Spontandryhop Centennial
Mikkeller ApS

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,099
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #18,870
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 5.01%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
16
From:
Mikkeller ApS
 
Denmark
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 16
Photo of Frudel
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml on tap at Saint-Bock, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Hazy golden/orange color, I had no head on top, I guess they wanted me to have a full full glass. Subtle hops aromas, citrus, sour/funky, lemon, dark berries. Pretty nice feeling on the tongue with the sparkling bubbles, sourness/ funkiness in there , you can taste wheat, lemon and get a resin, piny finish. Hops aren’t too present and perfectly blend with the lambic side. Great one!

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/2/2021. Pours clear medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, green apple, peach, apricot, guava, berry, citrus rind, oak, pepper, pine, hay, straw, leather, funk, wheat, cracker, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus/pine hops, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, green apple, peach, apricot, guava, berry, citrus rind, oak, pepper, pine, hay, straw, leather, funk, wheat, cracker, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate pine/rind bitterness, lactic tartness, and yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange peel, green apple, guava, berry, citrus rind, pepper, pine, hay, straw, funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus/pine hops, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, dry, acidic, lightly sticky/resinous, and tannic/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is an excellent dry hopped unblended Lambic! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus/pine hops, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the moderate bitterness/acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle - dry-hopped with Centennial - Mikkeller sure likes to isolate ingredients, I'll tell ya whut!

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with one finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some random iceberg profile lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of sour milk, resinous pine needles, pulpy orange, red grapefruit, and lemon citrus, some dialed-down musty funkiness, gritty and grainy pale malt, softer wheaten cereal notes, and further leafy and floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and slightly doughy pale malt, pine tree goo, evenhanded barnyard funk, concentrated orange, apple, grapefruit, and lime fruitiness, subtle pickle brine, and more estery leafy, herbal, and forest floor flora hoppiness.

The bubbles are a bit restrained in their typically aggressive de Proef frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and so-so in the way of smoothness - a little funk, a little hop astringency, and WHAMO - the ideal is shot. It finishes off-dry, the malt still trying to rein in a lingering (persisting, really) blended green and fruity bitterness, with a hint of ephemeral funk for good measure.

Overall, we have another genuinely pleasant single-hopped wild ale - here, the Centennial is rather robust in its citrusy and verdant qualities. Quite tasty, as the funk resigns itself to being a bit player, and thus keeps mostly to the shadows of palatal perception, where it fucking belongs.

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Photo of Meyers1023
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a mostly clear golden color with less than one finger of bubbly head that goes away instantly. The nose has a good amount of funk with some floral notes. The flavor is mostly funk like the nose suggests. There is a small amount of sourness that peaks through and the same goes for a hoppy citrus flavor. The feel is medium but very effervescent. This is an excellent sour ale with the centennial hops lending to both the aroma and taste but just slightly.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is the best of the three beers in this series i have had so far by far, i think it showcases a hop we all think we know so well in a nice new way, about as pungent as i have ever seen centennial, and just a better illustration of its potential than the other ones seemed to be, so much centennial, almost juiced and concentrated in its flavor and aroma. the tartness of the base beer i think lends itself really well to this hop as well, always associated with grapefruit and pine, and for me fresh milled lumber (i always get that flavor from centennial specifically). this has all of that, but seems fresher and more intense than any other beer, even huge single hopped ipa types. must be the lower ph helps pull out some of its deepest flavors. wet pine branches, fresh grapefruit zest, juicy tangy limes, spruce, gin and juniper, and the lactic sourness. funky too, nice yeasty bretty wild lambic weirdness, really cool to have a traditional base like this so heavily hopped up with an american varietal. pretty amazing stuff. easy drinking for what it is too, i wished it had come in a bomber. awesome carbonation, super dry, and a lingering oily hop presence that has nothing to do with residual grain sweetness at all. if you want to know what centennial hops taste like and why they are so popular, this would be a nice place to start. need more!!!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma has farmhouse funk and some floral hops. Taste starts tart with cider notes, pickles, dank hops. Light body with medium carbonation. Overall it's good but the others from the series were better. The hops on this one were not as aromatic as I expected.

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Spontandryhop Centennial from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 16 ratings