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Mikkeller Special Series Cherry Alive

Formerly brewed at Mikkeller
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Danish: En Sour Ale brygget på: Vand, malt, sukker, humle og gær. Lagret på Cantillon fade med sure kirsebær.

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Munkky (10) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
A crazy wild beer with lots of sourness the first time I tasted it I was sold. It is an extremely intense little beer which is fine to share.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Massive Mikkeller pt.2. A great beer I thought I’d never be able to land, but I guess I got lucky. Great sour aroma with hints of cherries. Very tart and fruity flavor. All around amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear deep red - white head. Vinegar. High sourness. Glue. Wood glue. Cherry. Acid. marzipan. Light sweetness. Bretty. Lovely dryness. I like it very much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2010
Have had this beer several times allready and I find it very nice and one of Mikkellers best yet in 2010. Luckely I have manage to grap a few that now are stored in my cellar. Maybe im just slowly turning in to a sour junky.. Sealed with red waw in tiny 25 cl bottles and bought at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Im slowly getting a huge fan of these smaller bottles that are easier to pop on a tuessday night. The pour is hazy deep red with a tiny white head. The nose is huge and kind of acidic with well done cherrys that are blasting their aroma away. Some notes of wood and lactic flavours with some bret and a sweetness like in marzipan but a spicy sourness like aflavour vinegar topped with a hint of horsraddish. The taste is all so sour - makes your mouth go sshhhh and the ears itch (is it only me?) The cherrys are not that up front like in the aroma but a beeing mixed up with this heavy sourness. the trademark from Cantillon are stil there. The mouthfeel is medium with a long lasting sourness that in the finish are getting more oily and with the notes of bret left behind. Damn - I kind of find it a bit similar to Mikkels previous Super sour kriek.. the same agressive sourness and the same blasting cherrys makes it sooo good. Nice

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (15512) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 Tiny Bottle at Fairbar. Hazy red/amber body with small off-white head. Flavour is sour, cherry, tart and very acidic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2010
25 cl bottle, bought at Ølbutikken by my neighbour Kjetil, thanks for sharing. Amber reddish color, nice off-white/pink head. Aroma is lots of cherry and oak. Flavor is cherries, sourness, oak, medium sweetness. Fine carbonation. Lovely fruity, long mouthfeel. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2010
red amberlike with a small off-white head. Aroma is more simpel tnan taste with some slight cherries. Nice mouthfeel. Flavour is so intense balanced between the sour element at the many dimensions of cherrie.

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