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Atrial Rubicite - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 946
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 775
Gots: 238 | FT: 19
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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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.

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Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 946 ratings.