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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6276) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 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. Im not a big fan of bitters, but from my limited exposure, this one is quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10931) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle This beer rocks! 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9457) - East 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 (4959) - 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 (3551) - 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 (11984) - 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 (2997) - 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 (3438) - 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 doesnt really have the bombast that youd 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...

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