RU-55 | 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): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Red ale aged in oak barrels with wild yeast and souring bacteria. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and bottle-conditioned. This beer is a tribute to our good friend Russ Beattie. Thanks, Russ. Thuss.

Added by MasterSki on 12-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
657
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
242
Gots:
143
For Trade:
11
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has at least a year and a half age on it
Puts a dark cherry brown with a creamy circle of foam. There's an incredible nose on this, evident from the moment I opened the bottle down to the final sip. It's a big warming aroma of sour cherry and dark chocolate, hints of oak and an whisper of tobacco, with a pleasing tartness to it. Tastes great, with some more dark cherry and oak, chocolate and a faint orange peel, tapering into a mouth-puckering flat, drying bitter/tartness.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

look: brown with white head and no lacing.
smell: banyard funk and vinegar.
taste: delicious, taste like sour patch with sherry and limes.
feel: pucker your lips sour tart.
overall: one gotta try brew.

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RU-55 from Jester King Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 657 ratings.
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