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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
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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.

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of womencantsail
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.

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

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.

Photo of MasterSki
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of afsdan
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 Lare453
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of wordemupg
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into tulip 10/3/12

A slight haze in a golden yellow body, lots of tiny bubbles feeding a soapy finger of white head, not much for lace or retention pretty standard for the style

S acidic funky barnyard but not over the top, a little apple and grape juice, with just a little hay, its not overly complex but quite nice

T some vinegar, oak, and lots of vinous notes, on top of what I smell, just a little better then the already good nose

M sour and slick, pin prick bubbles work well for it and a the flavors linger for ages

O I hate to do it but 4.25 would have been used for taste if it was an option, pretty solid stuff at the end of the day worth a try

didn't know what to expect and this one was pretty good, I'm still new to lambics but I thought this one was pretty decent

Photo of bark
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.

Photo of dgilks
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden colour with a moderate, foamy, off-white head. Fair head retention which is as expected.

The aroma is clearly tart with plenty of barnyard funk. The sourness and funk is balanced with a light fruitiness sitting under the yeast notes.

More tartness with a clear, vinous grape note. Quite light with just a touch of funk. A touch of sweetness. Good character overall.

Medium-light body moderately-high carbonation. Some astringency and a light tannic note.

Overall, this is well balanced with plenty of tart character and nice fruitiness. The time in the oak is evident from the tannins in the mouthfeel. Good.

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

A-Pours a hazy golden hay hue which leaves a white two finger head that quickly settles to a wispy one finger head and a ring of lacing.

S-Wet hay,horse blanket,vinegar,pepperoni and white grapes.

T-Starts off mouthpuckering sour with white bitter grapes,vinegar,white wine,lemongrass and finishes with the same sourness from start to finish.

M-Light bodied and mouthpuckering sour.

O-A very nice lambic and withoutdoubt the most sour lambic of the bunch but in saying that i like it as it is very true to the white grape and carries itself well but if you dont like sour then you better avoid cheeers.

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

The beer is slightly hazy, somewhere between brass and copper colored, a small off-white head, no lacing but some curtains.

The smell is typical sulfur, stable, yeast and some fruity white currant notes. Fresh and intriguing.

Starting with a short dextrose sweetness, then the acidity takes over, white vinegar, very green apples and lime, some rhubarb and a slight citric peel finish.

Medium carbonation, small foamy bubbles, a dry acid finish that has a bitter stamina.

A good character and a nice bitter balance to the sourness. Very refreshing.

Photo of Adamostella
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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 schnarr84
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of klipper
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of sammyg832
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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