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
Ranking:
#1,246
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
706
pDev:
9.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of HipCzech
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 750 ml bottle (Blend # 8 - March 2018), poured into a Riedel Vinum Bordeaux glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy reddish amber with a short head of bubbly off white foam that recedes to a film of fizz and spotty lace.

Smell: Tart red currants and cherries, wet straw, mildly spicy yeast and caramel malt sweetness.

Taste: Tart red fruit, red wine vinegar, gentle caramel malt, faint earth and oak notes.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with soft but lively carbonation.

Overall: Tasty and refreshingly sour, but relatively light in depth and complexity

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had at arts and crafts beer in New York City from a 750 bottle. this beer is so on point. Exactly what you're looking for from a barrel sour. very similar to a very good Flanders sour.

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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The latest RU-55 batch #7 is ABV 6.60%. I think it is tasting great.

Look: dark red with some brown, similar to copper, with two-inch off-white head.

Aroma: cherry and red wine

Taste: It's tart, cherry, red wine, dark fruits and wine.

Feel: Medium body but significant carbonation

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Photo of Premo88
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

25.4 oz. bomber poured into snifter
(Batch #7 — 3/15/2017; 6.6% ABV)

L: murky dark brown-red or reddish copper, pushes up only small head of beige foam about half an inch tall; minimal sticking; keeps tight collar of beige foam; looks like it will clear up some over time; minimal lacing

S: ice cold it's almost pure vinegar, very sour; as it warms more fingernail polish/remover then slowly moves into tart cranberry range, lightly sweet; gets sweeter and sweeter as it warms, almost reaches cherry cheesecake levels (almost)

T: tart cranberries, fruitcake, sour grapes, not as vinegary as the nose but still some slight fingernail polish/remover; as it warms and the palate adjusts, some of Jester King's signature yeast flavors show up including wet hay and musty barn air ... mixes very well with the sour grapes/tart cranberries; at times an oak wood flavor rises up about midswallow and lingers in the aftertaste

F: classic Jester King, light but well-filled out by the carbonation

O: very Flanders red or oud bruin as advertised with a strong vinegar presence that smooths out into a more tasty tart cranberry as it warms and the palate adjusts; a perfect beer to close a session with

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RU-55 from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 706 ratings