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Mikkeller Special Series Cherry Alive

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En Sour Ale brygget på: Vand, malt, sukker, humle og gær. Lagret på Cantillon fade med sure kirsebær.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2010
Have had this beer several times allready and I find it very nice and one of Mikkellers best yet in 2010. Luckely I have manage to grap a few that now are stored in my cellar. Maybe im just slowly turning in to a sour junky.. Sealed with red waw in tiny 25 cl bottles and bought at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Im slowly getting a huge fan of these smaller bottles that are easier to pop on a tuessday night. The pour is hazy deep red with a tiny white head. The nose is huge and kind of acidic with well done cherrys that are blasting their aroma away. Some notes of wood and lactic flavours with some bret and a sweetness like in marzipan but a spicy sourness like aflavour vinegar topped with a hint of horsraddish. The taste is all so sour - makes your mouth go sshhhh and the ears itch (is it only me?) The cherrys are not that up front like in the aroma but a beeing mixed up with this heavy sourness. the trademark from Cantillon are stil there. The mouthfeel is medium with a long lasting sourness that in the finish are getting more oily and with the notes of bret left behind. Damn - I kind of find it a bit similar to Mikkels previous Super sour kriek.. the same agressive sourness and the same blasting cherrys makes it sooo good. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jaksmart (394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle 25cl. Pours a rusty red/copper colour, gradually getting hazier, as you work your way through the bottle. Only a minimum of fragile, white head. Aroma of heavy cherry, rum, brett yeast, alcohol, oak, grapes, wine and only a tiny hint of hops. Taste is tart and sour with soft cherries, vanilla, grapes, wine and oak along with some yeasty characteristics which accentuates the sourness further. Long tart finish with a small alcohol burn, medium-full bodied, pretty lively carbonation, dry texture. A tasty and complex beer, albeit a little pricy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3132) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2010
Bottle at home. Pours a red brown with no head. Smells of cherries and glue. Quite sour with aromas of glue and cherries. Tiny hints of almond. Some tartness. Medium bodied. No carbonation. Long tart finish with more sour cherries and glue. Good, but a bit too much glue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle. Caramel brown/reddish pour with but a small white rim. Aroma has sweet cherries, marzipan, high sourness, brett funkiness, oak, little vanilla, notes of red wine- and sherry-likeness. Taste is tart, sour cherries, brett funkiness, marzipan sweetness, big oak qualities, small alcohol burn in the finish and after. Full bodied, low carbonation, almost flat, long duration.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2010
25cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour Kriek, not balanced, hazy, nearly no head, nice brew, yet very expensive!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13284) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear deep red - white head. Vinegar. High sourness. Glue. Wood glue. Cherry. Acid. marzipan. Light sweetness. Bretty. Lovely dryness. I like it very much.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joergen (20558) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle at home. Hazy red coloured with a small light pink head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of cherries, oak and brett with notes of vanilla, red wine, glue and acetone. Fruity and light acidic flavour of red wine and brett with notes of acetone, oak, glue and cherries. Tart finish of brett. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (10783) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 Tiny Bottle at Fairbar. Hazy red/amber body with small off-white head. Flavour is sour, cherry, tart and very acidic.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2238) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours pinkish red, no head. Earthy aroma with some cherry sweetness and rosewater coming through in the background. Taste starts out acidy, with sweet floral rosewater coming through. Ends earthy with a small bitterness and woodiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Hazy red with a tiny white short lasting head. Sour aroma with lacto, sour cherries and barnyard. Sour and dry flavour with.sour cherries, lacto, sour raspberries, burning acetone and barnyard. Finished seriously sour and dry. Nice one.


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