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Mikkeller Spontan Series

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DominicOH, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    It seems that the varieties to the Mikkeller Spontan Series as well as any other beer they make is utterly endless! Most (if not all) of the Spontan Series is listed on here as unique beers. However, how many of those have actually been bottled? I am not able to find a definitive list anywhere online.

    The purpose of this posting, is so that we might have a complete/semi-complete list for anyone collecting them or just wondering what is out there! So, if you are seeing this, please comment with any Mikkelller Spontan beers that you have had, or even seen before in bottles so that I may be able to compile a list that I will then post here.

    This list also includes variations that are soon to be released/newly released at the time of the original post. All variants on this list have been double-checked to make sure at least one bottling of said variant has been done

    * - Label images exist but cannot find any pictures of bottles themselves
    ** - New variant coming to bottles soon if not already in them somewhere in the world at the time of post.

    Spontan:
    • Apricot
    • Basil (Collaboration with Lindemans)
    • Beetroot
    • Blackthorn
    • Cassis
    • CherryFramboos
    • Cherry Frederiksdal
    • Cherry Frederiksdal BA Chardonnay Edition
    • Cherry Frederiksdal BA Malaga Edition
    • Chokeberry
    • Cranberry
    • Double Blueberry
    • Dryhop Centennial
    • Dryhop Citra
    • Dryhop Mosaic
    • Dryhop Simcoe
    • Elderflower
    • Figs*
    • Framboos
    • Fruit Salad
    • Gooseberry
    • Grape
    • Green Apple
    • Hibiscus
    • Jorge Spontanale 4 month
    • Koppi
    • Kriek
    • Lemon**
    • Lingonberry
    • Lychee*
    • Mandarin
    • Mango
    • Noble
    • Orange
    • Passion Fruit
    • Peach
    • Pear
    • Pineapple
    • Red Currant
    • Red Grape
    • Riesling
    • Rosehip
    • Sauternes
    • Seabuckthorn
    • Sour Cherry
    • SpontanaAarhus
    • Spontanale
    • SpontanBarcelona
    • Sweet Cherry
    • Triple Blueberry**
    • Vesterbro Spontanale
    • Watermelon
    • White Grape
    • Wild Strawberry
    • Yuzu**

    In case you were wondering, that is 55 total listed here.

    Please feel free to leave feedback of any sort and if you know of any that I may have missed.
     
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  2. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    Additions that were either missed or have since been created since I made this list.

    • Blackberry
    • Carrot
    • Sweet Cherry
    • Faro
     
  3. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    • Nelson
    The newest to be released. I do not believe any further have surfaced in bottles other than that recently.
     
  4. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (1,726) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    I've had the following:
    Spontanredgrape: 4.4
    Spontanmandarin: 3.5
    Spontanpeach: 3.25
    Spontanlingonberry: 3.64

    I guess I thought redgrape was good, but the rest are sorta marginal.
     
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  5. juke_cleveland

    juke_cleveland Initiate (162) Sep 12, 2014 Indiana
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    I've had the following. This is only Indy distro for the most part.

    Pineapple
    Seabuckthorn
    Basil
    Orange
    Whitegrape
    Beetroot
    Recurrant (draught)
    Doublekiwi (draught)
    Cherry Frederiksdal
    Cassis
    Noble
    Gooseberry
    Rosehip
    Elderflower
    Peach
    Kriek
    WildStrawberry
    Framboos

    Unsure if any of these are new to you.

    I recently got Yuzu, but haven't had it yet. Big fan of the series. Hope you can get a ton of them. Sounds fun! Cheers!
     
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  6. juke_cleveland

    juke_cleveland Initiate (162) Sep 12, 2014 Indiana
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    Also, isn't the Whitegrape the same thing as the Riesling? I'm pretty sure it's the same beer with 2 different labels. Same goes for Noble and Sauternes.
     
  7. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    I believe you are correct with Sauternes/Noble but not sure about Whitegrape and Riesling.

