Spontanframboos | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by pixieskid on 05-02-2011

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#4,864
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
366
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
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Photo of kitch
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 17th April 2024. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A murky plum purple red colour with a one finger off white head that had decent retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Juicy, raspberry, raspberry jam, lightly vinous with hints of red wine.

Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, lemon, funk, vinous, red wine vinegar with hints of oak.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Quite nice, especially the jammy aromas. Taste wasn’t quite as jammy and juicy as the aroma, but still nice and easy to drink.

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Photo of zonker17
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour to snifter, deep brownish red, tiny head, no lacing. Nose full of raspberry. Taste follows with a lactic sour that is not too extreme but still sour. Mouthfeel is higher than I expected for the style. Jammy raspberry done very well.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Funky like my baby mama in a tube top, Raul is into this raspberry beauty. The thang glows a beautiful blush red like Martha Hunt during a giggle. Let’s dive into this sucker and get a little deeper...and you know what? Raul is glad he did. All esthetic beauty is met by glorious tastes that reign supreme. Tart raspberries, funky fruits like your grandpa’s backyard that hasn’t be tended in 16 years...

Woo ha!

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wedge
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can

Deep ruby color with a small, yet persistent head that leaves beautiful strings of lacing on the glass. Raspberry jam, damp wood, red wine, faint balsamic, and tobacco aromas. Juicy, earthy red berries, lemon acidity, leather, hay, spicy wood. Medium bodied, sour, and dry. Lambic in a can...impressive!

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Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mikkeller makes a lot of great stuff, especially the Lambics. My favorite was the Spontangooseberry (I love gooseberry) that I had some time ago, but this is great as well.

Look: dark reddish brown with a one-inch pink head.

Aroma: raspberry and a lit little bit of funk

Taste: The flavor is crackers, some yeast, lemon, and a lot of tart raspberry.

Feel: light to medium body, crisp and easy drinking.

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Photo of cp45
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheilerW
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml can into tulip glass, best before 6/22/2017. Pours slightly hazy ruby red/light pink/orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge tart/jammy raspberry, cranberry, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, oak, musty funk, red wine vinegar, light vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberries, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with huge strength. Taste of huge tart/jammy raspberry, cranberry, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, oak, musty funk, red wine vinegar, light vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/lactic sourness and tannic fruit/oak tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, cranberry, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, oak, musty funk, red wine vinegar, light vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberries, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness balance; lightly puckering, but not astringent. Moderate dryness from tart/sourness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and acidic/tannic/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.7%. Overall this is an incredible fruit lambic! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberries, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the fairly intense lactic sourness and tannic fruit flavors. Never overwhelming with a nice malt backing for balance. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of professorchow
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, red/pink color. 1/4 inch head of an off-pink color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong fresh fruit, hint of hops, strong bacterial funk, alcohol, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of a Lambic - Fruit. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of strong fresh fruit, hint of hops, strong bacterial funk, alcohol, and slight wood. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, body, blend, and feel.

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Photo of Mineo
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chickenm
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Double Barley can-shaped glass. Bottom of can says 22/06/17.

Pours a dark ruby red color with a 3/4 inch pinkish-purplish head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Big black raspberry aroma with some nice funk and a hint of tartness.

T- Jeez. Intensely sour lactic acid attack with lots of raspberry surrounding. The sweetness tries to vie for position but the tartness overwhelms and becomes the main player. Decent amount of funk to keep things interesting.

M- High level of pucker with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Quite good but just a tad too sour for my liking. There's plenty of fruit and funk complexity to keep me interested but 5 oz of this is plenty for me.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Canned lambic, I've seen it all, what's next- barleywine in a bag? Purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

This pours a very vividly dark red, with a big 1.5 inch white head, and no lacing.

Smells pretty dirty and pretty sour- lots of very sour raspberry on the nose, dirty and musty funk, red wine vinegar, and oak.

This has a wonderfully dry and sour raspberry character, with a secondary juicy cranberry character, as well, with a withering dry vinegary funk, and lots of oak, especially as it warms. This is up there with the traditional producers of raspberry lambic- it's really quite nice.

This is lighter bodied, with a fairly juicy mouthfeel, and a good level of carbonation.

This might be the best Spontan beer that I've had. It was challenging and complex, and very tasty.

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Photo of durlta
4.86/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Spontanframboos from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 366 ratings