Spontanriesling - Mikkeller ApS
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 1 | Show All Ratings:
3.93/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
May 15th, 2013
Pours a gorgeous light silver yellow with a healthy, but quickly dissipating head.
Sweet grape juice, oak, leather and some funk in the nose. Must covered grapes dominate with nice barnyard-y undertones.
Classic wine-y Riesling sweetness upfront. Juicy grapes, funk and must all mesh together quite well. This leads into a grape heavy mid-palate that explodes with vinous acidity and classic lactic, sour acidity. This mid-palate sourness is the balancing point of this beer as it gives way to a dry and tart finish. Barnyard and oak run subtly throughout and temper the juicy characteristics of the grapes with earth and wood.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a light carbonation, as expected stylistically.
Overall this is a really nice lambic from Mikkeller. I honestly thought that the other beers in this series that I have tried (Spontankriek, Spontanale) were really quite atrocious but this is a significant step forward from those brews. It's a great beer and could serve very well as a white wine substitute. It's complex and easy drinking with everything I'm looking for in a lambic. Good effort.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2013 22:50:26 | More by TallSaint
Spontanriesling from Mikkeller ApS
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.