It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged | Mikkeller ApS

It's Alive - White Wine Barrel AgedIt's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
3.96/5
116 Ratings
It's Alive - White Wine Barrel AgedIt's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wordemupg on 04-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,770
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
116
pDev:
10.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 31
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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, funk, acidic, white wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with funk, white wine, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance of sourness and wine barrel aging all around.

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4.56/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer smelly like fruit and wine and faintly of wood. It was frothy and bubbly and practically glowing. The taste was phenomenal -- smooth, gentle carbonation, with a silky and sweet wine-flavored accent. I loved how the wine flavor complemented the bubbly and light beer. It tasted both warm/welcoming and cool/refreshing at the same time. Would definitely drink again (if I can ever find it again).

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bnes09
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark caramel color. Flakes of yeast settled to the bottom. Big, billowing head with great retention and plenty of soapy lacing.

Smells very close to Goose Island Matilda. Some yeast character with a highly acidic citric quality.

Acidic citrus comes through in the flavor as well. Underlying caramel malt quality with a hint of dark fruit and burnt sugar. Mild yeast.

Medium body. Dry finish. Decent carbonation. Yeasty texture.

Not a bad sour. Good complexity and decent balance.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a murky copper pour with 3 fingers of fluffy off-white colored head, tons of lacing. smells of funky brettanomyces, jasmine, wet hay, barnyard, flower petals, wine, skunks. the flavor profile is much more subtle than the aroma.. you get a nice tartness from the wine barrels, and a nice dry touch to the palate. the wild brett creates a TON of barnyard flavors.. it's like licking a horse.. in a nice loving way. then there's the flowery flavors i always pick up on brett beers.. that jasmine-like taste.

medium body, medium carbonation, dry and easy to drink.. the somewhat heavy abv is definitely well hidden, this drinks like a berliner weiss would.

ok, so this was $13 for a 12oz bottle. a little steep, but such is the world of good beers sometimes you just have to take risks and looks beyond the $$ value of a beer. in this case, i'm glad i did, it's a damn tasty brew.

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It's Alive - White Wine Barrel Aged from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 116 ratings
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