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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Ratings: 1,812 |  Reviews: 179
Photo of jlindros
4.5/5  rDev -2%
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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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.27/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.18/5  rDev -8.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

I seem to find that many vaunted sours do not meet the hype. Atrial Rubicite not only meets the hype, it exceeds it. Juicy, great depth of fruit flavors, with a crisp and smooth mouthfeel to finish. So thankful I was able to try this masterpiece.

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4.59/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
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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Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 1,812 ratings