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Spontancassis - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.27%


Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ChrisPro on 09-22-2011)
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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful, rich dark amber color. Small head but lots of lacing.

S - Aromas of cherries and sourness.

T - Dry sherry taste. Plenty of sour flavors and nice, almost spicy aftertaste. Nice change from the big stouts lately.

M - A tad thin and not as carbonated as I'd like.

O - A nice beer. Easy sipper despite the pretty big abv. Definitely would have again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2013 01:42:36 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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Pours a hazy, dark purple color. 1/3 inch head of an off-purple color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of currant, sweet malt, sugar, hint of sour, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Lambic - Fruit. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable tartness. Tastes of currant, sweet malt, sugar, sugar, hint of floral, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, good appearance, good body, and good blend. Not too sweet, but also not overly dry or tart. A good lambic - fruit.

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Bottle 330 ml split 2 ways. Beautiful purple pour. Very fruity lambic. Nice grape skin, wine and leafy aroma. Taste is definitly tart (citric) with some blueberry jams that adds some depth, light lactic feel also. Another good lambic by Mikkeller. Very close to the top examples.

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375ml bottle. The typical label dude carrying some seriously big cassisballs, whilst running through a purple rain, seems to be an apt harbinger of things to come.

This beer pours a rather dark and muddled pinkish purple hue, with two fingers of puffy, and tightly foamy pink cotton candy head, which leaves some awesome honeycombed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bittersweet cherries, watered-down Chambord liqueur, sharp earthy, but weirdly attractive dry funk, aged white cheese, a moderate vinegar tartness, a touch of musty leather, and mildly perfumed leafy hops. The taste is still largely on the tart side of all those consistent cherry, black currant, and lemon rind fruit notes, with a steady, but duly unloved bready pale malt flailing away somewhere in there, some evened-off dusty funky essences hanging on, while the alcohol starts to make its move, overtaking the hops that just want to maintain the status quo.

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One of the better iterations of the Spontan(fill in yer fruit here) offerings from Mikkeller - fruity, funky, malty, and boozy, all in measured, yet hefty doses. Maybe it's because I'm a fan of black currants, but this one just works for me, and is highly recommended if you're into the style.

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Spontancassis from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.