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Spontanale - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 18
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jrallen34 on 07-11-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Beervana, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of heygeebee
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

heygeebee, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of gelasin
4/5  rDev +5.5%

gelasin, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

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

barczar, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zestar, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

DrBier, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of jackmax
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

jackmax, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
3/5  rDev -20.8%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

IanSpindler, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
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.

StonedTrippin, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +5.5%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

HoppyKilaMonster, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Jonada
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Jonada, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

threedaggers, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

tom10101, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Sonofalime, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

beernads, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Michigan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Michigan, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Bubbles, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Lare453, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of kengetty
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served at Three Floyds Brewpub in a tulip glass

A - Golden in color, moderately hazy, poured medium white head that dissipated quickly, white ring retained throughout, slight lacing.

S - Slightly funky from the Brett on the front transitions nicely to moderate grain sweetness in the middle. Pick up moderate floral hops and lemon spiciness on the back end. Faint hints of tart pear and oakiness in the finish. Nothing is overpowering and really subtle for the most part for a sour.

T - Moderate tartness on the front end with pear, lemon and apple notes, the oak helps balance this in the middle and showcase the floral/grassy hops for a moment before the finish. Aftertaste is medium champagne grape-like sourness that is never puckering.

M - Medium body, medium-high carbonation, dry finish.

O - The first two thoughts I had as I drank this was, this is a great starter sour for non-beer friends and are there champagne grapes in here? This is a well-balanced sour, but very subtle in the sourness. I enjoyed this beer, but more of a sessionable or starter sour. Your wine friends will like this beer and your beer friends will most likely be let down by this beer.

kengetty, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

popery, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Aug 10, 2013
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Spontanale from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.