Spontancassis | Mikkeller ApS

SpontancassisSpontancassis
BA SCORE
85.3%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 156 ratings
SpontancassisSpontancassis
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ChrisPro on 09-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,273
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
156
Liked:
133
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
10.42%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
27
Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.84/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding lambic. You cant go wrong with Mikkeller.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of LittleDon
4.66/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

8 oz. on draft at Jester King on 11/23/14. As lambics go, I'm not sure how you can do much better. Light purple, a surprisingly long lived head (for the style), a hint of berries in the aroma. The taste and mouthfeel are what make this, though. Tart with a bit of residual sugar. The fruit is subtle but present. Fine carbonation and light bodied. It finishes with a fair amount of bitterness, making it a nice counterpoint to the start and middle.

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Photo of kevroe
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.64/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Evango
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2Bstout
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freshflesh
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamFuel
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of Seanniek91
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Sean66
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After some trouble getting my bottle cap to struggle with the larger-than-usual proper Gueuze cap, I manage to pour a lovely deep red-purple beer into my glass; a solid drop with a surprisingly decent heft in the body. Head is pinkish, and seems to form head and lace all in one, sitting in rings that continue right down to the body. Surprisingly, and perhaps a little disappointingly, it doesn't look particularly alive in the glass, sitting still and somewhat bereft of carbonation. Still, the colour is exciting.

Nose is bright, crisp and fruity, with a directly sour berry and grapeskin hit right off the bat. Mild Ribena characters come through, but the cassis character is a little muted compared to the general sour berry character. However, the bulk of the aroma is actually generated by the Gueuze-like funk, giving wonderfully complex tones of pepper, plastic, earth and hay, all tied together tightly and briskly into a direct package of acidic goodness. Genuinely close to the great Belgian lambics.

Taste is dry and acidic, with crisp funk and lambic tartness through the centre of the palate. Some tannic notes, and a berry tingle like dried strawberries. On the back, the ghost of the blackcurrants come through a little more, giving an aromatic sweetness (but no *real* sweetness), as the acidity inflects and dances on the tongue.

Feel is driven by the acidity, which is sharp and clinging on the palate.

Wow. Is there anything Mikkeller can't do? This is a top-notch fruit lambic, on a par with Cantillon in my opinion. It has really grasped the key points of the style and has put them together really beautifully. I can't wait to try the rest of the series.

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4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdoggg
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of valianes
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mplsbrew
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen

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4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Spontancassis from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 85.3% out of 100 with 156 ratings
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