Spontanredcurrant
Mikkeller ApS

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Style:
Lambic - Fruit
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 9.41%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
44
From:
Mikkeller ApS
 
Denmark
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  3
SCORE
91
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Reviews by rarbring:
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rarbring from Sweden

4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is slightly hazy deep orange, has an off-white head that leaves little lacing and small curtains.

The smell has a sweet sourness to it, like apple vinegar with sugar added.

The taste has an upfront sweetness, then sour red berries, some rhubarbs.

A small carbonation, very small bubbles, fresh texture, a medium body, a sry sour finish.

A very decent lambic, a clean mice acidity, well and moderatly balanced with sweetness.

Sep 25, 2011
More User Reviews:
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Mora2000 from Texas

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of grapes and red currants, as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor is fairly sour. I get some tart red currant and other dark fruit notes, with a light amount of biscuit malt and a light amount of vinegar. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very nice.

Aug 18, 2012
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FrancisT from Vermont

3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 30, 2015
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brokensail from California

3.16/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sort of an amber colored beer with a small off-white head. A strong rubber aroma to begin with. Grass and oak along with grape and currant aromas. A moderate tartness, mostly lactic acidity. The flavor is sort of mediocre. Lightly tart with heavy fruit flavors of currant and grape. Some of the same rubber and plastic notes that were present on the nose. Not as good as most of the others.

Aug 07, 2012
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TubaManJack from District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Nov 05, 2014
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wethorseblanket from California

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 23, 2015
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GRG1313 from California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Oct 26, 2013
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pixieskid from Germany

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Oct 12, 2012
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ADZA from Australia

3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a hazy pink amber hue which leaves a two finger creamy that stays and leaves heaps of lacing.

S-Barnyard funk,vinegar,sweaty must and sour grapes.

T-Sour grapes,barnyard funk,lemon zest and finished with a mix of sour white grapes and sherbet.

M-Sour sweet,mouth puckering,light bodied and finishes very dry.

O-Its not bad and the high ABV is well hidden but ive had way better lambics to be honest and probably would not revisit cheers.

Nov 15, 2011
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DoctorB2B from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Feb 01, 2012
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nathanmiller from New York

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 17, 2015
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ShemRahBoo from New Jersey

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

Jan 09, 2015
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gaesori from Korea (South)

3.23/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 15, 2015
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matpoi from Canada (QC)

3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 29, 2015
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random846 from California

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

Feb 03, 2015
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mantissa from Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Dec 09, 2014
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olradetbalder from Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Nov 17, 2014
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PatGreer from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 01, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this beer is pro, and the whole series has been epic, but this one offers something unique. i think drier, more carbonated, and as funky as it is sour, compared to others. my one problem with it, if i can fairly call it that, is that it isnt necessarily distinctly red currant on the fruit side, if you said it was a mix of cherries and raspberries i might not know the difference. where the red grape was so positively red grapes, this one is more generic fruit, but thats not the point here i dont think. as a wild ale, its as good as they come, with a pinkinsh red tint to a rather clear brew. heady and white froth in one glass, almost still looking in the other, i dont all the way get it. tangy funk to the nose, fruity only a little, more a lacto oaky maturity and acidic sourness. so sour, but still bretty too, is this blended? how old is it? i need more information because i want to make beer this good. fuller bodied too than i remember the others being, which is a nice treat. sours never feel like this one the palate. overall this is incredible, the fruit is just unique enough to make this crazy memorable, and has a perfect mix of sweet and pucker. world class wild beer, nothing like this series, it deserves more attention.

Nov 21, 2014
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HumanParaquat from Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 22, 2015
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iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Nov 10, 2014
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Stinger80OH from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 20, 2015
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Bugs318 from Canada (QC)

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reminiscent of Cantillon Kriek. Dusty fruity nose and puckering sour taste.

Aug 16, 2015
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KimenTshom from California

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 13, 2015
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Horbar from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1%

Oct 18, 2014
Spontanredcurrant from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 44 ratings