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Mikkeller SpontanGooseberry

Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark


on tap

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle and served in tulip while doing some light reading of Wild Brews: Nowhere does it include goose berries as a popular addition to sour’d ales. ;-) Really this is more about the Brettanomyces and Pediococcus than the fruit. Solid enough pils and wheat backbone. Problem is the presence of 4-ethyl-phenol (aka Band-Aid) which lingers on far too long and is an issue with many Mikkeller sours. This could mature and smooth the rough edges but I wouldn’t hold out hope.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Sample at McNulty’s Bier Markt on 9/13/14. Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma of fruit, sourness and peppery yeast. Sour fruit flavor with some maltiness before a peppery and sour finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (745) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Picked one up in Chicago. Pours a bright yellow orange color that looks very quenching. A foamy white layer is left on too with heavy bubbles. A big vinegar tart aroma that is very funky. A very funky taste right away. Very nice mouthfeel that is quenching and tart. It’s very gueuze like. Very tasty. And definitely left me wanting more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Säuerlicher, wenig fruchtiger Beginn. Kaum aromatisch, konstante Säuerlichkeit. In Ordnung aber keine Stachelbeere... 9/8/8/8/8/8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1033) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap, hazy golden/amber pour. Wonderful acidic aromas and notes of berry. Flavor is sour gooseberries with some vinous notes. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (789) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
0,375L bottle, BB 28.05.23. Pours hazy golden with white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is fruity, citric, sour, yeast. Flavor is tart, acidic, gooseberries, some mild sweetness in the background. No sign of alcohol. Overall: nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2014
[ Tap ][ 4oz ][ @Paradiso Georgetown ][ $4 ][ mini pint ][ 8/23/14 ]
Hazy gold, puffy white head laces well, drops quick, oily cap. Grainy, earthy nose, faintly green/juniper with light acidity. Heavy berry front palate, light plastic in the sticky mid with citric acid all over, Cantillon level leather and stable through the fizzy, bitter Iris like end. Berry well integrated with lambic elements, expressive and rounded with few flaws.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Gooseberries added a unique flavir and light tartness to an otherwise similar-to-the-others spotan-ale. Yellow/orange color, similar feel to the others, good balance, but otherwise too expensive :)"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
375 ml bottle from czar, thanks buddy. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is melon-flavored bubble gum. Really. Flavor is fruity, watermelon, vegetables, floral. Finish is dry and tart. Lingering fruity notes. Light to medium body, weak to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5178) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
375 ml green bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.7%. Hazy deep golden to orange colour, moderate to low white head. Very strong aroma of farmhouse, white wine vinegar, oak, gooseberries and lemons. Sour flavour of gooseberries, lemons, brettanomyces and oak. Not too sweet, not too dry - nice.

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