Wednesday, November 30, 2011
BEER: MIKKELLER Spontancassis
Ah, sweet, sweet blackcurrant. Also know as cassis in some European circles.
A large, airy, pink head on the pour, much like the Spontangrape I reviewed the other day. The head also dissipates fairly quickly, again, much like the Spontangrape.
The nose is sour, dark berries and a little vanilla. Kind of like a berry sourdough.
Quite similar to the Spontangrape in flavour, as you’d expect. Though the blackcurrant comes through more than the grape. The berry flavour also helps soften some of the impact from the sour funk by injecting a little freshness and sweetness.
Good length on the finish, though the cassis flavour becomes a bit cloying.