Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Mikkeller gets a little sour. SpontanCherryFrederiksdal is an oak aged sour ale by the Danish gypsy brewery. Frederiksdal refers to the estate from which the beer gets its sour cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7809) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
From bottle ar Mikkeller Bar. Pours crimson with a tiny pink head and a cherry aroma. There is a marvelous tart cherry flavor that stays on the palate. Delicious.
Earlier Rating: 5/16/2013 Total Score: 4.2
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours cherry red with a disappearing head and a delightful tart cherry flavor . The cherries taste a lot like Lambeek cherries. This one is just really fun to drink. Tastes like traditional lambic kriek, but more hearty than delicate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Sample from a bottle. Red, clean color. Sour aroma with cherry. Tart, cherry taste with oak notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1561) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, SF. Deep red body and head. Silly smooth cherry aroma. Taste is very complex. Cherry, of course, but not as sour as I expected. Kind of tastes like every kind of cherry combined, with some malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Criz (249) - - APR 13, 2015
Wow this is an awesome sour! Mikkeller in SF. Poured into a tulip served at 55 degrees. Pours a deep merlot, with a foamy pink head. Huge aromas of Brett, oak, sour cherries, and red wine. Tart cherry, cherry pie, and oak Flavors with a creamy finish. This is a well balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2897) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Very dark purple pour with a pink/purple head that fades to a ring. Aroma is packed with cherry syrup, cherry skins, and light chocolate syrup. Tastes moderately sour with a little sweet cherry syrup too. So much sour cherry skins, blackberries, black currants and oak. Light chocolate pops up sometimes. Slighty dry in the finish. Really nice sour, so much fruit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kingmaker (5) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 50,- Euro pro Liter! Ein solches Bier muss schon was hergeben. Aus der serh schönen Flasche ergießt es sich beeindruckend im tiefen Weinrot in das Glas. Der Schaum ist violett, verschwindet aber leider, auch für ein Sauerbier, viel zu schnell. Die Nase umströmt eine starke Wein- und Kirschnote - sehr lecker. Hinzukommen leicht süßliche und würzig herbe Aromen - eine Andeutung von Glühwein mit einer klaren Sauerbiernote. Der erste Schluck überrascht komplett. Täuscht der Geruch Wein vor, kommt mit dem Geschmack das Sauerbier voll zum Vorschein. Genial! Vom Wein bleibt ein toller Nachgeschmack auf den Lippen. Kirschen und feine Säure beherrschen den Geschmack, aber auch hier verstecken sich Gewürze, wie Nelken, und gerbiger, herber Geschmack vom Eichenfass. Es ist kaum Süße vorhanden, was auch gut ist. Das Mundgefühl ist gerbig und frisch prickelnd, durc h die feine Karbonisierung, welche nur bei langer Lagerung entsteht. Ein wirklich meisterhaftes Bier mit ein paar kleinen Abzügen, aufgrund des schnell verschwindenen Schaums und dem heftigen Preiszettel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (937) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Brilliant vinous sour aroma with cherry and oakyness. Taste is the same, but no sweetness to the cherry and a bitter almost barnyard funky finish. Sour maybe 5 of 10, with it being mostly an acidic sour but the funky finish. Really a nice complex beer and not sweet like many fruit lambics. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6800) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Draft at EBP. Pours a thick dark cough syrup-y red (this is not to imply that the flavors go that way). Light pink foam on top for a minute. Big sweet cherry nose, mix of snack cherries and pie cherries, leaning a little more toward the sweeter snack variety. Creamy thick body with lively carb. Intense cherry flavors, lots of tartness as well, well-integrated enough that it’s not immediately clear whether the tartness is more from fruit acidity or from the inoculation. That’s pretty cool. Crisp refreshing finish. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maksymiliant (80) - POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Barwa wi?niowa. Ladna rozowa piana. W aromacie, wisnie, kwas, lekka wanilia. W smaku kwas, wi?nie... W sumie tak samo jak w aromacie. Bardzo dobry kriek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
February 20, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2014.
Purple with a small dark pink head. Aroma is sweet fruity and tart cherry yoghurt, slight almond. Taste is sweet juicy cherries up front, tart cherries and yoghurt coming through midways, dry tart finish, slight vinegar. Light bodied, average carbonation.

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