The Mikkeller It’s Alright! is theoretically a Belgian Wild Ale. This style can be tricky to master at best since the Brettanomyces yeasts used in the process are notoriously fickle. To say that Mikkeller didn’t exactly nail the style would be the understatement of understatements.
The beer pours a hazy yellow-brown that makes it look like a dehydrated hobo pissed in a glass. The thin, white head fades very quickly and there’s no lacing. The “good” part of the nose is horse blanket, farmhouse funk, and sour, tart spices. The rest of the nose smells like a urinal cake and foot odor.
Taste? One of the worst beers I have ever sampled in my life. That urinal cake nose is the dominant note in the flavor. It’s like licking a gas station toilet (not that I know from experience, but Slouch described it to me once). If you can get past that stale-piss flavor, there’s a sulfury, lager-esque finish with a lingering, spoiled apple-cider taste.
The mouthfeel is thin, watery, and terrible. Hard to describe the drinkability since I dumped it out after three sips. Wifey McHops just grimaced and walked away. Words weren’t even necessary.
Holy hell this beer sucks ass. Our first Zero Hops beer and it’s not even up for debate. I had to pound a glass of 140 proof bourbon just to scour the taste of failure out of my mouth. Bleh.