Spontanframboos | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by pixieskid on 05-02-2011

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359
Reviews:
66
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
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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

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

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

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a tulip glass. 2013 vintage.

With three years on it still has an incredibly fruity aroma that is present as soon as you pop the cap.

Look is a muddy red brown with pink highlights. Tan head that dissipates quickly.

Definite notes of raspberry on the nose. Malty sweet syrupy note.

Taste is a perfect blend of sweet and sour. Not as much tart berry in the taste (that might be the age) but a definite thick fruit juice quality.

Probably a very different beer from when it was first bottled but still really an incredible beer. A nice blend of sweet and sour and an easy but complex drinker.

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Photo of GrumD
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Spontanframboos from Mikkeller ApS
4.08 out of 5 based on 359 ratings.
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