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BeerBera - LoverBeer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%


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Italy

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Viciousknishs on 07-23-2011)
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

one of the strangest beers out there, the most curious side of spontaneous fermentation, brutally expensive at 21 bucks for a small bottle, but so are many of the italians, especially sour types. dead flat in terms of carbonation, but the dark pink liquid entices me. still waiting for a beer wine hybrid to really pop off, this one is certainly strange, with pieces of grape skins at the bottom of the bottle, raw. the nose is not super tart, certainly not like i am used to in sour beer. this has more of a fruity tartness, like cranberries pucker. i don't get grape specifically. the taste is so strange. fruity on the front end, purple grape and cranberry, maybe tart cherry, but the finish tastes just like cheerios cereal, grainy or bready, plain, and long lasting, trumping the fruit and any acidity or sourness. so strange. this feels like a meal. i miss the carbonation, and would regard this a bit higher if it had some, but i love how different this is, how it challenges my palate, and how the wild side of this is so unconventional. its almost vinegar without the acid, not the bretty or lacto characters we are accustomed to. i appreciate this for what it is, am glad i had it, but will never pay such a price for it again. i encourage the sour beer geek to try it though, because its just a totally different direction on the fermentation side. very cool.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 20:43:38 | More by StonedTrippin
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.98/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a one finger white head that vanishes immediately and leaves no lace. Brown/red murky color. Fizzy carbonation and medium bodied. Sour grape nose and flavor is sour grape with hints of sweetness, almost a wine. Can we call this a beer if there is no yeast in it?? There are numerous sour ales that are far cheaper, not worth trying at $19.99 for a 375ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA. Brewed 2010.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 23:15:05 | More by jdhilt
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear reddish color ale with a medium size off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of oak and tart notes is very interesting with subtle acidic notes. Taste is a nice mix between loads of oak which brings out cherry tart notes with a light acidic finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Another great sour from this brewery though I must admit that there is quite a few resemblances between their Flanders Red.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 16:15:56 | More by Phyl21ca
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peabody

Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First off the cap comes off tough and makes a crazy noise like breaking glass. Strange cap with the plastic insert.
This pour is like a mini movie. Initial pour yeilds mounds of off-white suds adorning a clear and effervescent root beer colored brew. Then all at one time the bubbles quickly leave and these snakey bubbles fight each other for dominance. Gotta give that a 5.
Smell is very bretty and oakey with grape skin and sour green apples. Some malt and sugar way in the back along with that nose burning yeast.
Taste is bitter/sour like putting alum in your mouth as a kid. The flavor soon turns to oak and brett wine. There is alcohol here but stays in the shadows.
Mouthfeel is very clean but there is an aftertaste that is almost like formaldyhide(sp) or at least like it smells. Not a bad thing , just an odd thing.
Overall this is a great beer and the only thing I would have against it is the price.19 bucks for 12 oz.
I will buy this again and mabey put it away for a few years to see if the odd taste mellows out.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 05:11:42 | More by peabody
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KDawg

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 375 into a tulip. Pours a dark red color with a small head.

Good dark red fruit aromas with some tart aromas of leather, dark red cherries and some funk.

real nice medium body with a good tartness to it. Not overly tart though with good flavors of funk, leather, and dark red fruits.

An extremely good sour styled beer. Not cheap, but still a real good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 01:50:47 | More by KDawg
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle, label says brewed in 2010. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a dark reddish/purple color with about a half inch light pink head. Head retention is good, but there isn't much lacing. Aroma is very fruity, it smells like dark berries (both sweet and tart), grapes, oak and some funk. The taste is similar to the aroma (it's a mostly fruity brew), but there's also the addition of some lemon peel. There's a nice mix between the sweet and tart flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, with moderate carbonation. I think it's a good overall brew. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 00:19:05 | More by bluejacket74
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PapaEugene

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to rvdoorn for sharing.

