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La Vie En Rose - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 69
Gots: 64 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
La Vie en Rose is a dry, well attenuated, unspiced Farmhouse Ale refermented with the same raspberries used to make Jester King Atrial Rubicite. Naturally occurring wild yeasts impart a sense of place to this unfiltered, unpasteurized, 100% naturally conditioned beer.

(Beer added by: gtermi on 01-18-2014)
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Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
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4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

thanks to duff27 for the share!

poured into Cantillion wine stem.

Appearance: opaque beer that looks almost identical to pink lemonade. Thin cap of white head that quickly turns into no head at all.

Smell: Lots of raspberries with a decent amount of lacto notes. Lots of cheesy and greek yogert funk.

Taste: Mild tartness. Lotso fresh juicy raspberries. Hints of that cheesy / greek yogert funk that was found in the aroma of this beer. Yeah its simple, but its still remains very tasty!

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation levels. Really refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall: This beer is conflicting between a really mellow sour beer with raspberries and a raspberry berlinner wiesse beer. Its hard for me to decide. I have seen both ends of that spectrum and it really in a gray area. The bottom line is this: its still a good beer brewed with raspberries.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Mar 28, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer is a pretty shared of garnet / pink with a thick, white head. The aroma brings raspberries, cherries, jam. Tart and fruity. Nice flavor. Lots of berries with a light puckering sensation. I haven't tried Atrial Rubicite yet, but this makes me excited and optimistic about opening it. My chief complaint is the mouthfeel. thin and watery. the beer is enjoyable, but even a low abv/wild/Berliner type beer should retain a bit more heartiness in the palate. All said, this was solid. Everyone enjoyed it and the bottle was bone dry at the end of the night.

Huhzubendah, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

TxHopHead4, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

tectactoe, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Tiernan, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Ben7773, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Janeinma, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Janis_Hoplin, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Cynic-ale, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

williamjbauer, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

acurtis, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Jackp_43, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

mhenson42, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

fthegiants, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

permian-boozer, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

porter0209, Aug 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

TheChemist, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jheezee, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

jburns301, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Gonzoillini, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

markcp, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pinkish body. Small white head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Musty raspberry. Little bit of lemony acidity. Light grainy malt. Kinda floral, although that may be the power of suggestion.

Taste - Raspberry, but not a sweet or intense raspberry. Very musty. Gives way to a bretty and musty grain. Lemony tang. Raspberry continues throughout.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Pleasant in every way, just never distinctive.

Alieniloquium, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Leftofthedial, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

beergorrilla, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ChrisL24481, May 15, 2014
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La Vie En Rose from Jester King Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.