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Spontanframboos - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 54
Hads: 312
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 7.41%
Wants: 19
Gots: 48 | FT: 4
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: pixieskid on 05-02-2011

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Photo of bnes09
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Lovely, hazy amber bronze color. Excellent lace retention.

Gorgeous raspberry, vinegar, oak and yeast aroma. Simple, elegant and sophisticated.

Assertive acidity without the burn. Balanced with fresh raspberry flavor adding a moderate sweetness. Smooth oak, rich malt. Extremely well balanced.

Perfect dryness from the acid. Well carbonated. I get the occasional large yeast flake which adds an odd texture for a bit.

Close to perfect example of fruit lambic. (472 characters)

Photo of mtomlins
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours reddish-brown with a faintly red head, short and fizzy, falling without much lacing; hazy. The nose is powerful and delicious, big, ripe raspberries, jammy with some tart notes in the background. On the palate, the fruit is much drier and the sour and acid comes through nicely with a nice, yet subtle, dose of funk as well as some spicey, peppery notes. Clean and refreshing. A really tasty brew. (407 characters)

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draft pour

Clear red body with a scant head that disappears before your eyes. Expecting sour.

Juicy raspberry, some wet wood, and tree leaves.

Pretty light for such a hefty sour. Nice sourness on the back end. Juicy raspberry and wood on the flavor.

Some of these Mikkeller sours are hit or miss but this is pretty freaking good for not being one of the double or triple fruited ones. (390 characters)

Photo of Franck
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

2014 vintage. Smell of rasberry juice, wild yeasts and candi sugar. In mouth, it's very sour. Rasberry taste follows with a strong tartness. Bitterness is fruity and specially sour. Overall, it's a nice beer. Sour fans only. Very tasty and you know rasberries are real, not a weird syrup or jam. (295 characters)

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%

A: poured from a 375 ml bottle into a pint glass, very red brown colored with a short pink head that dissipates leaving some lacing, hazy

S: tart raspberry, very wine like, lots of woody funky smells

T: sour raspberry and bitter oak tannins, red wine, nice noble like bitter hops

M: medium to full with higher carbonation

O: an absolutely excellent fruit lambic, very sour, very oaky (387 characters)

Photo of Karibourgeois
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark and cloudy ruby red pour with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Strong sour smell of raspberries and the taste follows with a really nice sour flavor upfront. In addition to the raspberry flavor, there’s also some dark cherry notes. Very juicy flavor and finishes with a nice lingering tartness. (312 characters)

Photo of cjgiant
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pinkish to ruby color, with lots of large bubble carbonation, soda-like. The head dissipates, but that isn't surprising.

The smell is mostly a funky sour. I get more cheese-mold type of funk cold, and the sour comes more as it warms. I do get a little fruit in the background, hard to tell if it's raspberry.

The taste starts a bit more fruity than the smell. The sour milk comes next, followed by the cheesy funk. However, it was nice to see the raspberry cone through more in the taste. The carbonation does die off eventually, but it does contribute to the feel, which is also a bit more chewy than I'd expect.

Overall this is a good beer, but it feels just slightly incomplete for me. The raspberry is hinted at, the sour starts to pucker, but then gives way to a cheese curd finish. Very interesting, and I would definitely have again, but it just needed something more to get to great for me. (914 characters)

Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear rust tinged red color with a quickly fading, effervescent head that leaves little to no lacing.

Smells of tart raspberries along with some funk.

Tastes of the tart fruits with the underlying funk. Tart raspberries lead off with sour apples and lime notes as well. Some bubble gum like notes come through in the middle. Yeast funk adds in towards the end. Finishes fairly clean with a little earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is tasty and well done. (527 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thomas for sharing this one!

Served in a goblet, it's a dark crimson red with white foam that has the faintest pink tint to it. Spotty lacing and a delicate arc or two forms on the opposite side of the glass.

Aroma is subdued raspberry with moderate acidity.

