Mikkeller - Spontandryhop Citra
- ABV: 5.5%
- Bottle Size: 330-ml
- Serving Temperature: 48–55° F
- Suggested Glassware: Tulip, Teku, or Chardonnay glass
[Please note: This beer is still drinking very nicely in March 2021, but it is now past its printed best-by date of 3/2/21. We would encourage you to enjoy it soon and limit additional aging.]
Spontandryhop Citra is one of our favorite sour ales from Mikkeller right now, and it gets a nice tropical and subtle grassy boost from being dry-hopped with Citra. This pours a vibrant, glowing orange color, topped by a thin layer of white foam. Appealing and juicy in the glass. Complex, lemony tart aromatics lead: tangerines, grapes, plus sweet-sour savory elements as a secondary flourish. Nicely layered fermentation; mouthwatering and potent.
Lively, tart, and expressively vinous from the start. Spontandryhop Citra showcases bracing sourness at first, opening up to toasty sourdough and savory edges. Hints of leather and oak come through as this warms up a bit. The flavor profile is citrus heavy to start, with candied lemons and tangerine, before expanding into a surprisingly vast, layered sour ale experience. Hints of grass and tropical notes from the Citra provide welcome brightness at the edges.
[Please note: The original notes below were written in mid-2020. This beer is still drinking very nicely in March 2021, but it is now past its printed best-by date of 3/2/21. We would encourage you to enjoy it soon and limit additional aging.]
We’d pop these on the soon side. For pairings, the citrusy acidity has us thinking of salad and cheese options—but those savory and grassy elements could work well with pork tenderloin.
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