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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (1595) - NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
Dark purple. Pink head. Aroma of sweet cherries and cherry jam. Fairly sour taste, with lots of cherries. Well-balanced, in harmony and with good drinkability.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (452) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark red. Aroma of cherries. Sour, dry, refreshing. Well drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (2777) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
375 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. 2013 edition best by 23/01/22. Dark ruby with just over a finger of nice pink head. Aromas of tart cherries, some vanilla, sweet dark fruit, a touch of vinegar. Nice sweet aroma that kind of reminds me of some sweeter meads. Tastes of big tart and sour cherries and dark fruit, oak, vinegar, sour acidic notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Alcohol is well masked. Very tasty cherry lambic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4426) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Purple pour with pink head. Sweet cherry pie aromas, full cherry an tartness. Sweet and tart cherries, full cherry and almost lidea like tones.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (322) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
La couleur est d’un rouge vin très foncé. Une très légère mousse accompagne une carbonatation étonnament réussie. Au nez, ça sens le vin rouge et les cerises noires. C’est une véritable avalanche de cerises noires en bouche! Le corps est rond et satisfaisant. Le côté surette désigne sans ambiguité cette bière comme étant raffraichissante. Si ce n’était de son prix dispendieux (tout du moins par l’obtenir au Québec) j’en acheterais d’autres sans hésiter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Draft at Eulogy. Very dark hazy ruby pour with a slim white head. Nice deep black cherry flavors. Some dark malts. Red plums. Blood orange chocolates. Fairly clean sour with a nice fuzzy oak finish. Pretty extraordinary!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6634) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Effin incredible brew that blows the socks off every other Spontan-beer Mikkeller makes, including thevery good kriek. Deep dark red pour, beautiful beer. Velvety soft feel. Aroma is woodsie with semi-sweet dark cherry flavor. Sour.tart aspect is well integrated and different than the others. Deeelicious. The depth of fruit here is more reminiscent of a luscious red wine than most any beer...and they make a cherry wine from the Frederiskdal Estate in Denmark. The only one I’ll spend the coin to get again! "

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3188) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at home with my wife. Pour is deep dark cherry with a small pink head that quickly dissipated. Rich cherries, vanilla, spice, some oak characteristics, black currants, grapey and tannic aroma. Taste is tangy, pungent black cherries, fruit pit, light vanilla, some pie crust, and raspberries with a semi-sour finish. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Great fruit characteristics and pretty tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
bottle split with Adnielsen. Pours like foamy grape juice. Aroma is funky, sweet, vinuous. Definitely smells like a sweet wine. Taste is dry, tart, vinuous. Not great...mostly just overly sweet. Can’t get overt the wine aroma. Overall not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9920) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a very deep reddish purple appearance with a dark pink head. The aroma has a really rich dark berry nose to it. I suppose it’s a bit like black cherry dessert bars. Soft mouth feel. Rich flavor that’s quite tart. Really juicy, black pie cherries. Tart finish. The richness of the black cherries is pretty amazing even if I’m not a crazy fan of the brew. Interesting.


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