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Spontangrape - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 11
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rarbring on 10-30-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

psoriasaurus, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

threedaggers, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

griffiam03, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Adamostella
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Adamostella, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of 77black_ships
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%

375 ml. bottle // caped not corked // @ Delirium Hoppy Loft alongside Spontankriek // 7.7 % grape “lambic” from Mikkeller // this is white grapes definitely // pours a lightly hazy golden with a small white great // nose is light tart young green grapes, clean sharp, green apple & grape skins, coated in a the lemon acidic substantial Spontan sourness, very clean, one dimensional // taste is unlike a real sour, very clean, sharp, one levelled, young sour green grapes, green apples, grape skins, substantial lemon acidity / sourness, plenty of lemons, small touch barnyard, minor, one levelled, sourness is substantial // body is crisp, nicely carbonated, easy too drink // bit too simplistic really but this one is good but for regular drinking a real one is cheaper & better & way more complex

77black_ships, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Lare453, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

tom10101, Jul 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

schnarr84, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

profondo, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

klipper, Nov 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25%

t0rin0, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of peensteen
3.88/5  rDev -3%

Bottle shared by Liam.

Hazy golden orange colour, ring of white head with some lace as well. Smell is really funky, lemon, some sweet candy kind of like Sweet Tarts actually, lots of acidity, I get very little in the way of grape however perhaps a bit of grape skins. Taste is quite funky and tart, really quite sour, big acidity, lemony with more noteable grape on the palate than in the nose, funky and yeasty finish. Mediunm carbonation with a big dry sourness, medium bodied as well. This was quite good but a little more grape flavour would be apreciated here, alcohol very well hidden though.

peensteen, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev 0%

pixieskid, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

Bottle from wordemupg, 375ml into a tulip. Best before May 5, 2021.

Poured without the yeast, golden orange with a finger of white head. Whisps of retention and light lace. Nose is sour and funky, white/green grapes, lemons, some straw and malt sweetness is minimal. Taste is lightly funky, straw, grassy, tartness upfront and through the finish. Lemons and grapeskins again, light sweetness. Light feel, high carbonation. Tart and some grape notes here, but not as complex as others within the style.

liamt07, Oct 07, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%

Mikkeller Spontagrape
375mL bottle in Duvel tulip on July 6, 2012

Appearance 3.5
Clear golden body with 1/2 inch white head that dissipates into an incomplete covering. Mild lacing.

Aroma 4
Tart candy and lemon nose with mild/moderate slight funky sourness. Also, prominent notes of grapes/white wine that lend sweetness to the nose. Overall, there is a nice mix of sour and sweet notes in the aroma.

Taste 4
Initially a sharp lemony sourness, with a little tartness, that races sharply across the palate. Faint intermittent notes of whiter wine grapes. In the middle of the palate touch of softer, almost grainy biscuit taste of the malt that breaks through, then fades halfway through.

At the end, get a return of the same initial sourness, with perhaps a hint more mineral-ness. Pick up a bit of the hops notes, which remain slightly detectable late on the palate and in the aftertaste.

In late aftertaste, lemon and lingering sourness.

Mouthfeel 4
Moderate carbonation, which bursts across the mouth. Mild to moderate thickness and a moderate to high sour presence that is very striking across the palate. Gives a sharper finish, with the combination of sourness and carbonation. Does a good job cleansing and refreshing the palate, but is unmistakably sour. .

Overall 4
Good lambic. Definitely a significant amount of sourness. A little bit one dimensional, not offering complexity of other sours I’ve had, such as from Russian River. But, still an enjoyable offering, with some nice elements in it. I’d be interested to try other variants of the Mikkeller brew to see how they compare. I may consider purchasing again, but don’t think it’s a must buy. However, I would recommend trying it.

EnemyWithin, Aug 19, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%

A Lambic brewed at one or more anonymous lambic breweries. Then, the beer is blended, matured and flavoured at De Proef.

The colour is gold, the liquid clear. Three fingers high white head. Lots of lacing.

The smell got notes of fresh apples, white wine vinegar, apple acid and minerals. It is a bit light.

The taste is sweet-sour with clean fruity flavours of white grapes and apples. Pleasant tart flavours (no acetum), white wine vinegar, some minerals. The quite short aftertaste got notes of vinegar and dry apple cider.

The carbonation is strong, the large bubbles smooth. The liquid is just a little sticky in the mouth.

A highly drinkable and very refreshing lambic with an pleasant fruity sweetness.

bark, Aug 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

drewone, Aug 13, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -10.5%

A yellow-orange color with a white head. Quite funky with tons of grass, must, and mushroom. Only a mild grape aroma to this, but a nice lemon peel character. Plenty of oak, too. The flavor is more musty and oak-forward than anything. A bit of grass, lemon peel, and only a mild to moderate grape flavor. Not much in the way of tartness on the palate.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

JamFuel, Aug 07, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -3%

Bottle from wordemupg. Thanks Chris! Served in wine glass.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and some splotchy lacing. Golden body is transparent at first but gets a bit hazier towards the end of the bottle.

S - Smells more like a gueuze than a grape lambic - a mix of malt sweetness, wheat and cereal grains, white grape skins, lemon, and musky sweaty funk.

T - The taste is a bit more fruit-forward, with white grape juice and vinous sourness among the sweet stone fruit malts, light oaky vanilla, and sightly mineral finish. There's also an unexpected rock candy flavor.

M - Dry, with a candy-esque mouth-coating texture, medium-light body, lower carbonation, and no alcohol presence.

D - Reminds me more of a second-tier gueuze like Oud Beersel or Cuvee Rene than a grape lambic. I think this needs more grapes, but it's still pretty easy to drink. Probably my least favorite Spontan- variant so far.

MasterSki, Jul 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

nmann08, Jul 14, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +5.8%

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat and biscuit malt notes, with a light bit of funk. The flavor has some additional notes. I pick up some white grape notes, as well as some biscuit malt, Belgian yeast, light funk and earth. There is a decent amount of tartness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 18, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%

375ml bottle, with another of those stupid, non-standard bottle opener sized caps. Meh.

This beer pours a hazy medium straw colour, with one finger of tight foamy white head, which leaves a few sparse stragglers of random island lace around the glass as it hies it outta here.

It smells of sour, tart fruit, fairly indiscriminate, though I'm getting some cherry notes, among a musty, dusty funkiness, and weird candy sugar sweetness, which increasingly, and appropriately, resembles white wine must. The taste is somewhat tart, under-ripe white grapes, steady barnyard/horseblanket meme funkitude, perfunctory bready, grainy malt, and still, the unexpected sweetness, origins increasingly muddled.

The bubbles, they render a bit stronger on the scope than some of this offering's more cutting brethren, but to no ill effect, the body a weak medium weight, a bit clammy, and dodgy in the smoothness realm. It finishes still on the tart, dry side, but not overly so - the musty, yeasty character nicely two-stepping with the underappreciated malt backbone.

Another nice lambic, this time based on a fruit near and dear to me in another life - the wine grape. Anyways, your tooth enamel should not fear this one, but still appreciate the complex funk, yeast, grain, and hop interplay. Oh, and the booze - right, it's there too, as introverted as it seems to be.

biboergosum, Apr 21, 2012
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Spontangrape from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.