La Vie En Rose | Jester King Brewery

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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
Ratings:
417
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
8.62%
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
85
For Trade:
7
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, from 7/22/2016. Served in a stemmed glass. Pours a beautiful deep reddish pink body, one finger offwhite head, lots of retention and lacing. Smells of rich raspberry puree, touch of lemon, a little bit of grainy sweetness, touch of bread. Flavour is a bit boring; it's mostly raspberries here with a bit of the saison base peeking out, but it is not particularly complex. The raspberries are a bit watered down compared to Atrial Rubicite, but this is certainly tasty; problem is that the base saison doesn't contribute much. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, good carbonation, drinkable and follows through with a fair bit of raspberry and minerality on the finish.

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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear light pink-rose with a loud, fizzy thin carbonation that quickly dies off. The body gets cloudier and darker red the deeper into the bottle you go.

Smell right up front is that classic Jester King bright and seedy Atrial raspberry. It's so distinct you can't miss it--no other brewery nails this particular aroma in this way. However, in La Vie En Rose, it is a touch lighter, which isn't a bad thing, lending a crisp brightness with a little hint of green apple, strawberry jam, and shortcake, and maybe some orange rind.

Mmmmm! Wow. This is very light, bright, fizzy and tart, finishing semi dry, with tart raspberry, blackberry, a very faint hint of funk and a slight hint of pink peppercorn.

For people that can't handle the super acidic, almost heavy feel of bigger sours, or can't stomach the funk, this is perfect. It's also great in its own right and really drinkable. It gets lighter the more you go, and actually a little bitter, keeping this in well-balanced territory for something you might otherwise expect to be overly sweet.

2016 vintage

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Photo of Bigdoc91
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Lite red, pinkish.

Smell: light raspberries, soury

Taste: Sour, tart, raspberries, smooth and clean. Dry finish. WOW.

Feel: Dry, med carb

Overall: One of my favorite JK yet. I think this is a more rounded beer than its big brother Atrial Rubricate. Highly recommended!

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4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
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5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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La Vie En Rose from Jester King Brewery
4.06 out of 5 based on 417 ratings.
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