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Mikkeller Spontanblueberry

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 blueberries & aged in oak barrels.

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

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 27th June 2027. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very nice cloudy dark purple, beetroot like colour with a big just over two finger purple head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, barnyard funk, horse blanket, oak, lemon and only light blueberries in the background.
Taste: Tart, sour, lemon, oak, funk and blueberry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was ok, but after I’ve tried Spontantripleblueberry, it seems I just can’t go back as I feel that the blueberries in this just isn’t strong enough, especially in the aroma. Instead, the lemon and funk dominate the blueberry to the point that it doesn’t really come through.

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Mikkeller Spontanlingonberry

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 lingonberries & aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.79
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 26th February 2025. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy rusty reddish brown colour with a one finger off white head that had pretty good retention and left some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Only light aromas, lightly tart, some funk, light berries and maybe a touch of oak. It’s nice but just seems too light.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, brett funk and oak. Berry fruitiness is there but again like the aroma, a bit muted.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s not bad, there’s nice tartness, but I just think the fruit used was largely muted and wasn’t obvious. I haven’t tried lingonberry before, so I’m not sure if it’s flavours are just like that. Worth a try, but there are a lot more I prefer under the Spontan series.

Mikkeller Spontanyuzu

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 yuzu & aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.3
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 27th April 2026. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy copper orange colour with a one finger slightly off white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, lemon tea, yuzu and light funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, citrus, lemon, lemon tea, lemonade, yuzu, oak and light funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and refreshing on a hot day especially with the lemon tea and lemonade like flavours.

Mikkeller It’s Alive!

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8%
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium. Malts – Pale and Cara. Hops – Hallertauer and Styrian Goldings

Brewer Description: (from Mikkeller webshop) It’s Alive! is Mikkellers answer and tribute to the trappist beer Orval. It’s Alive is an easy-to-drink beer, with a lot of hops. The color is amber, the foam is high, white and dense. The potent Brettanomyces culture makes It’s Alive continue to develop in the bottle.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.49
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 31st July 2018. I’m thinking that this has been aged for about 5 years. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear copper amber colour with a big three finger off white head that had pretty good retention and left lots of lacing.
Aroma: Sweetish caramel, brett funk, candied fruit, green apple.
Taste: Light caramel malt sweetness, grass, earthy, brett, funk and apple. Flavours felt a little weak at times though.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice, but I’m not sure why at times, the flavours felt quite weak and just kind of disappeared. Not quite the Orval that it’s tributed to be.

Mikkeller Baghaven Stevnsbær

Brewery: Mikkeller Baghaven
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8.1%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Blend 1, aged 18 months

Brewer Description: (from bottle) American Wild Ale fermented & aged in a French oak foeder & then aged on Danish Stevnsbær cherries

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.31
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle, Blend 1, with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A dark ruby red colour with a big two finger purplish pink head that dissipated fairly quickly, settling to a ring around the glass, while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Cherry, almonds, marzipan, jammy with light bandaid.
Taste: Tart cherry, mixed berries, jammy, oak with touches of marzipan and light sour notes on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Balanced with good aromas and flavours.