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RU-55 - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
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344 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%


Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Red ale aged in oak barrels with wild yeast and souring bacteria. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and bottle-conditioned. This beer is a tribute to our good friend Russ Beattie. Thanks, Russ. Thuss.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-01-2012)
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Ratings: 344 | Reviews: 28 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by brewtus:
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brewtus

Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours brown with a bone white single finger head, laces really well. Smell and taste are pretty similar, nose especially has a lots of oak, some vegetable notes, lots of funk, some dark fruit. Taste is drinkably sour and extremely enjoyable. It's just sweet enough to balance out the tartness. Over all this is the best sour I've ever had, being fairly new to the style. Leaves you mouth watering and waiting for the next sip. Glad I got to try this.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 20:46:46 | More by brewtus
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RU-55 from Jester King Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.