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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Red ale aged in oak barrels with wild yeast and souring bacteria. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and bottle-conditioned. This beer is a tribute to our good friend Russ Beadie. Thanks, Russ. Thuss.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
Courtesy of Tinus. Thx! 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Coolest cap ever, incredible label all thing aside, never seen a label done like that before. Pour very heavily reddish amber with little head. Smell is tart berries, vinegar mixed with some sugar and malt sweetness, lots of tarts fruits,… Taste is true to the stile slightly sweet upfront, sweet malts, caramel, sugar and hint of figs before going into big tartness, sour berries, light vinegar, touch herbs, tart cherries, cherry pits, funk, light oak, almost very sour wine. Malt based body, slightly puckering, easy to drink , touch thinner carb. Absolutely delicious beer from this wonderful brewery.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (975) - Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pours hazy dark reddish brown with no head. Smells of sour cherries. Taste is sour and a little woody. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and light fizzy mouth-carbonation, Jester King RU-55 finishes with a little woody sour kick.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
A - Dark red with a finger of frothy tannish head. Fades normal. S - Sweet caramel and bready malts, sour and funky yeasts, Brett, lactic acid, Belgian yeast, dark and berry fruits, vanilla, oak. T - Sweet caramel and bready malts, sour cherries and other dark and berry fruits, Brett, lactic acid, other funky and sour yeasts, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, tart green fruits. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sour, funky, and warming finish. D - Good wild ale. Nice overall balance with good complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metallion66 (104) - - MAR 30, 2013
Very sweet and tart, this is a very approachable sour. The sour is not extremely over powering at all. Very crisp and easy drinking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2014
The beer is dark amber with some crimson highlights. the aroma brings a bouquet of funk, oak, sour cherries, yeast. Beautiful flavor. Simply delicious. Lots of funk and cherry flavor with a lovely sour, puckering finish. Medium bodied and highly drinkable. Flanders red characteristics. I definitely recommend this one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (1962) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Nose is a ton of fruit. Literally a fruit bomb. Slight woody character. Taste is very puckering at first but mellows out. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3419) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Reddish brown with white head. Aroma and taste is sour, funk, lemon zest and berries.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5461) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours murky dark amber, tiny white film. Aroma is weak funky fruits. Taste is crisp fruity & sour, very juicy and fresh. Enjoyable ++

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9607) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 28, 2013
from Erzbierschof - quite clear ruby-brown beer with a poor head retention; sour aroma of apples and rhubarb; subtle carbonation, a good malt backbone yet fresh and lively; decently sourish and pretty dry aftertaste; hoppy notes of red fruits, almonds, cheries and rhubarb; long lasting - fresh and decently complex, very nice beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2690) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Got in a trade with cyde. 750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, January 2013 bottling. Moderate gusher upon opening. Pours very hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big sour cherry, green apple, raisin, prune, red grape, toast, toffee, light chocolate, clove, oak, hay, straw, red wine vinegar, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, fruity/acidic yeast, and barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of sour cherry, green apple, raisin, prune, red grape, toast, toffee, light chocolate, clove, oak, hay, straw, red wine vinegar, musty funk, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, raisin, prune, red grape, clove, oak, hay, straw, vinegar, light leather, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately slick/acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent sour red ale! All around great complexity and balance of malt, fruity/acidic yeast, and barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.


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