La Vie En Rose | Jester King Brewery

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4.16/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
La Vie en Rose is a dry, well attenuated, unspiced Farmhouse Ale refermented with the same raspberries used to make Jester King Atrial Rubicite. Naturally occurring wild yeasts impart a sense of place to this unfiltered, unpasteurized, 100% naturally conditioned beer.

Added by gtermi on 01-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,065
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
447
pDev:
8.17%
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
87
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 447 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a dark-ish red color, with a small white head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like spicy and jammy raspberries, bready malt, lemon, rose, flowers, and acidity.

Despite these being second use raspberries, there's still a lot of jammy goodness here. There's also some nice spicy breadiness, lemon peel, hibiscus and a generally sweet floral character, plus a nice light acidity.

This is lighter bodied, but crisp and fairly clean, with a good level of carbonation.

This is really excellent beer- it showcases both the strength of the base beer, and the Jester King's mastery of fruited beers.

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Photo of Spaten454
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, batch #7
Pours a clear, light red with a thick, white two finger head that dissipates quickly. Smells of raspberry and light citrus funk. Taste is raspberry and saison base. Very light flavors. Mouth feel is light and fizzy. Overall, it's a good beer to drink on a summer day.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yukonnor
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillRoth
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at JK .
Pretty rich fruit in both nose and taste considering it’s spent berries from AR. Very light rust/strawberry look with bright but brief white head. Carbonation was good but after just having had Spon 5 it seemed slightly brisk on tongue. Overall a perfect summer sipper on this warm Hill Country afternoon.

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Photo of Stinkybarre1s
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Blue Session. Pinkish orange color. Aroma has tart fruits, mostly unripe berries. Taste follows with astringent berry seeds and light earthy bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hcproff36
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Both rustic and refined, the Jester King brewers place many of the techniques of traditional lambic making to a traditional farmhouse recipe and weave the fruit of raspberry through the process. A refreshing, drinkable and highly complex story can be told through just a single sip.

Slight on a pink and peach matte finish, the hazy ale pours with a base color of goldenrod as a gentle swirl of creme pulls from the zesty body. Floral and funky, the nose fills with rose pedals, yeast spices, tart and tangy fruit, wine and wood to draw the senses closer. Softly malted, the beer starts supple with sourdough, light honey and fresh yeast once more.

Sweetness dissolves effortlessly from the middle palate as the character of yeast dominates the taste hereafter. A citrusy tang of under ripened oranges, lemons and grapefruit seem more of their muddled peels before the tartness of raspberry adds a hint of robust fruit along with a tang of dry English cider and rosé wine. A trail of hay-like bitterness also invites a late palate of weathered oak, white pepper and an earthy mossy flare.

Medium light on the tongue, the beer has a creaminess of beer but a spritzy pep of sparkling wine. Its playful acidity plays second fiddle to the earth, must and funk but does dry the beer wonderfully to a lightly leathery finish and a brief afterglow of muddled citrus peels and damp burlap.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benji88
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Vigorous pour yields nary a bubble much less a head. Nice, light to medium, pink colored body. Nose of raspberries like you read about. Wonderful flavors of raspberries, cherries, and other dark fruit. Being of flat appearance the slight carbonation was an unexpected, but welcome, surprise. Overall the smell and taste more than make up for any shortcomings in look and feel. Cheers!

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mecmd
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow, great beer.. Spent raspberries add tart dry finish. What more can you want. Must try for beer folks.

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La Vie En Rose from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 447 ratings