price of Mikkeller beers, I can't say I would recommend this to anyone, but also, I've had a lot worse beers that had much higher ratings than this.

May 13, 2020
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Slightly hazy golden color with white head. Aroma has funky yeast notes similar to a lambic but not as intense. Fermented fruits, a bit of sugar and some grains. Taste is quite clean though, a bit yeasty, mineral, slightly grainy, some pungent hop bitterness on the finish. Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation. Quite nice table beer, easy drinking yet with an interesting character.

Dec 27, 2017
Photo of bark
3.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by bark from Sweden

The colour is brown-orange, the liquid cloudy. The low head is white.

The smell is yeasty and somewhat bitter-hoppy. Brett notes makes me think of Orval.

The taste got notes of Brett, too. Stable, dough, herbs and tart green bitterness. The overall flavours are milder in the aftertaste with peppermint, dried fruits, hay/stable and tart herbs. The long finish is somewhat sour with some green herbs.

The carbonation is strong, the large bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is light and smooth.

A funky and pleasant beer, but it is a bit unfocused.

May 03, 2017
3.86 by daniar90 from Denmark on Sep 24, 2016
3.33 by nmann08 from Virginia on Jun 26, 2016
3.5 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Dec 18, 2015
Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Marius from Netherlands

Pours a clear light yellow brew, with some lambic-like head. Smells like a Belgian pale ale, with its characteristic yeast, plus some feint funk, lime, lemon zest. The taste is something between a berliner weisse and an unblended lambic, watered down a few times. It's alright for a warm summer day, I guess.

Oct 26, 2015
4 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Oct 03, 2015
4.03 by LightnerLiquorKS from Kansas on Jul 21, 2015
3.25 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on May 12, 2015
3.3 by aasher from Indiana on May 08, 2015
2.72 by Brevbin from Louisiana on Jan 10, 2015
Photo of barczar
3.33/5  rDev +8.8%
by barczar from Kentucky

No clue of the age on this one.

Aroma is grainy and slightly musty, with a hint of Belgian esters of peach and green apple. Flavor is fairly lacking. There's an underlying touch of menthol and lime, which leads to a moderately bitter finish. Effervescent carbonation lifts the flavor from the palate before it really sets in. Malt is lightly toasted, but subtle. Very odd.

Dec 16, 2014
3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 17, 2014
3.45 by StoutSnob40 from California on Oct 29, 2014
1.75 by TubaDan from Minnesota on Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Zach136
3.6/5  rDev +17.6%
by Zach136 from Georgia

Appearance: Crystal clear light yellow, dissipating white head. OK Lacing (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate-to-high brett funk aromatics of pickles horse blanket (4.00)

Flavor: Much less pronounced brett flavor, leans towards a watery-sulfury yeast character. Really falls flat (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Dissipating, well carbonated, light bodied (3.75)

Overall: It's Alright. (3.6)

Aug 21, 2014
3 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Aug 08, 2014
4.25 by hangya from New York on Aug 05, 2014
3 by zestar from California on Aug 02, 2014
3.25 by KAF from Iowa on Jul 23, 2014
2.75 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire on Jul 14, 2014
4 by spoonsock from California on Jun 24, 2014
2.5 by hardy008 from Minnesota on Jun 10, 2014
3.25 by jzlyo from Iowa on May 01, 2014
3.75 by cjw333 from California on Mar 30, 2014
3.5 by afsdan from Colorado on Mar 21, 2014
3 by Schmoog from Scotland on Jan 20, 2014
3 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on Jan 20, 2014
3.25 by Mphis from Tennessee on Dec 28, 2013
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2.56/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
by vfgccp from New York

Opened in 2013, pretty sure it's a 2011 bottle.

A - Clear, wheat yellow body with lively carbonation. Mixed bubble head had ok lace and low retention.

S - Lemony funk; bright acid, barnyard, and green apples.

T - Way off. Soapy, foamy flavors dominate the profile. Touch of pear, seltzer, and apple peel, but it's not enough to save the beer.

M - Light, brightly carbonated.

O - Nice ancillary characteristics, but unfortunately the soap flavor is extremely off-putting.

Dec 27, 2013
3.25 by BigMike from Pennsylvania on Nov 30, 2013
3.75 by Chugs13 from New Jersey on Nov 24, 2013
3.5 by brandonld23 from Massachusetts on Nov 06, 2013
3.75 by TheAnk from Massachusetts on Nov 06, 2013
1.5 by marct from Nevada on Sep 29, 2013
2.25 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Sep 03, 2013
3 by jaydoc from Kansas on Sep 01, 2013
Photo of pkalix
4.13/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by pkalix from California

my very first mikkeller!!!
pours a golden hued, semi-topped liquid.
smell is Belgian yeast, typical Belgian ale aroma.
taste is.... Belgian yeast.... candied sugars.... eh, it's alright....
overall.... it's alright.... typical Belgian flavored ale. so, if you click to all the beers mikkeller brews, then sort on the ratings, it's. like, THE LOWEST rated brew from them.... I guess it can only go up from here??
it wasn't bad. my 2 year love affair with Belgians is over. just way too rich. I still respect them all, but the ol' standby germans are particularly appreciated at this point although ive been bumping around with several other different things. still, I get the mikkeller concept. interesting.... cheers!

Jul 28, 2013
It's Alright! from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 71 out of 100 with 209 ratings