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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.

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3.6
Johnsense (1715) - - MAR 19, 2017
Reddish brown pour, no head, lower carbonation. Lighter red wine notes, musty, light vinegar, very drinkable.

3.6
Sammy (12486) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2017
flanders red still has legs. mellower bite of acid. rich reddish colour. good drinkability.

3.4
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Poured a cherry flesh red with a white head. Aroma was of dark fruits, light metal, vinegar, brown sugar. Flavor similar, complexities are subdued, like a past its prime fla ders red. Weird.

4.2
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2015
Unclear reddish brown of color with an off white head. An aroma of metallic, brett, red wine, red befries and fresh. A flavor of raspberries, sour, Rose wine, red befries and brett.

3.3
jcartamdg (3516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
Pours a hazy Amber with no head. Aroma of sour malt, acetone, tropical fruit. Taste follows, acetone and sour malt. Very malty.

3.9
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Brown ruby pour with tan head. Funky tart fruit, some light vinegar tones. Vinegar, some tart fruit funky aromas.

3.3
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy dark amber with small off white head. The aroma is oak, funk, and berries. Medium mouthfeel with light fruit and wine with light sour finish. Good.

4.1
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
A - pours a sort of honey orange amber with low off white head. S - aromas of caramel, wet musty oak, vinegar, light booze and wine barrel aged goodness. M - medium body with a nice comfortable tartness. Full palate. Rich and tart up front, drier sweeter end. T - tastes follow the nose well, this is a consecration clone. Tart berries, nice wine barrel notes and musty damp oak. O - really quite good. 4.1

2.2
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
In short: An oaky sour-acidic copper ale. Brutal, chaotic, low drinkability.
How: Bottle 750ml corked & caged, consumed when many months of age. Bottle from my man dmac, thanks a lot Dave.
The look: Cloudy rust-color body topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose is loaded with barrels, awkward oak clashing with sour cherries and burnt orange peels. The beer is aged in pinot noir barrels but somehow it smelled a bit bourbonny to me, but mostly just pure oak. Taste is intense, this is not an easy beer to drink, at least not the batch I had. Sour cherries, a lot of tannins, overwhelming oak, acidity (sensation of alkaline battery on the tongue), dark grapes skin, caramelized almonds, vinegar, dirty funk. The beer is a bit sweet but it goes pretty much unnoticed with the sweetness buried in this avalanche of abrasive flavors. Very active carbonation. This is a very very brutal beer with very low drinkability, after an hour I finally gave up on it and drained poured the rest. I’m puzzled by the mostly good ratings on this thing, there might be big variations between the different vintages. If the actual Rapture is as lame as this beer then Jesus will return to earth to take all the true Christian believers to a continental Sunday brunch buffet before the end of thyme.

3.9
crossovert (13457) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Really nice beer, not super sour, tropical and some acidic pineapple type notes.


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