Spontankriek | 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 pixieskid on 04-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy reddish with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Wheat, sour cherries, lemon zest, tart green fruit, funky yeast, sourness, barnyard funk, acidity, funky yeasts.

T - Sourness, sour and black cherries, tart green fruits, lemon zest, wheat, funky barnyard flavors and yeast, acidity, lactic acid, oak, vanilla.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, funky, sour, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Very tart and acidic. Nicely balanced and good kick.

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Photo of eric5bellies
4.29/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Darnk from my Cantillon Geuze glass

A - Pours a hazy red colourwith a nice Pink head that retains very well for a Lambic.

S - Plenty of funk and the cherry is distinctively present with some wood.

T - Plenty of tartness and that classic cherry vapour left in the mouth. Reminds me of a fresh LP Kriek. Some woodyness also present.

M - Light body with medium carbonation.

O - If this was Cantillon it would be considered a masterpiece. All I can hope is that Mikkeller decides to brew more Lambics like this.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smweir
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pretty solid sour. Head is a nice white/pink but very short retention. Smell is strong on cherries and a funky/woody note. Taste is a really nice tart sour with some notes of funk. Mouth feel is where I felt this beer was lacking. Really just dies quickly with very little mouth feel. Still, I quite enjoyed it

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a wonderful beer. different and brilliant. it pours a pinkey red color with a bright white head nice and tall and bubbly. it has a nose of sour cherries, kind of like the new glarus belgian red, but less intense. it also smells of funky wild yeast, like something you dig out of the attic. its got a great flavor, a little sweet, but mostly sour and farmy, a touch medicinal. this is election day shit right here, no doubt. this is a left wing beer, as they go. it has a really dry feel, with a light body and hidden alcohol. cherries and yeast resonate in the finish, complex and fantastic. i wish these were given out free, i love this. nothing else like it, not quite a lambic, not quite a sour, a more than fun brew, worth the 15 bucks it cost. dying now to try the others from this series.

edit: this ages as weird as the other early releases in the series, taking on a bit of that medical acidity and funk, and with some of the cherry fading back. having had a whole bunch of top of the line kriek styles since i first drank and reviewed this beer, i find myself appreciating it much more now than i did back then. its mature and different, and as yeast driven as it is fruit driven. impressive stuff if you can still find a bottle ofit around...

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Photo of pixieskid
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at La Cave a Bulles the other day. Stoked to see so many great beers coming into the shop last week!

I was surprised to see Mikkeller trying his hand at some sours...exciting.

Pours a bright and deep ruby red with a nice white head, great retention too.

Medium body, slick and oily, nice carbonation.
Strong sour cherry note upfront, nice tartness throughout.
Some funkiness, notes of hay, wood, with a lingering grapefruit note.
Finishes with a juicy dark cherry note and undertones of plum, lemon, and a lingering grapefruit bitterness.

Once again, Mikkeller doesn't disappoint. A great kriek, surprisingly strong with the alcohol only being slightly present. Looking forward to trying the Spontonale!

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4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute (proper!). Poured a bright ruby red with a one finger slightly pink head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, tart cherry, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart cherry, cherry, fruit, funk, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I have to say that I really wish that there was a little more sweetness on the flavor in this one. While it was a pretty good brew the way it is it could have used this to take it to a whole new level. This was one of the best looking brews from Mikkeller that I have seen, so that was definitely a plus in that field. If you have not tried any of the brews from this series you owe it to yourself to get off your ass and do so. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

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4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gushes upon opening. Not too bad of a gush, but lost about an inch of beer.Pours a hazy, ruby red color with a large, light pink head. Scent is funky with some obvious wild yeast and barnyard funk .Smells like a kriek for sure. Tart cherries with a nice amount of oak and some lovely funk. Taste is a little more oak forward than expected. The cherries are there, but they definitely don't shine. Good amount of vinegar and acidity. Tart cherry at the beginning of each sip, followed by musk and dust-like flavors. Definitely some funk going on in this beer. Very oaky. Good amount of tart/sour. Sour oak/cherries lingers in the middle of the tongue after each sip. Mouthfeel is quite nice and seems to suit this style. Drinkability is high. ABV well-hidden. Overall, this is a solid lambic-style beer. Not the best and a little pricey, but I would definitely buy another bottle and revisit it in a year or two.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Spontankriek from Mikkeller ApS
3.59 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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