A: reminds me of one of my favorite bands: Deep Purple, some touch of red as well. Nice.

S: WOW, I have the same feeling as when opening a bottle of hommage: fresh fruit. Dark berries and cherries and a thin horseblanket.

T: Dark berries, cherries, oak and some funk.

M: Low carbonation and very smooth.

O: Well, it has been said before, I think the Italians are moving up fast in the game of sours. Very, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 15:12:12 | More by PapaEugene
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: The beer pours a ruby-brown color with almost no head
Smell: Full of dark berries, cherries, grapes, vinegar, spices and horseblanket.
Taste: sweet sour berries, some cherries, grapes more dark berries, prunes, vinegar, light barnyard.
Mouthfeel: Medium, with low carbonation. Alcohol very well hidden.
Overall: Nice, but taste like sugar was added. Still very refreshing and worth trying. Another example that Italian brewers are improving rapidly

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2011 14:58:16 | More by rvdoorn
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from K&L, 2010 vintage 375ml.

Dark brown with ruby highlights. Hazy, muddy near the bottom of the bottle. Moderate carbonation with a short-living head. Footy blue cheese aroma, plenty of vinous oak barrel and toasted malt. Palate is vinous, funky, tannic - quite dry. Good flavors, malt is present enough to lend a backbone to the barrel and bacteria. Sort of like a Consecration Jr., and actually a lot easier to drink - good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 05:09:34 | More by largadeer
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womencantsail

California

3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks for sharing this one, Javi.

A: The beer pours amber in color with a finger or two of white head.

S: Smells pretty funky. A bit of sweat and musty funk, along with some oak. There is a strong fruit character to it, almost like raspberries and grapes. Some light grass and lemony tartness.

T: Pretty fruity with a touch of booze. Almost like a fruit liquer, actually. Moderately tart with notes of green apple and lemon zest. Some mild malt, grass, and wet, musty oak.

M: Medium in body with carbonation that is medium to high.

O: Not really my thing, but compared to some Italian beers, pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 01:30:00 | More by womencantsail
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ferrari29

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from bottle into a snifter shaped glass - Brewed in 2010

A - Beer poured with a dark red-burgundy colored body; no visible carbonation was present after the pour; some lacing formed on the sides of the glass; little white head formed, not much, but held well; opaque body

S - Very sour; grapes; Lambrusco grapes; crisp; oak and cork; some spices; vinegar

T - Flavors of cork and oak are very prevalent in this beer; Barbera grapes are present and add a nice complimentary kick to the overwhelming sour and cork flavored beer; astringent

M - Thin; plastic aftertaste; not very effervescent; lingering flavors of sourness; leather aftertaste

D - Overall, not bad; I gave this a higher taste score mainly because I thought the brewer did a fantastic job of blend the grapes and sour notes to create a really unique beer, even though I'm not really a fan of this type of beer; something definitely worth trying

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 05:18:01 | More by ferrari29
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a dark dark amber color with some ruby tones. A finger of tan slightly purple head that quickly recedes into nothing. No lacing.

S- starts off with an intense tart fuit character of old world vinious grape and a fresh dark cherry pit notes. Middle is soft intergrated funk with a predominate acidic character and phenolic medicinal qualities. Red wine tannic aromas give a complexity to the nose. Finishes dry with an assertive French oak aroma.

T- tons of dark tart pitted fruit. Incredible dark cherries and huge old world grape with a new world Jammy fruit forward quality. Tart acidity with a tannic quality which puckers the side of the cheeks and imparts a red currant note. Finishes bone dry with soft light French oak and a breath of grape skin.

MF- jammy that transitions into a acidic dry mouthfeel.

D- quenching and for the strength it is unreal. Can't tast the alcohol at all!!!

Overall very unique, complex and memorable. Crosses so many genres. Flemish red? American wild ale? WINE... No it is an intense inspiring brew that makes you put your faith in Italian beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 03:58:50 | More by Viciousknishs
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