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BeerBera - LoverBeer

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very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Spontaneously fermented in wood with the addition of Barbera grapes crushed and de-stemmed, no added yeast.

(Beer added by: Viciousknishs on 07-23-2011)
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Geuzedad, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of sjccmd
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Brewed in 2011.

Pours slightly murky, burnt red with hints of both ruby and orange. Thin tiny white head that recedes to just a ring around the glass with some lacing and legs.

Rich tart cherries, vanilla, oak, almond, bright red wine notes. Very complex. Tartness and fruit balance nicely with earthy oak.

Quite tart upfront giving way to an incredibly unique beer. Sour cherries, pomegranates, and currants. Vinous in the back. Warming alcohol, oak, almonds. Very fruity but quite dry.

Low almost no carbonation, but it doesn't detract for my tastes. Slick mouthfeel with a decent body.

Drinks more like a wine than a beer, but quite interesting and very drinkable.

sjccmd, Sep 01, 2014
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Roze, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Cubatobaco, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of laituegonflable
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Local Taphouse during one of their Italian takeovers, or makeovers, or something completely different, I forget now.

Pours a dark red colour, slight purple touch. Head is white, just a rim. Not bad, nice colour.

Smells vinous, nicely sour. Grapey vinous notes with balsamic, port, and a touch of dark cherry. Very enticing.

Taste is far more yeasty than it should be. Starts with nice, tart vinous notes then gets some slight yeasty notes midway, which become hugely bready, crusty towards the back. Definitely needs more tart edge and more freshness. Starts well but disappoints.

Bit of pull, decent body but yeah ends up quite dry.

All the right elements are there but something's happened to lend that overly yeasty note and dropping the delicious tartness which should dominate.

laituegonflable, Jul 18, 2014
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DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

lostandwandering, Jun 22, 2014
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goblue3509, Jun 21, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large goblet last night at Bittercreek's 2014 Funkfest... A hazy reddish/brown brew produces decent head and spotty lacing.

Nose is weird... candy like sweetness punctuated by a musty/lightly funky bretty character.. Flavor has a big oaky essence that is punctuated by a tannic element... this one is for the geeks, I am not sure what to make of it... not really anything that I commonly associate strictly with grapes, but there is an overall round very background sweetness that I guess is grape.

Weird ... very weird ... tasty, but certainly is not going to be everybody's favorite.


JohnGalt1, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A very odd beer this one. No yeast is pitched: instead natural yeast from added grape skins ferments the beer, much like the process you'd expect from traditional wine-making. Tried on-tap at Open Baladin in Rome.

Pours a deep, purplish red, initially with some pinkish foam forming, but this settles out to almost nothing by the time it arrives at the table. Carbonation is weird. It starts out almost like a reverse cascade, but quickly runs out of steam and ends up flat. Very unusual at the very least.

Nose is weird. There's no denying it. Fairy floss, cherry and a cranberry tartness. It smells a bit like non-alcoholic wine—grapy musty, but not really vinous in the proper sense. And there's those candy characters as well, floss and strawberry bubblegum. Extremely odd stuff.

Taste has more of the wine characters. Slightly tarter, a little tannic on the front-to-mid. More cranberry comes through, creaming soda and pinot noir grapes. Wet but limp through the centre. Fizzy alka seltzer and aspro clear in the finish. Feel is not very full. It leaves the beer hanging and it needs a bit more.

Overall, this is utterly unique stuff—and really genuinely strange. I always love when a beer gives me such a new experience. I'll give it an A for originality, but it's not a fully realised beer.

lacqueredmouse, May 04, 2014
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BeerBera from LoverBeer
87 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.