    I actually recently picked up a Polly 2 which is Young Spontanale aged in Sherry Casks to correspond with Stella 7 which is Old Spontanale aged in Sherry Casks. The latter I don't have. I love how he has special beers for his two girls.
     
  8. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    I've had

    Orange (draught)
    Dryhop Centennial (draught)
    Pineapple (draught)
    Watermelon (draught)
    Pear (draught)
    Cherry Frederiksdal (draught)
    Peach
    Mandarin (draught)
    Framboos (draught)

    I currently have in bottle

    Cherry Frederiksdal
    Rosehip
    Kriek
    Red Currant
    Framboos old bottle and new can
    Red Grape
    Wild Strawberry
    Watermelon
    Orange
    Peach
    Pineapple
    Sea Buckthorn
    Pear
    Gooseberry
    Green Apple
    Elderflower
    Cassis
    Double Blueberry
    Chokeberry
    Beetroot
    Lemon
    Yuzu
    Dryhop Simcoe
    Dryhop Centennial
    Dryhop Citra

    Soon to have (trade) Cherry Frederiksdal Chardonnay and Malaga respectively.

    Will get to have Lingonberry on tap today or tomorrow and a local bar to me has Carrot to be tapped soon.
     
  9. oudebueuze

    oudebueuze Initiate (176) Dec 12, 2012 California
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    Quick question:

    The bottles I have all read "Brewed & Bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij," or "Brewed by De Proef Brouwerij."

    I thought I also read somewhere that they get the wort from other lambic producers.

    So... Does De Proef brew the base lambic and then Mikkeller oaks it and fruits it at De Proef? Or does Mikkeller get wort from some other lambic brewer and then mature it at De Proef?
     
  10. oudebueuze

    oudebueuze Initiate (176) Dec 12, 2012 California
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  11. oudebueuze

    oudebueuze Initiate (176) Dec 12, 2012 California
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    Dr. Lambic says, "The base for all of Mikkeller’s spontaneously fermented beers is brewed and aged in barrels under contract at De Proefbrouwerij," but doesn't cite a source. Maybe that's the real truth and the idea that it's blended from multiple producers is just legend.

    http://sourbeerblog.com/mikkeller-spontanwhitegrape-spontanchokeberry/
     
  12. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    Ironically enough I've read this article before myself. Mikkeller being a gypsy brewery doesn't have an actual brewery other than Mikkeller San Diego which opened this year. On all of their bottles it will say brewed by/at "insert name here." Most of them are De Proef in Belgium but some have been done by Lervig in Norway. I know De Proef does most if not all of their beers now and that the Mikkeller San Diego line is it's entirely own entity with different packaging for its beers.

    As far as where the base lambic(s) actually comes from, I have no idea and have heard both accounts which you mentioned in your comments.
     
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  13. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Savant (961) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    Spontancherryframboos showed up around these parts today.
     
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  14. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    Haven't had that one but was wondering when we'd start seeing it in the states. They announced it a few months ago. I'm actually planning to take a nice photo of all the ones that I have currently and then start drinking them over time. Would love to do one big tasting but I really want to enjoy these. Will probably post here when I have the photo.
     
  15. juke_cleveland

    juke_cleveland Initiate (162) Sep 12, 2014 Indiana
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    About to drink a Spontancarrot tonight. Cheers! Where are you located in Ohio? I frequent Columbus area. If you're around those parts, we should meet up sometime in 2017 for some Spontan sampling!
     
  16. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    I think I had a small taste of that one but not enough to log it as officially had. I'm about 2 hours north of Columbus currently. If it ever worked out I'd maybe be interested in the potential for that to happen. It will probably take me over a year to get through them all haha. Will try to share them all with my fiance as she enjoys them too.
     
  17. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    This is my photo I was talking about taking.
     
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  18. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (1,700) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Holy fish sticks. Nice collection. What's your favorite?

