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:
#1,797
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
436
pDev:
8.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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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

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

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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -7%
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Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.89/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

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4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
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3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -27.9%
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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
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La Vie En Rose from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 436 ratings