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RU-55 - Jester King Brewery

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462 Ratings
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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 186
Gots: 128 | FT: 8
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: 462 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
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HookemHops13

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-28-2013 19:30:52 | More by HookemHops13
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riored4v

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in to a tulip. Thin, white head. Hazy, ruby red colored body.

Aroma was awesome as soon as the bottle was opened. Loads of tart cherry, lactic acid and barrel aromas. A bit of caramel and roasted barley. Some malty aroma peaks through.

Taste was great. Malty and caramely upfront followed with an earthy backbone. Good amount of oak/barrel flavor with lots of tart cherries, prune and dark fruits. Acidic and sour. Mild lingering tartness.

Mouthfeel was medium/light, medium/high carb and dry finish.

Excellent beer overall. Lots of flavor complexity, aroma is nice and strong, and an overall great balance. Really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 02:01:56 | More by riored4v
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MightyDog

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-25-2013 21:07:06 | More by MightyDog
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5%

09-24-2013 23:36:38 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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SixShotSinge

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-19-2013 21:31:39 | More by SixShotSinge
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UT-Alex

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

09-18-2013 14:18:41 | More by UT-Alex
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Rainblows

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

09-15-2013 02:22:20 | More by OgreSanchez
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vonnegut21

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

09-13-2013 19:07:17 | More by vonnegut21
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moonknight31

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-11-2013 05:50:45 | More by moonknight31
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Jame515

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-10-2013 23:47:13 | More by Jame515
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VernonBaxter

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

09-10-2013 05:31:11 | More by VernonBaxter
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JasonMinck

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-08-2013 11:32:47 | More by JasonMinck
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 750ml bottle into an Allagash Coolship Tumbler.

Appearance- Dark brownish/red with no head or nothing really going on.

Smell- A funked up red ale. Malty, cherry, oak, light booze, funk, some light raspberry.

Taste- Malty/oaky/fruity red with tons of cherry and wood flavors. Medium sour and good amounts of woody funk.

Mouthfeel- Moderate carbonation with medium body. Light pucker. Light finish.

Overall-A real solid, easy drinking sour. Hits everything you want in a barrel aged sour red, but only hits them lightly.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 20:54:22 | More by Seanniek91
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douginromeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5%

09-03-2013 17:03:38 | More by douginromeo
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cfrobrew

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-03-2013 13:45:38 | More by cfrobrew
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5%

09-02-2013 03:59:57 | More by oldp0rt
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-01-2013 04:18:12 | More by bsuedekum
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KWMiles

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-29-2013 18:03:19 | More by KWMiles
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army01

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

08-28-2013 05:07:27 | More by army01
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%

08-24-2013 21:06:59 | More by imperialking
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

08-24-2013 17:27:33 | More by tom10101
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

08-22-2013 22:09:40 | More by Theortiz01
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%

08-22-2013 19:32:47 | More by thebigredone
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SGToliver

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-22-2013 17:06:25 | More by SGToliver
RU-55 from Jester King Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.