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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1228) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14927) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours unclear amber with a small head. Wood, barnyard and brett. Smooth, dry and crisp. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8414) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours hazy light brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, oak, light vinegar, tart fruit, berries. Flavor is sour, and a little sweet, with malt, wood, berries, vinegar, tart fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 190812

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (14826) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Hazy dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, oak, tart and pinot noir. Flavor is quite sweet, moderate sour and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 180812

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ TFODRBSG12
Pours cloudy copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, oak, vineous, tart, sour, vinegar and hint of acetone. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium sour with a very smooth and balance sour dry finish. Body is full, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is flat to soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (13482) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan, Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Hazy dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, acetone, cherries and fruits. Flavour is malt, cherries, acetone, tart, dry and little oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle, 75cl, at TFODRBSG-12. It pours a more or less clear body, amber in color and with a small, off-white head. Sourish, almost vinegarish nose with some berries and dried fruits. Vinous aroma with vinegar, dried fruits, berries and some notes of caramel. Full-bodied and with some warming notes, rather tart. Lasting finish. Certainly a beer I like, but I still think it lacks a bit on complexity. Like that itís quite low in ABV though. 120818

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (15413) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are brett, sour, vinegar, malt and fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7185) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours almost clear reddish amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is sour cherries, caramel, barnyard, leather, citrus and ripe fruit. The flavour is ripe fruit, caramel, sour but ripe berries, oak and is quite vinous overall. Fantastic!

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