Mikkeller Spontanrosehip

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 rosehip & aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.02
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 21st September 2027. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange brown colour with a two finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, lightly sweet and sour, strawberry yoghurt, lightly lactic, peachy and a touch floral.
Taste: Tart, peach, oak, yoghurt with a hint of funk and vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very different to all others in the Spontan lineup with its lactic and yoghurty notes and also a whole lot less funky. I’m not sure what rosehip is supposed to smell or taste like, but this beer was pretty nice.


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