Atrial Rubicite - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by Greenplastic615:
4.68/5 rDev +2.4%
Bottle courtesy of Lokieman - thanks Keith! Review is for Blend #1.
A - Pours a deep red with a finger of reddish pink head that falls somewhat quickly back into the glass. This is a truly beautiful looking beer.
S - Whoa. Raspberry jam, anyone? One of the best noses of any beer I've had this year. There's just so much fruity aroma coming out of the glass that I can smell it from 2-3 feet away.
T - Jammy jam jams. I honestly thought it would be more sour, but it's really more of a fruit bomb with some moderate acidity and mild tartness. This isn't a sour in the way that Cascade or The Bruery would make a fruited sour; it reminds me much more of something like Rose de Gambrinus, just without that signature Cantillon funk.
M - On the dry side, but nicely offset by the fruit flavor and tartness. Carbonation is spot on for a beer of this style - not over the top, but unquestionably present.
O - This is a really well put together beer, and by far the best thing I've had from Jester King to date. If you like raspberries, this is a must get. Looking forward to future batches as well as future JK coolship projects.
12-05-2013 19:36:48 | More by Greenplastic615
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5/5 rDev +9.4%
Atrial Rubicite from Jester King. Bottle label reads "Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally carbonated". The bottle is a 500ml Morningstar-style, and I poured the beer into a Cantillon sherry-glass for this review. $16 per bottle, limit 3 per person, 2000 bottle count.
Appearance: Pours a radiant, clear, ruby red color. An aggressive pour yields a very thin, reddish-pink, one-finger head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring.
Smell: The smell is just absolutely incredible here. Freshly picked raspberries mixed with pure raspberry jam. Slight hint of oak and earthiness. Rising from the depths comes a soft, yet assertive musty funk that is reminiscent of Cantillon beers. On the finish, I pickup hints of lemon and acetic acid.
Taste: The raspberries have subsided since the bottling in March. The wild yeast and bacteria of the Texas Hill Country dominate this beer. The initial taste begins with sweet raspberries that is swiftly cut by the acetic-vinegar. As I said earlier, the balance is tipped towards the sour and yeast flavor rather than the sweet raspberries. Light hint of basement funk in the middle. A touch of sour lemons that gives way to a nice mouth-puckering quality. The raspberries fermented this beer fairly dry, so if you were hoping for a sweeter beer, I suggest looking elsewhere. It's quite tart
Mouthfeel: Atrial Rubicite is a very dry, fluid, and refreshing beer. It has a low-high carbonation with a medium-low body that allows you to appreciate the finer aspects of the beer. Crisp and clean.
Overall: A rare, perfect beer. It's hard to imagine a beer without some sort of flaw. Some sort of aspect that you'd like to change. However, Atrial Rubicite nails every single aspect a fruited sour should be. The only better fruited sour I've had was Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise.
I drink this beer, and I wonder, "Was this really made in Texas?". Texans are lucky to have Jester King around. Their hard work is reflected 100% by Atrial Rubicite.
09-07-2013 19:10:07 | More by Clonies720
4.6/5 rDev +0.7%
Appeance was deep pink with a small whitish head that didn't quite completely leave.
Taste was semi sweet, fruit forward with more of a slightly funk tart than sour notes at the end.
Mouthfeel was light and enjoyable.
Overall this is a little behind my sample of Framboos but truly well done. I can't see myself drinking this very often but it is a very nice occasional treat.
07-17-2014 22:54:49 | More by Jared14
Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 923 ratings.