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BeerBera - LoverBeer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | 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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Cubatobaco

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-27-2014 21:14:22 | More by Cubatobaco
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laituegonflable

Australia

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2014 02:58:00 | More by laituegonflable
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-14-2014 19:44:37 | More by DrBier
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-22-2014 21:59:47 | More by 2GOOFY
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-22-2014 21:48:38 | More by lostandwandering
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-21-2014 16:43:05 | More by goblue3509
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

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.

3/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2014 05:07:25 | More by JohnGalt1
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drew74

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-10-2014 18:39:42 | More by drew74
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-10-2014 07:15:18 | More by evil_liver
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sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-04-2014 13:52:22 | More by sunofneurot
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-23-2014 23:38:07 | More by OnryAndMean
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TexasWild

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-16-2014 20:59:36 | More by TexasWild
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-15-2014 15:16:41 | More by iL0VEbeer
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2014 17:16:07 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Nathanbolin

New York

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-29-2014 03:30:48 | More by Nathanbolin
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-20-2014 02:39:14 | More by ystazi
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craftbeersweden

Sweden

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-13-2014 22:15:11 | More by craftbeersweden
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-17-2014 23:06:56 | More by tom10101
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-24-2014 19:54:28 | More by HopStoopid120
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
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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admiral

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-09-2014 09:27:42 | More by admiral
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Chicagospur773

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.9%

02-03-2014 07:45:49 | More by Chicagospur773
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-28-2013 21:58:46 | More by Kirk
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-02-2013 03:02:38 | More by JefferyYoung
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-27-2013 03:34:11 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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BeerBera from LoverBeer
87 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.