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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:
#1,227
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
693
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
240
Gots:
153
Trade:
12
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 693 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Kuges
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

$ 16.00/750 mL bottle ($ 0.63/oz) at brewery
Bottle Blend # 6 01.11.16 at 54 degrees into a hand washed and dried shaker
Aroma nicely sour
Head average (four cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to three mm ring and partial layer
Lacing fair – partial curtains of tiny bubbles with wide gaps
Body medium orange, hazy
Flavor begins sour but not overpowering, fruity; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly sticky, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25

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Photo of Alby
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer_lover89
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KSOZE
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tommo
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After not really enjoying the previous versions of this beer, i was blown away by how good batch 6 was. Acidic, but incredibly balanced, darker for a sour, but not malty by any sense. The sherry is much lighter than sin frontera and this suits my palate very well. Absurdly drinkable for a ph3.3 beer. Absolute embodiment of jester king brewery, one of the best non fruited sours ive ever had

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Photo of Hudson2508
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikepcarney
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tkrane
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Ruby red with a brown hue from afar. A nice ring of head that stays with the beer until finish.
S: Absolutely remarkable. Oak with sweet vanilla and funky notes
T: The sherry barrel makes this Flemish Style Red the most outstanding beer of it's style I have had. It is truly a work of art. Going from a wine-like taste to a pure Flemish red. With a nice sour pucker reminiscent of sour apple and lacto.
F: The general feel is light, but the aftertaste is the perfect balance of a wine barrel and a Flemish Red Sour
O: Very impressive, I would seek this out whenever it is available.

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Photo of BDCannon
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrstar96
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of phattman073
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Blend 3. Cherry, raspberries, amber malts, lacto, some funk and oak. Tannic and malty, yet sour, tart and extremely clean tasting. Really drinkable. Good dryness in the finish. Delicious.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JNForsyth
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MRVermont
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MDDMD
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SveNss0N
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SergeLowpz
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gilgar
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

RU-55 from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 693 ratings
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