Mikkeller Special Series Cherry Alive

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


on tap


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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7783) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2013
180 ml bottle.
Pours a murky brown amber colour with a small head. Aroma is very tart with recognizable Cantillon aromas, cherries, oak and some chocolate. Flavour of toasted malts, cherries, strong wood, alcohol, biscuit and strong vinegar notes. Cantillon barrel brings an interesting tone to this beer, both gueuze- and fruit lambic -wise. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, lingering sour, woody and cherryish finish. Has some slight similarities with RR Consecration. Elegant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle from Mikkeller & Friends bottle shop. The pours red with a small off-white head. The nose is tart vinegar, balsamic, strawberry, pennies, sugary sweetness. The taste is rotting cherries, more strawberry. Fruit by the Foot sweetness. Acetic tang, lip-puckering finish. Light body, soft carbonation. Aggressive. Overall, pretty decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle @ home ... vintage 2010... BBF 2020 ... :) It pours murky red/orange with a small white bubbly head.... The aroma is very acidic, vinegar and cherrie....The flavor is very nice acidic, vinegar! and some fruity..... cherries.....Very nice brew but you have to like the vinegar flavor! it is very dominating!.........

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scopey (13560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle via trade with Lassem. It pours cloud deep red with pretty much no head. The nose is rather strong on the Worcestershire sauce front, as well as tangy cherry, balsamic vinegar and vinous notes. The taste is pretty acidic, sour cherry, tangy berry, faint vomit, vinegar, some alcohol and damp wood with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Glad to have tried it, but I am left disappointed. A bit rough and too acidic for my liking. Perhaps this would have been better fresher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12918) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle from thewolf, thanks! Pinkish red color, no head. Cherry, marzipan and vinous notes in the aroma. Sour, vunous flavor with lemon, amarena and marzipan. Complex beer, not a trace of alcohol. Full bodied. Top class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (23683) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
10th July 2010
Cloudy red beer, no head. Tart cherry and wood nose. Crisp dry palate. Tart cherry. worcester sauce acid. Dry tart finish. Okay but this is standard sour stuff. That is to say too sour for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (5577) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a red-amber body with a small white head. Aroma is a formidable assault on the senses: paint thinner, cherries, vinegar, oak and hints of red fruits. Intense and almost chemical in a perversely "refreshing" way, the way sniffing on liquids with loads of menthol is. I feel degenerated for actually *almost* liking this. :-P Taste is hard sour tones, going from fruity cherry sourness on to hard, astringent woody tones, paint thinner, then finishing off with an intense vinegar boost. Holy cow! Intense, but not quite for me. Interesting, but weird in the...weird way. Glad to have tasted it. Once.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ej (1292) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
Deep golden orange Paint thinner and lighter gas, cherries hard Subdued in the back Paint thinner sadly joins the flavour rather intensly, some sour cherry notes is also present , but this is a very sick beer. Cant find very much positive to say about the flavours, but lets call it interesting. Medium and oily

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (13692) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2012
[5/8/12] Bottle at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen. Clear red color with no head. Aroma of brett, cherries, alcohol, sweaty hints and some oak. Sourish woody flavor with lactic notes, cherries, some biscuity malt sweetness, citric hints and a bit of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. A nice sipping beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
Pours a clear and red/orange beer with a weak white head. The aroma is cherries, marzipan and acetone. The flavor follows the nose with additional acidity, fruit and some vinegar. The palate is sweetness with some acidity. Overall this is a good beer.

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