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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2525) - 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 (6951) - 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, there’s 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 (836) - 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 I’ve had to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1168) - 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) - Arizona, USA - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2346) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle, B1, pours dark red, aroma is fruity and funky. Taste like a raspberry smoothy, with a sour funk finish. Loads of raspberry in the taste. Overall not mind blowing as I had hoped but still a very solid constructed beer

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (3641) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Deep red with pink head. Aroma and taste of raspberries, sour, fresh, very nicely balanced with nice oak and brett notes. Top notch!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (564) - - JUN 20, 2014
500 ml bottle shared by Dana. Thanks man! Pours a bright translucent purple maroon with a pinkish lasting wisp of head. Aroma is funky tart raspberries. Flavor is same with lasting tart sweetness. Medium to thick mouthfeel, delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Given to the CK bar staff by an extraordinarily generous patron. Man, this stuff is so close to deserving its rating, but one thing was lacking for me. To begin.... cloudy vibrant ruby pour, minimal head. Nose and flavor are absolutely lovely, with puckering raspberry, citric acid, delightfully sour but very little vinegar. Palate was a deal breaker for me. Struck me as woefully thin, and not in the drinkable and delightful kind of way. Almost glorious, but that hurt it a bit for me. Still, a pleasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (12227) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
CBC. Hazy dark red with a lasting pink head. Aroma is sweet, malty and heavy raspberries. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 030514

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