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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! 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6429) - Lansing, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
750ml Bottle: Aroma of wood, tannin, oak, light vanilla, light barnyard, slight acetone, light coconut, and slight funk. Poured orange/red in color with a small, fizzy, loose, tan head that disappeared except for around the edges. Opaque. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and medium tart. Tastes of tannin, oak, light vanilla, slight coconut, funk, slight cheese, and tart fruit. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Lively carbonation. Heavily sweet, medium tart, oak, vanilla, tannin, funk finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle shared bu destructo. Burnt orange pour with an off white head. The style is very similar to a Flanders Red or an Olde Bruin. Big vinegar, and sour cherry notes that are offset by smooth malts and just a hint of oak and vanilla. Tasty....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Cloudy deep golden / amber pour with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of funk, berries, wood, some vinegar, and fruity. Tastes of funk, light vinegar, berries, grapes, cherries, and wood. Softer body with a lighter tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2372) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Pale amber pour thin off white head .... aroma of tart and sour berries/cherries light vinegar and brett/vinous pinot noir ..... taste is of sour and tart berries/cherries, little vinegar and acidic with a great pinot noir/vinous flavors, brett and oaky ..... very dry sour tart finish .... tasty and balanced brew .... way better than the Riserva they came out with

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle pour at GABF. Pours a deep reddish brown with some haze. Persistent offwhite head. Nose is distinctly pie cherry and some soft tartness. Bread malts make an appearance as does some funk. Not bad, but a bit one dimensional. On tasting, crisp acidity that falls off. Some noticeable brett character and more of the cherries come through, but it just seems flaccid and doesn’t really have the bombast that you’d like to see. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Hazy dark amber, small white head... loads of oak initially, fruits, not the cherry/apple tartness but rather a winey fruitiness, a definite red wine aroma... lively, medium body, tart red wine flavor with big oak tannins, puckering a bit, really excellent, vanilla, peppery finish... amazing, shocked this came from weyerbacher... please turn your focus to beers like this...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pineypower (2540) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Rating #1600....pours out a cloudy reddish brown with a light white head. Aroma is tart and funky with some vinous notes and some wet wood. Taste is complex and a really nice blend of sour and sweetness. Funk, light oak, vinegar, some fruity notes and a nice tartness to it. This is a pretty awesome beer, definitely one of the best, if not the best thing Weyerbacher has put out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalsk (1082) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle shared with (and thanks to) Damico. Pours a deep amber brown color with a decent caramel colored head. Aroma of tart and fruit, with a nice roast layer in there somewhere. Sweet tarty caramel taste. Perfect amount of tart mixed in with the maltiness. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Gabf. Cloudy, light orange brown appearance with a light tan head. Really nice, tart, red fruity, mild funky aroma. Quite funky, moderately sour, barnyard, fruity flavor. Nice brew.

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