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SpontanCherryFrederiksdal - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-08-2013)
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Reviews by devlishdamsel:
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4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

devlishdamsel, Dec 22, 2013
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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

DonDirkA, Sep 28, 2013
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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

DrinkSlurm, Feb 14, 2014
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SpontanCherryFrederiksdal from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.