ABV: 5.2 IBU: 18
Jester King Brewery SPON: Raspberry and Cherry
What the brewers say
“For this beer, we blended 100 percent two-year-old spontaneous beer from 2014 and refermented it with Washington raspberries and Michigan cherries.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A nice blend of fruits: Raspberries notes hit up front, but they’re not too sweet, and some sweet cherries fall in the back. There is a nice mild funk (earthy, hay, tobacco) and some lactic notes. A little woody. This reminds me of a fruited lambic.”
Flavor: “Moderately sour up front with an even blend of deep cherry and raspberry flavors. The high acidity mellows out into the finish. As it warms, it becomes fruiter and the cherry and raspberry blend more. The earthy funk adds complexity with some wood-like and hay-like notes. The body is just right to carry these flavors through. Finishes with a blend of the fruit notes and funk complexity.”
Overall: “The fruit notes are bright and taste like the fruit itself, not juice; the funk is great; and the blend and complexity hit the mark. Overall, very full cherry and raspberry flavors in an assertively sour, but not overpowering, incredible beer.”
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