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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

bottled
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RATINGS: 115   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2011
(Bottle, 0.25 l, from Kihoskh, 20110417) The beer poured red and quite clear. Its head was very small and pinkish. Aroma had cherries, wood, sourness, cherry stones and mildly solvent. Palate was medium bodied, warming and quite dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were sourness, cherries, sugary sweetness, wood and hint of bitterness. Aftertaste had sourness and cherries. I would have liked this better if the beer had had less alcohol, Now the burning hid some of the pleasant flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 17, 2011
Bottled. Hazy murky rubyish brown colour, not that much head. Aroma is cherries, cherry stones and some nuttyness. Flavour is sweeetish sour cherries, almond as well as mild acidic and berryish notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
(25cl bottle, BB 1/5/2020) Pours a murky reddish body with a spare white head. Aroma of cherry, earth, horseblanket, and yogurt. Flavor of cherry, yogurt, lacto, brett, and moderately acetic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
bottle, muddy brown color with still head, nice vinegar and cherry aroma, sour cherry balsamic flavor with some yeasty dough, excellent

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4608) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
sweet cherry aroma,red, hazy, minimal head, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, saur long finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6577) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Ruby coloured and unclear. Has a pink head, fully diminishing. Aroma of glue and solvents, faint fruity cherries, acid too. Some crisp cerials too. Flavor is heavy acidic, acedic too. Faint sweet finish. Dry, astringent texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle. No head. red colour. Heavy sour aroma. Cherries present. MOderate bitter sour flavor. Sweetness surprisingly present. Strong cherrie and vanilla notes. Creamy palate. Strange but nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
250ml pink waxed bottle. It pours a rosy pink with orangeish golden hues at the edge with a fizzy/foamy white head that quickly fizzles away. It has some pretty big carbonation bubbles. It smells super acidic. The cherry is there, and that is about it. Clean and simple. It is pretty tart but not extremely sour. It has a nice cherry flavor and a nice lemon citrus. It has some sweetness too. ---- "Looks like brandy, tastes like a Warhead." ---- Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-06-2011 05:36:33

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2011
Bottled. The aroma has cherries, some tartness, yeast. Hazy, red coloured beer with no head. The taste is very sour and astringent. Has cherries, tartness. Very heavy burning sourness. No balance.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours brownish as it comes out of the small bottle. Once in the glass it is a brilliant red with a slight brown tinge. I had to force a head to form by pouring straight. It didn’t stick around and was quite the lackluster performer. But in this style of beer I don’t expect much carbonation to help out. Slight vinegar. Quite a sour nose. There is hints of fruit in there as well, but the acetic aroma overpowers it. Much like a sour beer should be, but not a lambic. Very pungent. Slight nail polish remover aroma as well. Tart, acidic and much like drinking red wine vinegar. A little, albeit faint, hint of sweetness. Pucker-inducing. This is by far the most soured beer I have had to date. Very thin, no carbonation unless forcibly stirred up - and then it’s really not carbonation to begin with. A slight, slight sweetness on the back of this, but you won’t remember it after a bit. I find it very palatable. But then again, I love the sour beers. The pungent, acetic-ness is a little off-putting, but it is good for the beer that this is supposed to be A SOUR ALE. And it is much like a Rodenbach Grand Cru.


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