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SpontanCherryFrederiksdal - Mikkeller ApS

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90
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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 17 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 119 | Reviews: 17
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark purple and mostly opaque. Looks like grape, blueberry and black currant juice. No head to speak of.

Mildly tart aroma with lots of cherries.

Flavor follows the nose. Hint of oak. Sweetness is well balanced by the acid.

Medium to full bodied. Somewhat low carbonation. Dry finish yet sticky from the fruit sugars.

Overall, a very enjoyable sour fruit beer.

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep, burgundy red that is the color of nice sweet cherries. Tastes like straight juice from the cherries themselves, with a nice tart tinge to them. Delicious and one of the best from the bottleshare.

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 375 ml bottle (2013 vintage) to a tulip.

A-This beer is quite dark purple...nearly opaque and inky looking. The head is fizzy and tall at first but fades pretty quickly to a collar. The foam is a dark violet color. Pretty stuff.

S-This is one of the most densely fruited beers I have ever sniffed. Lots of juicy cherry, some red grape, and a mild hit of acidity. It is vinous with just a hint of vanilla from the oak. The cherry really dominates.

T-The taste follows the smell closely. Big, juicy, dense cherry flavors are muted only slightly by a mild acidity. The oak imparts a bit of vanilla and some tannins that suggest a red wine, but this thing is pretty jammy, not a sour/funk bomb.

M-The feel is heavy and almost syrupy at times, especially for the style. Carbonation is medium to milder in strength.

O-Having had some of the other Spontan-beers, I was expecting more of the same with big tartness and some fruit. This beer was the exact opposite, i.e., big fruit and only a hint of acidity. It mostly works, especially as a dessert beer, but the beer might be a little syrupy and fruity/sweet for some palates. Extra points for being good looking stuff.

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SpontanCherryFrederiksdal from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.