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Rapture - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 139
Gots: 85 | FT: 6
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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06-07-2012 01:57:12 | More by PuFtonLyfe
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FosterJM

California

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1293rd Review on BA
Bottle to Tulip
750 Ml C/C

Batch 2
Thanks to CPAbeer and Stormking47 for this one

App- Still not sure how this beer got so damn dark but with this and Monomoy Kriek. Im thinking wine barrels. Was an off dirty brown with a small quick receding head and zero cling.

Smell- A lot of the tannins come through 1st on this one. The fruit and oak come next with a thick and deep earthy floral note.

Taste- A very nice wild ale. Has a great layered flavor with a lot of juicy fruits and then comes the oak and a bit of the pinot tannins on the finish.

Mouth- A light body with a bit of a low-medium carbonation. Needs a bit more bubbles on this one.

Drink- This is a very tasty beer with well rounded flavor and a juicy kick on the end. I was sad that I drank my bottle but then Callmecoon gave me one as a gift.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 03:03:05 | More by FosterJM
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared at FosterJM's birthday celebration courtesy of FosterJM.

Bottled 5/27/11. Batch 2.

Pours a slightly murky brown with a tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some slight vinegar and sour fruit aromas. Taste is very much the same along with some woody flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good wild ale with a really nice flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 22:11:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-18-2012 18:35:57 | More by SickNukes
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RSchaeffer

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-10-2012 03:48:50 | More by RSchaeffer
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

05-05-2012 21:08:00 | More by pavpav12
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Treebs

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml C&C bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Big thanks to Andrew (nasty31) for the share.

A: Pours a murky apricot color with a thin light yellow film forming on the pour. It leaves some light splotches along the sides.

S: The smell is a little underwhelming. Mild tartness, some peach core, some sweet berry flesh.

T: the taste is way better. Mild citrus and bright berry tartness. Strawberry fruit flesh that's mildly sweet with little pucker. The finish is some grassy hay.

M: Light and clean in the finish. The carbonation is spritzy and refreshing.

O: This beer was a little underwhelming at first, but the taste was very nice and it light and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 13:11:19 | More by Treebs
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ShanePB for this one!

A: Pours a hazy red/copper/brown color with a small tan head that reduces quickly to a ring around the top. No lacing.

S: Dark cherries, vinegar, and a little bit of caramel. There is definitely some wood coming through and a little bit of vanilla.

T: More dark cherries and a little bit of red grapes with a slight tart green apple flavor as well. There is a little bit of brown sugar and caramel.

M: Light to medium bodied, carbonation is lively. Not overly sour, but overall has a nice tartness. Slightly dry finish.

O: A really nice wild, seems more like a flanders, but it doesn't change the fact that it taste good.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 01:37:15 | More by mdaschaf
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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brystmar

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle; pretty sure it's from 2011.

Reddish pour with brown hues. Off-white head of tiny bubbles leaves nice lacing on my glass.

Aroma is fruity, mostly raspberries. Taste follows suit, starting fruity and a little sweet before dirty yeast takes over. Briefly turns earthy/funky, then (surprisingly) bitter. Reminds me of Rosso, but not quite as good.

A decent American sour. We're lucky to have so many well-made sours available these days, and because of that I probably won't be seeking out this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 04:02:07 | More by brystmar
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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

04-08-2012 01:24:05 | More by leschkie
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

04-06-2012 05:25:47 | More by Callmecoon
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Khazadum

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

HUGE THANKS TO A RANDOM DISTRIBUTION FORM A GREAT GUY! He will love me post-DLD 2012.

A- Easy head developed, not too much stickiness. The retention time on this one is low, as expected. Very minor body, the coloration is a ruby red with low lacing.

S- Oh soo sweet and so acidic too. We have raspberries with hints of strawberry in front of acetic acid... minor lactic. Strawberries and its seed. Its fruity and acidic all at once. You can't tell if this will rip your face off or not. Very delightful.

T- Flavors are more sweet than tart. Its full fledged strawberry and raspberry middle with a gentle lactic finish. This needs tons of time to get to the stage of lambic or any appreciable sourness Its the VERY beginner sours. Finishes a delightful vine like quality of strawberry and raspberry sweetness with just the hint of anything sour. Its more like a fruit beer than anything else.

M- For what it is, it is perfect. Quickly tart, but finishes dry, woody, sweet. Its like a quick burst of fruit juice... just a hint of too much citrus. Very nice change-up if you are TRYINg to get into sours. Anyone else need not apply. Not bad, but I've loong been acustomed to this style. Please make something stronger!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 05:26:54 | More by Khazadum
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Riggsy for this one!

Pours a semi-hazed orange with a slight ivory colored head. Looks more like a glass of wine, zero head retention & lacing

S: Raspberries & oakyness

T: Much sourness up front, raspberry, a touch of vinegar & oaky dryness. Puckery dryness, leather, vinegar notes. Finishes puckery & dry, with a bit of sherry & tart cherries

MF: Medium bodied, dry,dry, dry & near zero carbonation

A nice sour, a fairly good jolt to the palet, sour freaks will enjoy this. I was hoping for a bit more diversity in the flavors

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 04:53:17 | More by russpowell
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Bockerdoppel91

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Outchillen

Pennsylvania

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scottfrie

California

4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle from StormKing47. Thanks Josh! Batch 1.

A: Pours a dark, clear, iced-tea color with a very short lived head that faded to a thin collar.
S: Dry, funky, and very fruity. Berries are noticeable, strawberries maybe. Definitely oaky and dry.
T: Fruit skin tannins, dry oak, and definite strawberries come through. Flavors are easy and smooth. I get some sugary fruit notes along with darker prune-like fruits in the finish.
M: Clean and sweet body, very smooth for a sour with no harshness. Even carbonation. Dry but not crazy.
O: Very clean, easy sour, with great fruity flavors. This one was well done. Thanks again, Josh.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 03:20:36 | More by scottfrie
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Rapture from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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