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:
90
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.22%
 
 
Wants:
7
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Photo of acurtis
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

first of all, there is a triple blueberry edition? WHAT?! i cannot even imagine more blueberry in a beer than this one, now the most blueberry forward beer ive ever had, and a wonderful continuation of this impressive series of wild ales. looks like grape jelly, so deep and dense purple that no light gets in at all. the head is pink, lighter in shade but equally boldly colored. the sourness here is quite light, not as funky or acidic as the others ive had. i think all the fruit is not quite fermented out, so the sweetness really balances it. i also think the abv is a bit higher, as i could taste it in this one, and i felt it too, not true in the others. i really liked the blueberry collaboration they did with three floyds, and i think this takes it even further on the fruit, but more acidity to cut through that would be nice in this case, it got a little tough to drink after half a glass or so. i just cant even wrap my head around a triple fruit edition of this, its got to drink like taffy. i will tell you this is on tap for 15 bucks a ten ounce pour somewhere here on the front range, but i wont divulge where i had it. price gouging? nah, still worth it!

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Photo of nmann08
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slatetank
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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Photo of mdfb79
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 09/19/15 notes. 8oz. pour on tap at Zwanze Day at Fool's Gold in NYC, served in a wine glass.

Pours a deep red color with almost no head or carbonation evident. Super tart, lots of blueberries, sour red fruits, sour red wine, oak, vanilla, jam, and vinegar. Medium body and low carbonation.

Overall a very good beer but pretty crazy; almost like wine but super super sour wine. Interesting and worth checking out for a glass.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lare453
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterSki
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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Photo of IPAchris
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of epyon396
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The review below me nailed the look. It's damn near grape jelly. Almost black level of purple color with a thin lilac head around the rim. I'd love to see more beers that looked like this.

A bit of a letdown on the nose. Blueberry, funk, a lot of vinegar notes, vinous. Vinegar dominated the nose, unfortunately.

Tastes of blueberries (duh). SO MANY BLUEBERRIES.
Highly acidic and wonderfully tart to the levels of enamel-stripping. Vinegar is still present, but far less than in the nose, thankfully. Lots of funk and vinous qualities.

Feel is nothing crazy. Low carb, finishes pretty dry.

Overall I can't tell if I'm sad that I only got a 6 oz pour, or if that was a blessing in disguise. Phenomenally unique beer.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Spontandoubleblueberry from Mikkeller ApS
4.26 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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