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Spontannoble - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 6.01%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-04-2013)
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

spycow, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Stum-pub, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

DrBier, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bootdown21, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

JoeMans, May 26, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage.

When the bottle was opened there was a brief hiss, and the air filled with an intense skunk. Unfortunate, although the green bottle sure didn't help any. After 10-15 minutes, this dissipated and there was a more familiar farmhouse funk and wild yeast aroma akin to Cantillon. Honestly wouldn't be surprised if they cultured and pitched dregs from Cantillon bottles in this. Light aromas of cheese rind, damp wood, and soft lemon pith. It's pretty spot on in similarity to lambic, and there's little to no Sauternes character to it which was sort of a letdown. Clarity was fairly bright, carbonation was rapid, and there was a thin layer of crackling foam on the surface, depositing bits of lace here and there. Taste was bright and relatively sour, puckering lemony citrus and light dry oakiness round it out nicely. Overall it is worth a try, though miscategorized as a Gueuze.

emerge077, May 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

mantissa, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Seanniek91
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 375 capped bottle into an Allagash chalice. 2012 vintage. Aged in Sauternes barrels. Cellar temp.

Appearance- Clear golden color with big three finger bubly head that left some lacing.

Smell-Strong and funky. Lots of Lemon, vinager, limes, funky yeast, grapes, oak.

Taste- Sauternes barrel is totally there. Super buttery and grapey, but with a nice balence of tartness. Grapes, lemons, yeast, pear. Not overly sour like the smell suggested, but well balanced tartness and buttery oakieness.

Mouthfeel- Highly carbonated but light bodied. Juicy start, then finishes dry. Medium tartness.

Overall- Really nice surprise.

Seanniek91, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of CowsandBeer
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Green 12 oz bottle poured into a Jester King oversized wine glass. Per the label “sour ale aged in Sauternes barrels.” Enjoyed outside now that winter has left! Bottled on 2012.

Appearance: A sloppy pour down the side produces a couples fingers of quickly receding foam. Bright orange body with nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart white grapes and funky hay followed by some lactic tangyness. Musty wine barrel.

Taste: Salty/mineral lemon sour bite. Tart white grapes in the middle with some mellowing oak. Tangy lactic finish.

Mouthfeel: Drying with a thin feel and lots of carbonation. Helps enhance the sourness.

Overall: Very tart, sour ale with a big lactic bite and a nice wine barrel presence. These barrels were definitely wet when filled with gueuze! Given the price of the bottle it’s in with some stiff competition with beers of similar styles. Worth a shot though if you split the bottle/price with a friend.

CowsandBeer, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

WTKeene, Mar 12, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12.7 ounce bottle, dated 2012 on label. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with an inch and a half off-white head. The head lasts a little while, but there isn't much of any lacing at all. The brew smells like white grapes/wine, oak, funk, hay, and some apple. Taste is nice and tart, it tastes like oak, funk, white grapes/wine, hay, and some earthiness and vinegar. Mouthfeel/body is medium, with a moderate amount of carbonation. I like this beer overall, but it's not one of my favorite gueuzes. $15.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Crimsontider22, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Texasfan549, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

krome, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ncelauro, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

sneaks2210, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

smartassboiler, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

threedaggers, Jan 02, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label notes : 2012 bottle, sour ale aged in sauternes barrels. Updated from a 4 'Had' rating.

Appearance - Pour to a Fantome tulip glass. Color is pumpkin orange and initially translucent but the final pour gives it some haze. White head huge at first, eventually falling to a partial cap.

Smell - Could smell it upon opening. Nice funky farm cheese notes, oak, granny smith apples, a nice sour kick and light sweetness .

Taste - A bit tamer on the sour funk with a little more of the Sauternes coming through. A little more fruity overall with peaches and green grape coming to mind. Oak and farm are also prevalent, some bread and buttery tones, slight white wine vibe from the barrel.

Mouthfeel - A little hefty for the ABV, high-ish carbonation but fine here. Sourness is actually somewhat easygoing for a gueuze.

Overall - Good, though the Sauternes barrel is pretty mild overall, and the beer itself is as well, for a gueuze anyway.

Chico1985, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

tom10101, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Dirty25, Dec 15, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Now called Spontansauternes. Haven't done any research, so don't know if the barrel has changed.

Bright and clear straw gold with a towering white head that falls almost as quickly as it rises. Hapahzard lacing and a raised collar. Vigorous bead.

Begins with raw gueuze notes of green capsicum, sweaty blue cheese and bitter grapefruit peel. At first the barrel serves mainly to smooth out the edges, but later the fruity Sauternes character and light buttery oak manifests itself.

The barrel is more restrained in the taste. The base gueuze is nothing to quibble about, but there's not quite enough from the barrel to transform the flavour profile.

The mouthfeel also indicates that there's very little barrel in this. Quite aggressive, all the way through to the finish, much like a conventional gueuze.

Hints at being great but doesn't get there. With more time in the barrel it could be really something. In this regard, the Bruery sour range is kicking goals.

spicelab, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bauermj, Nov 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TallSaint, Oct 29, 2013
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Spontannoble from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.