SPON - Méthode Traditionelle
Jester King Brewery

SPON - Méthode TraditionelleSPON - Méthode Traditionelle
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From:
Jester King Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Gueuze
Ranked #12
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,075
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 6.22%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
167
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 26, 2022
Added:
Oct 09, 2016
Wants:
  44
Gots:
  27
Formerly Spontaneous Blend 1 and SPON — Méthode Gueuze
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Rated: 4.25 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Sep 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by edthehead from Maryland

May 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by SadMachine from New Jersey

May 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.38 by Tuck_leepulin from Texas

Jan 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Sep 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by Magery from Kentucky

Jul 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.14 by T_Hass from Georgia

Apr 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by Hangryginger from Connecticut

Dec 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

Sep 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by ckeegan04 from Texas

Feb 03, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Burnt orange in color with ring of bubbles up top and the occasional island of bubbles on the surface. Smell is the best part, just breathe it in. Funk of multiple varieties: barnyard, basement, and horse blanket. Some orange zest, brett, oak tannins, lemon and hay as well. Taste is not as funky, but has a smoothness of flavor where the blending is not exaggerated, belgian yeast is pervasive in taste. Crisp, smooth and cool in feel
Jan 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by bmf5581 from North Carolina

Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 19, 2018
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Reviewed by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Drinking this in my parent's backyard, sunny and warm. It's roughly my 700th unique beer, and I'm on vacations. I want to finally open this - as it was being cellared for more than one year on my cellar, and now it's basically the time to open the SPON 2, bottled on the 24th of February 2016.

I pour this beer into my new Mikkeller taster glass that I brought from Mikkeller Baghaven Copenhagen (without asking the waiter but they have many of these).

A: Body is yellow with some darker hues. It's not totally cloudy but you can sense a medium opaqueness in here. The head is minimal and exists only to the sides of the glass.
S: God, the aroma on this is so light for a cellared Gueuze. You can find some fruitiness, not that forward of course as this is a lambic with no added fruits - but you can sense peaches, apple and wheat. After this, you can also find the usual tartness, a very smooth funkiness that enbodies everything in a perfect way.
T: Taste starts off with a sweet tone, incoming from the wheat and then turns to an almost champagne like tartness and ends beautifully in a dry tone that's purely enjoyable.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is perfect. Alcohol is minimal. Sourness is mild to smooth.
O: LONG LIVE THE METHODE TRADITIONELLE.
Jul 12, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends.

Pours a clear golden hue of orange, with just a slight hint of foam.

Smell is a bit funky, with soft notes of grapefruit, orange and elderflower.

Taste is just beautiful. The funk, oranges, grapefruit and elderflower from the nose are all still here, and are joined by notes of orange peel, Campari and a slight touch of bitterness. The sourness and acidity are spot on, powerful, but not overwhelming. Very complex, but not daunting. Perfect.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium with sparkly carbonation.

Overall, a superb gueuze, probably the best non-Belgian I've ever had and on par with the best, Cantillon, 3 Fonteinen, Girardin and Hanssens.
Jun 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap. Lambic funk notes, tart, yeasty. Taste is woody, a bit buttery, tart, bitter fruit pits. Light body, quite effervescent. It really feels like a traditional lambic with lots of rustic notes.
May 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.69 by stewartea from Texas

May 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.2 by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

Apr 28, 2018
SPON - Méthode Traditionelle from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 167 ratings