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. 

Brewery Introduction

It all began with a European road trip. The summer of 1994 found three friends rattling around the continent in an old Peugeot, affectionately dubbed “Hotel Le Car.” An improvised itinerary landed the trio unexpectedly in Belgium, on the night of Brussels’ Ommegang festival. It was here that... Read More

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