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Atrial Rubicite - Jester King Brewery

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Ratings: 1,262
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 964
Gots: 273 | FT: 25
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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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, blend 3 (November, 2013), poured into a Jester King wine glass.

The beer pours a deep raspberry red color, hues of pink and purple with strong garnet tones. The beer itself is quite hazy, opaque with a few noticeable bits of sediment floating in the glass and a nice pink colored head, loose and fizzy that vanishes quickly and leaves no lace or film behind. The aroma is great, lots of fresh, juicy raspberry, tart and tangy, with some musty yeast, light oak, lemon citrus and a bit of other sweetened and ripe fruit. The flavors are spot on, huge amounts of raspberry, strawberry, light oak quality, the sourness is very acetic while the fruit flavors read more tart. There is a good amount of citrus quality as well as the bretty flavor present, but this beer is all about the raspberry. It's simple, but delicate, beautiful and super fresh, the raspberry is showcased extremely well and the balance between the fresh fruit and acetic sour character is wonderful. The mouthfeel is lively, crisp carbonation, lots of bubbles, that coats the mouth well, and finishes with a gentle touch with only a few prickly bubbles as it goes down.

Verdict: A tremendous effort from Jester King and easily one of the most impressive American Wild Ales I've tried to date. It's fresh, vibrant, delicate and bright and very quaffable. The balance is great, not overly sour, not overly sweet, not overly fruit centric, everything is in it's proper place. This can easily rival any of the Belgian lambics that employ raspberry, a must try.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Mplsbrew
4.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of EliotRosewater
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Blend 1

A - Deep ruby color with pink foam.

S - Raspberry aroma seems to have been moderated a bit by barnyard funk with about a year in the bottle. More of a deep, overripe raspberry aroma.

T - Very nice balance between funk, acidity and sweet raspberries. Delicious.

M - Medium mouthfeel with lightly sharp carbonation. Decent residual sweet stickiness.

O - One of the better Raspberry sours I've had. Not overly sweet but still with an apparent raspberry presence.

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured at the brewery in TX, an awesome place to visit I highly recommend it! Awesome scene with multiple drink stations and beautiful scenery.

The beer pours a ruby red, a beautiful vibrant color showing the amount of fruit. Not much head and a bit of carbonation present in the body.

The smell is a beautiful raspberry packed masterpiece. Some well bodied oak and cherry notes too reminding me of a great cab franc in its dark and pungent aroma. The taste certainly has some tartness up front and follows with a bunch of fruit of course, and ends with a cereal flavor and bit of a disappointing aftertaste that falls off quickly. Sort of thinner than I expected in feel but has a really nice tartness over the palate. Overall a very solid taste, not amazing mouthfeel.

Great beer!

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of pmarlowe
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 3. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a deep garnet, very good clarity, with a half inch of dark pink head. Good retention, moderate lacing.

S: A dark, austere, wine-like raspberry, dirt and funk, with some supporting oak, light spice (clove). The funk and earth are the prominent aromas, though the raspberries stand up to them.

T: Round, juicy raspberry, moderate mouth-puckering sourness and sweetness, a little salt, some funk and earthiness.

M: Medium-light carbonation and body. No alcohol is evident.

O: Pretty tasty. Definitely fruit-forward and sweetish, but with enough funk and sour (though not *quite* enough oak) to offset those qualities and provide some balance.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dar482
4.96/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This just bursts at you with fresh bright tart raspberries like no fruit flavored beer I've ever had. Not even Cantillon nor New Glarus (or even Kunhenn Raspberry Eisbock) quite does it like this.

After the fruit, the beer moves onto vinegar, acidic tartness, and then onto a gentle sweetness. A very light drinking and flavorful beer.

Lives up to the hype as one of the best fruit wild ales I've had.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.8/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 1,262 ratings.