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Spontanwildstrawberry - Mikkeller ApS

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79
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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.39%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of cbutova
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle again shared by Chico. Reviewed from notes.

A- Dark golden-amber muddy looking body. Small foamy white head with a fizzy texture and poor retention, similar to many Wilds. No lace in sight after it all falls down to almost no foam in sight.

S- Fairly nice strawberry but a lot more going on that detracts from this. Oxiation, wine and some band-aid aroma throwing it all off for me. Half strawberrry, half odd things.

T- Strawberries at first again but as Chico described it nicely, it's like eating the fruit with the leaves and plant attached, something earthy and reminiscent of bitter plant stems. Oxidation, band-aid and a vinous feel. Nice sour level.

MF- A bit less sour than the Framboos for me. Foamy dry light-end body. High end spritzy carbonation and a somewhat strange bitterness throughout.

Some evident off flavors that seem to switch on and off with a pretty good strawberry fruit sourness. Strange beer.

Photo of Chico1985
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tried right after Spontanframboos.

The pour is hazy peach-orange with a white head, a thick and partial cap and some lace is left by the end. The scent is weird with a mix of funky pasture/farm, possible off-flavors (band-aid, plastic), strawberries, leafiness. The fruit comes out more with warmth and just adds to the oddness but it is interesting.

Taste is similar, authentic strawberry flavors complete with seedy and leafy flavors. Kinda like biting into a whole strawberry including the top part. It has some sourness and funk going on but it's definitely more farmy overall with less-present-but-noticeable off-flavors. Not bad, but kinda...odd. The mouthfeel also feels a bit disjointed, lacking the spritz and solidity of the framboos.

Whereas Spontanframboos felt like a well-made, authentic fruit sour, this came off more like an interesting experiment that could use some touch-ups. I dug the odd but authentic, farmy strawberry feel, but the surrounding off-flavors and weird mouthfeel bring it down.

Photo of TruePerception
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Mikkeller's Spontanwildstrawberry: 7.7% ABV, no head;

Appearance: cloudy orange/peach, yellow rim variation;

Smell: apricot wheat;

Taste/Mouthfeel: decent yet subdued acidity, dry/bitter wild strawberry, bitter leafiness;

Okay.

Photo of liamt07
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of iDrake
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of spoony
2.94/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Beejay
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of bsinger45
3/5  rDev -13%

Spontanwildstrawberry from Mikkeller ApS
79 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.