Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.8 IBU: 15
Jester King Craft Brewery Atrial Rubicite
What the brewers say
"Mature, barrel-aged sour beer is refermented to dryness with raspberries from Washington. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100 percent naturally conditioned.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Generous raspberry aroma with notes of dark chocolate and port. Slight blackberry notes with big black currant, a bit of black pepper, and moderate sweetness. As it warms, the _Brett _horse-blanket goodness appears. Beautifully suggests balanced sourness.”
Flavor: “High tart and raspberry notes up front play with the high carbonation to create an appetizing pucker. Notes of spicy black currant and fruit-skin tannins play against the big jammy notes, with a touch of sweaty horse blanket as it warms. Linger has moderate raspberry notes with no residual sweetness. The warmer it gets, the more the flavors open up.”
Overall: “Jammy notes dominate this beer initially, then as it warms the Brett character grows stronger in the nose and flavor. Aftertaste is jammy black currant with a light acid. What a punch of raspberry tartness and carbonation with no sweetness whatsoever—just fruit, carbonation, and raspberry.”
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