SPON - Blueberry & Pitaya | Jester King Brewery

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SPON - Blueberry & PitayaSPON - Blueberry & Pitaya
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4.25/5
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SPON - Blueberry & PitayaSPON - Blueberry & Pitaya
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sabtos on 06-28-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,090
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
39
pDev:
6.12%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
Trade:
3
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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ristaccia
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ruzzal
4.87/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hcproff36
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewseidon
5/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

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Photo of mig100
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

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

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of Tommo
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
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

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Photo of aasher
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatche2
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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SPON - Blueberry & Pitaya from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 39 ratings