Aurelian Lure | Jester King Brewery

Aurelian LureAurelian Lure
BA SCORE
97.7%
Liked This Beer
4.49 w/ 622 ratings
Aurelian LureAurelian Lure
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by scotv on 10-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#173
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
622
Liked:
608
Avg:
4.49/5
pDev:
7.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
615
Gots:
136
Trade:
11
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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.63/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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, or anything else, to me.

It's not even really sour--it's so well developed, this 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.

2015 vintage

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Photo of mig100
4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
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 some 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.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was incredibly delicious. I was hoping for something special as I was told it was great. But this blew me away. This was a phenomenal beer on a hot summer day. I hope I can find more...

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Chris_Panos
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mindswoop
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a few pours of this at the Jester King Funk'n'Sour Fest.

I can't get over how incredible this beer smells...fresh apricot dominates the nose and you just keep coming back for another whiff!

The apricot flavor is like biting into fresh whole fruit. As with the other fruit sours JK has made, the freshness of the fruit flavor is fantastic.

This is a "next-level" type beer for JK and it's worth trading for if anyone is willing to part with a bottle of batch 1. I'm sure that it will become more plentiful with subsequent batches.

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4.36/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CBucks12
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sourdog
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Aurelian Lure from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 97.7% out of 100 with 622 ratings
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