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Back in February of this year, we added several hundred pounds of raspberries to oak barrels containing mature sour beer. We then allowed the beer to re-ferment to dryness. The result is Atrial Rubicite, our first barrel aged sour beer to incorporate fruit. Atrial Rubicite is made from well water, barley, wheat, hops, farmhouse yeast, native yeast from the Texas Hill Country, souring bacteria, and raspberries. Itís 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (12470) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle courtesy of the Mad Fermentationist, thank you sir! Gorgeous bright red ruby color. Amazing aroma of bright fresh raspberries. For taste, my notes just say "wow!" Very glad to have tried this one, since I just missed it on a recent trip to the brewery. Mike said this tasted even better fresh, it must have been pretty spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1728) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Finally getting to try this. Aroma is pure berry, same as the taste. Sour as hell, but in a good way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BMMillsy (1439) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle traded from Adam. Huge thanks for a huge want here. Batch 2, Aug 2013 poured on 8/2/14. Pours a beautiful ruby red with a small pink head that recedes not long after pouring. Beautiful aroma of fresh raspberries, tartness and lacto acidity, a bit of dry oakiness. Flavor is tart lacto punch followed by a smooth jammy raspberry. Lightly sweet and big tartness that really bites the tongue. Lingering tart raspberry left on the palate. Dry and light to medium bodied with medium prickly carbonation. Everything I expected here. Gets hammer as it warms. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9260) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle (Blend 4)... This beer rocks!Ö Pours hazy and blood-red with a brief, pink head. The nose offers loads of raspberry preserves. Medium to full-bodied and tingly. The flavor is lightly sour and nicely fruity. Tart, crisp, fruity finish. Bottle courtesy of 50belair

Bottle (Blend 1)... Less fruit, but more funky and acidic. Unfortunately, thereís a faint fecal/baby-shit component here. I like fresh Blend 4 more than Blend 1 with a year on it. Bottle courtesy of Rosebud Butternuts!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobFrapples (49) - Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2014
This is a great beer. The raspberries would be over the top in any other beer, but the sour bugs and barrel conditioning tamp it down. The result is a beautifully orchestrated taste symphony. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
moonbug (67) - Bryan, - JUL 27, 2014
Aroma is raspberry jam smothering a freshly baked slice of bread. Deep ruby red raspberry blood. The taste is another beast all together. Salty tart and crisp. The fruit lingers in a soliloquy of aroma. Clean palate. Sour at its best! Damn! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Pours bright fuchsia with a thin pink cap.

Aroma: Bright fresh raspberry. Mild funk.

Taste: Fresh tart and sweet red raspberry, light oak tannins,no hop spice present, finishes lightly sour. On par with a New Glarus fruited sour, not nearly as tangy or sour as Los Abbey Framboise De Amorosa.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation, full bodied, juicy.

Overall: One of the best fruited sours Iíve had to date. Fresh, vibrant, balanced. I sampled quite a bit of this last fall at Crooked Staveís What The Funk event, and these tasting notes are based on the 3rd batch. If I was lucky enough to have multiple bottles, Iíd like to see a little funk build on this. But as it stands, itís a remarkable showcase of raspberries and oak, and Iím in love with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (836) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Crimson red hue with fizzy reddish pink head. Aroma is raspberry, lactic, straw, acetic, malic. Mouthfeel is fantastic with a light body and sharp carbonation. Taste is lightly sweet initially with a fantastic tart sourness that extends through the finish. Overall this is a great brew that isnít overly sweet or sour. I REALLY enjoyed this brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4698) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle @ Brewvival 2014, bottle later in London. Deep blood red pour. Thick and soupy. Super jammy vibrant nose. Huge raspberry tang. Mashed red fruits. Fresh preserves. Similar flavor. Wonderful tartness offsets the sweet fruit flavors. Vibrant and fresh. Light body, nimble. I wish I couldíve crushed a bottle of this by myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (793) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Fantastic fruit sour. Color was amazing ruby-purple. Aroma was dominated by raspberries. Taste was a nicely balanced sour with a slight sweetness from the fruit. Excellent slightly dry finish. Incredible stuff.

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