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Mikkeller / Anchorage Brewing Company AK Alive! | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DucksFan16 on 06-01-2013

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.62/5  rDev +25.2%
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 weltywm
4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass. No date on the bottle.

Appearance: Tons of carbonation; I almost shot my eye out when the cork spontaneously popped out of the bottle. Deep amber to orange color with about a half glass of creamy foam, leaving tons of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Lots of funk and barnyard, with some citrus, hay, and spice.

Taste: Delicious, funky, and complex. Dominated by barnyard funk and horseblanket, with a little bit of sweet bret-like funk as well. These followed by wet hay, orange and grapefruit peel, lemon, bitter hops, and some sweetness, almost like vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Dry and crisp, with a long bitter and mouth-puckering finish.

Overall: A really great wild ale, with tons of funk but still balanced as well. Would love to see how one ages. Reminded me why I always try new Mikkeller beers when I get the chance (and when the price is right).

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.49/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into tulip. Purchased bottle for $14 at Steins Deli in NOLA. Almost took my eye out when the cage was un-screwed...its Aaaaliiiive!!!
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a puffy fluffy white head....huuge head,....again, its alive and erupting out the glass. Just billowing creamy fluffy head.
Awesome massive barnyard funk aromas...some sweet sugary notes and an almost wheat or rye aroma. Flavor is wheaty funky barnyard, with a slight residual sweetness. Its juicy but dry, fluffy and creamy, and so easy to drink. Just an al around fantastic brew. A true Wild Ale... being from Alaska... :)
I really hope this is made again and easier to come by in the NYC area!

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Photo of russpowell
4.47/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened with a resounding POP! Cork hit the 11 foot high ceiling, luckily I lost no beer! Pours an effervescent honey color with 4+ fingers of eggshell colored head. Crazy lacing & great head retention

S: Much sourness, wet hay, pepper & funk

T: Pears, honeycrisp apples, grassiness, tartness & sourness up front. Slight acidic notes as this warms, Fuji apples, & sourness with a little pink grapefruit. Finishes tart, grassy, & sour with some pears & a little bit of plum

MF: Super lively carbonation, dryness, light body, especially for the ABV, reminds me of sparkling cider or Champagne. I love the way the sweet balances the tart & sourness

Wow! This is easy to drink. Not the best sour I've ever had, but right up there with them. Pricey, but worth it IMO. I usually don't say that about most Mikkeller beers. Approach with caution though seems to be very much alive

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy peach color with a rocky white head that leaves patches of lacing.

Smells of grassy hops with a lemon accent followed by a little fruit. and some funk.

Tastes of the funky fruitiness with some of the grassy overtones. Fruits lead off with some pineapple and other tropical notes. Bready malts come through and support the fruit sweetness. This leads to some hoppiness lead by grass and floral notes with some citrus coming through as well. Ends with a little yeast notes along with some more funk.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a frothy amount of carbonation.

Overall, I find myself enjoying this quite a bit. Don't expect a sour bomb, but do expect a fruity and funky beer balanced out with a nice hop presence.

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Photo of bnes09
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
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 DeanMoriarty
4.37/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 750ml bottle (corked and caged) at Olive Tree Market in Ocean Beach for $10. I was surprised at the cost, especially for a wild ale, so I couldn't pass up a funky Mkkeler beer at such a fair price.

Poured into an Odell's branded tulip glass. Pours a hazed apricot hue with a ridiculously fat white head that sticks around for most of the beer with lacing that coats my glass from start to finish. The smell is funky up front with some noticeable grassy hops, lemon zest and more barrel funk. Taste is similar to the nose but less hop in the flavor and more sour funk - musty leather and wet straw, a ton of citrus and just a hint of booze on the finish. Champagne like mouthfeel - very effervescent and alive...just as the name states, the finish is dry and very refreshing.

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Photo of Noelito76
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have been a sucker for these alive beers, and this one may be my favorite too date, so funky and bright. it pours a predictably hazy pale orange color with insane carbonation, big bubbled head retention, and floating yeast bits. true horse blanket aromatics here, farmy and almost stinky, right from the barnyard this one. the yeast is so interesting, like bread yeast, acidic and lemony, but also sort of floral. very complex, this is what I expect wild ale to taste like, and I get bummed when they aren't all this good. grassy straw flavors from the malt, which is wheat focused but maybe not exclusively. the yeast is the star of this show, mild citrus and pepper notes round it out. its instantly dry too on the finish, after such a robust carbonation experience, like a volcano erupting in the center of my palate. not sure how mikkeller does it, but this series has been special. bretty and funked out, but full of detail and subtle complexity that makes them all memorable. this could well be the best of the lot. invisible alcohol, an easy bomber to polish off, im in love with it really.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.23/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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