Spontandoubleblueberry | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 08-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.45%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
13
For Trade:
2
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.51/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.82/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Northdown. Served in a tulip.

A - Purple foam settles to a thin collar and specks of lace. Very dark purple-blue body.

S - Blueberry skins, some tartness, touch of mineral that is more consistent with the first batch of Spontan- beers. Light lactic and lemony sourness to it. Wish there was more intense fruit here, but on the whole it's pleasant enough.

T - The taste is similar, with very understated fruit. Some under ripe blueberry skin and perhaps a hint of fleshy sweetness. Less mineral, and more lactic sourness in the finish. Curious what lambic was used to get an 8.5% beer, but the flavor profile was quite similar to Cantillon for me.

M - Smooth texture, medium body, lower carbonation, and no discernible alcohol. Moderately juicy, with a dry finish. Came out of the tap super foamy which I think killed a lot of the bubbles.

D - Nice enough, but I'm not sure it warranted me sticking around until 7pm to try it. Neither enough fruity sweet, nor enough lambic sourness or funk; just kind of understated and meh for me.

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3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this on tap at Hunger N Thirst, served chilled in a snifter

The color is indigo with opaque clarity and thin purple head. The smell is faintly vinous with blueberry-type floral ester. The feel is like blueberry soda with a shot of vinegar dropped in -tart acidic and very effervescent the tangy and acetic acid with moderate carbonation with super-dry finish.

The taste is tangy with fruity and vinegary mild sour and berry taste with light citrus-like astringency puckering with a tannic finish. Overall this is good but a little too much acid to drink more than a small pour of-like blueberry vinegar but not quite that intense

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Spontandoubleblueberry from Mikkeller ApS
4.26 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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