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Bonnie The Rare - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 66
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A traditional Berlin-style sour wheat beer, based on the meticulous research of beer historian Ron Pattinson. Big thanks to Kristen England of Pour Decisions Brewery for all of his help along the way and to our good friend Andrew Pogue, whose test batch first inspired the idea.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 11-21-2011)
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Ratings: 128 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Tech_Savy
1.25/5  rDev -65.6%

Tech_Savy, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of TheRealDBCooper
1.63/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Very light and thin with a weak head that dissipates to nothing in seconds. Almost no smell with just a whiff of "maybe something has turned in the fridge." Even the flavor of rare can't help this one. Water with a touch of plain yogurt and powdered vitamin C.

TheRealDBCooper, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Abarhan
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Abarhan, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Weebsjak
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Weebsjak, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of vissai
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

vissai, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Jmick28
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Jmick28, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of NeverSettle
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

NeverSettle, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Renegrenade
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Renegrenade, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of chugalug06
2.76/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Murky, yellow-orange with one-finger soapy white head. Head goes away fast.

Lemon, orange, and bready coriander.

Watery, lemon, orange, spiced, thin, light, highly sessionable, very faint tartness, high carbonation, nice sweetness, dry like chardonnay...

Recommended, only because I'm not sure what it cost, anything over $9 and I'm not sure it's a good value. Misses style only slightly. Very refreshing brew for a hot winter day.

chugalug06, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy sunny, light orange. Vigorous pour yielded a two finger head, dissipated very quickly. The aroma was slightly bready, with only the faintest note of tart. Not much else. Taste was again, only faintly sour or even tart, little wheat notes and touches of orange. Light bodied, very light on the carbonation, average feeling.

Though I'm not the most experienced in Berliners, this was just boring and lacked a lot...

EgadBananas, Sep 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Thorpe429, Dec 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

oldp0rt, Dec 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

thewimperoo, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Abe_Froman, Aug 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

dkw0063, Oct 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

duceswild, Dec 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

jl28r1, May 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

ReyG006, Sep 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Magery, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

campfirebrew, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

mendvicdog, Dec 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ChaseTheAce, Mar 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Dogzbone, Feb 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Hugonaut13, Mar 26, 2013
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Bonnie The Rare from Jester King Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.