Spontanale | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jrallen34 on 07-11-2010

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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of jroof1
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light and airy, fruity. Amber/red body with airy head. Aroma of fruit juice, apples, cherries, berries. Taste is tart fruit, with dry finish. Light mouthfeel. Wish I had some cheese to go with this.

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Photo of Magery
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amano_h
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaymo18
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasting notes: A dark orange-amber with a light film of fine white bubbles on top. Huge barnyard funk on nose, skewing towards some of the cheesy, sweaty elements along with other earthy notes, lemon-lime citrus, green apple, old oak. The sour funk as not quite as intense on the palate as on the nose. Perhaps this is OK... You'll still get some polarizing flavors that you'll describe as either "earthy and complex" or "pukey" depending on what floats your boat. Still lots of tart green fruit to be found. Exceedingly dry/woody and moderately tart. Leaves a nice lingering sweettart aftertaste along with a tannic pucker that does not overwhelm but cannot be missed either.

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Photo of LAND_MINE
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gspeer711
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sathanas
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeoChase90
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Dirty25
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of heygeebee
4/5  rDev +5%

A very easy drinking geueze with a whole lot of complexity and earthiness in the yeast component, but without the intense sourness that usuakky ges with the style. Counterpoint that with the fact it is not an entry level style, either, no sweetness at all.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of barczar
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Funky, smelled of ass and barnyard, with stinky feet. In a good way? Lol.

Flavor was fairly bitter and resiny/grassy hoppy. Not my favorite. Too bitter for my liking.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jackmax
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of IanSpindler
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

amazing, just downright awesome sour ale here, been looking forward to one day trying this for some time now. clay station hooked it up. maybe age has helped this, because its not scored real highly on here, but its drinking like a real champ. laic style sour, hazy blind but with a little pale orange in it and a short but permanent quarter inch of white bubbles that keep popping in the surface but being replace by new ones on the bottom. a wonderful nose, acidic and mouthwatering as they come, but also loaded with musty oak character and lactic tartness, as well as robust wheat malt. hard to beat this smell for me, its everything i look for in the style and nothing i don't. the flavor shows the richness and nuance of gueuze, like a blend that brings it all out, but as far as i know, this is unblended, which makes it that much more impressive. funk before sour on the palate, and its nowhere near as acidic as the nose suggests, but still puckers me up pretty good. drying mid tongue acidity, not sharp though, because the oak here is so enormous. its infused the beer with an earthen unity that carries all the way through. i am so impressed by the depth here, and all the body that i usually wish for in lambic types. it also has way more carbonation than most. short of explosive, but not by much, it remains infinitely drinkably partially due to that, but also in large part due to how darn intriguing it is. far better than so many of its variants with the fruit, which i think in some cases kill the crispness of this, kill its simplistic yet layered nature, wash out the subtleties. not here, bold and robust, but also reserved. i love everything about it, especially the long dry constantly changing finish. this is as good as any wild ale in the game.

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Spontanale from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 88 ratings
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