SPON FRUIT — Raspberry & Cherry | Jester King Brewery

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SPON FRUIT — Raspberry & CherrySPON FRUIT — Raspberry & Cherry
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4.41/5
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SPON FRUIT — Raspberry & CherrySPON FRUIT — Raspberry & Cherry
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
2017 SPON Raspberry & Cherry is our 100% spontaneously fermented beer, refermented with cherries and raspberries. We blended four SPON barrels from 2016 (about 1,500 liters) and added 800 pounds of Washington raspberries and 800 pounds of Michigan Balaton cherries. Like 2016 SPON Mourvedre & Sangiovese, we allowed the beer to referment with the fruit to dryness, then naturally conditioned the beer in kegs and bottles resting on their side.

Added by mig100 on 10-30-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
10
Ratings:
67
pDev:
4.99%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i am feeling quite spoiled, as this is my third fruited spon beer in less than a week! lucky me. its an embarrassment of riches around denver right now with the gabf going on and all, feeling stoked and blessed. this is a killer edition of this, and i think i like it better than the grapefruit, the fruit is incredibly forward, but either there is enough tartness to it, or it has been fermented dry enough, that this still tastes like lambic to me, an element of maturity, complexity, and funkiness that didnt show through quite as well in the grapefruit edition. the fruit is also enormous in here, more than the grape edition i had recently as well, which i found to be kind of subtle. this has a blood red color to it, a high shine, and just a short head from the tap. aroma is striking, with an almost head jerk reaction to the funk and sourness in here, equal parts tart cherry and raspberry, and bacteria derived acidity, which puckers me right up and makes my mouth water instantly. also plenty of oak evident, a medicinal thing to the fruit, and some well developed wild brett element. the flavor is all of that, with both the cherries and the raspberries being about equal and extremely intense. because of that, this is sharper and more sour than any of the other spon beers i have had up until now, but its not too much, there is good body and fruity sweetness at the right instance to round this out a bit, and the funk at the end is straight lambic, just awesome. overall i thought this was stellar, one of my favorite of these so far, incredible beer, so glad it came to colorado this week!

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Photo of zonker17
4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date 6/21/2016. Pour to tulip, garnet/ruby red, light pink foam, no retention or lacing as expected. Nose is bright fruit, almost candy like, dominated by cherry. Taste follows the nose with lactic tartness. Raspberry hints but plays second. As much as I enjoy the fruit, the SPON base is lost to it. During travel beer traversed the cork, so I am very thankful these were stored upright. Maybe sideways would have kept the cork wet, but I prefer to avoid cork taste in beer over the ling term.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. Ruby color. Really fruity, raspberry jam notes, light yeast funk. Sour, fruity, puckering, mineral, dry, astringent. Light body, really dry, quite effervescent.

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Photo of Dactrius
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Nice balance of the fruit and funk.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddiehop
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragnar3
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jhfinn
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.06/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Epopt
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Funky, medium sour, raspberry, cherry, plastic, oak, blue cheese, mineral, apple cider vinegar, yeast spiciness

Very good spontaneous beer with similar character to some new glarus spontaneous beers

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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SPON FRUIT — Raspberry & Cherry from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 67 ratings