RU-55 is a Red ale aged in oak barrels with wild yeast and souring bacteria from one of my favorite breweries, Jester King out of Austin, TX. I really enjoyed this unfiltered, unpasteurized ale. Here’s my full review:
Final Rating 4.39/5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Jester King stemmed glass. Acquired in a trade with Camille.. thanks!
Appearance – Pours a dark amber body with a big frothy off-white head that reduces slowly to leave spotty lacing.
Smell – Very inviting. Off the bat I get lots of funk, mustyness, wet wood, barnyard, some white grapes and champagne.
Taste – First off is a fruity, dry tartness with notes of sour grapes, sour apple, lactic. The follow through has slight notes of oak, mustyness, funky yeast. The finish has a light malty character with slight caramel and pale malt flavors. The aftertaste is very dry and leaves an acidic astringency on the tongue.
M- For the ABV it’s quite drinkable. Medium-light body, high carbonation.
RU-55 is underrated in my opinion. Very complex flavor profile brought on from the oak barrels and bacteria/yeast.
Serving type: bottle