Spontanyuzu
Mikkeller ApS

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Style:
Belgian Fruit Lambic
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 9.95%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
44
From:
Mikkeller ApS
 
Denmark
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
90
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Photo of Harrison8
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent copper that turns murky with the final couple ounces being poured into the glass. Head is fizzily and crackly and bubbles away quickly. Aroma is lemon, apricot and peach with a huge dry, tartness to it. It has a hint of lactic sour bite right at the finish. Flavor profile is apricot, peach, lemon, grassy hops and very light cellar stone. It carries a light tartness that turns to a dry finish. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a bubbly, lightly effervescent texture. Overall, dynamic is pleasant between the fruit and underlying tartness, with a little pucker at the end.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 375mL bottle.

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Photo of kitch
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 27th April 2026. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A cloudy copper orange colour with a one finger slightly off white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart, lemon tea, yuzu and light funk.

Taste: Sour, tart, citrus, lemon, lemon tea, lemonade, yuzu, oak and light funk.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Nice and refreshing on a hot day especially with the lemon tea and lemonade like flavours.

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Photo of janubio
2.73/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden colour, small head with short retention, small lace. Aroma is citrics, I guess that's yuzu, whatever that fruit is. But there's something artificial, reminds me of a detergent. Medium to light body, oily texture, flat carbonation. Dishwasher finish. Taste is similar to the aroma, adding some artificial sweetener Nothing I would Taste again.

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Photo of jlindros
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at Copenhagen beerfest
A: No head, blond semi clear
N: Big tart flemmy sour fruit, yuzu, berry tart thing and a bit lemony berry
T: Very sour, tart lemonade and fruity berry yuzu, citrus wintergreen berry, little flemmy, lemony funk
M: Creamy a bit thinner, decent carb

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Photo of rudzud
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at the Copenhagen Beer Fest. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured a clear golden hue with a thin white head that fades slowly.

S - Aromas of light citrus and some funk. Little floral as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Good funk and citrus juice. The yuzu is quite bright as it warms up.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp.

O - Overall this was a very solid fruity wild. The yuzu is very pleasant; bright citrus notes worked quite well.

Serving Type: on tap

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Photo of Tone
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy maize color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of grass, yeast, bubblegum, pineapple, hint of hop, and pale malt. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a dryness and strong tartness. Tastes of grass, yeast, bubblegum, pineapple, hint of hop, and pale malt. Overall, astringent, tart, good blend, and decent appearance.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber fading to lighter gold towards the bottom of the glass with a dense but thin foamy collar.

Smell is really citrusy and punchy like mint with lime, feigning Sprite, while taste keeps bringing that lemon-lime citrus pop with a really zippy tartness and herbal accent.

Slick, moderate body, bubbly carbonation and semi-dry finish.

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Photo of superspak
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/27/2026. Pours slightly hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge tart lemon, key lime, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, berry, orange peel/rind, pepper, oak, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, yuzu, and light-moderate pale malt/oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tart lemon, key lime, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, berry, orange peel/rind, pepper, oak, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour lemon, key lime, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, berry, orange peel/rind, pepper, oak, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, yuzu, and light-moderate pale malt/oak barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness balance; and minimal puckering flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from tart/sourness and carbonation, increasing through the glass. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, acidic/grainy, and tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.7%. Overall this is an insane fruit lambic! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, yuzu, and light-moderate pale malt/oak barrel flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink; despite the fairly strong lactic/sour finish. Not super funky, but adequately sour and tart, with absolutely insane levels of bright/juicy yuzu flavors. A highly amazing and delicious offering.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma is really fresh and citrusy with lime and lemonade notes. Taste starts like a sour lemon candy with some sweet flavors in the middle. Finishes dry and lingers with sour lime and a really light fruit pit bitterness. Light body with medium carbonation. Another great entry in the Spontan fruit series.

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Photo of emerge077
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a saturated golden orange tone with a compact head that fades after the first sip. Bright clarity, racing carbonation.

Yuzu is very noticeable in the aroma, lemon tangerine with a gin botanical element. Pleasant and unique.

Taste is more straightforward, citric lemony sourness with a light gin botanical note lingering again. Sour orange, dry finish. Light bodied and seltzery with ample carbonation. A little more funk and oak presence would be nice. Overall this was good though, and worth a try.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

ive had well over 30 of these spontan beers now, maybe more than that, and i have to say, this one ranks among my favorites from the entire lot. the yuzu fruit is strong and distinct, and really meshes seamlessly with the base lambic here. very pale in color, as expected from a more or less colorless fruit. the head is small, but somewhat more active than others in the series i have had recently (carrot and orange). aroma is astounding, fresh bright yuzu true and true, like white grapefruit zest meets lime juice is the best way to describe this fruit for those unfamiliar, and it is so fragrant here, almost perfumey, but also still beer, with the oak and the funk quite prominent as well. the fruit is so juicy in the flavor, very tangy and acidic, but also sort of tropical, like lemons and key limes. there is a wonderfully delicate sweetness in here too, maybe from the fruit, more likely from the grain, its a soft confectioners sugar thing thats subtle but awesome, seems to highlight the yuzu even more. more rind than flesh, zesty and intense, somewhat bitter. the sourness and funk from the base beer is there all along with the fruit, a fantastic mingling of flavors. this might be the most fruity of all the beers in the series, save the double blueberry, its just so intense, juicy, spritzing, lively, awesome. there is much more carbonation here too than some of the others have had, soda-like and popping. overall a tremendous beer, the best use of yuzu i have encountered in the beer world, and another shining star in this series!

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Photo of jzlyo
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is lemon/tropical fruit/Yusuf and slightly perfumed. The flavor is lemon/berries/Yuzu, malts, fruit and a slightly sugar sweet/tart/dryish finish.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle - I suppose that there isn't a fruit on this green Earth of ours that Mikkeller can't sour.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with one finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a bit of thin ocean plume lace around the glass as it quickly evaporates.

It smells of bright and crisp exotic citrus flesh, lemon rind, white wine vinegar, grainy pale and wheat malt, a touch of barnyard funk, and maybe a little Italian cheese. The taste is rather tart citrus extract, some further fruity citrus, red apple, and lemon fleshiness, white cheese, earthy funk, gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser cereal wheatiness, some pleasantly rustic yeast, and more testy cooking vinegar astringency.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its basically quotidian frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and somewhat smooth, I suppose, once one gets acclimatized to the heady tartness, if at all. It finishes off-dry, surprisingly, as the malt struggles out from under its yoke, and the sweetness of the fruit keeps its tart alter-ego at bay.

Overall, this is certainly one pleasantly rendered, and actually easy to drink version of the style - the Yuzu citrus shines through, and with the help of the base malt, doesn't allow the yeasty or funky notes much room to manoeuver. Fancy, and very, very good stuff!

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours light hay golden in color with some slight haze. Aromas of citrus, lemon, orange, vinegar. Plenty of lemon orange citrus fruit flavors coming from the Yusuf with hints of hay, a mild sweetness.

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Spontanyuzu from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 44 ratings