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Aurelian Lure - Jester King Brewery

Aurelian LureAurelian Lure

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.69%


Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale Refermented in Oak Barrels With Apricots: Aurelian Lure California Apricots were added to oak barrels containing mature sour beer. The beer was then allowed to referment to dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally conditioned.

(Beer added by: scotv on 10-18-2013)
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. September 2013, Blend One.

Appearance - Pale orange body. A hint of haze. Small white head and a thin collar.

Smell - Apricots are very nice. Slightly acidic smelling. Herbal, which actually really works for this beer.

Taste - The initial apricot flavor is perfect and authentic. Then it proceeds to get sour. And more sour. Until eventually, it's just sour. Citrus sourness.

Mouthfeel - Way too sour for me. It masks the apricots. It masks everything.

Overall - Over soured. Impeccable apricot flavor, though.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 23:54:06 | More by Alieniloquium
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TotallyHosed

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a white frothy head that sizzles. The head reduces at a moderate pace to a veil. The liquid is the color of dried apricots and transparent. Sheer curtains coat the glass and there are very few bubbles rising in the glass.

The smell is rich in dried apricot aromas. There's also a bit of oak and funk in the background, but it's faint.

The flavor is tart with a bit of dried apricot flavor. The finish is completely dry with a hint of oak. There seems to be a bit of acetic tones throughout, however I think this is the combination of apricot and oak. The tartness does sustain from start to linger.

The feel is very light with very little carbonation felt.

Overall the appearance and aroma are top notch. In my opinion the flavor is interesting, because the brew is fermented to dryness. However, I prefer just a bit of sweetness to add some depth to the apricot flavor. It tastes like dried tart apricots, if there is such a thing. Finally, the mouthfeel is too much like water and requires improvement to be more to my liking.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 22:39:26 | More by TotallyHosed
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml, Blend One Sept 2013
Jester King glass

***BA Review #1,100, had to save something special for it***

A: Completely hazy bright yellow orange color. No real head. Just a collar of bright white bubbles. Fairly still aside from that.

S: So much delicious apricot on the nose. Wanted to drink immediately for that reason. Really dominates and consumes the funk/sour smells I was expecting. Dry, barnyard, hay. Oak. A little chalkboard.

T: Very impressive. Fresh apricot fruit flavor right away. It helps to mask some of the sour aspects of the lambic, which would probably come up when fruit dies out. You get some prickly tart almost sour notes on the tip of the tongue. Dry finish. Fruit helps makes it above bone dry. Oak tannic character. Complex.

M: Lighter side of medium.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 18:12:03 | More by inlimbo77
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mindswoop

Texas

4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a few pours of this at the Jester King Funk'n'Sour Fest.

I can't get over how incredible this beer smells...fresh apricot dominates the nose and you just keep coming back for another whiff!

The apricot flavor is like biting into fresh whole fruit. As with the other fruit sours JK has made, the freshness of the fruit flavor is fantastic.

This is a "next-level" type beer for JK and it's worth trading for if anyone is willing to part with a bottle of batch 1. I'm sure that it will become more plentiful with subsequent batches.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2013 03:29:28 | More by mindswoop
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a hazy golden yellow/orange. Not much white head develops, but sticks around the edge with some soapy bubbles.

The nose on this beer is tremendous bringing a load of apricot with must and grass and faint wood.

The beer delivers a lovely fruity character. The souring aspect accompanies the fruit nicely. Musty funk. Finishes dry.

So delicious it pained me to finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 18:35:06 | More by MattSweatshirt
Aurelian Lure from Jester King Brewery
99 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.