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SpontanSeabuckthorn | Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by djrn2 on 10-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

375 ml. bottle @ home. Procured from De Hopduvel in Gent. BBF 09/07/2023. Pours a hazy – touch darker than expected – orange & a white head which doesn’t last. Nose is huge on the funk, reminding me a bit of the Hanssens geuze, this is the first variant to truly smell like lambic to me, barn, raw funk, hay, funky berries, big & complex in all the right ways in all of those aspects. Tartness is definitely there & works wonderfully with the huge funk, tart green fruits & barn. Taste is definitely the most complex of the series so far for me & first true lambic in taste. Old lemon peel, tart green fruits (I do not know how Seabuckthorn tastes like), HUGE funk, barn, raw, sour, white pepper, hint vinegar, this is sour but in a good way, carrying the right balance, old rotting wood, big horseblanket, lemon juice, tart berries getting to me, young apples, citric. With a substantial hay, peppery & light brett body. Easily the most impressive one of the fruit ones so far, incredible how far they have come so quickly, this fits amongst the better Belgian ones flawlessly. This is how all future entries need to be like. The sourness quite gets to you after in a while but in a good way, this is real sourness with complexity & balance.

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3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to the ROBD for sharing this. 2013 bottle. I also have no idea what a sea buckthorn is so I won't be able to say for sure if I taste it.

A- 375ml bottle into a few tulips with a murky orange apricot body. A head tries to form but really its just a big bubbly white pillow falling eventually to nothing. Cascading legs but lace is spotty and rare.

S- Woah doggy does the pungency explode out of the glass for this one. Funky musty barnyard basements and fruits are huge. Something like stone fruits and berries for sure.

T- One thing that stands out for me here is a drying bitterness that comes with sour pale stone fruit and citrus notes. Musty lactic wildness, barnyard, sour pie cherries, slight oxidation, hay, sour lemons, zesty bitter citrus peel and herbs.

MF- Dried out lighter side of things with an oily feel on the palate followed by a blast of lactic acid. Fairly bitter compared to other sours, is that the seabuckthorn?

Good old funky Mikkeller sour base with a distinct twang that could possibly be from the sea buck thorns. Musty, funky and fruity and pretty darn good compared to other comparable Wild Ales.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really murky red brownish color with off-white head. Aroma is quite funky with barn and hay notes and fermented fruits on top. Taste follows with tart fermented fruits like apricots and other stonefruits with a fruit pit bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's a really nice, rustic and authentic feeling lambic beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty yellow color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and very minor lacing. Aroma consists of sour and tart note with funky notes and barnyard flavours. Taste is also dominated by tart and sour notes with light acidic touch with funky barnyard notes easily noticeable. Light oak notes can also be detected with the buckthorn notes easily blending in the mix. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Very interesting beer that I could see myself trying again.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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SpontanSeabuckthorn from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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