Rapturous

Georgia
United States
Rapturous by Three Taverns Craft Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A Raspberry Sour Ale
The (literal) fruit of our Sour Asylum series, Rapturous seduced palates from the first pour, earning it the honor of being our first canned sour. A lacto-fermented sour ale, matured on raspberry puree with a wheat and pilsner malt base, it refreshes with a tart and alluring fruit-forward flavor profile.

Packaging Availability: 6-pack cans, draft
Glassware Recommendation: Nonic Glass

 

Profile

ABV: 
5%
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This is an easy-drinking sour ale that offers a fairly substantial raspberry punch couple with restrained levels of acidity.  It shows itself unfiltered, with a medium pink color coupled with very low head retention.  Aroma notes feature fresh berries up front, but also supported by a soft, yeasty breadcrumb character.  Contrary to Belgian lambics, the raspberry aroma and flavor of this beer were quite fresh, reflecting a more traditional yeast selection as well as shorting aging process.  It finished relatively dry, with a medium carbonation and typical alcohol strength—a good sessionable beer and very approachable.