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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
GABF 2011. Pours with an off-white head over a hazed golden to copper hued body. Aromas are huge and vinous with a good amount of barrel. Fruity, brett, funk and a nice acidity. Flavors are acidic, vibrant, vinous, dark fruits (specifically plums), and wine notes. Good and dry. Nice acidity on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
bottle... bright caramel, light tan head... kind of smells like a generic American sour, yeast, light oak, a bit of cherry... taste is ok, a bit boring, a little vinegar, oak and cherries finish is fake... ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9460) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
750 mL bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart citrus and earthy notes, faint buttery malts. The taste is tart citrus, earthy notes and funk. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Thanks to MrChopin for this one! Cloudy amber pour with some serious sediment going on. Nose holds lots of black cherry, and dark saison-like notes of pumpernickel bread, plum, and lots of pedio/lacto and earthy funk. The flavor is disappointing, sort of like a mediocre oud bruin with the aforementioned dark fruit and funk but watered down and lacking complexity. Still nice, but didnít live up to its promising beginnings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp (766) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Purchased at the brewery. 750ml into a snifter. Pours with a lot of fizzy head, no lacing. Aroma of raspberries, cherries and some tartness. Mouthfeel is very carbonated. Unfortunately the fizzynes takes away a lot from this beer. Taste is of cherries, vinegar, raspberries and funk. Nice dry and tart finish. Not one of the best sours Iíve tried but very, very good. Kind of like Riservaís little brother.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Hazy amber with beige head, large-bubbled. Nose is strong cherry, brown sugar, bit seedy with low acetic notes. Flavor is cherry, bit of stalk/plant, sticky brown sugar and sweet malt, vinegar emerging in the finish. Thin body, cherry and skin-like, lightly tart. One of the most dialed down Weyerbacher beers Iíve had, but muted as a result.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4002) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle shared by MrChopin. Nose of black cherry, plastic, oak, cough syrup. Flavor is similar, slightly muddled, very woody, and not all that sour. A disappointment but it is Weyerbacher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
75cl bottle, thanks MrChopin. Medium tan head, cloudy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Brett, some cherry, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some Brett. Medium body, light acidity, light stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
750ml bottle courtesy of a generous ba... Pours a hazy reddish brown hue and topped with a thin wispy soapy white head... Aroma of acidity and red fruit seedy berries. Sour definitely with underlying oak and vanilla presence but remains predominantly. Light vinegar presence. Some earthy Brett comes through after warming... Cherry vinegar and red fruit presence with more reliance on the former. Seedy red berries. Sour and nice and quite drinkable. Lighter bodied with active carbonation. Enjoyable and a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8952) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
750mL MrChopin. Itís like the beer they said would happen, but didnít. Nose is heavy acetic, red wine vinous, oud bruin character, salty. Similar to Struise Earthmonk. Taste is pretty good- sharp lemon, mouth-watering, obvious acetic heat, a little heavy spice. Nice lactic sourness. Soft overall. Much better than I expected. Letting this decant was a good idea. Good stuff. Nice oude bruin clone.

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