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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: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle from thewolf, thanks! Pinkish red color, no head. Cherry, marzipan and vinous notes in the aroma. Sour, vunous flavor with lemon, amarena and marzipan. Complex beer, not a trace of alcohol. Full bodied. Top class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (14486) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
10th July 2010
Cloudy red beer, no head. Tart cherry and wood nose. Crisp dry palate. Tart cherry. worcester sauce acid. Dry tart finish. Okay but this is standard sour stuff. That is to say too sour for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (3946) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a red-amber body with a small white head. Aroma is a formidable assault on the senses: paint thinner, cherries, vinegar, oak and hints of red fruits. Intense and almost chemical in a perversely "refreshing" way, the way sniffing on liquids with loads of menthol is. I feel degenerated for actually *almost* liking this. :-P Taste is hard sour tones, going from fruity cherry sourness on to hard, astringent woody tones, paint thinner, then finishing off with an intense vinegar boost. Holy cow! Intense, but not quite for me. Interesting, but weird in the...weird way. Glad to have tasted it. Once.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ej (685) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
Deep golden orange Paint thinner and lighter gas, cherries hard Subdued in the back Paint thinner sadly joins the flavour rather intensly, some sour cherry notes is also present , but this is a very sick beer. Cant find very much positive to say about the flavours, but lets call it interesting. Medium and oily

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2012
[5/8/12] Bottle at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Clear red color with no head. Aroma of brett, cherries, alcohol, sweaty hints and some oak. Sourish woody flavor with lactic notes, cherries, some biscuity malt sweetness, citric hints and a bit of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. A nice sipping beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
Pours a clear and red/orange beer with a weak white head. The aroma is cherries, marzipan and acetone. The flavor follows the nose with additional acidity, fruit and some vinegar. The palate is sweetness with some acidity. Overall this is a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
Pours reddish amber with no head. Aroma is malt, sour, acidic, cherries, acetone and almond. Flavour is malt, acetone, acidic, sour and cherries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle. Creamy pink pour, little carbonation and a sugary fruit aroma. Flavor was more sugary sour cherry, cheap sugar and vinegar. Not bad, but was hoping for something more from this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 Bottle. Pours hazy pink red color with little to no head. Aroma is sour candied cherries and funk with a leather and horsehair. Taste is all the above with a dry vinegar funk with cherries and raspberries. Palate is medium and very dry and acidic. Enjoyable!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2012
Hazy red amber with a tiny white head. Aroma of cherry and acetone, with a touch of vinegar. Dry and tart vinegar and acetone flavour with a bit of spice, oak and cherry

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