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Mikkeller Special Series Cherry Alive

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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.


bursprak's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (780) - Aarhus, - APR 6, 2014
25 cl bottle @ home. Pours amber/bronze with no head at all, totally flat. Really acidy on the nose, some light cherries and currants as well. Taste is balsamico, red berries and light grains. A bit to acidy for me. More like a Sour Red than a Wild Ale.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2432) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
Old rating rerated 20.10.2014, 0,25l bottle shared with a colleague @ hotel room in Ulsteinvik:
Small bubbly shortlasting head, nice slightly "dirty" reddish color. Aroma is kind of dry chemical, in a good way, thinner, oak, berry skin, grass, sour cherries, vinegar. Taste is first kind of mild and fruity, before the dry sourness takes over, slightly dry sour cherries, oak, grass, vinegar, sorrel, thinner, berry skin. Medium bitterness, dry acidic mouthfeel. Nice, and a lot better than last time I tried it a few years back...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Alex. Thanks! Pours Clear off reddish color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is vinegar, tart cherry, nail polish remover, and super sour notes. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is real sour. Cherry, vinegar, super mouth puckering and tough to get down. But I really liked it!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity tart cherry woody aroma. Fruity sour acidic tart cherry flavor. Has a fruity sour tart cherry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (3061) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle bought @ The Mikkeller Webshop. Pours murky brownish red with a very small bubbly pinkish offwhite head that doesn’t leave any trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour and acetic with bread, red wine vinegar, sour cherries, moist wood, leather, paint thinner, moist hay, soil, lemon juice and lemon zest. Taste is tiny sweet, heavy sour and slightly fruity with bread, sour cherries, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, pure acetic acid, moist hay, moist soil, leather, cherry hard candy, plums, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is heavy tart, slightly dry, mouth-puckering, tiny boozy and medium bodied. finish is heavy sour and slightly fruity with bread, red wine vinegar, sour cherries, moist hay, plums, moist soil, leather, overripe lemons and hint of pure acetic acid. Way too acetic for me. Extremely hard to drink…

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3545) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller online shop; cloudy orange/red pour with very little carbonation, tart cherry, funk and lemon aroma, taste has sour cherries, lemon, citrus, woodiness, a hint of acidity, tart fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2396) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Big thanks to the richthevillan for sharing this. Murky red brown beer with light carbonation. Aroma of cherries and a little tannin. Taste is sour cherries and citrus. Quite chewy. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeSammy (543) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
I smell the alcohol, but don?t taste it. Very unusual beer. Delicious. Sour funky nose, light but present. Taste is full palate pleaser, different flavors hitting different parts of my mouth. Light carbonation on the front end, funk not overdone, sour cherries linger and dissipate into nothingness. Wow.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lillmuffin (98) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from the MIkkeller Shop. 25cl. pours to glass. Looks like a breakfast juice of some kind. Ligt brown red colour. Smells like citrus and cherries. taste realy sour. Citrus, cherry, floral, herps and sugar. I love the sour taste!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
25 cl bottle @ home. Pours murky red with a tiny off-white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma and flavour are tart cherries, vinegar, oak, and vanilla - with a tart and dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (767) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Pour is slightly hazy orange, with minimal white slightly creamy white head. Aroma has some funk to it, sour cherries, green apples, sour sweets, leather, slight earth/dirt notes, caramel, shoe sole, apple cider vinegar, citrus, lemon peel, barnyard and hay. Pretty interesting for sure, and has a lot more to it than expected. The taste is pretty darn sour, but has a surprisingly sweetness to it as well. Medium bodied with a semi-flat carbonation. I quite dig this... Oh yeees.. Yeessss...


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