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Bonnie The Rare - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 67
Gots: 29 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

VAbdoyan, Feb 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

wreckem8010, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Justin_Neff
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
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
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Dogzbone, Feb 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

vissai, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to funkydelic for sharing this one at a past Random Sunday Tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, lemon, citrus, tart, sour, and lemon rine. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, citrus, earth hop, spice, bell pepper, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Upon taking in the aroma I was thinking that I was in for something special, however the flavor was a little bit lacking as compared to the aroma. While it was still good, it just didn’t have quite the amount of complexity and acidity that I got in the aroma. The flavor was a good bit more earthy. Glad I got the opportunity to finally try this one and wouldn’t mind doing so again in the future to see how it develops over time.

thagr81us, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of TheRealDBCooper
1.63/5  rDev -55.2%
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
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

THECPJ, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Auror, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

ThirdEyePA, Jan 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

kakashi, Dec 28, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 12.17.12
Thanks johnsaulrubio

A - Pours a clear, light orange with an average fizzy off-white head that is gone instantly.

S - Barnyard funk, tart and acidic lemon.

T - Funky tart lemon, acidic and bready, lighter here with a sweeter finish.

D - Good carbonation with a light and thin body.

O - Funky, acidic and citrus with a sweet bready finish.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

chocosushi, Nov 30, 2012
Bonnie The Rare from Jester King Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.