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Spontanframboos - Mikkeller ApS

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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 13
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pixieskid on 05-02-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-13-2013 16:57:54 | More by AleWatcher
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07-13-2013 19:31:25 | More by EastBay_Nick
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01-20-2013 20:24:17 | More by xdefeatsy
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

04-17-2013 20:11:21 | More by dogfishandi
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

03-23-2013 04:08:59 | More by jefftuck47
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-18-2013 21:54:38 | More by jtladner
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-23-2014 02:58:42 | More by acurtis
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Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

375ml bottle. If this is how I get raspberries in January, so be it.

This beer pours a dark, hazy cherry amber hue, with two fingers of thinly foamy pale pink head, which leaves a low wall of island profile lace around the glass as it evenly abates.

It smells of tart raspberry fruit pie, further vinegary acidic notes, yeasty dry white wine, and a stripped-down earthiness, potentially of the hop order. The taste is sour, acerbic cherry, lemon, and raspberry essence, the fruity, inherent sugary character more or less neutered to the near-hilt, a reserved, pale grainy maltiness, some middling Belgian yeast, further lime-focused citric notes, more in-progress, strained white and red white character, and a touch of herbal, leafy hops. The alcohol does well to keep its head mostly down through it all.

The bubbles are prominent enough, I suppose, in that I can detect them to a certain degree beyond the overbearing tartness of this whole deal, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, other than the lingering sour fruity notes, which have a habit of mucking up things like this. It finishes still off-dry, just enough of the underappreciated malt able to put up its meager flag in an otherwise tart and bitter fruit-friendly environment.

Not too shabby of a fruit lambic - the pungent tartness is there, no doubt, but it also has the good grace to allow the malt and other fruit characteristics some lesser airtime. A mid-level example of the style, when you're thinking of stepping up your game beyond the introductory, sugar-heavy players.

01-17-2013 04:37:15 | More by biboergosum
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-29-2014 01:08:57 | More by Dan114
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-03-2014 03:25:49 | More by Sammy
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1%

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass (proper!). Poured a deep dark ruby red with a one finger light pink head that remained throughout the glass. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, fruit, raspberry, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, funk, raspberry, fruit, and very subtle tart. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Upon taking the first smell on this one I was quite excited as it really reminded me of Rose de Gambrinus minus the usual Cantillon funk. It was also quite a nice looking brew as well. The flavor however had a earthy note to it that cut into some of the sweetness which definitely hurt it slightly for me. I really wish that would not have been the case as besides that this was a really good brew that could have received very high marks from me. Haven’t had it before? What the Hell are you waiting for?

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-23-2014 03:23:18 | More by TheSamKuehn
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

03-24-2013 13:17:23 | More by GuyIncognito
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

04-22-2014 22:55:13 | More by emerge077
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4.11/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-27-2014 00:11:35 | More by Rutager
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-11-2014 23:02:43 | More by Sanchezrox23
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Quebec (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

02-05-2014 03:29:31 | More by Phyl21ca
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

05-11-2014 03:20:41 | More by ocelot2500
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Spontanframboos from Mikkeller ApS
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