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Spontanale - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
86
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10%
Wants: 17
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jrallen34 on 07-11-2010)
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

A very easy drinking geueze with a whole lot of complexity and earthiness in the yeast component, but without the intense sourness that usuakky ges with the style. Counterpoint that with the fact it is not an entry level style, either, no sweetness at all.

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Funky, smelled of ass and barnyard, with feet. Flavor with bitter and resiny/grassy hoppy. Not my favorite.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

amazing, just downright awesome sour ale here, been looking forward to one day trying this for some time now. clay station hooked it up. maybe age has helped this, because its not scored real highly on here, but its drinking like a real champ. laic style sour, hazy blind but with a little pale orange in it and a short but permanent quarter inch of white bubbles that keep popping in the surface but being replace by new ones on the bottom. a wonderful nose, acidic and mouthwatering as they come, but also loaded with musty oak character and lactic tartness, as well as robust wheat malt. hard to beat this smell for me, its everything i look for in the style and nothing i don't. the flavor shows the richness and nuance of gueuze, like a blend that brings it all out, but as far as i know, this is unblended, which makes it that much more impressive. funk before sour on the palate, and its nowhere near as acidic as the nose suggests, but still puckers me up pretty good. drying mid tongue acidity, not sharp though, because the oak here is so enormous. its infused the beer with an earthen unity that carries all the way through. i am so impressed by the depth here, and all the body that i usually wish for in lambic types. it also has way more carbonation than most. short of explosive, but not by much, it remains infinitely drinkably partially due to that, but also in large part due to how darn intriguing it is. far better than so many of its variants with the fruit, which i think in some cases kill the crispness of this, kill its simplistic yet layered nature, wash out the subtleties. not here, bold and robust, but also reserved. i love everything about it, especially the long dry constantly changing finish. this is as good as any wild ale in the game.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12.7oz bottle with no freshness date. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden tangerine like color with one finger of a white head that dissipates to a thin collar and film coating. Body is extremely hazy.

Smell: Sour green apple, barnyard funk, lemon, wet hay, wood, light musty character

Taste: Tart green fruits, brett funk, grassy/floral hops, oak, all of which fall a bit flat in the finish. Dry finish with a very mild lingering bitterness. Sourness is on the lower end of the spectrum.

Mouthfeel: Medium/light bodied and crisp. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. Bordering on high levels of fine carbonation. ABV is hidden well.

Overall: Good beer, but pretty basic and unremarkable. If you like gueuze you'll enjoy it, but I see no reason to seek it out. Lots of cheaper, tastier and easier to find options out there. Take the money you would have spent on this and buy a Hanssens gueuze.

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Spontanale from Mikkeller ApS
86 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.