Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Brew Thursday: Mikkeller Frederiksdal SpontanCherry

Mikkeller Frederiksdal SpontanCherry 2014
Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium
Well, it snowed another few inches here this morning, and it looks like its not done yet. I wanted to open something bright to help me pretend that spring has sprung. I looked to my beer collection and set my eyes on the Mikkeller SpontanCherry. I picked this up last year at a little shop in Northern Georgia -- a regular treasure trove of amazing craft beers!

The SpontanCherry is exactly what it sounds like: a spontaneous fermentation of a beer infused with cherries from the Frederiksdal plantation in Lolland, Denmark.  The result is a complex, refreshing sour.

Review: The beer pours a deep purple color with a thin lacy head. It has aromas of funky brett, roasted nuts, and black cherries. It's completely dry and tart -- brightly so, but not bracing -- with rich cherries, toasty oak, and a nice hit of earthiness. The finish is long and lingering.

Bottom Line: Absolutely delicious. I think this could be a pleaser for sour fiends like myself and neophytes alike.

Beer Geekery:
  • BREWER: Mikkeller
  • STYLE: Fruit Sour
  • PLACE: Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium
  • AGING: Oak Barrel
  • BOOZE: 8.2%
Where did I get it?  Beverage World, Fort Oglethorpe, GA
What's the damage?  Premium

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