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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2016 SPON flor represents a curious case in our spontaneous fermentation program. The "flor" found in our sherry barrels migrated to some adjacent barrels containing 100% spontaneously fermented beer and impacted the fermentation. The result is a unique testament to the unpredictable and resilient nature of microorganisms.

2016 SPON flor was brewed in early 2014 using a turbid mash of 60% malted barley and 40% raw wheat, boiled for four hours with aged hops, cooled and innoculated overnight in our coolship with naturally occurring yeast and bacteria. 100% spontaneously fermented in oak barrels (no yeast or bacteria pitched), blended across the same vintage, and naturally conditioned for months in bottles resting on their side.

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3.8
yespr (48087) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2017
37.5 cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and wooden. Sourish. Dry, wooden. Fruity. Mild citric. Lingering fruity. Slight fruity. Dry and citric. Lingering fruity finish.

3.8
Ferris (16687) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle - Petroleum and light funk with some wood. Clearish gold with a small white head. Light soured grape, nutty and woody notes.

3.5
beerplace (2146) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2017
375ml bottle at Kump's during non-Belgian lambics tasting. Blended on 2016-02-15. Pours a hazy golden with a weak white head. Aroma is funky with some slight black resin notes. Gueuze-like taste. Good.

3.6
mcberko (19172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2017
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma reveals fairly subdued sherry barrels, light funk and some leather. Flavour is a more subdued beast than the regular SPON, with subtle sherry barrels, light funk and a touch of leather. Very pleasant, but not all that unique. Very good.

3.2
bytemesis (9327) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Bottle thanks to Borken! Pours hazy golden, small white head, good lacing. Aroma is funky, basement, floral, earthy, grass. Flavor is light tart, medium funk, citrus, odd. Nolen says its skunked and Broken agrees. I have no experience, but the cork certainly has an odd smell to it. Light body, soft mouthfeel.

3.9
Benzai (16751) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle shared at Beer Temple. A bit unclear yellow color, small off-white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, wheat, sourish, sourish tart citrus, but with nice sweet peachy hints. Pretty nice! 7-4-8-4-15.

3.9
kermis (14706) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2017
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Bottle shared at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Hazy golden light orange with a white head. Aroma has a nice slightly cheesy, meaty funk, leather, citrus, light peaches, oak and citrus. Flavour is above light sweet and moderate sour. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

4
SinH4 (6392) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle at BeerTemple. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is funky, earthy, citrusy, woody. Taste is earthy, a bit grainy, lemony, earthy, rustic. High carbonation, quite complex. Good one!

4
jc1762 (1633) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2017
Thanks James for sharing the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing well filtered neon yellow with no head.

The nose shows moderately intense and moderately tart notes of sherry, nuts, and bretty funk.

The palate is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Highly tart with light sherry biscuit notes in between bretty funk and subtle notes of horse blanket.

3.8
Dedollewaitor (16418) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle @ Dunkbar. Thanks to Orla , Rekvium and Vindueskigger. Pours Hazy Golden with a collapsing head. Slight fruit and acidic dry Bode and flavor. Tasty okay, But No Real complexity. Rather tame. Missing barnyard and funk.


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