SpontanCherryFrederiksdal - Mikkeller ApS
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3.7/5 rDev -7.3%
Bottle pour at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.
Thanks to Ivan for sharing this one.
Pours a hazy dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, black cherry, cherry juice, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour black cherry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a nice black cherry presence but isn't very sour all around.
11-18-2013 23:25:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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
3.96/5 rDev -0.8%
Crazy review coming right up- this is not a pretty review, or a kind review. In fact there's going to be a lot of odd, non- "beer-lexicon" terms here, but this is the beer in its unadulterated form and in its most wonderful of terms...
Becoming of Kriek, the ale pours with an exuberant and frothy pour that celebrates cherry hues with a deep mauve ale underneath, but a seriously pink froth above. Its a beautiful beer that retains its heady cap well and laces lightly on the glass.
Strong sour and fruit aromas converge in the most unique of ways- the first impression is of picked eggs, but with a twist. The extra character is of sweet cherry pie, backed with the sense of cracker dry bread and surprisingly of beets!
Flavors work out just fine as the sour vinegar-ish notes are rounded out into a true cherry taste. A blend of sweet and tart cherries provide the impression of cherry pie filling, rhubarb, beets, pickled eggs, and with the terse dryness of graham cracker. Its sweet and sour interplay allows for a slim vinegar and cider taste to emerge but only in supporting role- the focus is squarely on cherry fruit and red wine acidity.
Medium- maybe full for a sour, the beer retains a lot of sweetness to counteract the sourness but in beautiful drinkability. Medium fruit sugars and acetic sourness buys a balance that's both sour and sweet right down to the well-hidden warmth.
Really, the terms of pickled eggs, vinegar, beets, and rhubarb will dry criticism- but resist all that. This beer is an amazing sour ale that begs a pairing with caramel drizzle cheesecake or a powdery goat cheese. Thank me in the morning!
05-20-2013 05:17:13 | More by BEERchitect
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
3.9/5 rDev -2.3%
On-tap at Northdown. Served in a tulip.
A - Purple-tinged foam settles to a thin collar and wisps. Dark red-purple body.
S - Massive black cherry aroma, with a mix of yogurt tang to it and some sweet graham cracker malt. The cherries are a tiny bit medicinal. Pie-esque, and only mildly funky and sour.
T - The taste has a bit more tartness to it, but it's very much cherry juice at this stage with a hint of mild lactic acidity. No alcohol, which is a surprise for the listed 8.2%. Finish is a bit flaccid and weak.
M - Super dry, with lower carbonation; a tad watery. Some dry and tannic oak. Again, minimal alcohol presence.
D - Easy to drink for an 8.2% beer, but a tad mono-dimensional. Taste starts strong but peters out and leaves me strangely unsatisfied. Still, this was significantly better than Spontankriek.
06-12-2013 20:21:02 | More by MasterSki
4.5/5 rDev +12.8%
oh my goodness this is good! like nothing else ive had. its blood red and thick in texture. there is a pretty active red head on top too. the beer is so dense and dark red, never seen one quite this ruby deep and quite intimidating. looks like cherry syrup. the nose is more red wine than anything else. tart and tannic, some lactic acidity too. the fruit is as big as ive ever seen cherries in a beer. in fact, this is ten times more cherry heavy than even the original spontancherry. the cherries are red and ripe and just bursting through the beer, certainly at the expense of any grain or hop character at all. its all fruit, with just a bit of pucker. more juicy than beery, but in a good way. carbonation is really uplifting in a real thick brew, and the alcohol is barely detectable. just blown away how packed in the cherry flavor is, its truly incredible. the acidity cleans up the sweetness that would otherwise be there, and im left with a dry palate loaded with cherry aftertaste. i cant get past it, it transcends what i thought i knew about fruit beer, and is a must try for any fruit beer fan. its next level stuff no doubt.
08-23-2014 16:04:05 | More by StonedTrippin
4.53/5 rDev +13.5%
Served in a tasting glass the Firestone Walker Beer Fest. From notes. Reviewed 1 June 2013.
Ruby-clear and absolutely gorgeous. It smells like tart raspberries, and tastes tart but sweet, with rich berries and a deep, engaging flavor. I loved it -- this is an excellent kriek.
08-15-2013 07:50:07 | More by AgentMunky
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
SpontanCherryFrederiksdal from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.