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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: 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavy (2116) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 17, 2010
2/10 0.33 l can courtesy of Marko, thanks! It poured murky brown-orange-reddish body with smaller head that went down soon. Vinegar aroma, only a little bit of sour cherry; strange and harsh, yet nice and elegant. Very sour, typical wild lambic sourness dominates the flavor, cherry is only slightly present, no mercy for sweetness here. Medium body, with, of course, long sour cherry finish which was actually very nice and showed all the qualities of this brew. Alcohol...perfectly hidden! Those are the ales you simply like or not, you can enjoy in one or find it completely pesky. I don’t mind having one, such a good sour ale/lambic.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2010
Bottled. Hazy reddish amber color, short head. Aroma is tart, cherry, cheesy, barnyard. Extremely harsh sour taste, very very acidic. Too much for my esophagus.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2010
Dark red colored brew. Sour aroma. A lot of sourness in the flavor. Some cherries and alcohol. Too much sourness for my stomach.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
Nose of some acetone, somewhat harsh hops, feel is wine, carb is mediumweak, taste is sour cherry, bittersweet hops, late mandarin

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2010
Bottled 250ml. -Courtesy of Marko(thanks), shared with him and heavy.
Cloudy dark red coloured, almost no head, sour fruity nose. Very strong dry and sour cherries tastw with lingering peppery alcoholic finish. Also some notes of glue. Well balanced brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2010
From Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, DK. Bottled, 081010. Hazy red with small head. Aroma of sourness and fruit. Flavor with cherries.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle thanks to Papsoe. Pours a very cloudy dark copper with very small beige coloured head. Fades away very quickly leaving no lacing and no head what so ever. Big aromas to say the least. Heaps and heaps of sour cherry, vinegar and acetone. Very tart and sour. Good stuff. Flavours are dominated by vinegar sourness and lemon juice acidity. Very dry finish. The sourness hangs on for a will. Good mouthfeel. Super sour. Great beer,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2010

Bottle 250ml. @ home.

Clear medium to dark red color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy cherry, tart cherry, berries, lacto, acetone. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, acidic and acetic with a long duration, vinegar, sour cherries, tart, dry dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20100915]

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KolonelKlink (65) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2010
Bottle at Biero in Melbourne. Pours a dusky red-copper with white head. Aromas are of sour cheery, spicy oak, cloves and vinegar. This smells like Pinot Noir. The sour cherries continue on the palate with bold acidity and spritz from the carbonation. This beer is near perfect, one of the most balanced and enjoyable Sour Ales I have tried! Thanks Mikkeller/Cantillon!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (6746) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2010
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing fluffy off-white head. Hazy dark red body. Powerful cherries grapefruit aroma. Sour cherries grapefruit very agressive and powerful flavor. Low carbonation. Very long bitter sour aftertaste.


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