Spontanale - Mikkeller ApS
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3.69/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2014 04:34:16 | More by Jonada
3.4/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-11-2013 21:34:43 | More by kengetty
4/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: This poured a slightly hazy light gold with quickly dissipating white head.
S: It smelled like super funky oak and dank horse blanket with some unripe apricot and tart vinegar.
T: It tasted like funky oak and musty horse blanket with unripe apricot and tart vinegar. It had a clean and funky aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Lively body.
D: This was a nice gueuze with bold and complex scent and taste. The body was fitting, and the finish was surprisingly smooth. Would age well, but is already good fresh. Not for the faint of heart, but recommended for fans of the style.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2013 00:50:31 | More by Pencible
Spontanale from Mikkeller ApS
85 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.