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Rapture - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
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220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 140
Gots: 82 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011)
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Phillyz, Dec 26, 2013
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NonicPanic, Dec 17, 2013
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mattafett, Nov 16, 2013
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damngoode, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a mahogany color with a rather modest head; a few squiggles of lacing

Smell: Tart cherries and caramel; a hint woody

Taste: Tart cherries, green apples and a hint of grape overlay the caramel tones; after the swallow, the wood comes through to add additional character

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation; very effervescent

Overall: A very nice wild that once again redeems Weyerbacher's reputation that had fallen a notch after tasting their Last Chance IPA the other night

brentk56, Oct 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

atoulouk, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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MaseFace, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

mendvicdog, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

bum732, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

beernads, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Varkias41, Jul 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

popery, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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dannyhead, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Zaphog, Jun 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

nrs207, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

THECPJ, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

kspongeworthy, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

baybassboy, May 14, 2013
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jl28r1, May 10, 2013
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rab53, Apr 29, 2013
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jwat, Apr 27, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Huge thank you to mrbubbler for this treat!

Appearance. Pours a hazy, deep burnt orange/amber with a finger of amber tinted cream coloured head.

Smell. Cherries and green apples. funky old barrel, lactic sourness and vinegar, and a bit of caramel. Nice.

Taste. Sour cherry, funky brett and dank old wood, apples and melons, and a touch of vinegar and caramel.

Mouthfeel. Fairly light body (maybe a little watery even), medium-low fine carbonation.

Overall. A very nice sour that has everything you could could ask for in the style.

Rutager, Apr 09, 2013
Rapture from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.