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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7470) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2011
Small white head. Hazy bright red body. Intense lacquer, cherries, and wood aroma with metallic notes. Dry-sweet-acidic toffee marzipan cherry taste with floral notes. Mid-bodied. Sharply acidic and astringent mouthfeel, so strong it burns. Dry waxy floral cherry aftertaste with metallic earthy notes. Extreme, but somehow nice. A bit much acid, though. (0.25l bottle from some shop in Copenhagen. I forget which.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle shared by Max. Pours initially a violet reddish clear, then hazes towards the bottom from the sediment- thin fizzy dissipating head. Aroma is nice sour cherry, cherry juice, light aceto-flemish red kick but still very pleasant, slight sweet tart candy, light fruity brett kick, and hints of old wood. Flavor is light caramel malt covered with sour cherry, cherry juice cherry pit, Flemish red mixed with kriek, medium to light sweet cherry in the middle, turns slightly bitter and woody in the end with a medium to light tartness. Pretty good, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (7046) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2011
(Bottle, 0.25 l, from Kihoskh, 20110417) The beer poured red and quite clear. Its head was very small and pinkish. Aroma had cherries, wood, sourness, cherry stones and mildly solvent. Palate was medium bodied, warming and quite dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were sourness, cherries, sugary sweetness, wood and hint of bitterness. Aftertaste had sourness and cherries. I would have liked this better if the beer had had less alcohol, Now the burning hid some of the pleasant flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26386) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 17, 2011
Bottled. Hazy murky rubyish brown colour, not that much head. Aroma is cherries, cherry stones and some nuttyness. Flavour is sweeetish sour cherries, almond as well as mild acidic and berryish notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
(25cl bottle, BB 1/5/2020) Pours a murky reddish body with a spare white head. Aroma of cherry, earth, horseblanket, and yogurt. Flavor of cherry, yogurt, lacto, brett, and moderately acetic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
bottle, muddy brown color with still head, nice vinegar and cherry aroma, sour cherry balsamic flavor with some yeasty dough, excellent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (6275) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
sweet cherry aroma,red, hazy, minimal head, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, saur long finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8545) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Ruby coloured and unclear. Has a pink head, fully diminishing. Aroma of glue and solvents, faint fruity cherries, acid too. Some crisp cerials too. Flavor is heavy acidic, acedic too. Faint sweet finish. Dry, astringent texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13803) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle. No head. red colour. Heavy sour aroma. Cherries present. MOderate bitter sour flavor. Sweetness surprisingly present. Strong cherrie and vanilla notes. Creamy palate. Strange but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (12253) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
250ml pink waxed bottle. It pours a rosy pink with orangeish golden hues at the edge with a fizzy/foamy white head that quickly fizzles away. It has some pretty big carbonation bubbles. It smells super acidic. The cherry is there, and that is about it. Clean and simple. It is pretty tart but not extremely sour. It has a nice cherry flavor and a nice lemon citrus. It has some sweetness too. ---- "Looks like brandy, tastes like a Warhead." ---- Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-06-2011 05:36:33

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