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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4324) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
This one poured a birght Ruby red with a pretty pink head. How do you not give appearance a 5. Aroma was of raspberry jam and seeds, light lemon and hay in there too. Flavor was pretty lactic, tart upfront, with a solid crushed raspberry taste followed by a voting swallow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2816) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
WTWBA 2014. pleasant smell of berries, sour. The color is purple, red. The flavor is berries, other sour fruit. The finish is tart berries, not especially sweet, sour/ Medium, medium/thick in body. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours lightly hazy ruby with no head. Aroma is fragrant berries, herbal hops and light earthy malt. Flavor is lactic berries, herbal hops and light bitterness with pale malt and a dry finish. Light body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2014
The think about these really great beers is on initial taste its like any average beer of style. But in the aftertaste the perfect balance starts to ride in and and a good beer shows its colours. Ruby reb with good head and lacing. Bretta, cherry and lots of citrus. Bottle thanks to noodleuser.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1310) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Fantastic glowing crimson color. Smells like sour with a touch of raspberry. Taste starts tart/sour, has a second of sweet raspberry, but then goes back to a long lingering sour raspberry. Basically itís really sour and raspberry. Good stuff, but maybe a little overhyped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2234) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottles, batch 1 & 4. Batch 1 was the better of the two IMHO. Clear garnet pour with an off white head. Huge raspberry nose. Like eating a raspberry. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
500 ml bottle via Texas trade - thanks again, Brian! Blend #1 from March 2013. Pours a deep, clear ruby red with a small pink-tinted head. In addition to a big, rich raspberry character to the aroma, thereís a heavy floral quality, mostly taking the form of rose petal. Earthy, too, with wood, wheat, and spice. Flavor of heavy raspberry, bringing more tartness and jam than the nose, along with oak, earth, florals (more rose petals) - nice in its simplicity. Light-medium bodied, with a rich, sweet, tart, jammy, earthy mouthfeel. Modest carbonation. Lovely raspberry sour. So well-made.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bursprak (590) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
500 ml bottle with from a trade, thanks Santin! Pours a deep red with small ring lacings. Nose has some light balsamico and raspberries and more raspberries. Taste is jammy with tons of raspberries and some light tartness. Beautiful balance between the tartness and the sweetness! Beautiful bottle and label as well. The best sour Iíve had to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1048) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Dark ruby red pour with pink head. Aroma is raspberry, wood, earth, and light funk. Taste is tart raspberry, wood, and earth. Sour and lightly acidic. Dry palate. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StephTamiko (33) - - JUN 27, 2014
Dark burgundy thick pour. Vibrant aroma and flavors of tart raspberry and oak. Thick raspberry mouthfeel coats the tongue with a dry, pucker finish. Love this!

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