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Spontangrape - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
87
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 10
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:
Beer added by: rarbring on 10-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.56/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of 77black_ships
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of peensteen
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of liamt07
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of EnemyWithin
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Spontangrape from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.