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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle courtesy of yourefragile. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Pours a red-amber color with a good off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some cherries and oak plus a bit of an acetic character behind the lactic acid. Flavor ramps up the acetic character a bit more; not surprising given what Riserva is normally like. Light-medium body with oak and acetic acid. Not the best sour, though not awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Dirty brown with no head. Smell is grapey barnyard funk, and thatís it. Sour, slightly bready taste. Really sticky, kind of boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle shared by Chris at Hophead annual bottle share. Poured a reddish hazy pour with small white head. Aroma was funky, barrel, wine tannins. Taste was tart, funky and smooth. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
reggiedunlop (3336) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours a clear ruby color with a thick tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has tart soury notes...vinous with mild leathery funk...hints at sour cherry and oak. Flavor has nice vinous soury notes, mild oakiness, and a faint hint of tart fruits and balsamic vinegar. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a dry, soury fruit finish that has a faint acidic burn. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
750-shared by dmac-pours cloudy amber and an offwhite ring. Aroma is tart apple, medium malt, acidic. Taste is acidic, tart apple, medium malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (4340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
750 ml cork and caged bottle from the release shared at jcwattsruggers. Poured an orange/brown body with a smaller beige head. Aroma is very tart with notes of sour cherry and band aid. Fuller bodied with strong carbonation and an acidic burn. Sour flavor with notes of cherry and wood. This probably Weyerbachers best beer ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3135) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle froma trade with dmac. Pours cloudy brown color with tan head. Aromas of sour fruits, vinegar, oak and wine. Tart cherry and vinegar flavors with some oak. Slightly vinous. Medium body with average carbonation. Very nice. Thanks Dave.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle... Poured deep, brownish-red with a beige head. Aroma had some acetone but not overly evident. Sharp acidic and vinegar tones on the initial taste. A powerful sweetness helped balance the powerful sourness. Oak, wood tannins, vinous and dark fruits and champagne-like yeast with a drying finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9866) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dmac at Johnís house. Pours dark amber with off white head. Nose/taste of dark caramel and dark chocolate, slightly sour dark fruits, wine barrel, oak and vanilla. Great balance with a relatively low acidity. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3277) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
bottle. pours a dark mahogany red brown with a quickly fading frothy tan head. ton of red grape tannin and woody oak. bonedry. leather dusted chocolate covered cherries emerge as it warms. taste is apple cider, red wine, oak. moderate lactic acid sourness with a touch of balsamic. touch of carmalized brown sugar provides a touch of sweet balance. tasty, vinous royal tannin bomb of a beer (cite: goose island). Great beer. like quite a bit .

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