Atrial Rubicite | Jester King Brewery

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Atrial RubiciteAtrial Rubicite

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States

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

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Photo of nickfl
4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of jlindros
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at The Festival in Portland.

Bright raspberry pink reddish color, hazy, light pink head.

Nose is pure raspberry, fresh, syrup, etc, jammy, a bit of a tart rasp.

Taste also brings tons of raspberry, jam, juicy berry juice, little syrupy, tart green seed, fresh pureed raspberries, light bready yeasty character on the finish.Semi sweet fresh raspberry and fruity berry notes, no stem or tannin, fairly sour, jammy raspberry, fairly tart, juicy

Mouth is sticky but med bod, decent carb.

Overall amazing, one of the best raspberry beers I've ever had, very well done, I wish I had more of it.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.59/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Rifugium
4.18/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 4 bottle, shared at East End. Thanks to whoever brought it!

Nice red color, hazy, with a fizzy white head that held good and dotted the glass with lace. Musty aroma, lots of raspberry, sweet and sour. Great raspberry profile in the taste, tart and crisp, slight jammy sweetness, and a good dose of wet oak. Crisp mouthfeel, medium body, very nice overall.

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Photo of nathanmiller
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is so good it's got me writing full reviews, something I haven't done for some time. It joins an exclusive list of beers that I'd rate "nearly perfect across the board." It's that good.

A: Simply beautiful deep ruby color that says to me, before anything else even comes into the picture, "raspberry." Light behind the glass imparts a deep red, and frankly I haven't seen a beer this beautiful in a long time.

S: The aroma takes you through the process of being a raspberry, from raspberry patch to ripe fruit bursting with deliciousness. Before even taking a taste, you already know that this will treat the raspberry like a delicate, almost sacred fruit, simply because of the way that it plays on your nose. Tart, fruity, ripe. And under all that, just they tiniest hint of the oak barrel.

T: Wow. Super dry (which I love) and tart. Raspberry through and through. From start to finish, this is quintessential raspberry, and the flavors imparted by the barrel boost that even further. You know the best raspberry torte you've ever had? The one where by far the worst part of the torte is the floury parts, the crust and other fillers? Where you wish that you had more of the filling, the raspberry greatness? This beer is the liquid form of that greatness. The tartness is incredible, and the flavor is a perfect match.

M: Extremely dry, reasonable acidity. Exactly what the aroma implies, and perfect for the taste. I briefly thought about rating this 4.75, but upon further reflection, I don't honestly know what could possibly make this better. It feels great on the tongue, palate, and throat. Ideal.

Overall I think this is the best beer made in Texas yet. I'd strongly argue for it being included in any discussion about best beers in America. Jester King not only has created a great beer, they've created a masterpiece. I can't wait to drink more of this.

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really hazy red color with pink head. Aroma has intense unripe raspberries with a hint of grassy yeast funk. Taste is quite sour, really fruity, some fermentation notes, berry pits spicy bitterness. Light body, medium carbonation. Overall it's a really fruity and dry sour ale.

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Photo of billab914
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of atrocity
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of duceswild
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of mdfb79
4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 03/14/15 notes. 500ml bottle into a taster.

Pours a beautiful reddish-pink color with one inch of white-pink head and moderate carbonation evident. Tons of sour and funky raspberries, tart dark fruits, jam, oak, tannins, spice, earthy notes, light barnyard funk. Light body and low to moderate carbonation.

Overall I thought this was really, really good. It is lightly tart but not a vinegar bomb, and very fruity. Has some Belgian-style funk to it too which is really cool in an American beer. Very great, would love to have it again.

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Photo of orangesol
4.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to DocJ007 for sharing this one with us at one of our recent tastings. Blend #2.

A - Pours ruby red with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace down parts of the glass. Goes pretty dead after about five minutes in the glass.

S - Smells of musty basement, bit of horse blanket funk, tart raspberry - both skin and pulp - oak, dash of sugar and a touch of lactic sourness. Berries are strong but so is the musty funk, really nice nose on this one.

T - Starts off with the strong raspberry tartness quickly being joined by the basement must and barnyard funk. Hints of oak and some sugary sweetness help to keep it all in check. Finish is tart with some sweetness, drying the palate and lingering for awhile after consumption.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Tart, musty feel with some backing sweetness helping to keep it in check.

O - Really impressed by this one. It had everything I enjoy in a raspberry sour and nothing was out of proportion. Really looking forward to visiting the brewery in a few weeks, if their other beers are as good as this it should be an awesome trip.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 1 or Blend 1 or whatever. Had this next to batch 4.

Appearance - Bright red body. Small white head. Settles to nothing pretty quickly.

Smell - Wow. Oaky and acidic raspberry. Really nice.

Taste - Very sour. Almost too sour. Still has a great raspberry flavor. Extremely oaky, especially in the finish. Lightly yogurty.

Mouthfeel - Almost too sour. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Excellent and better than blend 4, but not by much. Just a more complex sour beer, even though it has less of a raspberry jammy flavor.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tumbler.

The random shit you learn thanks to beer: apparently rubicite is a material found in many MMOs that is bright red in appearance and is normally associated with HP regeneration. The more you know... Anyway, this stuff pours a somewhat hazy magenta topped by a finger or so of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises dank raspberries, mild barnyard funk, sour blue raspberry, and a twinge of green apple. The taste brings in more of the same, with the apple now more apple vinegar-like and the overall level of tartness greatly increased. It's bright, it's fruity, it's tart, it's kinda funky, and it works. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a damn fine sour raz drink, one whose greatness was only impugned by the fact that it followed other stellar sours in the same night. Still, it was thoroughly enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Zaphog
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
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