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D'uva Beer - LoverBeer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
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Italy

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 12-26-2010)
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Reviews by flannelman808:
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flannelman808

California

4.4/5  rDev +14.9%

A: Pours a muddy hazy orange ochre/medium brown color and is topped with a fizzy light tan soda pop like head. Fairly poor head retention this one disappears rather quickly and doesn't have much lacing to speak of.

S: Tangerine essential oil (like when you squeeze a tangerine zest seems to intertwine with Nebbiolo grapes. Faintly in the background a very aged vinegar shows as well.

T: This is really a unique beer. Very yeast driven yet I have to profess I've not tasted anything like it. Vinous and complex the flavors range all over. Red wine like acidity meets an earthy funky quality reminiscent of wine from southern Rhone(even though the grapes come from italy).

That said this is very beer like too and does not try to be something else. Malt driven sweetness, toasted wheat, and malted barley show up right along with everything else... And there is quit a bit.

Along with the grape, White pepper, and wet earth take charge. melding stone-fruit driven flavors fill in the middle, Namely apricot, black plum, and wild strawberry. Some bitterness shows suggestive of a citrus pith. Finishing again with an unripe grape like acidity. Very crisp along with a high degree of complexity, not an easy thing to achieve.

M: Prickly and very carbonated (not unlike soda)

O: Very good and refreshingly unique, this beer accomplishes a lot. It is made with italian grapes which provide all of the wild yeast used. Nothing has been added outside of whatever was growing on those grapes. A pretty cool idea which I would like to see explored more... Terrior. This is one to age for sure, I would think lt has the ability to get better for the next 5 years at least.

01-19-2012 06:25:26 | More by flannelman808
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-14-2013 16:15:58 | More by acurtis
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-23-2014 14:57:22 | More by Griffith
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ajz132

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +24%

06-12-2014 03:42:59 | More by ajz132
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-18-2012 05:11:53 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

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
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

04-22-2013 03:12:31 | More by mdillon86
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-18-2014 11:47:45 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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peabody

Kentucky

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
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campfirebrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-09-2013 13:38:33 | More by campfirebrew
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sammy806

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-14-2013 14:29:48 | More by sammy806
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-14-2014 19:44:56 | More by DrBier
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metter98

New York

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
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-17-2013 14:19:01 | More by mendvicdog
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eric5bellies

Australia

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
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Geuzedad

Arizona

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
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Etan

Wisconsin

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
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-26-2014 05:42:54 | More by Stum-pub
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-14-2013 15:36:19 | More by HeadyTheElder
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DaveHS

California

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
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-10-2013 19:23:06 | More by anhigdon
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-26-2013 03:30:13 | More by ygtbsm94
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

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
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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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D'uva Beer from LoverBeer
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