Three Taverns Rapturous
Three Taverns Rapturous is an American Wild Ale fermented with Lactobacillus and matured on raspberry puree, 5% ABV. If I am reading the numbers on the bottom of the can properly this was packaged on 12/01/16, I opened it on 01/11/16. A big departure from their typical artwork look and feel, Rapturous has a more cluttered psychedelic look to it. This beer is a part of Three Tavern’s Sour Asylum Series, and was the first to be canned.
The beer pours with a hazy peach color that has some slight pink/red hues to it, a slight head fades immediately. A tart and funky aroma with some lacto sourness and a little bit of earthy raspberries as well. The fruit is rather mild, but the beer has a solid aroma overall. I find the raspberries to be pretty obvious immediately upon my first sip, they are fresh and tart. Not an overly sour or tart beer, more of a lacto funkiness on the palate. The malt bill comes out in the taste after a minute with some slight cracker and wheat. Although this beer does not feel under carbonated, the mouth-feel is kind of watery.
For a guy who isn’t much into raspberries, I still found this quite enjoyable. More of a warm weather beer in my opinion, but well worth a try during any season.