Atrial Rubicite - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by wagenvolks:
4.68/5 rDev +2.4%
On tap at Jester King's Atrial Rubicite release (Batch 2). Had a taste from a 'super-secret' bottle before the release (Batch 1), too. As I understand it, all bottles from the first release are Batch 1 as well.
Atrial Rubicite, for lack of a better word, is stunning. The brilliant, bright ruby red body is hazy in the light with a fleeting pink head. Aroma is bursting with fresh raspberry juice & jam, funky yeast, and acidity. Quite complex, akin to some of the more prominent Belgian sours (very reminiscent of Drie Fonteinen's Hommage...just less 'jammy').
The flavor is tart and dry, with vinous raspberry juices puckering the sides of the tongue. A hint of leather and wood from the barrels blends perfectly with the delicate raspberry note. Acidity is light, but enough to balance the funky yeast. Good carbonation, refreshingly tart and slick on the tongue with a medium body. Atrial Rubicite is very complex, and very well crafted. Probably Jester King's, nay, the entire state of Texas's finest beer to date.
09-03-2013 15:35:32 | More by wagenvolks
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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.