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Atrial Rubicite - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 1,046
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 811
Gots: 262 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Atrial Rubicite is made from well water, barley, wheat, hops, farmhouse yeast, native yeast from the Texas Hill Country, souring bacteria and raspberries. It’s 5.8% alcohol by volume, has a finishing gravity of 1.005 and is 3.36 pH. It is unfiltered, unpasteurized and 100% bottle conditioned. Atrial Rubicite is our first beer to be packaged exclusively in 500 ml bottles.

(Beer added by: UT-Alex on 06-02-2013)
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Photo of gueuzedreg
4.3/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Brilliant vibrant bright framboise, transparent. Minimal head quickly dissipates to large rose colored lacing. Medium legs.

S- Huge raspberry forward, slight acid in the back. Its raspberry, but comes off aromic as fresh flowers; deep dark and seedy

T- Big raspberry forward, a bit watery after that; then kind of a void. But the vibrant raspberry gets it to 4.25.

M- A bit watery again here, I like the thicker smoother styles of crooked stave batch 1 or framboos. The carb is about right, if not a bit too much. Nevertheless a great beer here.

O- Jester King is really doing great things, and I can see why they are highly regarded. Probably put this around #6 or so roughly in the belgian & domestic raspberry sour/lambic categories.

gueuzedreg, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Williaar, Today at 03:20 PM
Photo of Chico1985
4.55/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A billion thanks to Sonny for sharing this and like...10 other insanely good beers I barely knew existed during an epic ~10 hour tasting a few nights ago. Wish I got more reviews in to truly archive all the madness, but whatcha gonna do?

This had a great maroon body with a pink head, retention was great. The scent was awesome, the taste somehow lived up, pretty amazing raspberry flavors here. Tastes like fresh stemmy berries and puckering sour raspberry candy with a good dose of barnyard funk. Not too much for oak. Solid well-carbonated body.

The stickler in me wishes there was a bit more in the way of musty earthy funk complexities as this does come off as little one-dimensional, another part of me doesn't care because it's probably the best raspberry profile I've had in a sour. Really great all around.

Chico1985, Yesterday at 11:43 PM
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4.59/5  rDev +0.4%

wethorseblanket, Monday at 01:50 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ScottP, Sunday at 05:54 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Devman171, Sunday at 02:54 PM
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4.48/5  rDev -2%

Poupae, Sunday at 10:40 AM
Photo of cbutova
4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Goddamn Sonny, slaying a ton of top 250 beers this weekend thanks to you. Massive, massive thanks once again and again and again.

A- 500ml poured into four glasses for a bottle share. Bright ruby red body with a pink head up to about half a finger eventually receding to a small foamy ring. Head retention is decent.

S- Reminds me a lot of Rose de Gambrinus in the aroma, enough to note that here. Juicy fresh raspberries and barnyard, musty funkiness. A bit of wood to provide a backdrop.

T- The smell has a blast of raspberry but here they shine even more somehow. Fresh, fresh whole ripe raspberry feel, flesh seeds and all. More backing notes like lactic acid, musty funk, slight barnyard, lemon juice sourness and something reminds me of stone fruits and white grapes.

MF- Light end bodied with a texture between fizzy and foamy with a cushion of some frothiness. Carbonation at the high side with a medium sourness finishing it all off.

A raspberry bomb that reminds me of any great Belgian Framboise and specifically of Rose de Gambrinus in the aroma. Biting assault of fresh raspberries on the taste buds with a complex, rounded out lambic bug mix.

cbutova, Sunday at 02:49 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

OKFine, Saturday at 10:51 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

mrn1ceguy, Saturday at 08:06 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

drebrew, Saturday at 06:21 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

StephRai, Thursday at 08:42 PM
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

absoluthamm, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Merks, Sep 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

dannyhead, Sep 24, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev -3.9%

Svyturys30, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%

Received a 2014 (April batch date) bottle via trade. Well worth the effort to attain. Atrial is hands down the best tasting sour beer I've had so far. The raspberries were used to perfection.

Swettenham_Shire, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Brdlist, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

tommyguz, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

rspauldi, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of angrybabboon
4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes dated 8/2/14

Cheers to Bilco for sharing this

A: Deep, rich garnet red - borderline absurd, unbelievable color, pretty much the most red thing I've ever seen - no head, no carbonation, but the color is so rich that I couldn't care less

S: Raspberry madness - more raspberry aroma than actual raspberries, it's like fresh raspberry concentrate - fleshy, with some serious berry - nice tart edge, with some sourness - minimal sweetness

T: Raspberries, raspberries everywhere - lightly fermented raspberry juice, raspberry puree - light level of tart, sour - the emphasis here is really the fruit - the potent raspberry is so intense that it almost overpowers all malt, all yeast - like eating a bag of raspberries, minus the sugar - beautifully dry

M: Medium body, super smooth, virtually no carbonation, a lovely sipper

O: Holy raspballs!

So. Much. Raspberry. This is one of the best uses of raspberry ever, up there with New Glarus Raspberry Tart.

angrybabboon, Sep 22, 2014
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Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
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