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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9224) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bright red pour, pink head. Sour cherries galore! Some funk, lemony notes, yeast and lactic sourness. Really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Deep deep with small pink head. Aroma is malt, cherries, cherry stone and notes of "labre larver"?. Flavour is malt, cherries, cherry stones, sour, little tart, medium sweet, oak and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6096) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark red with a pink head. Aroma of sweet cherries, wood, almond, cherry stones, vanilla, sweets. Flavor is light sourness, sweet cherries, cherry stones, vanilla, green tart cherries, wood. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. 110614

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11345) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2014 Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear dark red with a lasting pink head. Aroma is sweet, malty, cherries, cherry stones and marzipan. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 110614

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2014
24/V/14 - 37.5cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Procrastinated Spontan Gent Tasting - BB: 14/II/21 (2014-538) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Deep ruby red beer, creamy to fizzy dark pink had, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots and lots of sour cherries, pretty sweet fruity notes, almonds, bit metallic. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of cherries, sourish, bit lemony, pretty bitter, tannins from peels and pits I guess? Some almonds, little sweet. Aftertaste: nice sourness, lemony, sour cherries, cherry candy but not sweet, fruity in general. Well done!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
storskurk (117) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
Duft: Ren kirsebær, ikke sukker. Kirsebærsten. Ingen malt eller mælkesyrlighed. Jo måske lidt. Mørk rød og blå. Syrlig intro som lambic. Meget tydelig kirsebær som vinen, men med meget flot eftersmag af fade og tør, afrundet kirsebær. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
Fra fad, Taphouse. Mahogny rød med et mindre, flot lyserødt skum. Masser af kirsebærsten og saft i næsen. Koncentreret og saftig med marcipan-noter. Også noget træ. Mere sur-sød end egentlig sur. Likør-agtig. Kompleks. Bærer sine 8,2 pct flot.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark ruby with finger thick pinkish head. Aroma: Cherry, toffee/caramel, marzipan, woody and acetic. Taste: Medium sourness, low bitterness and sweetness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, low carbonation, lingering dry, slightly tart cherry finish. Comments: Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (714) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 31, 2014
Cute red lambic. Cherry dominating. I expected more acidic sour cherries, but this brew was quite subtle. Well balanced sweetness and light acidic sourness. Bit astringent. Quite intense sourness in finish. Decent brew

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
A head to head sour off between the Mikkeller Frederiksdal (MF) and the 3 Fonteinen Intense Red (IR) : Served a same temps and in same glasses.

Both display a beautiful crimson hue with mostly lasting but small pink head. The MF had a slight better head and slight deeper rose hue but really both are very pretty. Both get a 5 from me.

The aroma of the MF seems sweeter and has some Diacetyl undertones, more like a candied cherry with a bit of horseblanket and cheesy funk. The IR diplays even more wild yeast notes of farmyard and cat pee along with a more vibrant cherry vapour. Clear win for the IR, 9 to 6.

The taste of the MF is cherry, candi sugar, oak, earthiness and a moderate lactic acid. I really like the well stated oak character but wished the sourness would pop more. The IR is surprisingly tamer than expected, seem defiantly more Oude Lambic with a softer fruitiness, smoother oak and earthiness and some pity undertones. Whilest the MF does have than candied tone, it is a tad more expressive and complex. The IF could have use a bit more younger kriek in the blend. Slight edge to the MF 8 to 7.

Mouth feel: The MF is a touch sticky and a faintly noticeable alcohol/ band-aid finish. The IR is so smooth and rich tannins, almost too smooth for its own good considering it was suppose to be "intense". Still I would give the IR the upper hand due to the band-aid on the MF. IR=4, MF=3.

and finally overall judgement... I like both brews for their high points but felt letdown by the low points. More good than bad... perhaps the wild yeasties will clean up the Mikkeller Frederiksdal (15). The 3 Fonteinen Intense Red already seems past prime but only slightly so, it had a higher letdown factor and therefore a lower overall score (13) but the total win IR 3.8 and MF 3.7


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