Mikkeller Spontanbeetroot

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.7%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Fruit)
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour ale brewed with beets & aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.64
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, with a best before date of 14th August 2027. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy reddish orange colour with a one finger tanned orange head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, red berry fruits, funky, leather, with hints of lemon and oak.
Taste: Very sour, tart, lemon, red berries, funk and oak with maybe just a hint of beetroot.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Seems to be one of the more sour beers in the Spontan lineup that I’ve tried. Unfortunately the beetroot flavours couldn’t really come through and were rather weak, and instead I was getting quite a bit of red berries. Still, quite nice, but not what I was hoping for given its called Spontanbeetroot.


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