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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: 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.


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 (6976) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marko (3922) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Mikkel, HUGE thanks!
Poured a slightly brownish red opaque body with a tiny white head. Corky, acidic and funky vinegar-like fruity nose, slightly soft and sweet. Dry, chewy chalky acidic taste, very nice, some light but burning acidity, soft gluey cherryish notes, slightly peppery. Lovely, balanced wild ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Thanks to Degarth for the share. Pours pink with a white head. Nose is cherry, vinegar, almond, acetic, and a slight hint of vanilla. Flavor is similar with some vinegar burn in the finish. Very unique beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle kindly shared by plovmand, thanks a lot, its always a pleasure! ;-) Pours a foggy reddish colour, with a white head. The aroma is loaded with dry tart cherries and wood with a sour kick to it. Flavour is strong and long lasting sour cherries, wood and a hint of smooth balsamic vinegar. Nicely balance. Great brew!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (6460) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle shared with Anker. Pours dark red with a small white head. The aroma is acidic and dry cherries with notes of almond, wood and vinegar. Lovely. Acid, cherries and vinegar dominating the flavour with notes of almond. The alcohol is only slightly noticable. Long acidic finish. Great brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19333) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
Bottled, from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Lightly hazy reddish copper colour, small head. Really tart and acidic with sharp vinegar and lemon dominating. Above medium bodied with sour cherries and some peppery alcohol warmth. Very intense, and definitely a beer that stands out. Wow!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Cloudy, dirty orange ale with a small, quickly dissipating, white head. The aroma offers an orchard of tart cherries, huge acidity and is moderately acetic. Both funky and malty. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. Wow! The flavor is sour as hell. Bushels of tart cherries alongside red wine vinegar and layered atop a caramel/graham crust. Alcohol warmth is a non-factor here. Very tart, drying finish. I could drink this all day long… until I pass out drunk, of course. Big time thanks to plovmand for shipping this overseas!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
This beer would pair really nicely with a summer salad, or reduced might make a tasty salad dressing. It poured cloudy with the appearance of a glass of V-8 Splash. It had a slight odor of nail polish remover, which also carried over into the taste, detracting from the fullness of the flavor of tart candied cherries.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2218) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Thanks to hopscotch for coming through with some euro specials. This danish gem poured up a a cloudy reddish color with a massive cherry nose. I mean really this is maybe the most aromatic beer I have had the pleasure of dippin my beak in. The taste was acidic and tart with cherry, vanilla, funk, and vinegar runnin the show. Great beer........


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