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Mikkeller SpontanGooseberry

overall
97
78
style
Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Copenhagen, Denmark

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle: Hazy amber-ish body with more golden edges, covered with a foamy white head that reduces to a chunky collar in due time. Oooh, a very nice aroma up front, much more so than I expected. Nearly gueuze-like. Funky notes of horsey barnyard & mild sweatsock with a strong undercurrent of green apple skins, sharp citrus zest, white grape, musty oak, damp hay, & acidic stone fruits. Reminiscent of a Pinot Grigio in many ways as well. Very, very dry body. Each sip rips the moisture from your mouth. Sharp & moderately acidic citrus, stone fruit skins, notes of lemon-lime, sour green apple, musty oak, lactic acid, white grapes, & funky cellar floor. Some hybrid of white wine, gueuze, & fruited lambic. I wasn’t expecting much from this but it ended up being awesome. Hefty price at nearly 14$ for a 375 ml, but I’d buy this one again for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2170) - NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, july 26th 2014. Hazy yellow body with a thin white head. Aroma is funky with leather, berries, sour lemon taste with tartness, lime, acidic finish. Light carbonation, fresh finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andregoncalves (1384) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 5, 2014
37,5cl bottle at cerveteca. Hazy orange color. Very thin head. Fizzy body. Low sweetness, medium sourness. Quite balanced. Aroma is quite green, fruit, wood, brett.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
panacea (65) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2014
Pours light golden with white head. Nose is very acidic, horse sweat and berries. Taste is pronounced green gooseberry, kiwi and yet sweet. Perfect body. This is how a sour ale is supposed to be!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4911) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle shared at Delirium Hoppy Loft. Pours hazy golden with a ring off white head. Aroma of tart gooseberry, dank cellar, cobwebs and must. Flavour is heavy acidic. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gaultier (286) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Aroma: Fresh, acidic, funky. Taste: Dito. Body is medium, acidic notes in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7089) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
Dunkeloranges Bier mit wenig Schaum. Geruch säuerlich, fruchtig, Brett. Geschmack ebenfalls fruchtig säuerlich, etwas trocken.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (896) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen 14/7-14. Fruity and acidic, fresh with bretty notes, medium body with an oily texture, has a tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
12.7oz bottle, thanks to the Cisco reps for sharing! Half hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head, some loose bits of lace. Awesome funky oaky lambic nose. Get some pleasant gym sock like funk aroma in the nose. Medium body, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Nice moderate sour taste, light dry finish, very light sweet. Maybe a touch of fruitiness, I never tasted a gooseberry, but it’s kind of like lime and white grape, is what I’m getting here.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. The aroma is strong funk, oak, fruit. Medium mouthfeel with strong fruit, funk, and dry finish.


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