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Spontannoble - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 6%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | 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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Dirty25

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

12-15-2013 11:32:39 | More by Dirty25
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pretty standard look. Bubbly head of about a finger on the pour. Little to no head retention. Slightly cloudy golden orange color to this brew.

Smell: Bright exotic yeast aroma mixes very well with the sweet white wine additions from the Sauternes barrels. The carbonation is active and noticeable in the aroma with the feeling of champagne. Lasting aroma of grapes and mild bready yeast are remembered.

Taste: Very active carbonation and sour grapes greet the palate. The body is a funky yeast character with an overpowering white wine sweetness. The back end and finish is very dry but continues to having a lasting grape sweetness left on the tongue. I like this, but the wine characteristics are too strong IMO, loses that funky yeast we all love about Gueuze.

Mouthfeel: Interesting transitions of levels of this beer, but comes on too hard with the sweet tones.

Overall: A good beer but there is no doubt the Sauternes barrels take this beer over. Not as much of the tartness I hoped for. Highly recommend for a wine fan looking for a beer to their liking.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 03:29:26 | More by KFBR392
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-17-2013 06:25:35 | More by GRG1313
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

10-14-2013 16:17:06 | More by djrn2
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spicelab

Australia

3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 06:52:51 | More by spicelab
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vfgccp

New York

3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Crystal clear. Beautiful bright gold with nice effervescence. Fine white head settles into a thick halo with great retention.

S - Bright, dry nose. Hard woods, sour apples, dusty barn, grape skins, lavender.

T - Subtle, dry, sparkling white wine. Dry champagne grapes, resiny wax, apple peel, lemon rind.

M - Bursting with carbonation. Outstanding for the body and flavor profile. Dry, resiny finish.

O - Drinks like a fine dry white wine. A good starting point for people looking to get into sours.

P - Killer with spiced seafood; think blackened white fish, garlicy muscles, etc.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 23:10:45 | More by vfgccp
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 14:53:37 | More by Chico1985
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 23:22:01 | More by bluejacket74
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-20-2013 02:55:24 | More by acurtis
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-04-2014 05:06:22 | More by smartassboiler
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ncelauro

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

02-03-2014 15:32:55 | More by ncelauro
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-08-2013 13:54:24 | More by bauermj
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-16-2013 13:35:30 | More by IndyDad
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-22-2013 04:36:24 | More by tom10101
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams/ Weihenstephan Infinium flute.

A -Pours a hazy golden hue with with a slight tint of orange. The head shoots up the glass and dissipates fairly quickly but not all the way. It settles into a quarter inch white head and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom.

S - Sour right off the bat. The earth tones really light this one up. Some funk and reminiscent of some saisons sans the cringing sourness.

T- Lemon and sour citrus with some very ripe light fruit. Apple and some sour grapes. You can taste the barrels that it was aged in as well which gives it a pleasant woody taste too.

M - High carbonation with a dry, crisp finish.

D - I really really liked this mikkeller gueze. I don't drink them too often but I would definitely recommend this to the sour lovers out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 20:02:43 | More by tbryan5
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emerge077

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 21:56:06 | More by emerge077
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CowsandBeer

Kansas

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 23:59:36 | More by CowsandBeer
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metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down a bit and left nearly an entire layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Strong aromas of barnyard funk are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is very funky and also has light bits of sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is beer that has an acquired taste and might take some people to get used to, but delivers lots of funk both in the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 20:37:43 | More by metter98
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wethorseblanket

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7 ounce bottle, dated 2012. "A sour ale aged in sauternes barrels".

A: Pours a slightly hazy sunburst orange with streaming carbonation yielding a 2-inch rocky white head which leaves rings, spots and clumps of lace.

N: Funky barnyard, lemony, herbal/grassy/hay mix, earthy and mushroomy, slightly sour.

T: Vinous and mildy spicy, musty, cheesy and yeasty.

M: Medium body and full prickly carbonation. Dry, vinous and sour finish.

O: Sour + sweet + spicy + vinous = nice and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 18:08:31 | More by wethorseblanket
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-06-2013 05:45:59 | More by aasher
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-02-2014 02:25:50 | More by threedaggers
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

10-15-2013 02:47:36 | More by MaseFace
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krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-04-2014 19:14:13 | More by krome
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mantissa

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-12-2014 04:11:06 | More by mantissa
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-24-2013 00:07:46 | More by SocalKicks
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Spontannoble from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.