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): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Atrial Rubicite is made from well water, barley, wheat, hops, farmhouse yeast, native yeast from the Texas hill country, souring bacteria and raspberries. It’s 5.8% alcohol by volume, has a finishing gravity of 1.005 and is 3.36 pH. It is unfiltered, unpasteurized and 100% bottle conditioned. Atrial Rubicite is our first beer to be packaged exclusively in 500 ml bottles.

Added by UT-Alex on 06-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
1,821
pDev:
6.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vidblain
4.91/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've been chasing down a bottle of Atrial for a few months now - I missed it at the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers (FOBAB) in November of 2017 (kicked in the VIP session), and I've had a couple of trades fall through. And then, suddenly, I had TWO trades go through within a week of each other! Exciting.

I shared my first bottle (blend seven) with friends recently. Atrial smells tremendous - I love the sweet, tart, rich raspberry nose. The beer itself is quite a lot dryer than I had expected and tremendously tart. It doesn't punch you in the jaw with sour, but there is a pleasant sourness to it. There is definitely a barrel presence in that dryness. I was surprised by how dry it was, given that sweet, juicy, almost cloying nose to it!

While the bottle hunt was frustrating, I think it was ultimately worth it, and I'd happily do it again. I need to try more of Jester King's fruited sours - their saisons are excellent and easily purchased, but the sours are what really interest me...

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Photo of ArrogantB
4.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Hops and Pie. Extremely purple with a pink head, vibrant colors. Smells like a jar of raspberry preserves, very jammy and fruity. Sweetness as well. Flavor was mostly raspberry preserves and a slight sourness. I understand now why people might seek out Jester King.

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4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EMV
4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a mini bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip. Love the artwork

L: Clear deep red/burgundy pour with 2 fingers of foamy fink head. Great retention and leaves a thick rim of sticky lacing. Looks like red wine with head.

S: Tart and fruity.. raspberry, summer fruit, and funk.

T/F: Tart raspberry and fruit up front. At least a mild pucker but not unpleasant. Funk and a hint of fruity/berry sweetness that is quickly squashed with a dry sour prickle. One you can feel in your salivary glands a bit. Light and crisp... well carbonated. A bit astringent.

O: Outstanding fruity sour... top of the heap and definitely one to grab if you have the opportunity. Wish I had a few more bottles!

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4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bblazer0
4.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 bottle (Blend 5) - deep lipstick red with a thin white/redish head that quickly goes away. Smell is heavy raspberry with a little funk. Was somewhat let down by the lack of farmhouse funk smell. Flavor follows. Overall a superb beer, just may have aged a touch too long. At nearly three years old, I think this maybe aged 4-6 mnoths too long.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fossage78
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anteatr23
4.52/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch from June of 2017. Pours a dark rich red/purple with some carbonation. Smell is sweet pungent raspberry and earthy. Taste is tart, very refreshing, unabashedly raspberry. Dances the line between a fruity juice and a sour beer. Smooth and easy to drink. Really enjoyed it.

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4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LloydDobler
4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.61/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Clemente285
4.62/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.76/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Markr_dallas
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

My god! Great stuff.

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4.98/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.38/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 1,821 ratings