Spontanframboos - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 17
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
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Denmark

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 SUBER
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip, slight glusher...kinda the style tho

A: Murky ruby red color with a pinkish white head that had good lace.

S: Motherfunkensourness, raspberries, tart, slight oak, vinegar and more funk...oh yeah!!

T: Good sour pucker with raspberry jam sweetness with a oaky tannins. tart and more of that funkness.

M: Light body and dry

O: Raspberries and sour funkness...how yummy!

Photo of MagicJeff
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Love the nose on this beer--fresh raspberry jam. Funky tart raspberry tastes. Highly recommend.

Photo of pixieskid
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Of the three "Spontanbeers" this was definitely my favorite.

Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel, very spritzy carbonation.

Wonderful Raspberry aroma with a hint of citrus and some funk.

Flavor matches the aroma well with a lingering juicy/fruity wine note in the finish.

Overall; simple and solid, extremely drinkable and unlike the Spontonkriek, the higher abv is undetectable.

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

Photo of PerHops
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Excellent looking beer. Great color in the body and the head. Excellent lacing. Just looks like the perfect desert beer!

S- Woah, lots of rasbperries! My mouth waters from the tart raspberries just from smelling this one! A little bit of funk and earth, but this one is all about the fruit!

T- Tart raspberries. Perfect play on sweet and sour. Maybe one dimensional, but so good it's forgivable.

M- Just enough carbonation to keep up with the flavor.

O- I have had better framboise, but I have to look a lot harder to find them.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy dark-reddish with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Wheat, sweet and tart raspberries, lemon zest, tart green fruit, funky yeast, sourness, barnyard funk, acidity, funky yeasts.

T - Sourness, sweet and tart fresh raspberries, tart green fruits, lemon zest, wheat, funky barnyard flavors and yeast, acidity, lactic acid, oak, vanilla.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, funky, and sour finish.

D - Very tart and acidic. Nicely balanced and good kick.

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.

Photo of jtd1969
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: deep ruby red color with high carbonation and a pinkish head

S: Aromas of raspberry, oak, sour grapes, vinegar.

T: Red Raspberry, oak "twangs" through the taste. Lot's of berry flavors through out with grape and a woody twist of some sort.

M: Definitely not light, but not really medium either. Lot's of carbonation but not overbearing for the beer. 7.7% abv was hidden well as it was extremely easy to drink.

O: For the style it was really good. Refreshing and sour with lots of fruit. I am kinda of hit or miss on Lambics. However, this one was good.

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

Photo of 2Bstout
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass

Photo of Brew33
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not a big Mikkeller fan in general but this was an excellent beer.

It's a murky pink with a small crown of bubbles. The aroma is fantastic. Brett in full force. Stinky cheese, raspberries, and juicy sour aromas rise above the rim of the glass. Deep sour raspberry notes. Just fantastic.

The inital sip leads to a sweet then immediately tart rasberry character. Full, rich berries. This beer isn't as sour as the nose would lead you to believe but it's certainly sour and tart. Wine barrel certainly makes itself known with a slightly tannic, vinous character. I'm shocked at how much I enjoy this. It's VERY good. The mouthfeel is a little heavy and could use a touch more carbonation or a little bit tighter carbonation.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable beer. I'd certainly drink this anytime.

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.

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

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.

Photo of larryi86
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7 oz bottle poured into a snifter
This was a little bit of a gusher but not too bad

A- A clear ruby red with a three finger light pink head.

S- Raspberries, some funk, sour, some oak, some sweetness that gives this a nice balance.

T- Raspberries, tart green apples, sour lemons, wine, oak, touch of funk, well balances.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body.

O- A tasty raspberry lambic, wine adds a nice twist to the beer. Price tag was high, but I am very happy that I picked this up. Worth trying if you enjoy lambics.

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 12.7 oz bottle into a duvel glass

a: pours a very nice dark ruby raspberry color, reminiscent of the spontan kriek bit a few shades darker in color, a nice finger fluffy rasp/white head that disapates into a film nd leavs some nice lacing.

S: a very nice sweet tart like rasp aroma, beautiful full bodies rasp, smells awesome, really nice. The best nose I feel out of all the spontans I have reviewed so far.... Nice tartness and balance.

T: Nice tart raspberry flavor, very nice, lemony tartness, loads and loads of raspberry and in the middle there is a slightly bitter oak bite, but it is not nearly as offensive as it was in the other spontans, maybe it just works much better with the raspberry.... Either way it's delicious.

