Ramblin' Rubus

South Carolina
United States
Ramblin' Rubus, Revelry Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
3 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Turbid mash and a 3 hour boil before a rest in our coolship is the beginning of Ramblin' Rubus. After an overnight rest in the open vessel, the wort is transferred to French Oak for primary fermentation for approximately 9 months. After primary fermentation, the beer is racked into stainless steel on red raspberries for a secondary fermentation taking another 3 months. Finally, the beer is bottle conditioned another month before it is ready.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
Served at: 
45º F
Hops: 
Aged
Malts: 
Pilsner, Wheat, Raw Wheat
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Ramblin' Rubus by Revelry Brewing​ was judged as a Wild Specialty Beer (BJCP Category 28C).
 
The aroma is very fruity with noticeable raspberry. It also has a nice level of funk and sourness in the background. Flavor is also fruity, and quite sweet. It is tart with no hops. This beer has a medium body with a high level of carbonation that adds to the feeling of fullness. Although there's nothing off-putting about the aroma or flavor -- it would make a nice intro beer for the uninitiated -- the drinker has to be careful pouring this. If poured immediately after opening, it is neon red, bright and clear. However, if left sitting for a few moments, the high level of carbonation churns the substantial yeast layer at the bottom of the bottle, resulting in an opaque, chewy, milkshake-like concoction that is altogether unappealing. In summary, don't waste any time getting this beer in a glass.