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Spontancassis - Mikkeller ApS

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 131
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 27.59%
Wants: 11
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ChrisPro on 09-22-2011

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Always happy to try a new beer from Mikkeller.

The beer pours a reddish color with a white head. The aroma is pretty nice, with some cassis and cherry notes, as well as a decent amount of sourness. The flavor is even better than the aroma in my opinion. I get a lot of tart cassis and dark cherry notes, as well as some vinegar and a little bit of caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very nice.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

The bubbles are a bit astringently metallic, but soften a bit as we merrily go, the body medium-light in weight, and as smooth as one might expect in the midst of such an acetic acid melee. It finishes off-dry, surprisingly, the malt finally asserting itself, amongst the lingering black fruit, funk, and sidling alcohol.

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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was a bit skeptical on the Mikkeller lambics but I was very surprised to get a very well done beer. Very nice fruity aroma and taste, not overly tart, making it a very drinkable and enjoyable sour beer.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -11.3%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red. Small off white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Light currant. Wood. Yogurty.

Taste - Berry fruit that builds into a very distinct black currant flavor. Like a black currant jam without the sweetness. Very woody. Less yogurt than the nose.

Mouthfeel - Dry and woody. Moderate sourness. Well carbonated.

Overall - The woodiness is intense. The currant flavor is pretty nice, but not enough to truly elevate the beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark purplish color, with purplish pink frothy foam.
Sparse spotty lace around the edges, lasting surface skim.

Aroma is mildly funky, acidic fruit, leathery Brett.
Taste is a little more one dimensional, sour fruit all the way. Nice drying tannins in the aftertaste.
Juice like feel with average carb levels, like sparking grape juice but not as carbed.
Overall it was fun to try, but others in the series are better. The price is rarely justified with these.

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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Olney Place in Penn Yan, NY.

This one pours a muddy purplish dark color, with a small head, and basically no lacing.

Smells like tart black currants, brine, funk, and a mild amount of lactic tartness.

This isn't super sour, about a 4/10, with a great currant flavor. It tastes a bit wet and slick, if that makes any sesnse. There's some damp funk on the back end, with an olive-like briney character as well. Interesting and unique, for sure.

This is medium bodied, with a slick and slightly juicy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation.

A really interesting beer here, glad I got to try it.

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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.

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Spontancassis from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.