SpontanCherryFrederiksdal | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 05-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
177
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
29
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of larryarms847
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yankeepride
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fcolle2
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephens101
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerOps
3.37/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leginsh
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonj
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
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 -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YalovaIA
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groleau
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rolltide8425
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SStein
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.08/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Stevedore
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml C&C bottle, best by 17/12/2022. Served in a Cantillon tumbler glass.

Pours a very dark purple with a two finger thick purple head, moderate collar, nice retention, very bubbly with short-lived lacing. Smells of red grape skin, cherry skin, nice vinous character, oak, mild funk. Nothing too complicated; slight hints of grape juice that's thankfully mostly overcome by the cherry character. Flavour is similarly cherry-forward, kind of like black cherry skin, red vinous character, oak, just the slightest bit of funk but certainly lacking in that department. In a sense, it's AWA-like. Mild-moderate acetic presence, a bit like what I would imagine black cherry greek yogurt to taste like. Mouthfeel is medium-thinner bodied, good carbonation, not difficult to drink, on the slightly thin side, good tartness and cherry skin finish. Overall, solid cherry sour that isn't impressive in any one department, but solidly well-rounded.

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Photo of jaymo18
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thezach
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a deep purple. At first I thought how beautiful a red it was, but it's far too dark to be anything but midnight purple, the color of blueberries, dark cherries, acai. There's absolutely no head, I had to agitate it to get any at all, only for it to fade almost instantly. Damn tart. Tart cherries, sour, a bit of sweetness on the end. Almost a cherry juice quality, but the acidity does a mighty fine job of balancing it. A touch of bitterness, which could be tannins from the fruit skin or barrel aging. I'm really enjoying the puckering, cherry juice, fruity sour quality this beer has. Almost a shame I drank it alone.

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SpontanCherryFrederiksdal from Mikkeller ApS
4.11 out of 5 based on 177 ratings.
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