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SpontanCherryFrederiksdal - Mikkeller ApS

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89
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-08-2013)
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-24-2013 02:48:34 | More by PhillyStyle
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EastBay_Nick

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-13-2013 19:30:57 | More by EastBay_Nick
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

02-04-2014 22:16:47 | More by xdefeatsy
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

10-20-2013 02:55:52 | More by acurtis
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mdaschaf

Washington

3/5  rDev -24.8%

06-27-2013 19:28:12 | More by mdaschaf
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

09-23-2013 01:31:53 | More by Dawkins
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-18-2014 19:46:13 | More by aztraz
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DonDirkA

Arizona

4.51/5  rDev +13%

First off, this looks way different than what I expected. I was expecting a lighter reddish color with a pinkish head (usually what I see in a kriek) but this is a deep, midnight purple with a pink/purple/strawberry milkish head with a bit of white on top.

The nose is oddly fantastic. At first it just smelled like a sweet red wine to me but as I really got into it there are notes of banana, grape, dark cherries, strawberry and a hint of vinegar that stings the nose.

The taste is an explosion of juicy, fruity flavors. Grape juice, blueberry, slightly tart honeycrisp apples, tart cherry juice, a bit of vinegary tartness and a hint of banana on the back end. Amazing.

This is pretty full bodied for a kriek. The tartness is just the right level and it feels like real fruit tartness instead of that over exaggerated tartness in some sours (which I also love). Delicious, juicy, tart and full. Fantastic combination.

09-28-2013 07:14:15 | More by DonDirkA
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GRG1313

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

07-07-2013 00:04:24 | More by GRG1313
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JamFuel

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-30-2013 07:54:50 | More by JamFuel
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bkonk10

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-30-2013 03:45:11 | More by bkonk10
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Hutch517

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-21-2014 20:35:43 | More by Hutch517
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emerge077

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +5%

Warning: Glass cracked off the bottle under the cap when using a wall mounted opener. Be careful opening

Dark murky crimson color, bright pink foam sizzles and quickly fades after audibly crackling for a few seconds. Still glassy surface after a few minutes, looks like red wine.

Aromas of vanilla and cherry, doughy bread crust, slight sweetness in there.

A light sweetness in the taste, vanilla and pie cherry, with a dry vinous feel. Low carbonation, not unlike the Intense Red I just had. Very much like a dry red wine. The Frederiksdal cherries are unique, slightly sweet at first, becoming tart, and dry with tannins in the finish. Mellow and drinkable, in the vein of Scarenbecca, Intense Red, and other unblended Krieks.

08-31-2013 02:05:59 | More by emerge077
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cdean801

California

5/5  rDev +25.3%

03-17-2014 22:54:35 | More by cdean801
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craft_is_king

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-16-2014 20:26:48 | More by craft_is_king
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-04-2014 04:32:53 | More by DrBier
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metter98

New York

4.09/5  rDev +2.5%

A: The beer is extremely dark red in color - so dark that it almost appears to be black. It poured with a quarter finger high dark pink head that gradually died down, leaving a large collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of cherries are present in the nose along with hints of sourness.
T: Like the smell, the taste is packed with flavors of sour cherries as well as oak from the barrel aging.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather tart on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this lambic because it had bold flavors of sour cherries from the Frederiksdal Estate. It's definitely an interesting beer to try.

07-27-2013 19:42:00 | More by metter98
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devlishdamsel

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +7.3%

The pour was slightly effervescent with a rich ruby color and a raspberry tinged pink foam. The beer was insanely opaque, no light shined through it. Seriously one of the prettiest beers I have ever seen! I really love the contrast between the color of the body of the beer and the foam on top.
Wow. Insanely intense and complex. I can actually smell tanins, funk ( perhaps this is the so called horseblanket Michael Jackson described because its a bit gnarly but that's ok because I like it!), perfumed cherries and a hint of oak.
The tanins in this beer hit my tougue and were quite drying. And a huge amount of astringency hits as well, It almost reminded me of a merlot with a hint of cherry juice. There definitely was a hint of soil as well. The mouthfeel actually hits you before the flavors do. Perahaps this could use a bit of age to round out the pits even more?
Overall an excellent beer. Insanely rich. I highly recommend drinking it in smaller portions to fully savor it as this is definitely a sipping beer. I am also impressed that at almost 9 percent alcohol this beer showed no trace of hotness.

12-22-2013 08:22:53 | More by devlishdamsel
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-17-2013 14:22:18 | More by mendvicdog
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +4%

Poured from bottle into wine glass at the bayou in salt lake city. Deep ruby color with pink lacing..very effervescent. Big wine aroma with a lot if deep cherry aromas as well. Taste is very red wine like...with a big dose of cherry. Its thick abd heavy but still drinkable...just a tad bit sweet. At the same time its tart and dry. Really nice brew overall..just dont expect a cantillon. ..its good in its own right.

02-14-2014 01:50:46 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-06-2013 02:48:31 | More by Drucifer
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jgammoniv

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +19%

06-30-2013 10:43:16 | More by jgammoniv
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Jsmick

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-02-2014 22:30:48 | More by Jsmick
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77black_ships

Belgium

4.53/5  rDev +13.5%

375 ml. bottle split by 3. BBF 14/02/2021. Colour is incredible, extremely dark ruby red wine, amazing, head unfortunately does not last which is sad because it looks like raspberry mouse, this has to be one of the most incredible looking beers out there. Nose is pure cherries, light iron, pure cherry juice, mild tart and cherry jam. Taste is incredibly big on cherry juice (almost a bit what 3F Intense Red did with kriek’s), tastes like the whole of a cherry, the pit and lots of the skin as well, some bitter skin and touch of iron, spices, hint of wine and red grape skins, cherry overpowers virtually all Spontan notes, light sourness and nice tang + touch of oak. Pure juice body, touch lighter carb. Very nice, Spontan beers to be becoming more interesting lately. Dry.

10-23-2013 11:09:17 | More by 77black_ships
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Anonymous1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-06-2013 18:15:24 | More by Anonymous1
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SpontanCherryFrederiksdal from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.