Spontancassis | Mikkeller ApS

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
SpontancassisSpontancassis
BA SCORE
4.03/5
Exceptional
159 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:
#4,609
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
159
pDev:
10.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
29
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of DannyS
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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!

 1,256 characters

Photo of kitch
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

 592 characters

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

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mwiggi1
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarleyAndBrett
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sheenisgod
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

 473 characters

Photo of ThaddeusLamar
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark purple in color, good fruit/sour beer

42 characters

Photo of CSO
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewSTL
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregJ
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 Fabianno
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Olney Place in Penn Yan, NY.

This one pours a muddy purplish dark color, with a small head, and basically no lacing.

Smells like tart black currants, brine, funk, and a mild amount of lactic tartness.

This isn't super sour, about a 4/10, with a great currant flavor. It tastes a bit wet and slick, if that makes any sesnse. There's some damp funk on the back end, with an olive-like briney character as well. Interesting and unique, for sure.

This is medium bodied, with a slick and slightly juicy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation.

A really interesting beer here, glad I got to try it.

 615 characters

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerchic
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure I could add much to the former reviews, they are pretty spot on. I found this tasted exactly like I hoped it would. Very refreshing! Love what Mikkeller is doing these days.

 182 characters

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spontancassis from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 159 ratings