Jester King Brewery Spon 3 Year Blend (2019)
What the brewers say
Blend of three different vintages—2016, 2017, and 2018—of 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer.
What our panel thought
Earthy, leathery Brett in the nose, with a confusing blend of roses, banana, cherry, and peach/apricot. Flavor slingshots between floral, fruity, and funky, never quite settling; gardenias and roses wrestle with berries, peaches, and leathery Brett. Earthy bitterness. Never forms a cohesive whole.
What our editors thought
Sharp yet cottony thistle-like floral nose over mildly medicinal earthy citrus. The sip is like chicken on a grill with squeezed lime—charred-earth and slightly bitter undertones, with a bright pop of citrus. Thought provoking.