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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Amber Ale
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 168   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…


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5097) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle from MyBrewerytap.com. Pours hazy dark amber with a huge creany off-white head. Aroma of lovely fruity and grassy hops. Taste is fresh and crisp fruity and resiny hops, pinecones and grass, very dry and tasty. Lingering strong mint, a good one.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Hand pulled at the Victoria, Birmingham. Finally got to try this legend. I like and agree with MR’s description of grapefruit and pithy orange. Lovely red hue and beige froth. Easy to drink, but quenching and satisfying. Worth the wait.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (1864) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2013
On tap @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Pine, grapefruit aromas. Pours amber, clear, with nice offwhite head, persistent, good lacing. Medium body, averaga carbonation, some crispy. Taste is citrusy, some herbal, malty profile. Well balanced. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2140) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1136) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2012 Cask at the Horsehoe NW3. Slightly unusual - looks like a full coloured reddish brown ale but nose shows strong citrusy hopping. Bitter taste with grapefruit in the hops and a good firm malty background. Long finish. A very good pint - possibly a touch one-dimensional in the bitter hoppiness?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Southampton Arms, RBESG Weekend, 139 Highgate Road, London, Greater London, England NW5 1LE.

Clear medium to dark red amber colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, dusty hops, moderate grapefruit nad pine. Initial flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110806]

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2011
Bottled. Clear golden, small head. Plenty of pear and grapefruit up front. Light-medium body with clean, rounded moutfheel. Grassy anh hoppy. Elegant and quenchable US style amber.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2011
Cask conditioned Handpump Old Fountain London. A dark brown to red coloured beer with a whitish bubbly head. Toasty malts and fruity hops in the big nose. Lovely hop/malt/fruit mix in the mouth. A long finish. Big flavours. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1467) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Cask. The York Tap, York. Amber brown body. Medium white head. Grapefruit. Bitter with a bitter finish. 8 4 8 4 15. ### Bottle. Deep amber body. Medium white head. Citrus/grapefruit nose. Chocolate malt. Moderate amount of bitterness. Tangy dry finish. 8 4 8 4 15

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
The second real ale at the beginning of a session in the Cask Pub and Kitchen, London; Oct 2011: could I find any evidence of those 6 different hops and 5 types of malts used in this brew? The hand pulled pint looked good: more brown than red or amber in colour, the off-white head, deep and full. Healthy looking beer, the head leaving some heavy lacing as the beer level sank (in half inch increments). Those hops gave off a grapefruit, citrusy smell, some pine as well, the malts not really getting a look in on the aroma front. The taste was a better blend of flavours, the malts asserted themselves more in the mouth than in the nose. Still plenty of hop bitterness about, initially and at the end, with the malts taking centre stage during the whole drink. Overall it seemed an easy drinking beer which was well balanced and uncomplicated, even if it had a multitude of different ingredients.


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