M: very nice mouthfeel, medium body with a very nice level of crisp carbonation, that Keeps the brew lightly effervescent, while still a touch creamy. The end is dry with a little bit of lingerin bitterness.

O: by far my favorite of the spontans thatbive gotten to try, very nicley done, gear tartness and fruit flavor, the musky oak bitterness worked a bit better with this one, and felt a little tones Down on this one.

Photo of popery
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice enough looking beer. Pours bright maroon with a smallish off-white head. Pretty clear on the initial pour. A little bit of lacing. Somewhat deeper maroon on my second pour.

Wonderful raspberry aroma. It's just bursting with juicy berries. Very jammy. Some green apple, vinegar, funk, but it's dominated by that raspberry jam.

The taste doesn't quite live up to the aroma, but it's still very nice. It's medium sour and quite dry. There's a fair bit of tannic bitterness. It's a bit like berry skins mixed with under ripe berries. Just not quite juicy/jammy enough. Gets better as it warms.

Mouthfeel is fairly light for the abv. The tannic bitter flavor makes things a bit funny, but it's not over the top.

This was a lot better than expected. I approached this beer with some trepidation, but this is a very well done raspberry sour. It's fairly expensive, but it's a really nice legitimately lambic-ish raspberry sour, and that justifies the price for me.

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.

Photo of madtrixter787
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Also picked up from the Butcher Shop in Fredericksburg, VA. Poured into DFH tulip.

Agressive pour yielded wonderful head that dissipated to some thin nice lacing. Nice cloudy dark purple color with a soft sour scent with a hint of rich raspberry. Mouthfeel is just a tad nicer and better carbonated than the Spontanale. Overall a wonderful raspberry lambic with a nice sweet undertone from the fruit to offset the tartness.

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

Thanks to Jason for sharing this one. Served in a Drie Fonteinen tulip.

A - Big pink-tinged foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind splotchy lacework. Hazy dark red-purple body.

S - Immense raspberry aroma. Very sweet and jammy, with only a mild amount of wild flavor and light vinegar. Reminds me a little of Framboise de Amorosa.

T - Not as sweet as the aroma suggests. The raspberries are green and under-ripe, and there is some tart green apple skin and light medicinal gueuze character as well. Minimal oak present. More complex than the aroma, but I kind of prefer the unabashed raspberry.

M - Medium-light body, pleasant active carbonation, slightly gritty and tannic, with a dry finish. Alcohol isn't present at all.

D - I liked this quite a bit - it's better than the lower-end lambics we get in the US (Van Honsebrouck, Oud Beersel), but doesn't quite stack up with stuff like Hommage or Veritas 006. Still, if the price was right I'd buy this again - hopefully soon, as I hear these are coming Stateside.

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.

Photo of mrfrancis
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a gorgeous hazy ruby with a compact, creamy salmon head.

S: Aromas of oak, must, vinegar, unripened grapes, sea salt, and red raspberry fill the nose.

T: Notes of oak, pickle brine, sea salt, cider vinegar, must, red raspberry, unripened blackberry, unripened grapes, tart cherry, and pomegranate fill the mouth. The finish is smooth and creamy with bountiful notes of sea salt, raspberry, vinegar, and unripened vine fruits.

M: On the lighter side of medium in body, very dry, and also very creamy. Carbonation is active, but gentle. Goes down really smoothly.

O: This is a high quality lambic from a brewer that never fails to surprise. I'm really digging this beer. It's not often that foreign brewers do an authentic lambic well. I hope that the rest of the beers in this series live up to this ale's standard.

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.

Photo of thagr81us
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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?

Photo of Jonada
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle served in a Russian River stemmed glass

Appearance: Murky, ruby red color, lots of carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass. Less than a finger of a off white/light pinkish head that dissipated almost instantly

Smell: Tart raspberries, more musty than funky, slight earthiness. The aroma is not terribly complex as the nose is really dominated by the raspberries, but that's not a bad thing.

Taste: Fresh raspberries, tart citrus notes, vinegar, grape. Tart dry finish with little residual sweetness. Overall this beer is more tart than sour.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the high side. This is a relatively big lambic at 7.7% but the alcohol is nearly undetectable.

Overall: I was really pleasantly surprised. I would like to have seen a little bit more of that traditional lambic funkiness, but that's only a minor complaint. This ranks in the upper echelon of raspberry lambics I've had.

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