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Reviews: 27
Hads: 98
Avg: 3.85
pDev: 18.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: stcules on 12-26-2010

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear reddish color beer with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of oak and light tart cherry with some vinous notes as well. Taste is a great refreshing mix between some oak with light tart cherries and some vinous finish. Not too sour and very light acidic notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Too expensive for what it is but very enjoyable noenhteless.

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Photo of metter98
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy brownish red in color, the beer poured with a thin beige head that quickly died down but left some lacing on the surface and a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: The smell is somewhat sour and has light to moderately strong aromas of grapes and red currants.
T: A lot of sourness is present in the taste, which has complex flavors of grapes, oak, raspberries and red currants along with notes of white wine and hints of citrus. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied, extremely tart and a bit acidic on the palate with a light amount of carbonation.
O: The alcohol is well hidden from the taste of this beer but you really need to be able to get past the intense sourness and strong amount of tartness to drink this beer easily.

Note: 2010 vintage

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Birreria in New York, NY

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium garnet reddish brown in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some mahogany highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall beige head that quickly reduces to a small patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sourness - currants and grapes stand out. Light hints of vinegar and oak.

T: Upfront there is an intense sourness that features fruits - grapes, currants, and lighter notes of raspberry. There are also light notes of oak and vinegar along with some hints of white wine. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish underneath the tartness.

M: Light bodied to low to moderate amounts of carbonation. Significant amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: This is not one of the easiest beers to drink but if you like sours, this one is intensely so... The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden but the tartness is very strong. Nice amounts of complexity in the taste.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Where I love the quality of sour beers from Flemish regions of Belgium, there's an underlying savory character that I find familiar in this Italian brewed example.

And like those Flemish red ales, D'uvaBeer pours with a dark cherry hue with garnet and crimson highlights that penetrate event the heavy yeast haze. A fizzy and eruptive pour tops the beer with a spritz of effervescence that settles into a loose knit head of foam and lace. Standard as it is, the beer isn't phased by its own acidity or dryness.

Very aromatic the the scent of cherry, plumb, prune, and grape, the savory and succulent fruits evoke mouth watering properties with plumpness and invitation. A sour backdrop of balsamic, cider, lime continue the fruit development and propell them into the taste yet to come.

Sweeter and robustly fruity to taste, the Italian sour ale blend those sour taste with richer malt and fruit notes in the most alluring ways. First the sweetness of malt weaves into the richer and bruised taste of prune, grape, and fig while more acidic tones follow with oak, balsamic, and cherry follow closely behind. A closure of raspberry, blackberry, and currant allow the tart closure to commence with the most lactic tart possibilities.

While not as dry or as clean as classic Belgian sour ales, the relaxed malt textures actually give a lot of identity to the lucid acidity and round it out beautifully. Capturing a touch of sweetness here and there, the beer closes with understated winey warmth, mild grapes skin astringency, and wood tannin.

Reminding me a lot of may favorited Flander's red ales, except this beer is less vinegary, less cidery, sweeter, and more plumbish than cherry- the beer captivates the palate just the same!

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Photo of Bitterbill
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's a slightly hazy brew of red, 1" of foam, laces like a champ.

The nose is a big mix of tart cherries and Brett. I can't decide which is stronger.

Tart cherries, funky flavour, just as I expected. The label says strawberries, raspberries, and red currants...umm...okay. Not cherries, my mistake. I do get them there fruity flavours *after* reading that. And you know what? I dig them. Astringency? Holy feck yes.

Light body, zesty level of carbonation, good mouthfeel and the brew got cloudy with the last few ounces added to the glass.

This is very good, but again, as with most Italian craft beers, the price is out of whack for the size of the bottles.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent sour-ish beer. Literally fell asleep drinking it

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Photo of ajz132
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours copper with a large fading head. Nose shows a mild funky barnyard note, bubble gum, rose and soft oak. Flavours include funk Brett, rose notes, light sweet malt, red berries and oak. A little cloying. Could benefit immensely if this was sour!

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Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

D'uva Beer pours a murky reddish orange color when backlit, otherwise a dull auburn shade. All attempts were made to decant off the yeast, but a small amount snuck in. The surface foam is creamy and off white in color, and leaves no lace. It has pretty good head retention, and a thin veil of skim is ever present, fed by many tiny streams of rapid champagne carbonation.

Aroma has a soft acidic fruitiness, apple/pear and grape, with a hint of wine-like alcohol warmth. As it warms there's a fair amount of oak, and a tangy sharpness of alcohol only when swirled.

Medium bodied and fairly well carbed at first, the charge peters out and it gets a little flat towards the end of the glass. Tangy grape, minerals and dry bitter tannins, some apple butter traces. Finishes dry, initially moderately tart, though that seems to diminish also.

Interesting to try, not sure if it's really worth the pricetag though.

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Photo of mdillon86
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Colter3057
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

deep red color with little transparency. Nice funk in the nose with slight hints of the oak barrels. tartness is nicely balanced. just a wee bit to carbonated for my liking, but not holding that against it. Crisper than i thought it would be.

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Photo of peabody
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a really cloudy amber with white suds that lace the rim of the tulip. These dissapate quickly but the effervescentness of this brew is quite a site to behold.
The smell is sour grape skins and some clove or other belgian yeast aromas. No alcohol is detected here.
Taste is very sour like a sweetart with just a hint of boozyness at the end. Stays very sour throughout the tasteing.
Mouthfeel is just a tad sticky but the sour cleans the palate of most of the stickyness.
Overall just a 4 but it might be higher if it didn't cost so darn much. ( I know cost shouldn't come into play but in this case it really does.)

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Photo of campfirebrew
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of sammy806
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a clear dark Copper colours with a fizzy tanned head that dies almost instantly

S - Nice sour notes and some lemon spice. Belgian Geuze like with some woody notes.

T - Up front some nice sour like characteristics, with some nice oak following, the fruit is a little subdued. The finish is nice a bitter with some residual sweetness.

M - Light body and fullish carbonation.

O - The beer starts of with a bang but is a little uninteresting on the finish. LAcks the sophistication of a true Belgian sour but its a damn good effort. Not sure it's worth $37 a bottle though.

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Photo of Geuzedad
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared this beer with Galengeueze courtesy of Matt from Capones in Philly. Poured into a tulip.
Poured a hazy reddish brown with a minimal head that quickly faded leaving no lacing.
Smell was tart with funk noted as well as grapes, oak, and vinegar.
Taste was that of cherries, oak and sour, although somewhat watered down. A subtle bitterness noticed in the finish.
Mouthfeel was tart, dry, and slightly acidic, with very minimal carbonation noted, almost like drinking a wine as opposed to a beer.
Overall this was a very interesting beer although it does not quite live up to its Belgian cousins or the wild American ales like Russian River. For the price (20 dollars for an 11 oz bottle) I would take Cantillon or RR over this any day.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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