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SpontanCherryFrederiksdal - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
89
very good

88 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
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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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-18-2014 02:28:29 | More by mrfrancis
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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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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

02-04-2014 22:16:47 | More by xdefeatsy
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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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Rick778

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-10-2014 04:01:46 | More by Rick778
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xungmound98

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

12-26-2013 01:04:11 | More by xungmound98
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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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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

11-30-2013 18:31:18 | More by vermilcj
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jklecko2

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.3%

11-25-2013 19:37:35 | More by jklecko2
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UCLABrewN84

California

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
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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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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

10-20-2013 02:55:52 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6%

10-14-2013 16:16:21 | More by djrn2
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-29-2013 14:12:35 | More by scotv
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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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Rado

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

09-25-2013 03:41:15 | More by Rado
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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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mltobin

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

09-14-2013 21:39:37 | More by mltobin
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-12-2013 19:17:04 | More by beernads
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.8%

09-12-2013 17:43:54 | More by CityofBals
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JDJTEXAS

California

4.21/5  rDev +5.5%

This beer is dark ruby red in appearance as previously stated. Smells of tart cherry and reminds me of bing cherries in the springtime! Tastes is involved. Oak is there faintly but the star of this beer is the tart sour cherry taste that is exactly as one would expect. Overall this Kriek is quite beautifully done. I am biased as I am a big fan of cherries but if you are in search of a solid Kriek you won't be disappointed. Cheers

09-11-2013 04:08:05 | More by JDJTEXAS
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millionsuns

Maine

4/5  rDev +0.3%

09-07-2013 14:10:41 | More by millionsuns
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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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AgentMunky

California

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
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klawburke

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-14-2013 22:14:52 | More by klawburke
SpontanCherryFrederiksdal from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.