Aurelian Lure
Jester King Brewery

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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #15
Ranked #236
4.48 | pDev: 6.92%
Jun 01, 2023
Oct 18, 2013
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Notes: Ale Refermented in Oak Barrels With Apricots: Aurelian Lure California Apricots were added to oak barrels containing mature sour beer. The beer was then allowed to referment to dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and naturally conditioned.
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Rated: 3.83 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky

Jun 01, 2023
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Brewed with apricots, spontaneously fermented and allowed to ripen to full sour ale maturity, you'd think that this time honored way of beer making is rooted in the belly of Brussels. But nope, it's Austin Texas.

Aurelian Lure is the lambic-like brainchild of Jester King, pouring with a pale and deep lemon yellow with a light golden center. As the yeasty ale rises with a dainty champagne froth, the jaw-tightening scent of citrus, vinous and stone fruit carry the piquant tang of cider, dusty funk and extended oak aged white wine. As a scantly sweet taste briefly visit the tongue, early impressions of wafers, honey and sourdough offer a slim malt impact.

A quick wash of acidity across the middle palate shows a quick erase of anything malty and an ushering in of sour apricot that stand proud above the other fruity complements of weathered lemon, grapefruit, lime and yuzu. Dried pineapple, peach and white grape all continue to grow from the natural fermentae of the sour ale and play into a strikingly sour late palate of off-vinegar, mature and peppery acids that pang away on the sides of the tongue.

Light, crisp, succinct and highly refreshing, the session is sweat inducing and tooth achingly sour to satisfy the taste for unblended lambic in the deep south. As an afterglow of weathered woods, wine rot and an overall mossy type of earthiness come in brief waves, the aftertaste is otherwise short and concisely winey.
May 16, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by DaveCash from New York

Apr 22, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Murky darker yellow body with a white cap. Smell blasts you with sour apricot backed by complex oak, orange and farmhouse yeast. Taste is a cover up of the scandal. The scandal you ask? The apricot is wickedly acidic and pretty sour too, this is then covered up by farmhouse yeast, light barrel funk, lemon, and oak, but for that moment when the scandal was alone on the palate it was rough. Very bright and sour, funk is not impactful here, oak is brightly so, acidity builds as the secret wants to get out. I love JK but this is the #15 wild ale in the world? Nah, I wouldn't have this again
Apr 11, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Apr 09, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

Apr 01, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnG190 from New York

4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy golden color with a thin head that dissipates immediately. The aroma is immediately noticeable, with a strong scent of apricots and a subtle hint of oak. Upon tasting, the apricot flavor dominates, with a tartness that is balanced by a slight sweetness. The oak barrel aging adds a layer of complexity, imparting a mild vanilla flavor that complements the fruitiness of the apricots. The beer finishes with a refreshing tartness that lingers on the tongue, leaving a dry finish.
One of the standout features of Aurelian Lure is its balance. Despite being a sour ale, the tartness is not overwhelming, and is instead complemented by the sweetness of the apricots and the subtle oak notes. This makes for a beer that is both complex and approachable, with a flavor profile that is likely to appeal to both seasoned sour beer enthusiasts and those new to the style.
Another noteworthy aspect of Aurelian Lure is its mouthfeel. The beer is medium-bodied with a light carbonation, which adds to the refreshing quality of the beer. The combination of tartness and effervescence make this a perfect summer beer, though it's enjoyable year-round.
Overall, Jester King Brewery's Aurelian Lure is a fantastic sour ale that showcases the brewery's expertise in wild yeast and spontaneous fermentation. It's a beer that is both complex and approachable, with a balanced flavor profile and a refreshing mouthfeel. While it may be difficult to find due to its limited availability, it's certainly worth seeking out for any beer enthusiast looking to try something truly special.
Mar 26, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by Lucoli from New York

Feb 24, 2023
Rated: 4 by doctorgary from New York

Feb 21, 2023
Rated: 3.9 by cshafer7 from Massachusetts

Feb 16, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Dec 31, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by mamaraza from Texas

Dec 04, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by bret27 from California

Nov 30, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by o29 from Texas

Nov 27, 2022
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Bold sour with apricots. Wood mixed fermentation. Very good sipper.
Nov 24, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Nov 23, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Nov 23, 2022
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Reviewed by not2quick from Missouri

3.63/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Look- pours a turbid brownish orange with no head
Smell- light Citrus, and hints of peach and apricot
Taste- sharp tartness with light stone fruit. Slight funk and very dry.
Feel- almost still with the exception of a slight acidic tingle on the tongue
Overall- very disappointed with this. No carbonation and very tart. Perhaps I opened a bad bottle?
Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Oct 28, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Affinity from Missouri

May 02, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by Bugsmcl from Ohio

Jan 06, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Dec 28, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Aug 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4.58 by beefbucket from Missouri

Apr 20, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by aasher from Indiana

Apr 20, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by emerge077 from Illinois

Apr 02, 2021
Rated: 4.85 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 09, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by tblack4d from Georgia

Jan 21, 2021
Rated: 4.8 by JAWS from New York

Jan 11, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia

Dec 29, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Bum4ever from California

Dec 01, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Nov 29, 2020
Rated: 4.58 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Sep 15, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Jun 07, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

May 22, 2020
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2020
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