Mikkeller unleashes a new round of Spontaneous Series beers in 2013. There are quite a few on the way as you see below. Tack SpontanMandarin. You know cassis as the black currant. The fruit is added to the base beer, a lambic fermented in oak.
Mandarin will join SpontanPeach, SpontanElderflower,
SpontanRosehip, SpontanRosehip, SpontanCassis, and SpontanGooseberry.
Style: Lambic (w/ Mandarin Oranges)
Availability: 11.2 oz bottles
Lambic, The Rundown.
A lambic is a spontaneously fermented beer. What’s that? The beer is exposed to wild yeasts and bacteria. In this case (most likely) these wild yeasts live in the oak of the barrels they are aged in. The result is a tart/sour tasting beer.