Spontancassis | Mikkeller ApS

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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
Ratings:
156
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
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11
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1.32/5  rDev -67.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.41/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Purple pink hue which leaves a two finger head and sporadic lacing.

S-Oak,dark grapes,wood,barnyard funk and musty sweat.

T-Sour grapes and i mean really mouthpuckering sour,a slight mustiness,barnyard funkiness,a touch of oak which finishes sour and salty.

M-Light bodied and silky smooth.

O-Its not bad but its not Mikkelller's best Lambic or brew cheers.

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3.6/5  rDev -12%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red. Small off white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Light currant. Wood. Yogurty.

Taste - Berry fruit that builds into a very distinct black currant flavor. Like a black currant jam without the sweetness. Very woody. Less yogurt than the nose.

Mouthfeel - Dry and woody. Moderate sourness. Well carbonated.

Overall - The woodiness is intense. The currant flavor is pretty nice, but not enough to truly elevate the beer.

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3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark purple in color, good fruit/sour beer

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3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost purple in color with a fair amount of turbidity. Strong cassis and berry aromas. Grass, a touch of oak, and only a mild mustiness. Has a very strong grape juice aroma, too. The flavor is lightly sweet with a fairly restrained tartness. Heavy on the fruit flavors. Lots of cassis, blackberry, and red grapes. Some oak, grass, and must, but they seem to be covered by the fruit.

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3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Notes taken are brief on account of a less than ideal review environment:

Fantastic blackcurrant/berry notes coupled with ~5/10 sourness and mild tartness make this an excellent beer with high drinkability. While sour lovers may crave more tartness and puckering sourness, this will satisfy the discerning drinker and boasts impressive balance, a gestalt flavour profile, and a unifying oak undertone. Acidic, smooth, and wet mouthfeel sets off the sourness nicely.

I look forward to revisiting this in more detail. One of Mikkeller's best sours.

High B (3.73)

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Spontancassis from Mikkeller ApS
4.09 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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