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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! 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.

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3.5
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 Iíve had, but muted as a result.

3.1
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - 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.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
75cl bottle, thanks MrChopin. Medium tan head, cloudy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Brett, some cherry, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some Brett. Medium body, light acidity, light stickiness.

3.8
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
750ml bottle courtesy of a generous ba... Pours a hazy reddish brown hue and topped with a thin wispy soapy white head... Aroma of acidity and red fruit seedy berries. Sour definitely with underlying oak and vanilla presence but remains predominantly. Light vinegar presence. Some earthy Brett comes through after warming... Cherry vinegar and red fruit presence with more reliance on the former. Seedy red berries. Sour and nice and quite drinkable. Lighter bodied with active carbonation. Enjoyable and a pleasant surprise.

3.8
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
750mL MrChopin. Itís like the beer they said would happen, but didnít. Nose is heavy acetic, red wine vinous, oud bruin character, salty. Similar to Struise Earthmonk. Taste is pretty good- sharp lemon, mouth-watering, obvious acetic heat, a little heavy spice. Nice lactic sourness. Soft overall. Much better than I expected. Letting this decant was a good idea. Good stuff. Nice oude bruin clone.

4.2
Butters (4059) - 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.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13214) - Escondido, California, 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
Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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
McGrupp612 (140) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2011
This is probably their best beer. A nice American wild that isnít 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
brokensail (16440) - Dublin, 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 itís somewhat sweet and bready. Mild acetic qualities and a definite mustiness.


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