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Rapture by Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Sour Ale
6.70 % ABV

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. 

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Review by younger35 on 12/09/11  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 2 8 15 4 7 2011
Got this beer from thebeast777 out of the goodness of his heart. Super generous! The last Weyerbacher sour I had was very good so hopefully this one follows suit. Drank from my Ithaca Excelsior tulip.

Appearance- Pours a light pinkish red with a slight bit of chill haze and a vibrant bubbly body. Not much in the way of head but the beer is abuzz with aggressive carbonation.
Smell- Really sort of exactly what you’d expect. Tart and acidic smelling with a nice amount of really great smelling cherry/raspberry thing. A bit fruiter than maybe what I expected but definitely nice. I would actually sort of describe the nose as clean smelling rather than funky or tart. Some light woody tones with a touch of vanilla. Not too shabby!
Taste- Not as tart as I was expecting as the taste starts with a fair amount of really muted, lightly tart berries. The beer is quite a bit earthier and funkier than the nose hinted at with a light cheesy mushroom tone. Acidic with a definite vinous aspect and a fair amount of red wine vinegar. The barrel is really prominent in this beer adding a tannic sort of quench and plenty of vanillin. The vanilla lingers into the finish as does earthy fruit.
Mouthfeel- Decent body for a sour with a nice biting quench and aggressive carbonation.
Drinkability- Very much of a ying-yang beer to me. It smells fairly fruity and clean but tastes really earthy and woody. Definitely not a bad thing, just unexpected. I very much enjoyed this – Thanks Kevin!

Served In: Tulip

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