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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 181   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.


Ktwse's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2168) - - MAY 11, 2013
Pours deep burgundy with a couple of fingers of dark pink frothy head. No doubt about it, this is one beautiful beer! Nose is strangely subdued, held back. Some cherry, oak wood, red grapes, basement aromas. Taste is big cherry sour with clear bretta, tasty but not very balanced. Body is light and refreshing with average carbonation.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2267) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Visuellement, difficile de faire mieux avec son corps rouge vif et sa mousse fuscia moelleuse qui ne laisse pas paraitre son niveau d’acidité. Des feuilles de tabac imbibées de cerises détrempées par le vieillissement en barriques nous accueillent dans un flot éphémèrement riche. Cacao, foin, rhubarbe et petits fruits juteux s’élèvent pour redescendre vers une aride sécheresse. Vraiment intéressant et expressif pour son % d’alcool.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3015) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2014
Clear scarlet colour, pink head. Aroma of cherries, red fruits, dried plums, very(!) fruity, amarena cherries, cherry juice. Quite bitter flavour, fruity, red wine, pinot noir, wood. Reminding of 3F Intense Red. Quite astringent. Finish wood, lots of cherries, red fruits, wine grapes and cherry pips. Nice.
(From 37.5cL bottle @ Procrastinated Spontan Gent Tasting. Thanks for sharing, Erwin!!)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (307) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Deep red purple color. Purple head. Tart aroma, hint of vinegar, cherries and oak. Slight vanilla. Lightly tart, slightly sour, cherry not as intense as I would have expected. Some tanin bitterness. Hopefully this develops more. Still solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1048) - Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep red with pink head. Aroma is strong cherry, cough syrup, yeasty, vanilla. Taste is vinegar, tart, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, so so.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (950) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Blood red with fizzy pink head that dissipated. Aroma is cherry, lactic, oak, acetic. Mouthfeel is good with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet with a tart following and vinegar finish. Overall this is a decent brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (2894) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
37,5cl bottle at Grünerløkka brygghus (Mikkeller tap takeover). Intense deep red colour with a pink head. Very fruity aroma with lots of sweet dark cherries, hints of almond and sour berries. Intensely fruity with a mild sourness. Desserty and quite delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (509) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
(Bottle at NK Bar, Stockholm, Oct 15 2014) Pours a deep purplish read like a full bodied red wine, with a small pinkish head that fades to a ring with a little lace. Aroma powerful tart cherry with oak and vanilla overtones, a vinous red wine character to the nose as well. Flavour more sour than the nose would suggest, with tart cherries in the lead as expected. There is a moderate oaky character, and a deeper dark fruit sweetness that is almost overwhelmed by the moderately sour acidic notes. Body is medium with active carb. Quite nice really, good cherry character. It’s not really a match for a top flight Belgian kriek but it’s a great sour fruit beer in its own right.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Japalo (1244) - DENMARK - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle@home. No head. Dark red. Cherry oak. Nice light sourness. Dry almond finish. Very nice spontaneus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1374) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Deep red with a pink head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is fresh cherries, cherry syrup, sour black cherry. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, tart and fruity on the palate. Taste is cherry pie, sour black cherries, hint of cherry pit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (1249) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Wow. Smells like cherry pie. Deep cherry flavor that is both tart and sweet. Dark reddish purple in color with little carbonation. One of the best sours I’ve ever had.


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