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BeerBera - LoverBeer

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BA SCORE
87
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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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 +27.9%

Chicagospur773, Feb 03, 2014
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Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

iL0VEbeer, May 15, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +12%

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.

peabody, Jul 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

lostandwandering, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

CWhite, Jul 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

ystazi, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

goblue3509, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

jwat, Jun 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

admiral, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

PapaEugene, Nov 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

AdamP, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

ShemRahBoo, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Viciousknishs
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

Viciousknishs, Jul 23, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

KDawg, Jul 03, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

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

rvdoorn, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Neffbeer, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

bluejacket74, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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BeerBera from LoverBeer
87 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.