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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Rapture is upon us! Itís a 6.7% American Wild Red Ale that has undergone 100% of its fermentation and 18 months of aging in pinot noir wine barrels on a collection of micro flora that has created wonderful flavors of berry fruits, oak and a pronounced, yet quite pleasant tartness. The acidity is rounded out with a muted vinous quality, satisfying maltiness and effervescent mouthfeel that is sure to bring you joyful ecstasy.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2549) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Shared this at a tasting today. The beer appears a sunset orange hue with a small, off white head. The aroma offers sour cherries, oak. Nice lactic and acetic presence. The flavor is tart and sour...wonderful. Sour cherries and oak are the dominant flavors. Iím a big fan. Easy drinking with a bit of a pucker in the cheeks. Glad I have some more of these to enjoy. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-17-2011

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Red pour. Lactic, and some acetic sour aromas complimented with sweet berries, fruits, caramels, wines, and some oaky barrel character. Flavor is is similar blend of oaky vinous flavors with lactic sourness. Medium body. sweet but sour. Really nice and drinkable sour.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
750 ml C&C bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Big thanks to Andrew (nasty31) for the share. A: Pours a murky apricot color with a thin light yellow film forming on the pour. It leaves some light splotches along the sides. S: The smell is a little underwhelming. Mild tartness, some peach core, some sweet berry flesh. T: the taste is way better. Mild citrus and bright berry tartness. Strawberry fruit flesh thatís mildly sweet with little pucker. The finish is some grassy hay. M: Light and clean in the finish. The carbonation is spritzy and refreshing. O: This beer was a little underwhelming at first, but the taste was very nice and it light and refreshing. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-04-2012

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Batch 2. Big thanks to stevefinny for this. 3.5 A: Mildly hazed amber plum color. Two fingers of fizzy beige head that falls quickly and leaves no lacing. 4.0 S: Cherry and mixed berry fruitiness to start. Just underneath that there is a savory component that is hard to describe - maybe like a pithy fruitiness, perhaps if berries had peels like oranges. Moderate tartness that seems more fruity tart than sour tart. Dusty type funkiness with old, dry wood, and attic. The faintest of medicinal qualities. Oak and vanilla. Vinous red grapiness to round things out. 3.5 T: Cherry is by far the strongest flavor in the taste. Assorted berries probably come next. Surprisingly more sour than fruity tart, which fooled me in the nose. Only a cursory sourness though. The oak comes through a lot stronger and leaves a hint of tannic astringency. Same type of funk as mentioned in the nose. Thereís a decent complexity to this, but the flavors run shallow. Additionally, this would benefit greatly from just a hint more acetic acid. It just seems like itís missing something. Still, itís a tasty brew. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. The carbonation, while not heavy, is not as spritzy as Iíd like. Smooth nonetheless. 3.5 D: Decent effort and worth a try if you can find it, but donít plan on being blown away. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-27-2012 05:16:37

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (669) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottled traded by timmush. Bottle pours cherry coke, small white foam with no pacing. Smell of tart fruit, sangria and booze. Taste is tart fruit, vinegar, and wood. Can def taste the wine behind the barrel aging. Very nice sour, much better than riserva

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012

Bottle 750ml. corked @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to light heavy wood, tart, grape, berries, aceton notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate acidic with a long duration, wood, berry - grapes, almonds, tart, grape - wine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120818]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle at home shared with my wife. Appearance is murky amber with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Somewhat funky, acidic, light vinegary, woody, vinous aroma. Taste is plum, red grapes, tannin, vinegar, light acid, oak, and wax ending moderately sour, leaving my lips feeling tingly. Light body with high carbonation. Pretty good sour but could definitely benefit from less acid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
750ml bottle. Rating #68. Deep and pretty dark and hazy brown amber color with a small light tan head. Nice aroma, tart fruitiness, some dark fruits as well and some woodiness. Interesting flavor, more wood and tart apple like thing, maybe pear instead actually. Pretty nice overall. (2490)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2012
20120907 750ml bottle from somewhere I canít recall. Cloudy dark amber color with lasting though small tan head. Aroma is wickedly ripe with apple cider vinegar and sour cherries, though also quite sweet and really generally reminiscent of the regular Rodenbach. Flavor is woodier Rodenbach and thatís not so bad. The dryness isnít quite there, but maybe it would develop, and the finish is rather cardboardy. Lingering vinous notes. Somewhat mineral or salty. Light bodied overall. Itís a fair effort, but nothing exciting although at first whiff I was pretty hopeful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1026) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle, 09/03/2012. Pours dark copper, ruby highlights, thin head. Aroma of dark berries, light lactic acid, sharp oak with touch of vanilla, brett, earthy red wine. Taste is tart, lactic, dark fruits, oak, balsamic, vinous. Soft, not too sour. Actually well done, well balanced, enjoyable. Hope to come across this again.


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