SpontanCherryFrederiksdal | Mikkeller ApS

SpontanCherryFrederiksdalSpontanCherryFrederiksdal
BA SCORE
4.06/5
188 Ratings
SpontanCherryFrederiksdalSpontanCherryFrederiksdal
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 05-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,507
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
188
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
29
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 188 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of malfunxion
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a red colour with a medium pink head that fades leaving a pink lace. Aroma of cherries with their stalk, with notes of vinegar and wood.Meium body, thick and sticky palate, lively carbonation. Taste of cherries, with the salk, wood. There's some acidity but then sweetnes ome in to the front. Good one.

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Photo of durlta
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KnowlesS
3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chico1985
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 bottle with an ABV of 7.2%. Pretty amazing appearance with a deep and dark red body and a vibrant pinkish purple head. Smell is quite enticing as well, like a bowl of pure fleshy dark cherries, not even a real sourness here, just unadulterated cherry yogurt goodness. The taste however brings the sourness (albeit still kinda on the lighter end), lots of oak and tannins, and a kind of earthy dirty funk and red wine feel. Still big-time cherry here but with much more of a stemmy/pit feel going on and less potency than the scent, kinda gets taken over by the tannins a bit. Mouthfeel carries some heft and a bit of warming alcohol, pretty sharp and dry with a mix of sour+sweet cherry flavors, bit of a weak finish but smooth and well-carbonated overall. This was pretty great, the frederiksdal cherries per usual come through with distinct excellence, but in the taste the oak/tannins/wine vibe felt a bit too overpowering as did the ABV a little bit. Would be nice to see a bit more balance there but really quite a nice winy dark cherry sour.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leitmotif
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TWStandley
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of epyon396
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an absolutely brilliant bright purple-red with a half finger of reddish foam and a decent viscosity. Looks very much like wine.

Big ripe sour cherry note, noticeable vinous aroma, oak, and a touch of light musty funk.

Sour cherries, grapes, wine, oak, and a nice prickly acidity.

Light-medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, prickly, tart acidity.

Overall, although I truly enjoyed this beer, I thought there to be much more cherry aroma than flavor and the barrel character really gave it a more vinous/wine-like flavor along with heavy oak.

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Photo of HardyA
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yankeepride
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fcolle2
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour ruby Red in color with a bright pink head. Aromas of vinegar sweet red ripe cherries and some hints of mineral in the end. Flavor has way more sweet candy like cherry flavor. Super juicy ripe fruit with some mild spice and tartness in the finish. Refreshing, crisp and a lift balance of sour and apple cider vinegar.

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Photo of Zonian1
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephens101
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes:

Bright red and smells pungently pleasant with plenty of barnyard goodness and a cherry or two to top it off. Tastes all damp and subterranean but not too dark and dangerous as these things go. Various fruit skins and ripe cherry are noticed. Has a lasting dryness.

Maybe they should've named this one Spotoncherry.

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Photo of innominat
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerOps
3.37/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leginsh
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonj
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is cherries, fruit and slightly off-putting/rank. The flavor is cherries, fruit, malts, mild sweetness, slight funk and big sour/tart in the finish.

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Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

SpontanCherryFrederiksdal from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 188 ratings
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