Monday, November 14, 2011

Mikkeller "It's Alive!" - It's more than alive, it's darn good

This was not really what I expected.  This is a Belgian Ale brewed using wild yeast.  I've had this kind of thing before and it was almost like being punched in the mouth.  I'm a fan of Mikkeller, so I thought I would give them a try.  This was nothing like I expected.

So much anticipation

From what I understand, it is mellowed by some bottle aging.  This gave the beer a great complexity and really tamed down the yeast.

The pour:

Big Head.  Really big head.


HEED! PANTS! NOW! sized head

The flavors were:
Slightly Fruit
Wheat/malt - pushing the yeast factor, but more of a caramel malt

Lightly Bitter at the end

I really liked this beer.  I'm a huge fan.  Mikkeller in general has been very good to me.  They've got some great stuff.  I will put this in the pretty great category.


  1. I love wilds and sours. I'll have to try that.

  2. Man that looks good. I will also give it a try.

  3. I need do is remember its it'd go down well with a ham sandwich.

  4. That Guy - It's not going to be what you would expect in a wild. It's much more tame, great beer flavor

    Flier - I liked it. I hope you will too.

    Stephen - I think it would go great with that and some pretzels or chicharrones.