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Bonnie The Rare - Jester King Brewery

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 65
Gots: 30 | 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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3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
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
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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
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3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
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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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving type, bottle

A: clear bright yellow with some slight opacity, very minimal head but still carbonated.

S: funky, wheat with malt and some sourness.

T: the first bottle I had a little while ago I remember being a bit more tart. This one seemed much more in line with the Berliner style than the sour. Still there was a strong funky ness and wheat characteristic followed by a slight sourness.

M: bright crisp carbonated and smooth

O: I like this beer a lot. I rated it higher than I would because the last one I had was so much more sour. Either way it's a fun beer to have, I just prefer it to be more sour.

cfrobrew, Nov 24, 2012
Bonnie The Rare from Jester King Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.