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Bonnie The Rare - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 65
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

PaulUH, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

nmann08, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

beernads, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

UHCougar12, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Calvin (ApostleBrewing) for this goody, shared with rudzud and others.

Almost no fizzy head, clear yellow pilsner color.

Nose toasty wheat, light sour lemony grass thing, light musty earthy.

Taste stats with light lemony grassy flavor, toasted wheat, grassy hay light, earthy slightly sour funky, bready, light mineral, little watery. Finish is dry and light bitterness, little funk and sour wheat, bready, little sticky.

Mouth is lighter bod, little watery, very little carb.

Overall not bad but not what I expected, little watery, decent sour and more toasty wheat.

jlindros, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of rudzud
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy golden hue with almost no head, no lacing.

S - Aromas of light wheat and faint sour notes.

T - Taste is very nice light sour and funk, subtle fruitiness, gentle wheat. Very stiff and subtle.

M - Mouthfeel is very nicely carbonated.

O - Overall I enjoyed it, very soft and subtle.

rudzud, Jun 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jasonycurtis, May 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

drummermattie02, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

dcloeren, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photekut, May 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

jl28r1, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

csfcmitchell, May 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

jmarsh123, May 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Daemose, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

t0rin0, Mar 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Hugonaut13, Mar 26, 2013
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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
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Renegrenade, Mar 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ChaseTheAce, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

cosmonick, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Bizoneill, Feb 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

VAbdoyan, Feb 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

wreckem8010, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Justin_Neff
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a CCB snifter. Big thanks to Azzy for this one.

A: Aggressively poured yields a murky golden yellow color with fizzy bubbles that dissipate almost instantly. Zero lacing on the glass - as to be expected from the style. The color is nice.

S: Smell is fruity and sweet. Smell is eerily reminiscent of white wine. Smells like grapes and hints of citrus.

T: Watered down a little bit. Not a lot of taste. Similar to the smell but not as complex as the smell would suggest. A lot of the taste is dominated by yeast esters and sweet fruitiness.

M: Love the light body and high carbonation for this one. This is exactly what I want in this style. Dry, light, and full of carbonation.

O: This had all the components for a great berliner, except for the one that is arguably most important - taste. I'll give JK a pass, as this is the most disappointing I've had, but still not bad. A little above average overall. I'll try again next year if released again, but won't trade my life away to obtain it.

Justin_Neff, Feb 02, 2013
Bonnie The Rare from Jester King Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.