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Atrial Rubicite - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 1,297
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 1,008
Gots: 274 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UT-Alex on 06-02-2013

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.
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Photo of tbart75
4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jdub2839
4.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zoober911
4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madtowndmb1
4.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.39/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to bilco for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Straight dark pink. Almost clear. Small pink collar is bubbly. No head or lacing. Just super pink with deep reds.

Smell: Boom raspberries. Macerated raspberry flesh with some seriously juicy aromas. A touch of citric tartness with hints of lemon zest and juice. So much jammy raspberry. Layers of oak with the slightly damp Jester King funk. Earthy and damp. A bit of a floral and citrus edge. Tart raspberry flesh. Jammy and sweet with a very mild malt base. A good bit of oak. Sweet and tart are surprisingly balanced. Just all the raspberry.

Taste: Tart obliterated raspberry. Flesh, skin, and juice. A mildly tannic edge with a solid lactic and citric tartness. Very mild malt body adds some very mild bready element. Oak and bright funk. Some musty, mildly, earthy elements with a tart cherry edge. The jammy nose is present on the sip but gives way to a sharp citric edge. Warming pushes some of the raspberry down and let's the Jester King funk play up a bit more. I imagine when this is fresh it's just a raspberry explosion.

Mouthfeel: Low end of medium body. Moderateish carbonation. A slightly dry finish.

Overall: Key ingredient in Ambrosia.

it's got all the things that are good. Raspberry, Jester King funk, and balance. It's just spot on and hits on "sour" more than pie.

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrennanS
4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chamawaiian
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nicole309
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BradStokley
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xdtfx
4.67/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StrongRepublican
4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Blend 4 bottled April 2014; 500ml bottle poured into a teku.

A: After a bit of an intial gush, the beer pours a beautiful dark red/purple/plum color with a foamy dark pink head that sticks around but leaves no lacing. Fairly cloudy; really looks like raspberry pure.
S: My whole kitchen smells like fresh, sweet, raspberry puree. Very juicy aroma, subtle tartness present, no real traces of any funk.
T: Much more dry than the aroma would lead you to believe. Great depth of fruitiness - pressed raspberries, subtle tartness, grape skin, crushed raspberry seeds, hints of earth/spice. Tartness works very well with the complex raspberry flavor and there is SOME sweetness, but overall very dry.
M: Very crisp, highly carbonated (slightly higher than I pefer), bounces off the tongue, fluffy mouth feel.
O: Outstandingly refreshing and great complexity of fruit flavor mingled with subtle tartness. This is an easily crushable raspberry bomb without the cloying sweetness.

Photo of jackweinbender
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of petermethot
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of phuntasy
4.31/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1424IpA
4.21/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great representation of the style, looks good, taste great..

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4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Clownoisseur
3.97/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hairylikeapeman
4.34/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.26/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mad3air
4.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of timc13
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of johnhiltz
4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ianroodt
4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,297 ratings.