    I've always wanted to try more of these, but have only had three. I picked them up whenever a bottle shop put them on clearance. :slight_smile: Another bottle shop has about a dozen varieties, and they have been knocking down the price recently.
     
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  19. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    Damn I want a shop that knocks the price off of them haha. My favorite that I've had (since I clearly haven't had most of these yet) was easily the Cherry Frederiksdal on tap at Mikkeller Bar in San Francisco. Will be interesting to see how the variants of that stack up!
     
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  20. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (1,700) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    @DominicOH I rarely see this stuff on tap, if ever. I would probably try more if I found it. The cheaper prices are still right around $10 for the 375mL. Not exactly the most expensive beer, but not the cheapest. The part that really keeps me from diving in is once I start the series, I'll be driven to try more and more. :slight_smile:
     
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  21. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    Haha yeah I can definitely understand that! The artwork done by Keith Shore is really what gets me and I'm just a fan of Mikkeller in general. I even have a framed screen print on my wall of the Spontan Framboos. I rarely see it on tap here in Ohio but every now and then.

    I just saw you're in Missouri, I'm looking forward to the day we get Piney River here (even if it is awhile away). I always tell them on social media to come to Ohio haha.
     
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  22. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (1,700) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Mikkeller's Beer Geek Brunch is one the beers responsible for my love for beer. Mikkeller's coffee offerings have had a soft spot in my heart ever since. If I could get a print of those labels, I may get one. Haha.

    Nice! I need to try some Piney River stuff. I keep over looking it with how many other good things are showing up.
     
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  23. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    I definitely understand and agree with all of that! Not sure I'll get to try any (fiance's Aunt's live in Missouri and they sometimes bring stuff up) but I'm really looking forward to seeing how Piney River progresses with the Wild Ales/Sours coming out this year.

    Nothing I've had from them has been life changing, but I really like what they are about and are just super solid. Their Masked Bandit Black IPA is my second favorite too (behind Black Rajah).
     
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  24. IkeBeer89

    IkeBeer89 Initiate (121) Jul 18, 2017 Georgia
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    Delicious beer series! Curious I have 3 Spontancassis bottles with the date 21/05/25 on the top. Can anyone tell me the bottle date? Thanks for your time!!
     
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  25. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    I'm actually not too sure, but if my memory serves correctly from others I have bought, I would guess 10 years from the bottle date.
     
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  26. IkeBeer89

    IkeBeer89 Initiate (121) Jul 18, 2017 Georgia
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    Cool I read about another beer that said 10 years and wasn't sure if they kept it the same across the board or what. The store in PCB I picked these up from made it seem these had been on the shelves for some time. Had one and it was too good not to come back with three more. Should've brought some other variants back too
     
  27. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    At most I'd guess 12 years. If I have a chance, I'll check my spontan collection and see if I can help as I have a good memory of when I picked them up/they were released.
     
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  28. DJturnstile

    DJturnstile Initiate (48) Sep 2, 2015 California
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    I love Mikkeller and all their weirdness and rarities. I've had dozens and dozens (and dozens) of their beers and been to Mikkeller Copenhagen/SF and next month Barcelona! :slight_smile:

    I never see much love or interest for them on these boards so thanks for this interesting post @DominicOH

    Just a side note, have you had any of the Mikkeller SD beers, like the hazy NE stuff they can biweekly now? What do you think?
     
  29. IkeBeer89

    IkeBeer89 Initiate (121) Jul 18, 2017 Georgia
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    That would be much appreciated! I like to know because I'm thinking of giving one of these in a BIF and don't want to mislead someone
     
  30. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    Just checked my bottle of Lingonberry and I picked that one up last year, and it is indeed 10 years as suspected.
     
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  31. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    SpontanFermier added to the list. Collaboration between Mikkeller and Side Project. I'm not aware of any other new bottled varietals at this time.
     
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  32. DominicOH

    DominicOH Aspirant (253) Jan 2, 2016 Ohio
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    Blueberry (not Double or Triple)
    Lychee

    Both now can confirm bottles exist.
     
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