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Spontanwildstrawberry - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
79
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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 17.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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: MasterSki on 07-15-2012)
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

iDrake, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy brassy yellow to orange in color with heavy amounts of fine visible carbonation and some faint orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall fizzy light beige head that reduces to a medium sized medium thick patch with a thin film surrounding it and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of funkiness along with some very ripe (almost over ripe) strawberry sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of sour strawberries with a decent amount of funkiness. There is a hint of citrus/lemon and some tannic flavors as well.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly dry with moderate amounts of acidic prickliness and some stickiness.

O: This beer is very interesting with the funky slightly sour strawberries and over ripe strawberry aroma but not sure this is one that I will be grabbing again. There is quite a bit of funkiness to this one and a surprising amount of tartness/sourness.

dbrauneis, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

tom10101, Jul 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Rudy, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Kmat10, Jul 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +45.3%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of pwoody11
3/5  rDev -12.8%

pwoody11, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of illidurit
3.75/5  rDev +9%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of CoolEthan
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

CoolEthan, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

SocalKicks, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of spoony
2.94/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From a 375 ml bottle into a globe glass.

A-A moderately aggressive pour produces one fat finger of nearly white head. The foam is dense and retention is pretty good. The brew is the color of dirty water (maybe iced tea?) with pink highlights. I can see a few streams of carbonation bubbling up.

S-This brew is seriously tart. The acid scents are powerful and biting with very little in the way of fruit or complexity. There is also a musty (moldy?) funk going on here. Very little in the way of strawberry, unfortunately. Alcohol sweetness is mostly overwhelmed.

T-The taste is incredibly acidic, bordering on bitter. There is very little (if any) strawberry flavor going on. Rather, I detect a little bit of lemon/lime and a whole lot of oxidized, nondescript, sour, acidity. The result is a beer with earthy, very dry, and biting flavor.

M-The feel is light to medium body for the style with lightly creamy carbonation.

O-After mostly enjoying Spontanframboos, this beer is a let-down. The appearance is kind of nasty (although, to be fair, strawberries don't provide the vivid red pop of cherries or cranberries), so you start with a sort-of ugly beer. You know at first whiff that you'll be drinking a lambic with lots of acid, but here the huge acid has little of the vinous fruit complexity that makes a good lambic or the fruit sweetness that makes a good kriek-lambic. Buyer beware.

spoony, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +16.3%

mrfrancis, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +16.3%

JAHMUR, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

anhigdon, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

C2H5, May 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

tsauce2, May 04, 2013
Photo of Beejay
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: A very hazy peach color.. the head rises instantly to the top of the glass like champagne, before the large bubbles collapse upon themselves, leaving a foamy ring around the glass, and a thin frosting of light head.

S: As the bubbles burst through the top layer of the beer, they bring with them tartness, and an acidic note. Berries dance with the sour smell, and perhaps a touch of a plastic note lingers in. I am also getting a smell like fresh stream water and wet rock. Almost a bit of earthiness. As I continue to sniff the plastic smell comes forward a hint.. hopefully it doesn't show itself in the taste.

T: Tart! Whew is that tart, there is a quality like a citrus peel... part sour, part bitter. Light strawberry notes as well as some earthiness followed by funk, there is almost a sharpness to it, like an aged cheese. Very interesting.

M: Dry and high carbonation. There is certainly an acidic feel to it, making your teeth feel like you just ate a lemon. The dryness leaves you reaching for another sip.

O: Overall interesting. Not my favorite beer in the world, but I had a craving for a good sour.. this didn't quite quench the craving, but it was a start. A little too much funk, and not quite enough cohesion.

Beejay, May 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

bsinger45, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Pencible
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque bright copper with quickly dissipating off white head.
S: It smelled like very tart vinegar and funky oak, with musky white grapes and a hint of unripe strawberries.
T: It tasted like huge funky oak and musky white grapes, with some tart vinegar and unripe strawberries. It had a lasting and bold funky aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Nice lively body.
D: This was a pretty extreme lambic, with borderline moldy character. The scent and taste were fairly complex, but not so delicate or refined. The body was fitting, but the finish was pretty harsh, so it must be sipped. Hoping age will help this brew mellow out and gel. Fresh, it was a challenge to enjoy.

Pencible, Apr 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

danbar, Apr 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

buckyp, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a cloudy golden orange color. Produced quite the voluminous white fluffy head that is really sticking around for awhile. Lacing 'a plenty left behind in the process.

(S)- The smell is funk central. Brett heavy with a potent but clean acidity. Ever so slightly earthy in the funk as it turns very very dry. On the finish is one of the brightest strawberry fruit aromas I have ever seen in the style; very juicy.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. Really dry and funky up front. Very Brett-centric in the funk area, that almost turns a touch towards the band-aid realm for me. Its saving grace is the bright strawberry acidic fruits on the finish.

(M)- A crisp and vibrant carbonation level. The dryness helps, though the Brett heavy funk profile turns almost medicinal/band-aid. Thankfully the fruits come through on the finish to twist it into a nice fruit profile for the lambic base.

(O)- This looked and smelled quite good; awesome really. The taste and feel is just way too much centered on the hospital room Brett funk to really enjoy fully. The vibrant strawberries on the finish was the saving grace of this beer that explains why my review is not scored lower.

sweemzander, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +9%

t0rin0, Mar 30, 2013
Spontanwildstrawberry from Mikkeller ApS
79 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.