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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Rapture is upon us! It’s 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.


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle shared by MrChopin. Pours lightly hazy mahogany with an average, frothy off-white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is black cherry, sour notes, light caramel malt, straw and cereal malt, and light sugars. Flavor is sweet and sour black cherry, lightly medicinal, and a dry finish. The flavor kind of falls apart after the nice aroma. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle courtesy of MrChopin, thanks! Murky amber color, large beige head. Aroma of barnyard animals and cereal. Taste is more than just soft sourness, as well as stone fruits and a citrus edge. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2011
This is probably their best beer. A nice American wild that isn’t over the top with vinegar or brett. This would be a good intro into sours. Nice balance of vinegar, funk and fruit. I bet that if Russian river or lost abbey released this that it would score much higher. Well done weyerbacher!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Pours a murky dark amber color with a small off-white head. A bit of sour cherry aroma along with some vinegar and damp, musty oak. Rather bland on the nose and the flavor. There is a little bit of tartness, but it’s somewhat sweet and bready. Mild acetic qualities and a definite mustiness.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
750 ml bottle. Tastes like a great oud broun. Brownish red color with a nice white head. Tart and fresh, nice,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2011
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a medium beige head. Aroma of plum, raisins, berries, and vinous. Flavor of vinous, balsamic, berries, caramel, some cheese, and plum.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5270) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wood, wine, berries, and wild yeast. Taste of wine, wood, dark fruits, wild yeast, and a sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2011
It pours thick but clear maple syrup amber in color with a decent tan head on top. It smells sweet and tart with light fruitiness, just so pleasant in the nose - Wow!. The flavor is light tart, light fruity sweetness that blends so well and the tart is just right as it ends on the palate. The body is just the right viscosity, a medium to light robust syrup characteristic. I’m not a big fan of bitters, but from my limited exposure, this one is quite nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8862) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Cloudy singed-caramel ale with a small, white, quickly dissipating head. The woody, acidic nose offers oak, fruity black cherries and a small glob of caramel. Medium to full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor has both acidic and acetic components. Super-tart fruitiness, oak, more than a splash of red wine vinegar and very mild caramel sweetness. Finishes tart and fruity with a kiss of raw oak. Surprisingly great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Pour was hazy reddish with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of red grape, tart red ripe fruit, hints of tart lemon, some nice funky barnyard with notes of oak as well. Taste is some nice red berry and red grape, some slight wine notes and funky notes lead into some caramel and bread notes, finishing slightly tart with some funk. Wish it had a bit more lactic notes in it, but it is a nicely done funky brew.


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