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Mikkeller Special Series Cherry Alive

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


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Danish: En Sour Ale brygget på: Vand, malt, sukker, humle og gær. Lagret på Cantillon fade med sure kirsebær.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (898) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Pour is slightly hazy orange, with minimal white slightly creamy white head. Aroma has some funk to it, sour cherries, green apples, sour sweets, leather, slight earth/dirt notes, caramel, shoe sole, apple cider vinegar, citrus, lemon peel, barnyard and hay. Pretty interesting for sure, and has a lot more to it than expected. The taste is pretty darn sour, but has a surprisingly sweetness to it as well. Medium bodied with a semi-flat carbonation. I quite dig this... Oh yeees.. Yeessss...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
18cl bottle @ hotel room, Copenhagen, BBE 1.5.2020
Aroma is rather acidic with cherries. Flavour has lactic tones, some cherries, vinegar and balsamico. Also some grapefruit tones. Very tart stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6447) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
180ml bottle from Mikkeller & Friends

Pours reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of sour cherries, tartness, yeast and berries. Taste is sourness, wood, oak and tart cherries with some berries and blackcurrant. Finish is smooth, sourish and tartish with notes of berries and cherries. Quite smooth and balanced sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9288) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
180 cl bottle @ hotel room, Copenhagen.
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Aroma of rowan berries, apricot, some rose hip and yeast. Flavor of cherries, faint raspberries, red currant, apricot and wooden notes. Very nice and refined sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (423) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
The color is hazy pink to light red. The nose has lots of cherries and oak influence along with lemony and tart aromas. The texture is oily with a soft but present carbonation. The flavours are like a mix between a lambic and an oud bruin; vanilled oak, sour cherries, almonds and citric tartness. Most enjoyable. The relatively high alcohol level is well hidden and the aftertaste is brings more of the tangy tartness, big cherries and soft oak. Better than the rating avg. suggest..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2866) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Clear red with a minimal white head. Acetone, cherries, quite lactic sour, wood, marzipan, black berries. Medium body, medium sweet, no bitterness, light dry finish. Warming alcohol and long lasting sour impression. Pretty intense stuff, a bit like a mix between flemish red and kriek x2 and the small 25cl bottle is enough for me. A small flying animal just drowned himself in my glass. What a way to go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
25 cl bottle @ home. Pours amber/bronze with no head at all, totally flat. Really acidy on the nose, some light cherries and currants as well. Taste is balsamico, red berries and light grains. A bit to acidy for me. More like a Sour Red than a Wild Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (4035) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear, ruby with a small pink head. Aroma of sour cherries, spicy notes, wood and vinegar. Sweet, sour flavor that ends up tart. Light to medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. A nice sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5903) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
250 ml bottle sampled in 2011. Murky looking orange body with a small and fast disappearing white head. Aroma is acidic fruity with hint of acetone. Flavor is very sour, acidic, vinegar with cherry. Feels a bit thin in body and aftertaste is mostly acidic with some cherry flavor. A bit difficult to place this one, I’m able to appreciate a really sour beer, and it’s actually quite interesting for a few sips, but much to sour for anything close to balance. Not able to drink much of this, and that’s actually a bad sign.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2013
Pours murky red brown with no to low white head Aromas of sour yeasts, cherries of course, mandelkubb. A bit medicinal Nice sweet rich and sour taste. Aged nicely. Also quite dry ending. Overall quite nice

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