Spontanblueberry | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bark on 06-28-2017

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of emincems
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Sour Sunday at Triple Rock brewery on February 11, 2018. I always like sampling Mikkeller stuff at festivals because you get it way cheaper than paying their typical prices on a shelf.

Anyways, I tend to like blueberry more than your average fruit if that helps anything in terms of parsing my score via my own bias and preference. Cool mix of purple color with a 1/3" pink head. Looks cool. Aroma of blueberry and sourness. Wood? Didn't get it, nor did I get any funky brett or other spontaneous notes.

Taste is a little bit of blueberry and lemon. Mild wood component comes out. Mild hay like effect taste wise that wasn't getting across in the aroma. Average acidic feels in the mouth feel. Good dry finish after that.

Overall I liked the beer, but given that it costs more than $1/oz, it just doesn't rise to the level of a beer that I would buy bottles of and put in the cellar. You can get twice as much lambic or gueuze for a nicer price right off the shelf (Cuvee Rene).

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Photo of kitch
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 27th June 2027. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A very nice cloudy dark purple, beetroot like colour with a big just over two finger purple head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart, barnyard funk, horse blanket, oak, lemon and only light blueberries in the background.

Taste: Tart, sour, lemon, oak, funk and blueberry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was ok, but after I’ve tried Spontantripleblueberry, it seems I just can’t go back as I feel that the blueberries in this just isn’t strong enough, especially in the aroma. Instead, the lemon and funk dominate the blueberry to the point that it doesn’t really come through.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you are into Lambic's, this is a good one, and personally I love blueberries, especially the wild tart ones (bilberries).

Look: opaque deep purple color with an inch thick pink head

Aroma: wheat crackers and tart blueberry

Taste: The flavor is wheat crackers, perhaps a hint of oak, lemon, and lots of tart blueberries.

Feel: light a bit dry

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark purplish-black with a vibrant, light violet head settling to a collar.

Smell is toasted cracker, woody funk and soft cheese, flipping the script on the palate to a nice soft blueberry and oak that turns acidic and sour, and slightly harsh, with a light body, medium froth and dry finish.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Underdog, Dublin.
Pink ring over deep purple. 4
Balsamic, cherry juice, and funky wood. 4
Berry hit, blast of acetic, lemon zest, cheese rind, and big chalky end. 4.25
Crisp, light, flinty. 3.75

Too minerally, dirty, and immature. But the blueberry does grow as it opens. Not Brussels, but not bad. 4

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Spontanblueberry from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 9 ratings