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D'uva Beer - LoverBeer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.16%
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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CopperTopBrews

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.9%

12-17-2011 16:14:03 | More by CopperTopBrews
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rdespain

Washington

5/5  rDev +30.9%

12-11-2011 01:24:14 | More by rdespain
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ajz132

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

06-12-2014 03:42:59 | More by ajz132
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flannelman808

California

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Italy

4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6 euros on tap. Servedin a teku.
A somewhat hazy purple with a good head that eventually does fully die off.
Smells like sour grapes, in a very good way, and has a nice earthy presence to it as well.
The taste is slightly sweet with a good sour punch; really refreshing and enjoyable. Again there's a little earthiness in the back end.
Very nice and smooth with a bit of tingly carbonation that really keeps it alive.
Wonderful beer, not as intensely sour as some lambics or even some other Italian sours but very good.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2013 08:52:47 | More by mmmbirra
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-15-2014 23:39:23 | More by jrenihan
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-08-2013 05:30:27 | More by rolltide8425
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peabody

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
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.)

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 23:44:23 | More by peabody
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 17:12:43 | More by Phyl21ca
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-30-2014 03:15:26 | More by threedaggers
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-02-2013 04:53:55 | More by BKBassist
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-15-2013 02:42:20 | More by dcguitar
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Ilovebrew

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-09-2013 14:21:27 | More by Ilovebrew
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Jessenimmo

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2013 14:25:48 | More by Jessenimmo
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 06:53:22 | More by BEERchitect
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2013 05:45:47 | More by Zbeetleman
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-24-2014 19:55:02 | More by HopStoopid120
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BBF
Look: The beer pours a purple color with a nice head
Smell: Malts, caramel, dark grapes berries, raspberries and some wood
Taste: Sweet than I expected. Taste is similar to the smell; caramel, raspberries, dark grapes, cherries, earthy and some citrus
Mouthfeel: Medium body, oily texture, low carbonation
Overall: Nice beer

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2011 15:38:46 | More by rvdoorn
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2011 23:54:20 | More by JAHMUR
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-27-2013 22:15:07 | More by strongaf
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firesrage

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-22-2013 19:14:59 | More by firesrage
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-26-2012 18:15:53 | More by PeteRiz
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-10-2014 19:23:17 | More by kscaldef
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