Puckering raspberry acidity with a seedy dry finish. Juicy and fruity, though I'm told not quite as sour as the latest batch on draft. Light to medium bodied, easy to drink. Overall it's pretty good, not as wild or funky as I'd hoped, but it seems to be a good stand in substitute for scarcer traditional framboise lambic. (594 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a deep reddish color ale with a nice large pink color head with good retention with some light lacing. Aroma of sour raspberry notes with some tart notes. Taste is also dominated by some tart raspberry notes with some acidic notes and some light funky notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. A tad too acidic for my taste and missing some funky barnyard notes but still plenty satisfying. (412 characters)

Photo of babaracas
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear dark pink+orange tinted red. Smell is geuze-y plus raspberry juice... funky barnyard, citric, slight band-aid thing, but not going too far into funkland. Taste: sort of a cranberry-raspberry motif... raspberry, acetic, nice acid and sweet balance, oaky vinous edges. Nice and intense without getting esoteric. (330 characters)

Photo of tbeckett
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Got this bottle from hoppypocket for CanBIF Fall 2013. From notes.

A - Light pink pour with one finger of cloudy light red head. Good retention with a half finger, good spotty lace.

S - Some tartness, raspberry, grainy, dusty.

T - Tart raspberry, acidic, raspberry juice.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body, quite aicidic to finish.

O/D - Doesn't really wow, but it definitely does the trick. Acidic enough but the fruit flavour could be more tart. Good. (467 characters)

Photo of eric5bellies
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from my To Øl chalice,

A - Pours a cloudy rich red/pink colour with a pink head that surprisingly retains well and laces.

S - Rasberries and sour funk and plenty of it. Maybe a littel earthy.

T - Uo front some sour notes before the fruit kicks in. The rasberries are very prominent and the finish in long and sour. Excellent

M - Light to medium body with light to medium carbonation.

O - This ranks right up there with the LP Framb IMO. The balnace between sour and fruit are very impressive. Recommended (517 characters)

Photo of cbutova
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Chico1985, thanks as always! Reviewed from notes.

A- Pink red pour to a small Allagash tulip-esque glass. Foamy white head with retention similar to other sours, fizzes out fairly quickly. Nice pillow and ring leaving spotty lace.

S- Sour raspberries up front with a fresh feeling to them. Not much funk but the aroma leads you to believe this will be pretty sour and have nice fruit flavors.

T- Similar to the aroma with fresh sour raspberries making up most of the flavor. Other things that come to mind include notes of lemon sourness, oak, wine and slight barnyard. Has a vinous bitterness to it all.

MF- Foamy dry soured body. Fairly high bubbly carbonated feel and the sour level is high but not burning, just right.

Didn't really have any expectations for this one and it was a pleasant sour. Good fresh raspberry flavors with a nice authentic sourness. (882 characters)

Photo of Chico1985
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour is hazy magenta with an off-white/pinkish head, which starts at about a half-finger and retains as a mostly full cap for the duration. The scent is great, lots of tart raspberry and dirty funk.

The taste is actually better, loads of tart raspberry, red and white grape, funk, some oak. Nice mix of fruit and biting sour gueuze-like flavors, I could mistake this for a traditional Belgian lambic. The mouthfeel is noteworthy as well, nice spritzy carbonation, no sign of the ABV, and easy-drinking.

Pretty awesome, big raspberry but doesn't hold back on the sour/funky flavors. (584 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a cloudy reddish/purple color with about an inch and a half light pink head. Head retention and lacing are both good enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like tart and sweet (mostly tart) raspberries, oak and funk. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some lemon and a little bit of grape and vanilla. Lots of tartness in this one! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and has a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a good fruit lambic, I'd like to try this one again. (555 characters)

Photo of ADZA
3.11/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pretty bottle and it pours a murky guava hue with a frothy two finger head that doesn't stay for long and leaves some subtle tight sporadic lacing,the smell is raspberries,vinegar,funky feet and sour cherry,the mouthfeel is medium bodied,a touch rough and overcarbonated and I know it's raspberries but I get sour cherry and lots of it first up followed by funky white wine and vinegar finished with a über sour raspberry tartness and overall I was abit let down with this and it def needs some age on it cheers. (513 characters)

Photo of jpro
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7oz bottle from CBX into a snifter...

A: Pours a fuchsia leaning purple, with a light cream head which shows almost no retention and leaves no lace; looks pretty crazy - amazing color.

S: Gumball; raspberry; tart berry rind.

T: Interesting initial taste that's kind of difficult to characterize... a bit of funk would be the easiest way to describe it, I guess; raspberry rind, then sweet, tart raspberry finish a la sweet tarts; Whoa!

