SPON - Blueberry & Pitaya
Jester King Brewery

SPON - Blueberry & PitayaSPON - Blueberry & Pitaya
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Belgian Fruit Lambic
Ranked #55
Ranked #4,518
4.24 | pDev: 5.9%
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
SPON - Blueberry & PitayaSPON - Blueberry & Pitaya
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Vidblain from Minnesota

4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2018 - drank on October 1st, 2018. Very tart! Light acidity, a bit dry, and well-balanced, fresh blueberry. I could generally go either way with blueberry, but this one is hitting all of the right notes. I really like it.

Feb 24, 2020
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 12.7 fl. oz. bottle, 2017 vintage, blended on 2nd February 2017. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A ruby red colour with a purple hue, and a two finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Strong oak, moderate funk, light vanilla, tart, sour, blueberry.

Taste: Sour, tart, oak, funk, blueberry and grape with some interesting spice at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Nice aroma and flavours. I learnt today that pitaya is actually dragon fruit. But the aroma and flavours of dragon fruit are not really coming through, which really isn’t too much of a surprise as it is quite a subtle fruit. Fruitier aroma than taste, but still very enjoyable on the whole.

Oct 09, 2018
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brewseidon from California

5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Some of Jester King's finest. Their spontaneous ales are hard to come by but well worth the search. The smell and taste are reminiscent of Texas. A drier and slightly different funk prevails, surfing on the light effervescent wave of blueberries and pitaya. If you've had any Belgium or Pacific spontaneously fermented ales you'll easily notice the difference in terroir. A delicious difference.

Jun 11, 2018
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puck1225 from Texas

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very nice funky lambic as you expect from this brewery. Had it at the brewery. Fresh and bright with a great blueberry taste and other tart fruits. Some subtle spices, maybe nutmeg and some sage. Fun beer!

Jun 04, 2018
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Stevedore from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, blended Feb 02 2017. Served in a stemmed glass.

Pours a lighter mahogany-medium purple body with a one finger white head, short retention, medium bubbly collar and no lacing. Smell is leather, a bit of acetone, red vinous character and to be honest, a cranberry-like aroma, maybe a bit of raspberry. I haven't had dragonfruit in years to compare, but my guess is that is where that particular aspect comes from. Again, there is a lot of tannic vinous and oaky character deep in this aroma that remains strong throughout. Definitely a strong barrel presence. Flavour is shades of the aroma, but does introduce more leathery astringency and oaky tannic character that starts to slightly overwhelm the fruit aspects some. I think in my opinion, that seems to be the calling card for Spon in general- sometimes it is overwhelming, sometimes it's in the background. This one is in the middle. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, on the crisper and drier side with an oaky and vinous finish. Good beer, not my favourite Spon, but I enjoy the nice burst of fruit before the dry oakiness and leather takes over.

Nov 19, 2017
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Tommo from Texas

4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Better than nasty spon raspberry cherry, but not the best by far. Blueberry offers some nice flavor, but fairly quiet. I dont know what pitaya is, but you certainly cant tell there is any in here. Overall its decent, but i dont know if i would pay 25 dollars again

Nov 13, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mesmerizingly opaque dark purple with a fizzy finger of airy pastel violet foam.

Smell is more Spon than fruit forward, with spicy oak leading the way, including touches of smoke and char, and a mix of malic and acetic acids. Fruit notes in the background include hints of cranberry, blueberry, and dragon fruit. Funk is subdued behind all of this, but is a blend of barnyard and almond paste. The slightly smoky oak almost gives a hint of maple as it warms.

Taste is tart, with a slight sting, but much less sour than the nose suggests. Complex and wild, oak and wood flavors start just as green apple and cranberry tickle the tip of the tongue. Then, a hint of rounding dragon fruit soothes the back end with a bitter blueberry skin and toasted sesame seed finish.

Feel is moderate to thin with a fine crispness and a slight burn on the way down with a semi-dry finish. This is a very mature beer--not a juice bomb, but nuanced with a very old world character. What a deft touch by such a relatively young brewer!

2017 vintage

Sep 29, 2017
SPON - Blueberry & Pitaya from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 45 ratings