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:
#1,252
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
707
pDev:
9.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
236
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156
Trade:
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Ratings: 707 |  Reviews: 52
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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Photo of frasergrove
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mateo2699
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Megalodong
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ruzzal
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddiehop
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

750ml bottle, slow gusher poured into a wine glass appears burnt copper in color with a khaki head that fades leaving spotty lace.

Aroma is fruity like cherry mixed with vinegar in a sorta flanders way with a hint of caramel sweetness.

Taste is tart with vinegar and cherry. There is an earthy and mineral aspect to this making it almost meaty feeling.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Its not that bad until it warms up, then the aftertaste gets pretty gross.

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

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

RU-55 from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 707 ratings