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Atrial Rubicite - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 1,086
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 832
Gots: 261 | 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:
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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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

james582, Dec 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

rand, Dec 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Zipster90, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Greenplastic615
4.68/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle courtesy of Lokieman - thanks Keith! Review is for Blend #1.

A - Pours a deep red with a finger of reddish pink head that falls somewhat quickly back into the glass. This is a truly beautiful looking beer.

S - Whoa. Raspberry jam, anyone? One of the best noses of any beer I've had this year. There's just so much fruity aroma coming out of the glass that I can smell it from 2-3 feet away.

T - Jammy jam jams. I honestly thought it would be more sour, but it's really more of a fruit bomb with some moderate acidity and mild tartness. This isn't a sour in the way that Cascade or The Bruery would make a fruited sour; it reminds me much more of something like Rose de Gambrinus, just without that signature Cantillon funk.

M - On the dry side, but nicely offset by the fruit flavor and tartness. Carbonation is spot on for a beer of this style - not over the top, but unquestionably present.

O - This is a really well put together beer, and by far the best thing I've had from Jester King to date. If you like raspberries, this is a must get. Looking forward to future batches as well as future JK coolship projects.

Greenplastic615, Dec 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ShanePB, Dec 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

pmoney, Dec 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

SourinQns, Dec 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

TickleMeTony, Dec 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JakeWright, Dec 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

shagens, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

jschonert, Dec 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

ddpicha, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Well I must say that the appearance of this beer is impeccable. It pours a bright cherry red which just glows in the glass. Nose is an absolute raspberry bomb. The fruit is fresh and there are even earthy notes of soil in the back. Some perceived tartness towards the finish of the smell. Taste is quite acidic up front creating a nice pucker. Some raspberry sweetness follows and balances well with the sourness. This beer is chick full of bold and big flavors. Mouthfeel is moderate with effervescent carbonation. This is a winner from Jester King!

homebrew311, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Piddmeista, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Thorpe429, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

akang, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

BDeibs, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Smarty_Pints, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

SocalKicks, Nov 30, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blend one, thanks scotv

The beer pours a dull, bloody red with ruby tones!! some sediment, and a thin white halo of pink head that fades into nothing. The nose is dank and has a funky astringency, vegetable/beet earthiness, followed by a tart, ripe, off-the-vine raspberry fruitiness similar to homage (slightly sun dried tomato-y?). The taste is the same incredible funkiness swept away by tart raspberries. The mouthfeel is quite carbonated, juicy/fruity, tart, with a wheaty medium body, and a lingering dry finish that's cleaner than expected. I think this beer is a potent blend of raspberries and funk, delicious and different.
update - Blend four a very different beer - much more fruit forward by comparison

ThePorterSorter, Nov 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

badboy7113, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

stereosforgeeks, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

iatethecloudsfor, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Gonzoillini, Nov 26, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

emerge077, Nov 25, 2013
Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,086 ratings.