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Spontangooseberry - Mikkeller ApS

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very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 7.14%

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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 08-23-2013)
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Photo of Tone


4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, maize/gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of citrus, sour, pale malt, sweet malt, hint of hops, hint of grass, and a hint of floral. Fits the style of a Lambic - Fruit. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable tartness and the dryness level is appropriate. Tastes of sour, fruit, sweet malt, tartness, hint of hop, and a hint of floral. Overall, good aroma, feel, and body.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 14:36:37 | More by Tone
Photo of hillvt4me


3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours light cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Solid lacing and tiny bubbles noted in the tulip glass.

S-Some sour funk, with tart fruity profile.

T-Moderate gooseberry tartness with highlights of yeast and funk.

M- Smooth and I would not guess the etoh to be 7.7%. Rather drinkable.

O-Would definitely have again especially in the summer. Well balanced and unique taste, likely in large part to the gooseberries.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2014 18:58:31 | More by hillvt4me
Photo of Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blond pour with decent white head. Aroma is funk, hay and grapes"berries. Taste is medium acidic, mostly citric, light sweet berries and grape skin bitterness. Dry bodied and decent carbonation. Nice gooseberry display and very close to a traditional fruit lambic. Another hit from the underrated Mikkeller spontan series.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 05:44:11 | More by Luk13
Photo of popery


4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale yellow-gold. It's a bit hazy in the light. Smallish white head. Some bubbliness puffed up initially but it mostly died away. Looks nice enough in a Mikkeller Bar SF glass. Aroma shows off a fair bit of mostly lactic sourness. There's some decent funk in the mix and a touch of sulphur. I think I actually have tried them before, but I don't really know quite how gooseberries smell or taste. There is a sweet and sour berry-ish note, fairly mild. It's sort of grape-ier than I'd expect from a berry. Nice addition, though. The taste is quite sour. Some nice yogurty pucker. However, it's not really dominated by lactic acidity. There's good funk complexity knocking around, and the fruit comes across with more of that sour blueberry/raspberry-sour grape flavor. It's medium dry with some mildly tannic oakiness. Light and refreshing on the palate. No booze. Medium to light carbonation. This is a very good sour, probably the second best of what I've tried from the Spontan series and one of the better Mikkeller beers. And that said, this beer mops the floor with a lot of hyped American sours. I would still like to see more 5-6% abv beers in the series, but it seems like these 7.7% ones are getting better.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 05:21:58 | More by popery
Photo of MasterSki


4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Shared with Chris, served in a Firestone Walker tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thick collar, thin cap, and spotty lace. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - Very sour, with some vegetal and earthy notes; I can see the relation to the Cantillon Feestbier, although this thankfully lacks the cigarette and dirt notes. Light sulfur and musky funk, as well as a touch of malt sweetness.

T - Taste is similarly quite sour, with lots of gooseberry tartness and lactic acidity. Malt and funk largely drop out here, leaving sour fruit, souring bacteria, and slight vegetal accents.

M - Dry, medium body, with pleasant moderate carbonation and no obvious alcohol. Quite puckering, with lingering acidity that incites eventual stomach distress.

D - This is pretty good. Not as mineral and malt-heavy as some of the earlier Spontan- offerings; wondering if they mixed up the blend of base lambics? In any case, a successful amalgamation of fruit and lambic flavors. I'd probably buy this one again, or at least order it on-tap some time.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 20:20:17 | More by MasterSki
Photo of VelvetExtract


3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From quick notes at NOTF

A-Pours cloudy and pale with a surprisingly large head for the small sample pour. It even laces in the sample cup.

S-Funky with incoming tartness and a subtler fruity note. The overall aroma is not supremely intense but I did enjoy it.

T-Moderate tartness with a rather authentic sour fruitiness. Never had gooseberry before but I can now imagine how it would taste.

M-7.7%? Wow this is hidden well, even in the body. Prickly bubbles. Finishes a touch sweet.

O/D-This beer made me want to try a gooseberry at some point. One of the better surprises at Night of the Funk.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 01:44:28 | More by VelvetExtract
Spontangooseberry from Mikkeller ApS
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.