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Spontandoubleblueberry - Mikkeller ApS

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 55
Avg: 4.32
pDev: 23.15%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 55
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

first of all, there is a triple blueberry edition? WHAT?! i cannot even imagine more blueberry in a beer than this one, now the most blueberry forward beer ive ever had, and a wonderful continuation of this impressive series of wild ales. looks like grape jelly, so deep and dense purple that no light gets in at all. the head is pink, lighter in shade but equally boldly colored. the sourness here is quite light, not as funky or acidic as the others ive had. i think all the fruit is not quite fermented out, so the sweetness really balances it. i also think the abv is a bit higher, as i could taste it in this one, and i felt it too, not true in the others. i really liked the blueberry collaboration they did with three floyds, and i think this takes it even further on the fruit, but more acidity to cut through that would be nice in this case, it got a little tough to drink after half a glass or so. i just cant even wrap my head around a triple fruit edition of this, its got to drink like taffy. i will tell you this is on tap for 15 bucks a ten ounce pour somewhere here on the front range, but i wont divulge where i had it. price gouging? nah, still worth it!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 09/19/15 notes. 8oz. pour on tap at Zwanze Day at Fool's Gold in NYC, served in a wine glass.

Pours a deep red color with almost no head or carbonation evident. Super tart, lots of blueberries, sour red fruits, sour red wine, oak, vanilla, jam, and vinegar. Medium body and low carbonation.

Overall a very good beer but pretty crazy; almost like wine but super super sour wine. Interesting and worth checking out for a glass.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Northdown. Served in a tulip.

A - Purple foam settles to a thin collar and specks of lace. Very dark purple-blue body.

S - Blueberry skins, some tartness, touch of mineral that is more consistent with the first batch of Spontan- beers. Light lactic and lemony sourness to it. Wish there was more intense fruit here, but on the whole it's pleasant enough.

T - The taste is similar, with very understated fruit. Some under ripe blueberry skin and perhaps a hint of fleshy sweetness. Less mineral, and more lactic sourness in the finish. Curious what lambic was used to get an 8.5% beer, but the flavor profile was quite similar to Cantillon for me.

M - Smooth texture, medium body, lower carbonation, and no discernible alcohol. Moderately juicy, with a dry finish. Came out of the tap super foamy which I think killed a lot of the bubbles.

D - Nice enough, but I'm not sure it warranted me sticking around until 7pm to try it. Neither enough fruity sweet, nor enough lambic sourness or funk; just kind of understated and meh for me.

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Photo of Satchboogie
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

While this isn't really a lambic beer and is much bigger than the typical lambic beer, this is exactly what I was expecting and hoping that Blabaer would be. Intense blueberries, touch of sweetness, lots of funky sour, nice dry finish, and very well hidden alcohol. Mikkeller blew me away on this one, I'm still shocked they beat Cantillon here at their own game!

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a 6oz pour on tap at Norey's in Newport, RI. Alongside a Cantillon Iris and OEC Albus, this beer may have been my favorite of the night. It was like drinking a glass of tart blueberry red wine. Easily the most blueberry flavor I've encountered in a beer. Very dry mouthfeel. Carbonation was light. It paired well with a tremendously sweet creme brulee.

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Photo of epyon396
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The review below me nailed the look. It's damn near grape jelly. Almost black level of purple color with a thin lilac head around the rim. I'd love to see more beers that looked like this.

A bit of a letdown on the nose. Blueberry, funk, a lot of vinegar notes, vinous. Vinegar dominated the nose, unfortunately.

Tastes of blueberries (duh). SO MANY BLUEBERRIES.
Highly acidic and wonderfully tart to the levels of enamel-stripping. Vinegar is still present, but far less than in the nose, thankfully. Lots of funk and vinous qualities.

Feel is nothing crazy. Low carb, finishes pretty dry.

Overall I can't tell if I'm sad that I only got a 6 oz pour, or if that was a blessing in disguise. Phenomenally unique beer.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank this with Mikkel sitting 5 feet from me on the TG patio at their EPIC bottle share. Mikkel brought this as well as BA Brunch Weasel and BA Vanilla Shake....all 3 were out of this world!! This one was very Tart with TONS of Blueberry!!!

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought as a guest bottle at 18th Street back in April.

Pours a thick, dark purple that(with a vigorous pour) supplied 2" of dark raspberry head that faded into a thin ring of tiny bubbles around the glass. A quick twirl in the snifter revealed some dark sediment that I'm assuming was blueberry skin. The nose was light unripened blueberries and a strong lacto sour. None of the oak I was expecting, but it comes though slightly in the taste. BIG sour and good blueberry with a nice texture. Overall a good sour, but just a little too expensive to grab again.

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Photo of thirsty4beer
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 2015 - purchased and consumed within days of NYC release.

At 21 bucks for a 375ml bottle seemed a bit nuts but ended up being well worth it. This was best blueberry sour I have had to this date.

The blueberries took center stage by far. It's hugely sour as well but the blueberry explosion comes out on top. The playful color contrast between head-body, the subtle oak notes, the medium tartness, the pleasantly dry finish, and the soft carbonation dance all left me with a huge smile on my face.

The Spontan series has been hit or miss with me, but the DoubleBlueberry was a huge hit (only topped by SpontanCherryFrederiksdal).

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Spontandoubleblueberry from Mikkeller ApS
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