Atrial Rubicite - Jester King Brewery
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Reviews by wagenvolks:
4.68/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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.
Serving type: on-tap
09-03-2013 15:35:32 | More by wagenvolks
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4.23/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a beautiful hazed, dark ruby red color. A one finger pink head forms, and in a second is gone. Not much lace.
S: Jammy like raspberries up front and center. Tannin like, with plenty of acidity. Sugary, fruity sweetness that rounds everything out.
T: Sweet, tangy, and acidic fruits that are jam like. Raspberries, obviously the focal point. Also a grape skin, almost tannin like character. The acidity builds and lingers as this warms.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Fairly crisp, and smooth. Again, tannin/fruit skin like (they are everywhere in this beer). Very easy to work through the bottle. The acidity never overpowers, and thankfully the alcohol is not very big here.
Certainly the best that Jester King has released since they switched to the all farmhouse stuff. Is it worth the price, effort to obtain, and hype? Maybe not. Though It is damn good. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 23:51:24 | More by champ103
Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.