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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Rapture is upon us! Its 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle... Poured deep, brownish-red with a beige head. Aroma had some acetone but not overly evident. Sharp acidic and vinegar tones on the initial taste. A powerful sweetness helped balance the powerful sourness. Oak, wood tannins, vinous and dark fruits and champagne-like yeast with a drying finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15270) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dmac at Johns house. Pours dark amber with off white head. Nose/taste of dark caramel and dark chocolate, slightly sour dark fruits, wine barrel, oak and vanilla. Great balance with a relatively low acidity. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
bottle. pours a dark mahogany red brown with a quickly fading frothy tan head. ton of red grape tannin and woody oak. bonedry. leather dusted chocolate covered cherries emerge as it warms. taste is apple cider, red wine, oak. moderate lactic acid sourness with a touch of balsamic. touch of carmalized brown sugar provides a touch of sweet balance. tasty, vinous royal tannin bomb of a beer (cite: goose island). Great beer. like quite a bit .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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
chibuck (3511) - 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 (12487) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, 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 didnt live up to its promising beginnings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dagimp (962) - 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 Ive tried but very, very good. Kind of like Riservas little brother.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (4304) - 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 Ive had, but muted as a result.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4051) - 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.

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