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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: 116   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (5114) - 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 (11050) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Red with small white head. Fruity with sour notes. Malt,sourness and fruit ( cherries ) Full body and high carbonation. Bitter and sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle: Poured a clear reddish color ale with a small bubbly head with no retention and no lacing. Aroma of tart cherries and oak notes is quite sour with light funky notes. Taste is also a mix between some tart cherries with light oak and some barnyard notes. Acidity level is well balanced with low carbonation. Well balanced mix between some sour cherry notes is quite interesting but not as complex as I had anticipated.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle 250ml @ yngwie
Pours hazy dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of nail polish removal, vinegar and very sour cherries. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter and heavy sour. Body is medium, texture is oily, carboantion is flat to soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Meilby.Pours cloudy orange amber with a small off-white head.Aroma of cherries, marzipan, vinegar, red berries and funk.Flavor is sour with some warmth and sweetness.Vinegar and funk with cherries.Medium body, soft carbonation.Nice extreme sour beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13945) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle, courtesy of Meilby. It looks quite ugly in the glass, with an unclear, reddish dark golden body and a minimal off-white head. Just a ring ouf bubbles actually. Cherries on the nose, with some oak, vanilla, maltyness and a good dash of vinegar. Its mouthfeel is of course acidic and puckering, but also sort of like drinking whip cream. Lots of cherry and vinegar both initially and in the end. Well, I like the aroma and flavor, but it still isn’t very nice. 110524

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (10094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Nip bottle poured a clear reddish ambe with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of sour pie cherries, spice and straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour pie cherries, biscuit and spice with a crisp dry lingering tart cherry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6276) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2011
Small white head. Hazy bright red body. Intense lacquer, cherries, and wood aroma with metallic notes. Dry-sweet-acidic toffee marzipan cherry taste with floral notes. Mid-bodied. Sharply acidic and astringent mouthfeel, so strong it burns. Dry waxy floral cherry aftertaste with metallic earthy notes. Extreme, but somehow nice. A bit much acid, though. (0.25l bottle from some shop in Copenhagen. I forget which.)


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