It's Alright! | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by hopdog on 01-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
207
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.03
pDev:
24.75%
 
 
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Photo of mick303
3.54/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a wine glass. Colour is a pale orange, strong carbonation. Produces a soapy white head with pretty good retention. Has quite good lacing.

Smell has an immediate strong brett kick. Vineous, sour, grapey, tart lemon, barnyard. Some biscuit malt underneath. mineral esters. Not much hoppiness, very lively, but unbalanced toward the brett yeast.

Taste is quite rocky, sour funky brett, grapefruit citrus. Again brett comes across strongly, horseblanket, farmhouse, and a sour yeastiness, but it 'sortof' works as there is some malt backbone. Biscuit malt with some mild floral and citrus hop notes. Lemons, toast on end. Finish is dry, grape vine.

Mouthfeel is quite light and refreshing, plenty of soft carbonation, feels mellow on the palate, with a bit of astringency on the end. Altogether decent, refreshing. Long yeasty finish. Pleasing.

A nice session ale that has a real Brett sourness going on. Can see why some people would be put off as it doesn't have the balance normally associated with BPAs, but it is not bad itself. I would prefer Orval to this but if in the mood for a big helping of brett this isn't bad. Its different, and I'm not in love with it, but would have it again if I wasn't buying.

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Photo of TallSaint
3.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

March 2nd, 2013.

The nose is extremely clean and crisp, with clovey phenols and very zesty Brett - lemons and faint barnyard aromas.

On the palate it mirrors the nose with zesty Brett, bready malt and cloves throughout. Its extremely light. A touch of hops come through in the mid-palate. Brett comes through in the back with a slight funk, as well as notes of leather. The Brett makes the finish dry with the slightest touch of tartness.

Overall this is a quaffable and delicate Belgian Pale. At only %4.5 it is a tasty, sessionable beer. I need to try It's Alive now! It's not great, but not bad. It needs to be a lot more forward with its Brett characteristics as they are quite subdued and I was let down. I wish it was cheaper because it would make a great session beer.

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Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of JavierGC
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white. Fades normal.

S - Sweet pale and caramel malts, lots of funky and tart brett, lemon zest, grapefruit and grassy hops.

T - Sweet pale and caramel malts, lots of funky and tart Brett, grapefruit and grassy hops, some bitterness, lemon zest, a touch of vanilla.

M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, and funky finish.

D - Great tart and funky Brett character. Nicely balanced.

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Photo of mantissa
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of jlindsey
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of flyingpig
2.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Golden amber colour that has orange tinges and is topped with a very foamy looking, white head that is about two centimetres tall and holds very well.

Strong yeast to start with some good fruity aromas following this with a slightly sour smell coming through and a little lemon. Not a whole lot going on with this one in the smell department but it's not particularly bad either.

Again yeast upfront with a fruity taste of mainly apples and pears following this, there is also a semi-sour flavouring in there towards the end. Not a taste that I enjoyed and definitely not one of the better Mikkeller beers out there.

Very lively carbonation, definitely high and with a citrus tang hitting you straight away. The beer is quite a dry one, too dry in fact and the body is light medium.

This one looked really good when I poured it and the smell, although not the best wasn't a particularly bad one but upon trying the beer I quickly discovered it was the worst Mikkeller beer I've tried to date, it just didn't really have anything going for it in the way of depth or good taste.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of sendbeer
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of jaasen64
3.11/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle purchased in VT on sale for $4. Poured into Lawson's snifter.

A- Pours a lightly brownish golden with about 2 fingers of very foamy head that has nice retention and slowly fades to a quarter of a finger. Tons of fast small rising carbonation bubbles, probably one of the most carbonated beers I've seen. Head leaves spotty foam lacing.

S- Some light berries and lemon, very very light tartness that is almost not even present, a little bit of plastic hiding in the background. Slightly below average aroma strength, not bad smelling but definitely not the most pleasant smell.

