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RU-55 - Jester King Brewery

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482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 193
Gots: 132 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5%

07-21-2013 23:59:18 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.61/5  rDev -14.3%

Thanks to JustXBeer for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells much better than it tastes in my opinion.

04-08-2013 04:17:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5%

04-20-2013 05:19:09 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-30-2013 12:47:08 | More by Thorpe429
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -4%

Appearance: Pours out a burnt auburn influenced ice tea brown color capped by an inch of foam that provides a surprising amount of lace

Smell: Woody, with oak and berry tones; moderately lactic with a hint of caramel and vanilla

Taste: Caramel, oak and vanilla, up front, with the lactic berry flavors developing in the middle; the oak builds in the finish and there is a slightly acetic character that lingers though the caramel tone also remains present

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat puckery

Overall: Not quite as fruit forward as the Belgian versions of the style, this is enjoyable and balanced without overwhelming the palate

Thanks, sj3324, for the opportunity

08-10-2014 21:41:44 | More by brentk56
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

02-08-2013 00:14:26 | More by acurtis
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev -4.8%

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty red color ale with a large beige foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of oak and tart notes with light cherry sour notes also perceptible. Taste is a great mix between some tart and oak notes with light sour cherry and some funky yeast notes also perceptible. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. I really enjoyed the ratio between complexity and drinkability in this beer and I also appreciated the fact that the acidity level was kept at a more than reasonable level.

11-22-2013 19:35:46 | More by Phyl21ca
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -5%

04-18-2014 04:38:34 | More by zestar
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

01-27-2013 16:49:34 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

01-27-2013 23:54:34 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

03-17-2013 01:01:21 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

11-26-2013 02:33:38 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-20-2014 00:15:20 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -4%

Poure out as a reddish brown color, the head comes and goes quickly. The retention is very minimal along with a light lacing. The smell is a malty with an interesting sweetness, also caramel or cherry on the nose and lightly toasted. The taste of the beer has a really interesting flavor as well. More malty and dry than sour. There is an earthy grain flavor in the finish with the sourness up front. The mouthfeel of the beer is dry, lightly carbonated. Overall it's a pretty good brew.

05-07-2013 01:44:05 | More by Knapp85
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

06-25-2014 00:53:59 | More by JAHMUR
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -5%

02-02-2014 11:06:04 | More by SocalKicks
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5%

03-28-2013 18:24:59 | More by drabmuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Very light fizzy head, murky cranberry apple juice reddish brown color.

Nose has a nice sour aroma, lacto and wild yeast aromas, light reddish malt candy like but soured, light sour cherry and touch of strawberry, a nice sour fruity aroma.

Taste starts fairly sour, strawberries right out, little rhubarb bitterness abs nice tart fruity flavor. Nice sour malt, light sweet candy red malt, fairly light though. Nice light wild yeast and lacto. Acidity is decent too, not too flemmy. Finish is drier and slightly flemmy, long tart fruit and light acidity, nice long strawberry rhubarb flavor lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter carb.

Overall quite nice, very tasty.

06-06-2013 13:53:03 | More by jlindros
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%

a sour red that is decidedly not a flemish style, way less lactic acidity here, far more delicate all around really, but still a nice copper malt driven sour with more funk than tartness to it. bronze in color, rather clear looking from the tap, with a short half inch or so of tan bubbles. the nose is a lot like some other jester king beers, with their mix of bacteria. it has some mouth watering sourness, but also an almost saison style yeast element, with the caramel malt and crystal malt providing the base, which is medium bodied and still a little sweet despite all the activity. i get a ton of oak on the flavor, woody and almost tea-like, a very mature beer based on these flavors. the funkiness increases in the finish, and the swallow is dry, but it all comes rushing back. great mouthfeel results, especially with the carbonation as robust as it is. a very well made beer, less interesting than some of the other jester king stuff, but appreciably different from the flanders type reds out there.

04-10-2014 17:53:54 | More by StonedTrippin
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

03-17-2013 01:26:39 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-24-2013 13:30:32 | More by mendvicdog
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-14-2013 23:54:26 | More by XmnwildX12
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-22-2013 13:09:25 | More by beernads
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-07-2013 03:23:48 | More by MarkyMOD
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RU-55 from Jester King Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.