Spontancranberry & Spontangrape – Mikkeller (Denmark)

Mikkeller fruit beer (Denmark)

1) Spontancranberry – Mikkeller, 7.7% ABV

My notes:

  • My Rating: C+
  • Why I like it: distinct cranberry flavour
  • Where I got it: Sherbrooke
  • How much: $10 (after 10%), 37.5cl, May/2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Tasting notes: pours red wine red, massive thick foamy head with long retention. Ultra strong 10/10-level tartness, 9/10-level sourness, clean cranberry flavour, 3/10-level sweetness, traces of barnyard funk. Low-medium complexity, medium depth, okay transitions, good carry, average drinkability. It’s so darn tart and sour I’m not sure how to enjoy it.

2) Spontangrape – Mikkeller, 7.7% ABV

My notes:

  • My Rating: C+
  • Why I like it: drinks like a champagne-beer
  • Where I got it: Sherbrooke
  • How much: $10 (after 10%), 37.5cl, May/2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Tasting notes: pours clear filtered apple juice yellow, nice thick head, thin-foamy retention, micro CO2. Sour apples and grapes on the nose. Tastes of champagne, vinegar, 9/10-level sourness, 3/10-level sourness, some barnyard, puke, and finishes slightly malty. Medium complexity, medium depth, good transitions, good carry, decent drinkability. I like this a more than the Spontancranberry, due to it’s controlled sourness.