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Spontangooseberry - Mikkeller ApS

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Spontangooseberry
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BA SCORE
88
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-23-2013)
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On Tap at Meadowlark in Kettering. Website says retired….but either this is an older keg or maybe it is still being produced.

Appearance: Hazy bordering on translucent gold-orange-color. Very thin white head when brought to the table and this eventually went away with no lacing noted.

Smell: Very strong tart berry aroma – very fruity but not at all sweet. Some tart apple notes as well.

Taste: Sour and tart with strong berry flavors. I’ve had gooseberry before in jam form, but this is different and the gooseberry still comes out. There are other tart and sour fruit flavors as well – with some raspberry and current notes.

Mouthfeel: Dry, light carbonation (a little prickly), with notable acidity.

Overall / Drinkability: I was served this by accident but I decided to be game and finish it off anyway. Very good fruit flavors – this I enjoyed. The tartness and sourness though wears on me as I’m not a big fan of Lambics. I appreciate them for what they are, but it’s not exactly my thing. Still, good aroma and fruit taste, but by the end of the 10oz glass I did not want more.

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Spontangooseberry from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.