D'uva Beer - LoverBeer
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3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
06-10-2012 20:48:30 | More by emerge077
4/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
07-27-2012 17:12:43 | More by Phyl21ca
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
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.)
01-02-2012 23:44:23 | More by peabody
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
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
10-08-2011 02:22:17 | More by metter98
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
03-17-2012 16:02:24 | More by eric5bellies
3.45/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
10-31-2011 00:07:04 | More by Geuzedad
3.64/5 rDev -5%
750ml bottle purchased in Rome.
A: Pours a reddish auburn with a frothy beige head.
S: Pretty funky aroma. Mild acetic acidity, horseblanket, cherry-like sweetness.
T: Taste brings very gamey brett, light vinegary tartness, a bit grapey, some caramel maltiness.
M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: This is a very funky beer, with the brett almost out of control. A bit more refinement would be good here.
11-29-2013 02:21:15 | More by Etan
3.33/5 rDev -13.1%
A-Pours rusty burnished orange with a thin khaki head. No lacing.
S-Vinous tartness. Musty old wine barrels, watered down balsamic vinegar.
T/M-Vinous tartness on the tip of the tongue, but it fades almost instantly into fizzy carbonation driven bready malt sweetness. A thin line of white wine grape acidity carries through to the finish. Medium bodied.
O-Way too expensive for what it is. Just okay.
10-21-2011 01:34:51 | More by DaveHS
3.95/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
04-04-2013 21:14:22 | More by dbrauneis
3.68/5 rDev -3.9%
Big thanks to Brad for sharing this brew. Served in a Dark Lord mini-snifter.
Pours a muddy reddish-brown with a thin off-white head. The nose carries a bit of cherry plus a good amount of grapes. Moderate acidity; mostly lactic with a bit of an acetic character. Faint oak. The flavor focuses on the fruit and has some acid in the background. Light-medium body with a good bit of acidity. A nice brew.
01-19-2012 00:00:57 | More by Thorpe429
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