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Mikkeller Special Series Cherry Alive

 (RETIRED)
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96
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Massive Mikkeller pt.2. A great beer I thought I’d never be able to land, but I guess I got lucky. Great sour aroma with hints of cherries. Very tart and fruity flavor. All around amazing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gr0ve (2127) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2012
250 ml bottle. Reddish brown and hazy. No head to speak of. Acidic vinegary nose with hints of oak and cherries. Nail polish. Vinegary oak flavours once it enters the mouth. Prickling on the tongue. Surprisingly sweet, but there’s enough acidity to counterbalance this. Lots of vinegar in the aftertaste. Really nice in fact. Bottle is big enough as it’s a little challenging to drink, but it is quite complex and intriguing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2011
(Bottle) Pours cloudy peach orange red with a small, big bubbly off-white head. The aroma holds aggressive notes of acid, poo, glue, sweat, rotten fruits, overripe, yet super acidic red berries, vinegar and light malt. The nose is hard and edgy without any finesse. The flavor is light sweet and medium to heavily acidic. Almost no bitterness. Like throwing up backwards. Cherries, acid, citrus, vinegar, lacto, light cheese, light malt and unripe green apples. YThe flavor is super tart and fairly slim with light carbonation. Super “throwing up-like” finish. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1051) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle . Pours redish hay amber with no head. Aroma is very funky with stable notes, brett, slight barnyard, lactoacid, oak, tart, sour cherries, earth and some sweeter fruity notes behind. Taste has some sweeter cherry, tartness, stable, lactoacid, oak, brett, funkyness and earth here aswell.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar: Appearance: cloudy, murky reddish brown, no head, Aroma of tart cherries, marzipan, almonds, wood ,light vinegar, funky notes, very little carbonation, high acidity, taste of sweet vinegar, cherries, wood/oak, fruity, high lactoacid, dry aftertaste pretty, pretty, pretty good. First rating ever, yay 4 me!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5480) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
(25cl bottle best by 5/1/2020 thanks to bu11zeye) very cloudy ruby red with no real head. Nose of tart cherry, funky, wet wood, and a bit of vinegar. Taste is very vinegary, acidic, tart cherries, wet wood, very tart and delicious linger.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (4398) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle. Hazy red with a minimal head. Very sour and fruity nose with vinegar, spices and wood. The taste was really dry and sour, an excellent beer in my opinion. Long sour aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (4700) - GERMANY - SEP 5, 2011
Thanks to yespr for that one. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass brownish-red, small head. Fruity-sourish aroma. Starts very fruity like cherries, more and more sour and less fruity. Woody notes in the finish. The fruity notes could last a bit longer, still an interesting beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2011
bottle. Red golden colour with an off-white head. aroma is sour, cherry, yeast, vinegar, funk. Flavour is sour, cherry, yeast, oak, vinegar, vineous. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2011
Muddy red colour with no foam at all. Strong aromas of fruits, some cherries and other berries. The nose is not very sour but overpowering with alcohol and something sweet and sticky, almost like acetum. Full bodied with and very boozy. Some sourness coats my mouth.. Not really my cup of tea I like my sour ales lighter.


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