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Spontancassis - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ChrisPro on 09-22-2011)
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Photo of Luk13
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Luk13, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev -0.7%

MaseFace, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Lare453, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Texasfan549, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

threedaggers, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of jklecko2
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

jklecko2, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of djtomain
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

djtomain, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

tom10101, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of MSandahl23
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

MSandahl23, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Hultkrantz
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Hultkrantz, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

biboergosum, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Beer-A-Lot, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

GRG1313, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

acurtis, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

EyePeeAyBryan, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -0.7%

aztraz, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Seanniek91
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Seanniek91, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of mccallisters_dali
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

mccallisters_dali, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of starrdogg
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

starrdogg, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

t0rin0, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

pixieskid, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -0.7%

drewone, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost purple in color with a fair amount of turbidity. Strong cassis and berry aromas. Grass, a touch of oak, and only a mild mustiness. Has a very strong grape juice aroma, too. The flavor is lightly sweet with a fairly restrained tartness. Heavy on the fruit flavors. Lots of cassis, blackberry, and red grapes. Some oak, grass, and must, but they seem to be covered by the fruit.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of JamFuel
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

JamFuel, Aug 07, 2012
Spontancassis from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.