bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy reddish-amber body with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of cranberry, herbs, watermelon rind, barnyard, and wood. Flavor of cranberry, lacto, citrus, and herbs with a dry finish.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line :
Three-dimensional fruitiness takes the taster from the crushed skin to the juicy pith and its citric lengths as light wilderness and effervescence contribute more complexity and refreshment.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam decorates the beautifully cranberry red.
-Fruit tannins are mildly present, adding to the complexity.
-Flavor intensity is not through the roof, which is appreciated.
-The fruit character is alluring from aroma to finish; great job.
-There is balance between the cranberries and the base Wild Ale.
-This is my favorite of the Mikkeller spontaneous fermentation series I’ve had.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark reddish-brown beer under a very foamy slightly pinkish head; vinous and cheesy with notes of raisins and cranberries; pretty sourish, medium to full-bodied; juicy and sourish palate; gently sticky and with a long sour fruity finish
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deppish red with some slight hazing. Large very pale pink head that last well leaving some lacing. Nice tart aromas show plenty of the fruit. Some acidity, a little candii sugar sweetness and brett funkiness also in support. Slight chalkiness as the beer warms slightly. Flavours initiallyshow a little sweet from the fruit. This is quickly replaced by some intense sourness. Very dry finish. Really enjoyed this one.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Hazyreddish pink color with almost no head. Aroma and flavours are tart, cranberry, lemon,a hint of nail polisher,brett. Very dry finish. This was probably the most acidic one
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Clear red like coloured beer with lots of carbonation and a huge but diminishing pinkish white head. Slightly fruity and peppery hinted aroma. Full light sprankling palate. Finish is sour fruity with a longer sour dry ending. No clear indication of cranberries but certainly a nice fruit lambic.
Japalo (1086) - DENMARK - DEC 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Haze red amber with beautiful two finger foam.Fruity basement aromas. Very sour fruity fresh taste with a medium cranberry dryness in the finish. Spontaneus with added yeast!,,
sunevdj (3120) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clear red with a white (with a pink touch) champagneish head . Tart with some sweetness. Tastes quite like a gueuze with cranberry aromas towards the end. Also malty hints. Medium to light bodied. Quite lively carbonation. Dry and tart finish with more cranberries.
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade. It pours cloudy red, with a gigantic off-white head, The nose is farmyard, medicinal, cranberry and some candy floss. The taste is tart raw cranberry, berry sweetness, wood, lactose, sharp citrus, alcohol warmth and rasping sourness. Medium body and lively carbonation. Interesting, but not as drinkable as some of the others in the Spontan-series
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Skjold Burne, Aarhus, DK.
Red with pink head. Aroma of sourness. Flavor with some fruit and tangy tone.