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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Amber Ale
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rapture is our full bodied, heavenly hoppy red beer. 5 types of malt and 6 types of hops make for a truly elating experience. Uplifting aromas of grapefruit and pine, combine with a pithy orange and pronounced citrus flavour which is balanced against a deeply rich and malty body. A satisfyingly dry and crisp finish offers your taste buds redemption. Our red ale will take you to heaven and back…


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2622) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
Sampler from tap at Haandøl 2013. Pours a clear orange body with a white head that leaves excellent lacing. Sprucy raisin and caramel on the nose. Grows in the mouth. Bitter, watery, medium bodied hop juice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2621) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2012
On tap at Schouskjelleren. Hazy amber with an off-white to beige head. Hoppy aroma with citrus, caramel, pine, tropical fruit, malt and hint of spices. Light to medium sweet with medium bitterness. Finish is bitter, a bit dry and quite citric. Medium body. Well balanced. Lots of flavour and a very good session beer. Refreshing and easy to drink with a long aftertaste with fruit, citrus and a decent bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 3, 2014
Tap. Clear brown color. Small size, off-white head, stays as a ring. Hops, grassy, toffee, sweetish aroma. Hops, grassy, fresh and very young spruce sprouts, grainy taste. Nice grassy bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2529) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Cask gravity at the Wandsworth beer fest preview night 26/03/14. Orange red coloured with a loose off white head. Nice fresh lemon grass aroma with berry hops. Flavour is tropical fruit peach and lemon. Clean cal ale ferment. Really enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2510) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Cask at Magic Rock Tap Takeover William IV; dark amber pour, small off white head, floral aroma, crisp hop taste, bitter, really decent amber ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2380) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2011
33cl bottle thanks to Chris Mair! Pours light chestnut with an orange hue. There is a nice head but it mostly disappears in the first couple of minutes. The nose has some raisin malt but is mostly pine and grapefruit pith. The taste has more grapefruit and pith with not sweet malt to talk of. The palate has a medium body and texture with a very fresh and zingy finish. Overall, it’s a good beer for the hopheads, but it needs a little more malt sweetness for me, so it is very flavoursome but lacks balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2011
Draughts at The White Horse (London). Very well balanced indeed, was popular around the table. Good enough to pull me away from the good cask selection for a couple of pints.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2315) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
On tap at the brewery, orange and lightly hazy with a lacy head. Big pine nose, big dry hoppy palate with strong grapefruit bitterness, but nicely balanced with malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2208) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Clear chestnut pour, small white head. Nose and flavor hold notes of marzipan, caramel, toast, biscuit, orange peel and pine. Smooth and creamy, softer carbonation on the palate. Balanced, really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2011
Pours copper red with well retained creamy head. Big tropical fruit aroma with caramel malt. Tate is big fruity hop wollop with nice caramel toffee backbone. Very very tasty. Can’t help but compare this to 5 am saint. Is it better? Depends which day you get the 5 am saint.


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