SPON Albariño & Blanc Du Bois | Jester King Brewery

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4.35/5
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35 Ratings
SPON Albariño & Blanc Du BoisSPON Albariño & Blanc Du Bois
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Ciocanelu on 06-04-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
35
pDev:
4.6%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of npachl
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Age has helped this beer tremendously

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Photo of Vicirus
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssippisam
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KettleBellFreak
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crazy beer. Just wild all the way around.

No carb, funky yellow, gold color. Smells like dry wood, and sour, sour, sour white wine.

Taste is pungent white grape and a mouth puckering tartness. Slight bit of sweetness.

Oil slick, very drinkable.

A wild fucking beer.

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Photo of wshinevar
4.77/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wayne17
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannycohen62
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Burnt gold, consistently foggy, with a loud fizzy off-white head that dies to nothing.

On the nose I get peach and tangerine first, spicy and pungent and a little sweaty. To me, super fresh nectarine is all over this. Really, wow! The funk is on the back end, a little sharp, slightly woody and nutty with a sticky stink--I think it's what helps transform those grapes into a nectarine aroma.

Taste is quite tart of citric acid, but malic even moreso, with toasty oak and sesame. Again, to me, this is really mimicking super fresh, juicy nectarine and plum--it's absolutely extraordinary. These aren't really the sort of grapes I'm familiar with, and my old lady is getting tons of Concord, which is just even weirder to me. We're both having drastically different experiences with this beer, but greatly enjoying it. I'll say I get a bit of a white grape variety, but it's definitely transcended the grape realm.

Crisp, cheek puckering and mouth watering with a tangy tartness and semi-dry finish. Just outstanding!

This reminds me of my experience with a particularly good bottle of Vigneronne, in both its perplexing and magnificently enjoyable nature.

2016 vintage

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle. Blended on Sep 29 2016. Served in a stemmed glass. Pour is a clear golden body with a slight orange-copper hue, one finger white head, fair retention, no lacing. Smell is musty leather and lemon funk, a fair bit of vinous grape skin, a bit of tannin, plenty of oak and even a touch of vanillin. Flavour is a nice complex admixture of lemon, light leather, grape skin, oak, tannins, grain, moderate acetic acidity that isn't too much, but is just perfect to tie the room together. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp with a slightly heavy feel on the tongue, in a welcome way. Overall, I enjoyed this one just as much as Flor; good complexity, plenty of wood characteristics but it doesn't take away from the base MT beer and leaves room for the grapes.

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Photo of aasher
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatche2
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jhfinn
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IrishColonial
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kuges
3.82/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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SPON Albariño & Blanc Du Bois from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 35 ratings