Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #95
Ranked #10,098
4.02 | pDev: 11.44%
Jan 31, 2021
Sep 22, 2011
Notes: None
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1.48/5  rDev -63.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
by jaypeeq from New York

This bottle could be a dud or not handled well. Tastes and smells like Limburger cheese. The body and acidity are good but I can’t get over the cheesiness

Jan 31, 2021
4.25 by paulish from New York on Dec 05, 2020
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4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

375ml bottle

Pours a cloudy hazy near opaque dark ruby red with a dense creamy light pinkish off-white foam head with lasting retention and good lacing, sticking around forever. Smells immediately fruity and soured, tart funky blackcurrants, notes of dried cranberry, leathery grapes, dark forest berries, sweet vinegar, dessert wine, dried leaves, oak barrel, some woody spice, and mild dusty earthy herbal hops. Moderately fruity and funky, kinda bretty smelling, a little leathery, earthy, bold blackcurrants. Tastes really tart and puckery, fresh sour blackcurrants, dried cranberry notes, leathery grapes, funky tart berries, dark forest fruit, acidic citrus, slightly acetic sherry dessert wine, dried autumn leaves, hay, oak barrel, some woody spice, wheaty malt, vanilla, and mild dusty earthy herbal hops. Moderate high level of acidity and tartness, moderately fruity, light funk and barnyard earthiness. Feels medium bodied, creamy smooth and slick with moderate high carbonation, finishing fairly dry. Overall this is a really nice lambic style sour ale with blackcurrants aged in oak.

Nov 01, 2020
3.99 by TheWolf from Delaware on Dec 09, 2018
4.06 by Dazka from Italy on Nov 12, 2017
3.75 by ant1 from France on Oct 26, 2017
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

This beer looked like a cabernet in my glass. Minimal to no head.
Sour fruit aroma, some wood, some vanilla.
Black current and blackberry taste. Hint of vanilla.
Nicely tart.

Sep 23, 2017
4.05 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California on Aug 06, 2017
4.5 by AlvinLin from New York on Aug 03, 2017
4 by redfox405 from California on Jul 10, 2017
3.94 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2017
4.41 by UCLABrewN84 from California on Jun 24, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Nicolaiw from Denmark

Pours deep red / ruby with pink head.
Aroma has black currant, lemon, sour cherries, funky, cold cellar .
Taste is black currant bomb, so much flavour. Lemon, sour cherries, grapefruit, little funk

Mar 28, 2017
4.12 by dcmchew from Romania on Dec 19, 2016
3.9 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Oct 23, 2016
4.37 by FatsoSvuLLo from Sweden on Oct 20, 2016
4.27 by risenz from England on Sep 07, 2016
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Largely opaque, burgundy color combining red and purple highlights, with a white head tinted pink, and lots of lacing.

S - Sour berry notes, a bit of wood, lots of acidity.

T - Follows the nose, with a big front of berry, hinting raspberry and cranberry, a middle where wood notes come out, and a moderate acidic bite closing with a slow fade.

M - Moderate sourness, tart, but not puckering.

O - A well-crafted lambic with great fruit notes. A carefully balanced and bright lambic.

Aug 20, 2016
4.43 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Jul 28, 2016
3.9 by Waggman from Sweden on Jul 28, 2016
3.9 by groleau from Canada (QC) on Jul 24, 2016
3.76 by Spoda1983 from Pennsylvania on May 12, 2016
3.85 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Apr 15, 2016
3.88 by ambruns1979 from California on Apr 11, 2016
4.36 by Stezz420 from Illinois on Mar 29, 2016
3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Mar 26, 2016
4.14 by MathiasO from Sweden on Mar 17, 2016
3.52 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York on Mar 14, 2016
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4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by craftbeersweden from Sweden

The beer has a beatiful, dark purple color. Clear to a little hazy with a thin, pink head.

Nose: Tart, sour, black currant, vanilla, oak an a lot of sweetness.
Taste: Funk, tart, red berries, black currant, dry wood, fruity. Reminds me of POPPELS Projekt 007 - I got to do a parallell tasting!
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium to high carbonation. Dry ending.

A great fruit lambic. I'm glad I got back to #Systembolaget and bought a few more bottles yesterday :)

Mar 04, 2016
4.17 by DannyS from New York on Jan 20, 2016
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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

one of my favorites in the spontan lineup, the black currant. its got a great chalky purple color to it, true to the fruit and like i have never seen in a beer before. frothy head on it, more cloudiness than many of the others, but more carbonation too. smells jammy sweet, like a cross between blackberry and cranberry, its sweet and dark but also tangy. i think the pucker in the nose is largely brought on by the wild yeasts, which are as established and mature in this one as they are in any of the beers. a great mix of bretty funk in here, lots of wood and must coming out, very farmy and interesting, with somewhat tempered acidity, probably offset by the sweetness of the fruit. this had the potential to be the sweetest of them all, but its fermented back down quite a bit, while retaining the flavor of the currants. deep earthy sweet on the fruit, concentrated and preserved it seems, but authentic for sure. blackberry and blueberry notes as well. the mouthfeel of this one is near the top of the class too. less acidity for sure, but also this real round soft bigness to it, full and flush, great carbonation, but a lingering presence too. seems bigger than the others, but so smooth. a really odd and interesting feel for a lambic. top notch!

Jan 02, 2016
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4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 200ml pour on draft at Mikkeller Bangkok into a mini stemmed wine glass.

Appearance: A deep dark-ish purple colour with a reddish hue and a thin half centimetre purplish pink head with minimal lacing.

Aroma: Light funk with leathery brett. Dark fruit, blackcurrant, sour berry, grape and vinegary tartness.

Taste: Tart, sour berries, blackcurrant and grape with barnyard funk. Hints of oak and sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

Overall: A solid fruit lambic that I would revisit again if I can find a bottle version. Very easy to drink.

Nov 27, 2015
4.5 by Sean66 from Illinois on Nov 22, 2015
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Nov 02, 2015
3.96 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Oct 27, 2015
4 by Mwiggi1 from Louisiana on Oct 23, 2015
3.83 by BarleyAndBrett from California on Oct 17, 2015
4.1 by sheenisgod from California on Oct 11, 2015
3.93 by JamesStreet from Louisiana on Oct 10, 2015
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3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by emerge077 from Illinois

Pours a dark purplish color, with purplish pink frothy foam. Sparse spotty lace around the edges, lasting surface skim.

Aroma is mildly funky, acidic fruit, leathery Brett. Taste is a little more one dimensional, sour fruit all the way. Nice drying tannins in the aftertaste. Juice like feel with average carb levels, like sparking grape juice but not as carbed.

Overall it was fun to try, but others in the series are better. The price is rarely justified with these.

Oct 06, 2015
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