This bottle is our ode to the classic spontaneous sours coming out of the Senne Valley and Brussels, Belgium. A blend of one, two and three year old spontaneously fermented, lambic-inspired ales, we brewed TenneSPON Traditionelle with authentic Belgian techniques localized to our corner of Tennessee. Each of the three threads in this sour were brewed with a fully turbid mash, using 60% TN-grown barley and 40% raw wheat. After a three hour boil with aged noble hops, we transferred the wort to our coolship to cool overnight and collect local microflora. The next morning, we laid the beer to rest in neutral barrels and let it ferment with its naturally occurring yeast.
TenneSPON Traditionelle has a very pleasant citrusy lemon profile with nice acidity and tartness, slight minerality, and a layered, nuanced funk balanced by a dry mouthfeel. Corked and capped, we only packaged 888 bottles of our very first geuze-inspired sour. Show Less
Bright, tart, zippy up front - it does get a little dusty on the back end. Less of the fruity notes that I often get from a geueze but it’s still really nice.