Category Archives: Mikkeller ApS

Mikkeller Spontanredgrape

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 red grapes & aged on oak barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.34
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 4th July 2024. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy copper amber colour with a one finger light tanned head that dissipated quickly but left behind some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Funk, tart, vinous, grape, green apple, vinegar and a touch of oak.
Taste: Sour, tart, funk, oak, vinegar and lemon with light apple skin, light grape, and light red sour berries.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: The Spontan base comes through strongly but the fruit element, in this case red grape, was rather muted in comparison.

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Mikkeller Spontanberliner Frederiksdal Cherry

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 4.4%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Blended ale with Frederiksdal cherries added.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.41
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle, with a best before date of 15th February 2023. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A dark ruby reddish purple colour with a big four finger light purple head that had decent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sour and sweet cherry, raspberry and a touch of raisin. Lightly jammy.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, almond, marzipan, yoghurt with a touch of oak.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Looks great, with good cherry plus marzipan aroma and flavours. There appears to be less funk coming from the Spontan base in this Spontanberliner versus the other Spontan ales, which is not a problem, but interesting to note. I also seem to like it whenever they add Frederiksdal cherries to their beers.

Mikkeller Spontandryhop Mosaic

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Euro Sour Ale
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Dry hop Mosaic Sour Ale.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.05
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 7th March 2022. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sour, passionfruit, unripe mango, berries, grapefruit zest, grape, grass, funk and oak.
Taste: Tart, sour, passionfruit, berries, lemon juice, citrus zest, grass and lightly funky and herbal.
Mouthfeel: Acidic, slightly astringent, medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: The Mosaic hop flavours come through nicely and was enjoyable.

Mikkeller Jonge Spontanale 4 month

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 6.2%
Style: Belgian Lambic (Unblended)
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Lambic aged 4 months.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.35
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 21st June 2022. Poured into a Cantillon gueuze glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy dark golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Funk, oak, green apple, pear and a touch of lemon.
Taste: Sour, green apple, pear, funk, musk, oak and grass.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: This was interesting, but perhaps still a bit young and underdeveloped.

Mikkeller Spontanseabuckthorn

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 sea buckthorn & aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.63
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 7th September 2027. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy dark golden orange colour with a two finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly and left sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sour, funky, mango, apricot with a touch of oak, lemon and vinegar.
Taste: Tart, sour, acidic, lemon, sour orange, vinegar and funk with hints of mango and apricot.
Mouthfeel: Acidic (maybe a bit too much), medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I have no idea what sea buckthorn tastes like, but this was quite interesting with tart and sour citrus plus hints of tropical fruit. However, it was also on the verge of being overly sharp with acidity and vinegar, which definitely held it back.