Aurelian Lure
Jester King Brewery

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #14
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
99
Ranked #180
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 6.87%
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
762
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Jester King Brewery
 
Texas, United States
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SCORE
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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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Reviews by Rothobinide:
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Rothobinide from California

4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 03, 2018
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.63/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. September 2013, Blend One.

Appearance - Pale orange body. A hint of haze. Small white head and a thin collar.

Smell - Apricots are very nice. Slightly acidic smelling. Herbal, which actually really works for this beer.

Taste - The initial apricot flavor is perfect and authentic. Then it proceeds to get sour. And more sour. Until eventually, it's just sour. Citrus sourness.

Mouthfeel - Way too sour for me. It masks the apricots. It masks everything.

Overall - Over soured. Impeccable apricot flavor, though.

Apr 22, 2014
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mig100 from Texas

4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy gold with 2 fingers of off-white head that fades to nothing. Aroma is sweet apricots, oak and sour funk. Taste is very fruit forward, the apricots really come through strong with sourness hitting at the back. Medium carbonation, a great balance of sweet fruit and sour funk. Easy and really enjoyable to drink.

Oct 11, 2015
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's amazing to me how much more attention these fruited beers get. This is a fine liquid, but some of their standard stuff has so much more to offer on flavor, aroma, complexity, and mouthfeel.

This is very champagne-like, and while I don't have a lot of experience reviewing champagnes, it has a dry bubbly effervescence, with some sweet tang in there as well.

All the flavors marry to the point that it becomes one golden royal potion where nothing really stands out and says apricot, but it's there, in peach, pear, apple and even white grape expressions. The sourness is mildly oaky, tingly and faintly sharp on the swallow--it's so well developed that it really could be put up against some of the best France has to offer, but, what would I know in that regard. I rate beers.

My first review was for the 2015 vintage. I've had multiples since then, but this final review is an amalgamation of all of them, capped off by a blend 4 enjoyed in May 2019.

Dec 24, 2015
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mhenson42 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Oct 29, 2013
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Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 22, 2015
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Joshua_McGilbery from Texas

4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sep 26, 2018
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HoldenDurden from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 16, 2017
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Jim13 from Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

May 30, 2014
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MephistosCafe from North Carolina

4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 19, 2019
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bvdubn from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Nov 21, 2014
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Clownoisseur from Michigan

4.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 28, 2014
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blend 2 from August 2014. Poured from a 16oz genie bottle into a Jester King stemmed glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a hazy golden lemon body with a substantial but fleeting white head that reduces quickly but leaves a nice ring of foam and very little lacing.

Aromas are great and inviting, and really come out after 40 or so minutes of letting it open up. The stone fruits are present, apricots and lactic tart acidity, citrus and funk.

On the tongue is an initial tartness, but definitely not overpowering which is nice as the fruity apricot notes are showcased without being drowned by acidity, as I've tasted in other apricot wilds. Nice oak and funk notes on the follow through and finish, with a clean dry crisp aftertaste. Slight malt taste in there too. Medium carbonation.

This beer was delightful and a real treat. I really enjoyed the balance of acidity and fruit.

Sep 30, 2015
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zookerman182 from Alabama

4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oct 23, 2014
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gueuzegossage from California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Aug 28, 2014
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MLDucky from Texas

4.8/5  rDev +6.4%

Sep 28, 2014
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Jpepe08 from Vermont

5/5  rDev +10.9%

Oct 03, 2014
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Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 30, 2018
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phattman073 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 24, 2015
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Port_Seat from Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Oct 15, 2014
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Mike from New Hampshire

4.11/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 23, 2015
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BG24 from California

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Apr 12, 2014
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jacobbocce72 from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Jan 31, 2014
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cultclassic89 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 21, 2014
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CheapBeerBuzz from California

4.55/5  rDev +0.9%

Aug 27, 2014
Aurelian Lure from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 762 ratings