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SpontanCherryFrederiksdal - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 14 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

millionsuns, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of emerge077
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.

emerge077, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
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.

AgentMunky, Aug 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

klawburke, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

iDrake, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

popery, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

rfgetz, Aug 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

smithj4, Jul 27, 2013
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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.

metter98, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

spw109, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

chippo33, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

PhillyStyle, Jul 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

mendvicdog, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

kaelingirl, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

pwoody11, Jul 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

GRG1313, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

illidurit, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Noyt, Jul 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

jgammoniv, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Jordantb313, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

JamFuel, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

bkonk10, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of fdig23
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%

On tap at the Pour House in Exton.

Appearance: Murky maroon. Really quite unappealing looking. Maybe I just expect every cherry lambic to look like Cantillon Kriek?

Nose: Cherry pie that's been sitting in a basement. It's musty and funky with lots of rich sweet cherries and a good dose of baking spice.

Taste: Tart cherries come first, with a nice accent of mellow baking spice. There's a good bit of horsey, barnyard flavors in the middle and a nice, easy-going cherry danish finish. It's really quite good and is one of the better tasting Cherry lambics I've had.

Mouthfeel: Falls a bit flat and watery here. More carbonation and body would help.

Overall: A nice sour ale here. I really enjoyed the baking spices and pure cherries flavors as well as the more intense funkiness that you don't get on traditional Krieks. Makes me want to try more of the Mikkeller Spontan- series.

fdig23, Jun 28, 2013
SpontanCherryFrederiksdal from Mikkeller ApS
89 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.