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SpontanCherryFrederiksdal - Mikkeller ApS

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
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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Photo of 77black_ships
4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

77black_ships, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

acurtis, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of scotv
4/5  rDev -0.2%

scotv, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of DonDirkA
4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
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
Photo of Rado
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Rado, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Dawkins
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Dawkins, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of mltobin
3.25/5  rDev -19%

mltobin, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev -0.2%

beernads, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of CityofBals
3/5  rDev -25.2%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

JDJTEXAS, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of millionsuns
4/5  rDev -0.2%

millionsuns, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

emerge077, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

AgentMunky, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of klawburke
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

klawburke, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of iDrake
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

iDrake, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of popery
4.25/5  rDev +6%

popery, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

rfgetz, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +6%

smithj4, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev +2%
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.

metter98, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of spw109
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

spw109, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -0.2%

chippo33, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev -0.2%

PhillyStyle, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

mendvicdog, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of DonFrap
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
SpontanCherryFrederiksdal from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.