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Spontancassis - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

jklecko2, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

djtomain, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

tom10101, Dec 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

MSandahl23, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Hultkrantz
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Hultkrantz, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +0.7%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

GRG1313, Oct 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

acurtis, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

EyePeeAyBryan, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

aztraz, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Seanniek91, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

mccallisters_dali, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

starrdogg, Jan 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

t0rin0, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

pixieskid, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

drewone, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
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
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

JamFuel, Aug 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

nmann08, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared thanks to Kac.

The beer pours a cloudy reddish purple color with just a bit of head and really no lacing. Really pretty.

The smell is outstanding, it's a lot of fresh berries and a great amount of funk and tartness, the cassis comes through great with flavors like raspeberry tart as well.

The flavor is definitely less than the smell but a solid representation of the style. Fruit and dry semi tartness, not an overwhelming taste at all unfortunately. Still very refreshing and true to style.

The feel is nice and dry, decent carbonation, nice tartness.

Overall a very solid beer, with a great great nose.

Dreadnaught33, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Mora2000, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

dgilks, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of rarbring
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The ale is clouded deep red, has a high firm pink head that settles slowly and leaves loads of lacing and good curtains.

Smelling funky leather, stable, fermented black currants.

No sweetness to talk about, a very invigorating tart sourness, red fruit aroma, crushed cherry seed bitterness.

Medium high carbonation, a dry almost course texture, medium body with lots of freshness. Does not feel like near 8%.

A very nice lambic style beer.

rarbring, Feb 28, 2012
Spontancassis from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.