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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.


Christian's rating

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11025) - Odense, - MAR 1, 2012
Hazy red amber with a tiny white head. Aroma of cherry and acetone, with a touch of vinegar. Dry and tart vinegar and acetone flavour with a bit of spice, oak and cherry


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (2578) - 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 (2449) - 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 (1704) - Walsall (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 (537) - 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 (56) - 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 (1098) - 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 (688) - 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...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (5515) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
18cl bottle @ hotel room, Copenhagen, BBE 1.5.2020
Aroma is rather acidic with cherries. Flavour has lactic tones, some cherries, vinegar and balsamico. Also some grapefruit tones. Very tart stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (3647) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
180ml bottle from Mikkeller & Friends

Pours reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of sour cherries, tartness, yeast and berries. Taste is sourness, wood, oak and tart cherries with some berries and blackcurrant. Finish is smooth, sourish and tartish with notes of berries and cherries. Quite smooth and balanced sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5896) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2014
180 cl bottle @ hotel room, Copenhagen.
Pours hazy orange color with a small head. Aroma of rowan berries, apricot, some rose hip and yeast. Flavor of cherries, faint raspberries, red currant, apricot and wooden notes. Very nice and refined sour ale.
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