Sherry Barrel Atrial Rubicite | 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): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-03-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
132
pDev:
6.03%
 
 
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154
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4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of delgotit99
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.81/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
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4/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoegueuze
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.62/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
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

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
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...

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Photo of BEER88
4.58/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.77/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -3%
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Photo of BeerMan99
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

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4.9/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Lochnessmonster
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!

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4.78/5  rDev +3%
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4.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Sherry Barrel Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 132 ratings