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
Ratings:
1,711
Reviews:
161
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
7.28%
 
 
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1,391
Gots:
337
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Photo of PeterOSU
4.79/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shnsajax
4.37/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spud762
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2016 vintage, enjoyed on 12/01/2016.

Thanks Drew!

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Photo of HopSavant
4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wiescins
4.89/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of beast464
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jasonrsmith0519
4.2/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fireazzi
4.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer. Raspberry comes out so perfect on this. Dying to see what the sherry atrail tastes like. Dark raspberry color. Very red, very sour, very awesome.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Blend 6. June 2016.

Pours translucent dark magenta. An effervescent pink head blooms and quickly disappears completely and leaves no lace. The smell is of sweet vinegar and ripe red raspberry. The taste follows, starting off tart and sour and finishing with raspberry jam. Crisp texture with bubbly carbonation. A world class sour.

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Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dan_K
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thuglife
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of coz
4.17/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssippisam
4.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eziel
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of moose1980
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So much jammy goodness on the nose. Maybe a little too much lemon at the end, but nonetheless a refreshing tartness to it.p

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Photo of bpa112
4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of amano_h
4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An intense presence of tart jammy raspberry and bright cherries immediately captivate the nose. Some lambic-like lemon zest follow, with faint barnyard hints of hay, horseblanket, and sweaty leather. The lingering scent is actually more reminiscent of cherries (kriek) than a raspberry (framboise) at first, but once you give it some time and heat, some raspberry seed and the lacto notes take center stage.

If you had blindfolded me and told me this was an aged kriek or a fresh framboise I probably would have believed it -- the taste is deceptively Belgian for an "American Wild" ale. Decadent bright jammy fruit from the nose is matched beautifully on the palate, this time with the whole fruit, seeds and everything; the Texas Hill funk is expressed in the form of earth, pepper, oak, and some light hay. The sourness isn't off the charts but enough to make the lips pucker; I'd heard of stories that this was a "sour" or "lacto" bomb, but I can confirm that those stories are false.

Nice juicy and bubbly mouthfeel with a medium-light body; the carbonation is slightly more vibrant than the Belgian counterparts that I've been comparing to, but not at all unpleasant or unenjoyable in anyway.

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Photo of TheBeerTruck
4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kbgratz
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery
4.53 out of 5 based on 1,711 ratings.
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