T- Lemons, light hops, some light berries, finishes with a very light lemony tartness, following with a light lemony plasticy aftertaste. Not much brett going on. Asides from the aftertaste which isn't terrible but definitely not the best, the beer actually doesn't taste that bad and the lemon presence is fairly decent. I expect much more in wild ales though.

M- Fairly light, tons of carbonation, carbonation definitely leaves a very tingly presence on your tongue which plays well but in my opinion should have definitely been dulled down a little bit.

O- This beer wasn't absolutely terrible- I was able to finish my glass without a problem. That being said it also wasn't very good, especially for a wild ale. There are a lot of things that could have been improved, I'm not even going to bother listing them. I would maybe try drinking this again if someone gave me a glass, but there is absolutely no way I would pay for it again. Although it is better then most reviews, I would still probably recommend passing on this. I feel like this beer lives up to it's name- it's not bad, but It's Alright (maybe without the enthusiastic exclamation point).

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Photo of BeerTruck
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of beesy
2.11/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - pours a golden wheat color with a one finger head that sticks around no longer a popsickle on a 100 degree day.

S - very bready with a some funk and tartness to it. As it warms slightly it smells exactly like the livestock barns at the fair - and I took dairy cows and hogs(amongst other things) to the fair for 11-12 years.

T - wow - talk about a mess. It wants to be tart and funky but it has this huge overwhelming presense of what I can only describe as a wheaty- maltiness and barnyard mess. White grapes.

M - fairly light - please dont make me drink another glass to be more specific!!

D - low...it tastes terrible.

What a mess and Mikkeller should be embarrassed. Chalk it up as only the 2nd beer I've ever drain poured - just hope it doesnt stank up my pipes!! I did manage tomforce my way through about half e bottle before it warmed and became just too much.

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Photo of spreilly89
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of gcotts
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of pohldogg356
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of sammo
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of bluesplit63
4.5/5  rDev +48.5%

Photo of StubFaceJoe
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Knapp85
2.95/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This poured out as a clear golden color with a rapidly dissolving white head on top. The smell of the beer was a little funky but nothing like I was expecting. The taste of the beer was a little tart and again I expected this to be much more intense knowing what Mikkeller can do. The mouthfeel of the beer was gently carbonated and light bodied. Overall it's a pretty easy beer to drink, I can see why people don't care for it though, this beer kind of lets the drinker down especially if they're looking for something with a big boost of sourness or funk. All in all I wouldn't purchase this one again I don't think.

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Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.12/5  rDev +36%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden yellow, one finger bone white head, decent lacing.

S- Lemon, pinesol, hints of white grape and papaya, light Brett, pleasant.

T- Grains, lemon, light brett, candi sugar.

M- Bone dry, med-high carb, medium-light body.

O- A subtle and pleasant ale with a great aroma.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

people are way too harsh on this one in my opinion. pours a bit hazy, blonde color with a one inch white bubbly head. smells a little like brett, a little like vinegar, and like a complex range of malts. flavor isnt like amonia or anything as some say, its mildly tart, hollow in the center, with a round malt finish, very light. some notes of last year's hay and barn funk, but not unpleasant. feel is crazy, really really bubbly, with a light body and a weird airy feel. sessionable in feel, but the taste is too weird to drink a lot of. overpriced but not a repulsive brew. come on people!

edit: this has been made again and obviously refined pretty well. more of a controlled wild yeast profile now, and still very low acidity. I think when it first came out, it was ahead of its time, people had not had anything like it, and therefore had no context with which to place it, but now I reckon the palates of the masses have attenuated to this type of beer, and it doesn't seem quite so revolutionary or out there than it originally did. I also think my first bottle had some years on it and had dried out and livened up to a degree beyond what was intended. the bottle in the advent calendar box this year was far more mild than the beer I originally reviewed here. delicious and well made.

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It's Alright! from Mikkeller ApS
3.03 out of 5 based on 207 ratings.
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