Mikkeller / Anchorage Brewing Company AK Alive! | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller / Anchorage Brewing Company AK Alive!Mikkeller / Anchorage Brewing Company AK Alive!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DucksFan16 on 06-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
174
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
15.18%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
20
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of Prost76
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of White_Whiskey
2.59/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Noelito76
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groleau
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice yellow and chunky brett appearance going on, head swells up to 1/3" but quickly recedes. Lots of white wine barrel funk notes, enjoyable .

Taste imparted more white wine funk, lots of brett. Not acidic. Definitely came off as Anchorage stuff moreso than Mikkeller. Damn if they aren't two of the most expensive breweries around though. Pale malts, hardly any bitterness or hop character. Carbonation on point, even though as soon as I loosened the cage, the cork blew right out the top of it. Far more funky than sour.

Would bang again.

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Photo of nmann08
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bnes09
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale orange appearance with a thick, soapy head. Floral, grassy, earthy hop aroma with lots off pleasant brett funk. Flavor is much like the aroma. Assertive yeast funk well matched against spicy, floral hop and pale malt backbone. Well balanced. Medium bodied. Creamy feel. Well carbonated. Dry finish. At first the funkiness was too much but it grew on me. Very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of swanfungus
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlindros
2.61/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Thanks to rudzud.

Huge fizzy head hits multiple fingers and fades fairly quickly, messy lacing, mostly clear orange honey color.

Nose brings lots of funk, horse hair, mild barnyard and some tangy sour fruit, phenols, mostly just Brett, earthy must, little dankness, just Brett B all over.

Taste brings a weird bitterness, so much funky Brett B, horse blanket city, just straight horse blanket barnyard funk, almost undrinkable, phenolic mess, chemical bandaids as plastic, bleh, totally undrinkable.

Mouth is med bod, little slimy, way too much carb.

Overall horrible.

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Photo of rudzud
2.23/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Shared with JLindros. This bottle popped loudly when I barely touched the cork.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear amber hue with an enormous four finger fluffy head that fades to leave sticky lacing and sudsy blanket.

S - Aromas of acidic funk, floral, earthy, little musty. Lots of brett galore.

T - Taste is absolutely opposite of the nose. Gone is the floral and earthy notes. Rather phenolic, lots of bandaid. Borders on undrinkable.

M - Mouthfeel is aggressively carbonated, way too much.

O - Overall this beer was horrific. Plain and simple.

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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of modidia
2.65/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Very bitter, no sour taste, great smell like it's going to be great...but not good

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.62/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aged for over a year, insanely funky and awesome!

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lillitnn92
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tommyguz
1.12/5  rDev -70.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

gusher. straight band aids. not good.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of WanderingFool
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.82 out of 5 based on 174 ratings.
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