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Atrial Rubicite - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 816
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.22%
Wants: 719
Gots: 205 | FT: 14
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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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to DocJ007 for sharing this one with us at one of our recent tastings. Blend #2.

A - Pours ruby red with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace down parts of the glass. Goes pretty dead after about five minutes in the glass.

S - Smells of musty basement, bit of horse blanket funk, tart raspberry - both skin and pulp - oak, dash of sugar and a touch of lactic sourness. Berries are strong but so is the musty funk, really nice nose on this one.

T - Starts off with the strong raspberry tartness quickly being joined by the basement must and barnyard funk. Hints of oak and some sugary sweetness help to keep it all in check. Finish is tart with some sweetness, drying the palate and lingering for awhile after consumption.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Tart, musty feel with some backing sweetness helping to keep it in check.

O - Really impressed by this one. It had everything I enjoy in a raspberry sour and nothing was out of proportion. Really looking forward to visiting the brewery in a few weeks, if their other beers are as good as this it should be an awesome trip.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 06:44:41 | More by orangesol
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zestar

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-12-2013 07:24:51 | More by zestar
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duceswild

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-29-2013 16:22:58 | More by duceswild
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superspak

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1900th review! Got in a trade with cyde. 500 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; Blend 2, bottled in August 2013. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense pink head with poor retention, that reduces to a small ring of lacing. Minimal glass lacing and a fair amount streaming carbonation. Great color and clarity. Aromas of huge tart raspberry, raspberry skin, sour cherry, red grape, green apple, oak, clove, pepper, leather, red wine, vinegar, hay, straw, herbal, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with big raspberry presence and great yeast/oak balance; with great strength. Taste of big tart raspberry, raspberry skin, green apple, sour cherry, pear, red grape, oak, clove, hay, straw, leather, red wine, musty funk, light vinegar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart raspberry, green apple, red grape, pear, sour cherry, oak, clove, red wine, hay, straw, light vinegar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic complexity and balance of raspberry, oak, and yeast ester flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an insane raspberry sour ale! All around fantastic complexity, balance, and robustness of raspberry, oak, and yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the moderate acidity. An extremely delicious and well balanced offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 19:53:30 | More by superspak
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev -7%

10-28-2013 19:50:35 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7%

11-26-2013 02:25:50 | More by Gonzoillini
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-21-2014 14:51:50 | More by mdaschaf
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

03-22-2014 20:43:16 | More by afsdan
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billab914

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-03-2014 11:55:22 | More by billab914
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-26-2013 13:12:07 | More by drummermattie02
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

10-07-2013 20:12:53 | More by Zaphog
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-01-2014 15:23:16 | More by jrallen34
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 12.22.13
Bottled March 2013
Batch 1

A - Pours a dark burgundy red with a dark pink, fizzy head that is gone fast.

S - Strong raspberry, slight funky-tartness.

T - Tart, then tons of sweet juicy raspberries.

D - Low carbonation with a medium body. Tart and sweet.

O - Nice tartness and tons and tons of raspberries.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 04:51:51 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-03-2014 02:32:37 | More by Rhettroactive
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 1 or Blend 1 or whatever. Had this next to batch 4.

Appearance - Bright red body. Small white head. Settles to nothing pretty quickly.

Smell - Wow. Oaky and acidic raspberry. Really nice.

Taste - Very sour. Almost too sour. Still has a great raspberry flavor. Extremely oaky, especially in the finish. Lightly yogurty.

Mouthfeel - Almost too sour. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Excellent and better than blend 4, but not by much. Just a more complex sour beer, even though it has less of a raspberry jammy flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 01:20:29 | More by Alieniloquium
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-05-2013 13:35:36 | More by ShanePB
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -7%

06-23-2013 07:29:56 | More by chippo33
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-20-2014 21:02:43 | More by iL0VEbeer
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-08-2014 21:25:08 | More by DefenCorps
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claspada

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

09-28-2013 13:20:46 | More by claspada
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gford217

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-12-2014 19:20:16 | More by gford217
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -7%

03-20-2014 23:01:53 | More by Cynic-ale
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champ103

Texas

4.23/5  rDev -7.4%
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
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Duff27

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

White cap and collar one a gorgeous deep ruby body. Some small spots of lacing cling to the sides of the tulip.

Raspberry, plain and simple. Smell your fingers after crushing fresh raspberries in them, like that.

Finding a hard time describing Atrial because raspberry is the only word that comes to mind. Smell your fingers after crushing fresh raspberries in them. Sourness is about a 6 on the Duff27 sour scale.

Perfect amount of carbonation, medium-low. Mouthfeel is medium.

Intricate and simple raspberry at the same time. About as good as it gets for fruit wilds...we live in good beer times. Thanks for this kojevergas, a beer I never thought I'd get to try!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 01:23:42 | More by Duff27
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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev -7%

02-16-2014 16:09:15 | More by Gobzilla
Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
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