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RATINGS: 88   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a red tinged brown with lots of carbonation, but very little head. Smells of tannins, oak and a little tartness. If it werenít for the slight sour note, I would be tricked into thinking Iím smelling a dry medium red wine. Starts off with a little sweet berry flavor. Flavors of the pinot and oak also assert themselves and finishes sublimely tart and dry with some blackberry flavor. A bit of tartness lingers on the tongue. Very light and refreshing with a lot of carbonation. I donít always drink beer, and when I donít itís almost always red wine. This is the perfect combo for me of a good wild ale along with the nice dry finish and tannic flavors I love in red wine. One of the best ones of this style Iíve had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Had this at the release party last Thursday on draft and am sipping on the bottled version as I type. The barrelling seems to have given it an acetic tone and flavor is of sour grapes with some sweetness which reminds me of strawberries and cherries if they combined. Yeast has a bit of a banana-like spicy kick to it. Nice leathery smokey tones in palate. $17 a bottle and Iím enjoying every sip. Have to say the aroma is fantastic! Overall, a flavorful wild ale!

   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
reggiedunlop (3648) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 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. The flavor is very similar to RR Supplication in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pineypower (3048) - Ocean County, 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
BottleÖ This beer rocks!Ö 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Sampled at the DC gathering at GTís place. Awesome sourness. Nose is sour cherries. Flavor is even more sour and tart than the nose and the black cherry notes shine through. VERY TASTY sour. Thanks Kevin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dagimp (942) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016 Update: after a few years, the fizziness died down and the flavors really intensified. An excellent fruity flavored sour! 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.

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