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RU-55 - Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

490 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 194
Gots: 134 | FT: 9
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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random846

California

1/5  rDev -76.3%

02-24-2014 06:27:51 | More by random846
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javlin624

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

03-10-2014 05:08:15 | More by javlin624
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

12-23-2013 16:44:12 | More by kscaldef
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humpty1602

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

05-24-2014 03:31:47 | More by humpty1602
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deebo

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -28.9%

07-12-2014 01:36:18 | More by deebo
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3/5  rDev -28.9%

07-21-2013 16:19:23 | More by sliverX
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -28.9%

12-28-2013 18:07:01 | More by Kirk
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev -27.7%

Not bad, but not a fav by these guys. Served with a nice tan head that subsides slow to the bottom. Aroma is malt and tart. Flavor's like nose and dry. Body is ok, carbonation good. Finish is like flavor, of relatively short length, and forgettable.

02-17-2013 02:05:13 | More by drpimento
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champ103

Texas

3.19/5  rDev -24.4%

Subsequent bottles/casks/taps I have tried have not held up to my original experience. Updated 5/2/2014.

A murky red color with a thin beige head and no lace.

This seems overly sour and acidic. Very tannin like. Actually, all I get now is acidic tannin/fruit skins, and light oak. The mouthfeel is muddy and not as crisp and effervescent as it once was. The overly acidic and tannin quality makes this hard to enjoy. After just having a bottle of JP La Roja and a side by side with Scots Gone Wild a little while ago, this is a disappointment in comparison.

Original review 2/5/2013:

A: Pours a very attractive ruby red/brown color. A two finger, tightly packed and well formed white head rises with good retention. This is a looker.
S: Initially, I get a huge whiff of sour fruit. I almost took a step back after pouring this. A tart acidic bite of cherries, plums and apple skins. Then a quick musky aroma comes next, almost funky earthy yeast mixed with wood. Then fades in a second to some toffee and chocolate covered cherries. Lots going on here.
T: Tart and acidic up front again. Cherries being the main component here. Light earthy funk with some wood flavors. Fruity, earthy, and rustic. Very enjoyable.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. A very nice tart, puckering dryness as well. The tart and acidic character is strong, which I like. Very enjoyable to drink, but with the acidity this is something to sip.

Man, I continue to be so disappointed with most of Jester Kings releases. They make styles that I love, but are hardly ever worth the price tag or even close to the better examples of the style. This however hits the mark. Nice character, and depth of flavor with a crisp drying fuller body. Which almost always seems to be missing in some of their other beers. This is expensive, but very enjoyable and well done.

05-03-2014 00:09:01 | More by champ103
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afrokaze

California

3.25/5  rDev -23%

07-30-2013 16:38:55 | More by afrokaze
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -23%

07-22-2013 03:28:56 | More by liamt07
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McNazz

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -23%

07-12-2014 05:56:46 | More by McNazz
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crusian

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -23%

01-25-2013 14:26:14 | More by crusian
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TaborTime

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -23%

02-24-2014 19:40:17 | More by TaborTime
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vcoggins

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -23%

02-03-2013 03:10:25 | More by vcoggins
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -23%

05-13-2013 02:34:20 | More by yourefragile
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -23%

10-12-2013 13:45:57 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Big_Dave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-02-2014 06:48:31 | More by Big_Dave
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-01-2014 21:49:41 | More by BDeibs
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Rainblows

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

09-17-2013 14:40:34 | More by Rainblows
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vissai

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-15-2013 19:28:13 | More by vissai
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-06-2014 03:48:18 | More by nkelley77
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tjmodica

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-13-2013 15:25:24 | More by tjmodica
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vonnegut21

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

09-13-2013 19:07:17 | More by vonnegut21
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-22-2014 11:19:39 | More by KAF
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RU-55 from Jester King Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.