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Atrial Rubicite - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 944
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 775
Gots: 236 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -40%

07-25-2014 21:27:53 | More by Austin_M
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10-28-2013 18:27:23 | More by DimensionX
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3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

06-20-2014 09:49:06 | More by Karibourgeois
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3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

07-18-2013 03:34:44 | More by DonFrap
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vissai

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3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

01-20-2014 08:41:45 | More by vissai
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06-28-2014 20:03:53 | More by Renegrenade
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07-31-2014 05:07:46 | More by RMTWM
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05-27-2014 06:54:50 | More by rouhlas3
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Mattyc88

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3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

01-09-2014 15:13:30 | More by Mattyc88
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jhillwastaken

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3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

08-10-2014 02:17:11 | More by jhillwastaken
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Wayne17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

04-07-2014 20:46:53 | More by Wayne17
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vmdominguez

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

03-02-2014 17:17:58 | More by vmdominguez
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California

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Ohio

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ThurmondTX

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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -17.5%

Pour is clear deep blood red with a white head. Nose is big time fleshy cherry and cherry pit. Almost a cherry pie filling aroma. Cherry flesh up front, the bret and acidity take over and make a presence not seen in the nose. Good carb and a very dry finish on a meaty body. Drink now, acidity will probably take over in time.

02-11-2014 00:28:27 | More by cpetrone84
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emerge077

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -16.8%

Blend 2, August 2013

Poured into a pair of JK snifters, the color is a striking ruby jewel tone, really bright and saturated, just beautiful. Momentary pink foam that lasts all of a minute, then fades away to a still glassy surface. Clarity is bright, there are some tiny particles visible.

Noticeable raspberry aroma, a little bit leafy and a touch citrusy. Not as pungent as Framboise Du Nord we just had. Not all that funky or tart in the nose.

Bright tartness, clean and puckering lactic acidity, light raspberry taste. Palate scrubbing carbonation. Not a lot of depth or complexity unfortunately, but tart and fruity. Seems like any other raspberry wild ale out there. Not sure where all the hype stems from. Raspberry Ananke is far better.

11-25-2013 02:16:14 | More by emerge077
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JasonFromLA

California

3.93/5  rDev -14.2%

Bottle shared at The Full Pint 6th Anniversary.

A - Hazy red with light red head. Okay lacing.

S - Oak, Raspberries, and malt. Mostly raspberry.

T- Raspberries with some sour notes, and oak.

M - Decent mouthfeel.

O - Not bad, and a good entry into sours for JK. Definitely not the best Raspberry sour out there.

09-05-2013 17:47:38 | More by JasonFromLA
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kojevergas

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -14.2%

Served on-draught yesterday at the Texas Brewers Festival here in Austin. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were high given its current #1 rating on the Southwest Top 50 list. Due to the environment I was in, I wasn't able to go into as much detail as I usually would in a review, so the review below is truncated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a half finger wide head of pink-red colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Lackluster frothiness. Little lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is poor - about 20 seconds.

Body colour is a light red - almost a pink. Yet it's dark enough to be nontransparent. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible.

It's looking quite good for a wild ale.

Sm: Pleasant sourness - lactobacillus yeast, no doubt, as well as a hint of controlled bacteria. Tart raspberry. Not getting any lambicus yeast. Sugary fruit. Belgian pale malts. The raspberry fruit is dominant, though I'm not convinced of its authenticity - it seems vaguely puree-redolent rather than evocative of actual raspberries. I like the tartness. The sourness is quite timid overall.

No hop character or alcohol is detectable.

A pleasant aroma of mild strength. Looking forward to trying it.

T: Good. Tart sugar-glazed raspberry. Has a light sour edge on the climax; it's not puckering but it's nice and approachable. The sourness is entirely lactobacillus; I don't get any lambicus or true wild bacteria. It's clean and clinical; true spontaneous fermentation is not suspected. Well balanced, if a bit simple. Raspberry fruit is largely genuine, though there are hints of puree. In any case, it's not as artificial as it could be, nor does it ever veer into cough syrup territory. Berries. I love the tart raspberry, which is aptly dominant. As with most beers, this could use more complexity and subtlety.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour for the style.

Mf: Smooth, wet, clean, lightly crisp, and refreshing. It'll have you smacking your lips. Decent body and thickness. Well carbonated; the natural bottle conditioning did this one well. Good execution; the texture complements the taste well.

Dr: Extremely drinkable. The best beer brewed in Texas? I doubt it, but it's damn tasty. I'd definitely get it again; it's great stuff. Another solid sour from Jester King, though it isn't one to crack open if you're looking for true spontaneous fermentation or a puckering experience. I'd recommend it to friends and trade partners. Well worth trying. I'm not sure I'd get more than 1 or 2 bottles at $16.00 USD a piece, but I'd definitely like to revisit it in order to go into more detail in my review.

B+

09-29-2013 16:46:56 | More by kojevergas
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Ben7773

Texas

4/5  rDev -12.7%

01-27-2014 03:33:26 | More by Ben7773
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Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 944 ratings.