Atrial Rubicite - Sherry Barrel-Aged
Jester King Brewery

Atrial Rubicite - Sherry Barrel-AgedAtrial Rubicite - Sherry Barrel-Aged
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Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
Wild Ale
4.64 | pDev: 6.03%
Jan 03, 2021
Sep 03, 2015
Atrial Rubicite - Sherry Barrel-AgedAtrial Rubicite - Sherry Barrel-Aged
Notes: As the name suggests, it’s our Atrial Rubicite (blend #4) aged for 15 months in a Spanish sherry barrel!

The base beer for Sherry Barrel Atrial Rubicite was brewed in 2013. After maturing in oak barrels for about a year, it was blended during the spring of 2014 and refermented with raspberries. It was then racked to a single 500 liter Spanish sherry barrel for further aging and maturation. In July of 2015, fifteen months later, we racked the beer out of the sherry barrel and bottled it. All together, Sherry Barrel Atrial Rubicite took a little over two years to make. Again, this isn’t to suggest that long periods of fermentation and maturation necessarily equate to enjoyable beer, but in this case, we think it does.

Sherry Barrel Atrial Rubicite was brewed with Hill Country well water, barley, wheat, oats, and hops. It was fermented with our mixed culture of microorganisms consisting of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the air and wildflowers around our brewery, and refermented with raspberries grown in Washington. Sherry Barrel Atrial Rubicite was pakagd in July of 2015 and is unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned. At the time of bottling, it was 7.0% alcohol by volume, 1.003 specific gravity (0.75 degrees Plato), 7 IBU, and 3.3 pH.
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Rated: 4.8 by delusion_408 from California

Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by knicks19947 from New York

Dec 03, 2018
Rated: 5 by delgotit99 from Indiana

Mar 03, 2018
Rated: 4.81 by Dr_Fox from Utah

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by petermethot from New Jersey

Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Jhfinn from New York

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by shoegueuze from California

Feb 16, 2017
Rated: 4.62 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Feb 03, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.58/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep ruby color with a small foamy white head that eventually disappears completey

S- the glass is gushing with raspberries, everything from raspberry jam to pressed fresh raspberries. Undertones of sherry, wet wood and acidic tartness

T- as with the aroma, raspberries gush out of the flavor up front, like fresh pressed raspberry juice. The sherry notes are there and seem to enhance the raspberry a bit, followed by some bitter woody notes, almost tannic-like, more raspberry on the linger with a slightly acidic tartness

M- medium-light body with light carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a dry tart finish

O- an absolute delicious showcase of raspberries in a sour ale
Jan 07, 2017
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Reviewed by YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Was able to obtain a "tiny" bottle of this Sherry BA version of JK Atrial and I loved it! Only wish the bottle was bigger :(
Tons of Sherry Barrel on the nose and quite a bit but on the palate as well although it is much smoother than the nose let's on...
Sep 08, 2016
Rated: 4.58 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Aug 21, 2016
Rated: 4.77 by Oakhtar from California

Aug 15, 2016
Rated: 4.89 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 4.59 by JonnyRebel from Michigan

Aug 13, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by Eternal218 from California

Jul 27, 2016
Rated: 4.83 by AmericaGWShark from Oklahoma

Jul 26, 2016
Rated: 4.55 by sobeleg from New York

Jul 19, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by rhong187 from Pennsylvania

Jul 19, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerMan99 from Missouri

3.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
While I appreciate that this is a very well made sour, it is just not my thing . The barrel adds interesting extra but for me it falls just a little short. But if sours are your thing, u prob will really enjoy this
Jul 14, 2016
Rated: 4.9 by Burgh1328 from Arizona

Jul 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Lochnessmonster from Florida

4.58/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It drinks like liquid luxury. The original Atrial is almost a perfect sour by itself, so there's not much more up that this beer can go. I got more of the sherry as it warmed, which elevated the flavor, but not as much as I thought it would. Overall though it's a wonderful beer; one that I hope they brew again!
Jun 06, 2016
Rated: 4.78 by caffeineTX from Texas

May 21, 2016
Rated: 4.94 by BecauseWhalezbro from Colorado

May 18, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by masterofsparks from Ohio

May 15, 2016
Rated: 4.83 by Jamato14 from North Carolina

May 14, 2016
Rated: 4.95 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

May 14, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by IrishColonial from Texas

May 12, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by StoutSnob40 from California

May 08, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by SimcoeKid from California

May 08, 2016
Rated: 4.7 by steve032 from Arkansas

May 04, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Narthax from Texas

Apr 28, 2016
Rated: 4.73 by Lucoli from New York

Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 4.61 by ac24 from California

Apr 18, 2016
Rated: 4.91 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Apr 14, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by t2grogan from Arizona

Apr 11, 2016
Rated: 5 by sfr26 from Pennsylvania

Apr 08, 2016
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