A Note on This Beer
Have you ever had a Mikkeller beer you didn’t love? Using off-the-wall ingredients,
Mikkeller creates cutting edge beers by harnessing the natural unadulterated flavors of its ingredients. Master craftsmen, they knows how to captivate palates with beers ranging from IPAs to Sours.
This expertise shines through in the newest addition to the highly coveted Spontan series, Spontanbeetroot Oak Aged Lambic. Inspired by Cantillon’s preeminent Lambics, Mikkeller’s Spontan series features a diverse range of adjuncts from flowers to unique-to-beer vegetables like beets. Each installment only furthers the lore of this series in the eyes of sour fans. And with a 94 on RateBeer, this beetroot beer is one of the best in the series.
In this highly anticipated release, Mikkeller used sea beetroot, a wild ancestor of the sugarbeets most of us are familiar with from the vegetable aisle. This type of beet enhances the untamed earthiness in Spontanbeet’s flavor. Fruity in the nose, there isn’t any sweetness to be found in this funky sour. The spicy-herbal taste of beets is reminiscent of cocktail bitters, a subtle bite on the finish. The oak barrels used to age this lambic enhance the woodiness of beets, improving the tannic qualities.
Like Spontan Cassis and Elderflower before, Spontanbeetroot is a delicious taste of brewing genius. If you’re a sour fan, this eye-opening, versatile series demands to be on your list so you can bear witness as Mikkeller pushes the Lambic style to new dimensions of taste.
Rated 94 on RateBeer
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