M: Medium-bodied; lively carbonation; big time puckering sour finish.

O: An impressive lambic; extreme taste that's perhaps too much of a mix of sweet, sour and funky, but a good brew, that definitely provides a good fix for a sour craving. (684 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light red body with minimal pink head that died quick with lace patches on top of an overtly razzy aroma and little bits of sweetness as well. Stronger than other lambics so it's a little boozy in the finish but other than that a pretty good beer and textbook lambic. Has a strong raspberry taste that is sour/funky but not too strong and has a minor bit of razzy sweetness but not sugary/over sweetened. The tartness is just right for me as I can keep drinking this beer without getting sickened by being over tart/puckering or over sweetened/cloying and a great dessert beer. (586 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 375mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: murky, pale red hue with a thick finger of creamy ivory foam with a little bit of a pinkish cast. I like it.

Smell: nice composition of moderate tartness and a light sweetness which complements the raspberry very well. Very refreshing.

Taste: tartness is very strong and biting right up front, and maintains throughout the palate. Raspberry character is more subdued than in the aroma, but I think this works to the beer's advantage. While quite tart, this beer manages to keep a refreshing balance; I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent level of carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: tart and refreshing; an extremely drinkable beer. Good stuff. (726 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours raspberry red with a fluffy pink head; many strands of lace appear on the side of the tulip

Smell: A nice balance of barnyard funk with sweet and tart raspberry underneath

Taste: Both the rich sweet and tart raspberry tones and the barnyard funk mingle in the front end with the funk winning out, after the swallow; still, the raspberry lingers underneath into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with effervescent carbonation

Overall: A really nice fruit lambic; the sweet and tart flavors complement each other and there is plenty of funk (569 characters)

Photo of dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7 oz green capped bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

Pours out a very deep reddish pink color, pretty much opaque, a nice white, light pink colored head quickly fades to a ring. Lace is real quick to fall back into the beer.

Fresh raspberries blends with a nice rotted wood, lactic funk character

Again, sugary raspberries, raspberry seeds, lemon citrus acidity, some horsey Brett and a touch of lactic funk, maybe even a touch of wine.

Light bodied with a pretty good bright sourness that lingers on the palate.

A really nice framboise, maybe not quite as complex as some of the bigger lambic makers, but still a nice treat. Look forward to trying the other versions. (691 characters)

Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured an opaque cherry red, with quickly dissipating white head.
S: It smelled like very tart raspberry, with some funky oak and acidic metallic hops and wild yeast and candi sugar.
T: It tasted like sweet and tart raspberry, with funky oak and musty vinegar and metallic hops. It had a clean and complex aftertaste that was tart and sour and funky.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Lively body.
D: This was a very nice raspberry lambic. The scent and taste had a great balance of sweet fruit and sour funk. The body was appropriate, but the finish was really intense, so it must be sipped. Could age for a long time, but pretty enjoyable fresh. Sold brew. (675 characters)

Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy pale red in color. It poured with a thin pink colored head that hardly died down.
S: Strong aromas of funk are present in the nose that are like smelling salts to your nostrils.
T: Like the smell, the taste is both sour and funky and has notes of raspberries without any associated sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather tart on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very bold amount of funk; the nose is akin to a gueuze. I liked this one because the fruit made the taste a little more palatable but wasn't sweet. (583 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky ruby red in color with some amber highlights and minimal amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall creamy pinkish white head that redues to a mottled thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of funkiness along with moderate aromas of tartness, raspberry, and just a hint of oak.

T: This beer is not sweet like many of the others in the fruit lambic style which I really appreciate, there is a light to moderate amount of raspberry with pretty strong flavors of tartness and funkiness. There are some light notes of oak and hints of vanilla as well.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Some moderate amounts of acidic prickliness and just a touch of dryness in the finish.

O: I love how the tart funkiness in the aroma of this beer continues to intensify as the beer warms. I really enjoy the fact that this one is not sweet and has no natural or artificial sweeteners added. This one is kind of intense, similar to a gueze, so if you do not like those you might want to avoid this one. I really enjoyed this one and look forward to trying some of it's sibling offerings. (1,294 characters)

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Spontanframboos from Mikkeller ApS
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