USAlive! (Alive) | Mikkeller ApS

USAlive! (Alive)USAlive! (Alive)
BA SCORE
3.92/5
205 Ratings
USAlive! (Alive)USAlive! (Alive)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malt (pale and cara), light candy, hops (tomahawk, cascade and amarillo), yeast and brettanomyces.

Added by Nickls on 03-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,229
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
205
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of dogfishandi
2.67/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750ml capped bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. about 1 year of age.

pours out a nice cloudy light orange color with a big 3-4 fingers of nice retentive off white head. good lace, looks good!

kind of off aroma. definatly not your usual barnyard brett aroma as i was expecting. hard to detect any brett at all, smells more like really old bottle funky. a wierd wet cardboard, concentrate grape juice thing going on. slightly figgy, maybe a touch of apple juice. becomes a little carmelly as it warms.

the taste is much the same, something doesnt seem quite right here. sweet fruity malts, concentrate grape and apple juice funkiness. this just tastes really off. slight caramel malt. no real sourness. some bitterness in the finish.

finishes a little sweet and dry. lots of carbonation. just slightly tart.

this was just awful, im not sure if something went wrong with this batch or it was just a really old bottle, but i could hardly finish a glass. avoid this!

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.11/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: single finger thick off white head with nice lacing on a amber with copper uses body.

S: smells very soapy, like dishwater, hint of peppermint, caramel and fresh flowers. This beer smells terrible initially. It has more strawberry aroma one the head goes down.

T: peppermint, red hots without the spice, yeast, toasted malts, a little strawberry initially in the finish then moving to a very medicinal and aspirin finish.

M: medium body and medium carbonation.

Overall: Awful smell really, I had to make sure the review reflected that. I can't really tell hot this beer as received as many decent reviews as it has. I would not get this beer, especially for what you tend to pay for Mikkeller.

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3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Murky deep copper - this is not an attractive beer. Brisk carbonation creates a fluffy head that quickly vanishes.

S: Heaps of Brett character - wet dog and rain covered leaves. Little else, I get no indication of the dry hops used.

T: Mimics the Brett-bomb of the nose. Complex, heavy, deep, bitter. Finishes long and dry with a pear like fruitiness.

M: The dryness is my favorite part of the beer, lovely carbonation and a crisp finish.

O: It seems odd to dryhop a beer intended for long aging (w/ Brett). By the time the Brett has evolved into something interesting, the dry hop character has been totally lost. An interesting beer and a very 'pure' Brett character for those who search it out.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of nickfl
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours with a small head of off white foam on a hazy, amber body. The head fades slowly and leaves nice lace. Phenolic aroma with some spice and lemons, which oddly combine to smell like dish soap. Dry caramel, pepper, and some aspirin. Moderately light body, fairly high carbonation, and a very dry finish. Not great, the aroma is very odd and the flavor follows.

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3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance - Clear amber body. Huge cream head. Sticky lacing and an eternal pillow of foam.

Smell - Funky saison yeast aromas. Mild brett earthiness. Some slight acidic notes and deep caramel malt.

Taste - Sharper acidity, but nothing I'd call sour. A little metallic. Some lemony citrus, maybe from hops or yeast. Sweetness comes from a substantial caramel malt base.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Medium body. Lots of flavors going on in the finish.

Overall - Not what I expected. I think I like it. Strange one though.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Cloudy rust and amber colored pour with a two-finger off-white head. Big aroma of sour fruit. Very nice mildly sour taste that has elements of tropical fruits and grapefruit with a good malt backing. Also, has a bit of spice, funk, and yeasty flavors. Finishes with a lightly bitter and spicy flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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USAlive! (Alive) from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 205 ratings
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