BeerBera - LoverBeer

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88
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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Italy

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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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.72/5  rDev +19.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.44/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of peabody
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's a deep red colour with a small head of foam that shrinks quickly and ends up being gone.

The smell is of tarty fruit, grapes that is, with more than a whiff of the oak aging.

Tastes match the smell; grape tartness and well integrated oak/woody flavours.

Good mouthfeel, the carbonation is on the very low side. It does drink stronger than the abv would suggest.

This bottle from 2012 was very nice.

Photo of PapaEugene
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Viciousknishs
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of KDawg
4.03/5  rDev +2%
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.

Photo of rvdoorn
4.03/5  rDev +2%
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

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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BeerBera from LoverBeer
88 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.