Spontanrosehip | Mikkeller ApS

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85
very good
90 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mendvicdog on 08-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
0
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12
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Photo of skipxtracer
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got this in a bottle at the mikkeller bar in SF. I've loved all of the beers in this series. Like the others, this is very true to what is advertised. Loving this rosehip sour. Beautiful floral nose and reddish color. Nice mouthfeel and very tasty, dry rosy drinking.

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Photo of Justin8mypants
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.99/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Domvan
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CSO
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AuntBea
2.7/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kplooki
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jtrigonis
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of guityler83
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy pale orange color after leaving about half inch at the bottom of the bottle (to pitch into a sour homebrew). off white head with medium sized bubbles had good persistence for a sour. Maybe a slight hue of pink among the orange color.

S: Lemony rind tartness with clean oakiness come through at moderate levels. Funky basement with hay and light pineapple at medium levels. No vinegar or offensive aromas but a bit sharper then classic examples.

T: medium tartness with a lime like quality. funky brett dominates with lots of complexity from hay and damp leaves to medium barnyard phenols. medium wheat flavor comes through in the middle with a straweberry jam like flavor (rose hip?) finish with lemony tartness. Balance is on the bugs.

M: A very creamy full mouth feel for a lambic style beer. Carbonation is moderate but very soft. No alcohol warming. The tartness lingers on the back of the tongue after a few sips giving a nice tannic, drying sensation.

O: An interesting profile on the spontanrosehip. The mouthfeel really through me off. I don't know if the rosehips did it or maybe when they were added to the beer but it didn't finish as dry and crisp as I like in the style. It was decent but I don't think Id seek out the others in this series

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Photo of Inglewood
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MHorridge
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very dry and rather jumbled from a taste perspective.

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Photo of brbrocc
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tclipse
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

interesting beer here, appears to be an almost entirely different base beer from the others, all thick and cloudy, just tinted pink, but more yeasty and dense than anything else. that said, its the first one i have ever had (or in fact even seen) on tap, so that could be a factor in its unflattering appearance. the smells is nice, tangy and tart, lambic long before rose hip, although that element is there too, pink and perfumed, somehow light in the midst of the thicker beer, and i smell the wheat malt too, not as fresh as some, and slightly tannic. nice pucker in the flavor, a rather mature lacto type sour to it, and you get plenty of wood on it as well. the rose hip is more subtle in the taste than it is in the nose, almost like not ripe, bitter rather than floral, vegetal and wet, it works, but its unexpected. carbonation is fine, but the beer is very thick, and even the moderately high acid of this beer cant make it feel light and drinkable. the others were all so effortless, this seems weird. fortunately, i have a bottle on deck to compare the two formats, but this might be the least impressive beer in the series os far. i still enjoyed its weirdness though.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.31/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KVNBGRY
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ari32
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Spontanrosehip from Mikkeller ApS
3.77 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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