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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Lambic Style - Gueuze
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Spontan SAUTERNES Ingredienser: vand, malt, hvede, humle og gaer. Lagret pa Sauternes fade.


bursprak's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (612) - Aarhus, - JUN 1, 2014
375 ml bottle @home shared with the wife. Golden hazy pour with a frothy head that quickly fades. Nose has light funk, green apples, grapes and some light lemon. Taste has notes of lemon peel, green grapes, light funk and some earthy notes. Finishes dry with a tad of bitterness.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3441) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle shared at a Sour Tasting at Beer and Beyond shop 22-June 2014. Pours clear yellow with a medium head, aroma of fart, barnyard, horse blanket, brett, lemon, wood, flavor is sour with barnyard, lemon, vinegar, green tea, dry, intense carbonation, medium bodied, great

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (10710) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Rund säuerlicher Antrunk, rund, würzig. Bitter säuerlicher Mittelteil und Abgang. Trocken aber gelungen. 11/12/7/8/9/8

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
375 ml "Spontansauternes" bottle from czar, thanks buddy. Pours a very cloudy orangeish with a resilient white head. Aroma is very funky, very tart, white grapes, oldish, humid. Flavor is loads of white grapes, oldish, moisture and tart. Finish is very tart, some brett funk. Light to medium body, weak to average carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NBird (380) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
Looks.. Orange/amber, sml white head. Smells..unripe green apples, lemons...acidic, barnyard. Tastes.. All the fresh acidic green fruits/citrus sour notes are there, but then slightly dulled before they reach their peak, by the sweet white wine and oak woodyness, lingering sweet white booze, very classy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2990) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
375 ml bottle
Picked up last summer in Belgium I was finally able to share this great release with some other people in July. A fantastic gueuze has a different style than the Belgian versions yet still sparkles with a world class sourness. If these were not so expensive might buy them more often.

Aroma / Appearance - A transparent golden base shimmers with lively carbonation for company. A thin wisp of head curls around the edges. Sharp vinegar, acidic aspects, and sherry are tart on the nose. This feels a little heavy though overall it works well.

Flavor / Palate - Vinegar, sherry, and lactic acid are abrasive and refreshing at the same time. A sharp cheesy note carries to the vinegary finish. Like a champagne glass topped off by a splash of bourbon the sweetness, acidity, and texture are ideal. It would not be hard to drink a whole bottle in one sitting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (382) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Doré, pâle et trouble, une mousse mince mais persistante apparaît lors du versement. Le côté funky de la bière est difficile à ignorer lorsqu’on y plonge le nez : cuir et écurie sont en vedettes. Des raisins blancs sont également de la partie, autant au nez qu’en bouche. Ainsi, on a l’impression de boire un bon vin blanc ou un délicieux champagne tellement l’acidité est prenante. Celle-ci contribue à activer le processus de soif de façon perpétuelle. Dommage que la bouteille soit si petite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2271) - Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle at Spuyten Duyvil. Clear pale yellow pour with a white head. Mild lemon bouquet. Lemon, barnyard funk, and citrusy hop notes. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2799) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle bought @ The Mikkeller Webshop. Labeled Spontansauternes 2012. Pours hazy pale golden with a rather big frothy and fizzy goldenish white head that quickly dissipates while leaving some spotty trace on the glass. Smell is sour and funky with crackers, green apples, grapefruit juice, moist wood, barnyard, hay, dry soil, white grapes, leather, horse blanket, red currants, gooseberries and hints of white raisins. Taste is sour, slightly salty, slightly bitter and slightly funky with sourdough crackers, grapefruit juice, white raisins, moist wood, Chardonnay wine, hay, dry soil, leather, barnyard, unripe currants, apple skins and hints of horse blanket and grape juice. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart, slightly mouth-puckering, slightly tannic astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour, tiny salty and slightly funky with sourdough crackers, saltines, grapefruit juice, moist wood, moist hay, dry soil, grape juice, leather, barnyard and horse blanket. Enjoyable and decently complex…

Given some time this actually opens up a lot in the glass. Very tasty gueuze with subtle complexity both from the wood and from the noble rot grapes. Have to bump up the score a little...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared at a Sour/Wild tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. As SpontanSauternes. 2012 bottle. Clear gold with a white head. Aroma of oak, funk, citrus and white-wine-fruitiness. Sourish oaky flavor with white wine, a light metallic yeasty touch, a sweetish note, funk and some lemon. Medium-bodied. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5492) - Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2014
375 ml bottle to snifter (2012 vintage; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a mostly transparent orange with foamy white head. Smells good too; funky and oaky with notes of horse blanket and lemon. Tastes like it smells, but not quite as funky. Pleasant on the palate with a nice, dry mouthfeel. Enjoyable.


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