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:
154
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
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11
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26
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of epyon396
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mwiggi1
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarleyAndBrett
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sheenisgod
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of ThaddeusLamar
3.67/5  rDev -10%
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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Photo of CSO
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewSTL
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregJ
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freshflesh
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fabianno
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerchic
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
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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Photo of TrilliumFan
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matty123
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of anvilx
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Spontancassis from Mikkeller ApS
4.08 out of 5 based on 154 ratings.
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