Mikkeller It’s Alright!

Yesterday was a pretty busy day for me. Work is always crazy on a Monday and I had to head to the mall to get some extra stuff for Katie’s birthday. We’re now officially 4 years apart (well, only for less than a month, but I have to bust her on it). I grabbed a few gifts and headed home for a little bit to kill time. I wanted to be there at midnight, when it was officially her birthday. She was also working until 2330, so I had a decent amount of time to kill. A beer review was definitely in order. I picked this one up because I tend to really enjoy Mikkeller beers and as I’ve progressed in my beer journey, I like how they push the envelope. The funny thing about this one is that the label lists it as an “Belgian Wild Ale,” but BA lists it as a “Belgian Pale Ale.” Hmm, I really don’t know what to expect so, let’s get pouring.

ABV: 4.5%

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Trivia: This is considered the “little brother” of It’s Alive!

Random: The new season of “Intervention,” is on and it looks to be the biggest trainwreck season ever.

This one poured with a huge, three finger white head that was pretty thick. It dissipated rather slowly, yet left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow color with light visible carbonation. The nose was some funk and maybe wheat, but generally rather light. The taste was funk, grain and a bit of dryness. I also got a hint of golden fruit, albeit I had to search high and low for it. Where is the flavor on this one? No, seriously, where? It was like almost-flat seltzer with brett and grain. There wasn’t any Belgian yeast, no real fruit to it and funk that was just put in for the fun of it. I have no idea what this beer was trying to do, at all. The body was light and medium carbonation was present. The finish was long with funk. This was possibly one of the most boring beers I’ve had from a reputable brewery like Mikkeller. This beer wasn’t “Alright!” it was straight out “meh.” I’d avoid this one, unless your hobbies include watching paint dry and racing snails.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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