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BeerBera - LoverBeer

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very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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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4.72/5  rDev +20.1%

mozif, Yesterday at 07:44 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Bitterbill, Nov 16, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -5.9%

Johnct, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Malone47, Oct 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BobbyDigitali, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

Deeply integrated fruit and the mellow patience of wild ale pull from sour sour tendencies to give a punch of tang and tart with fruit at its center. LoverBeer brewers continue their flirtation with characterful microflora, embarking on a strong sour worthy of celebration and reward.

Its tawny burgundy pour releases a dainty eggshell creme that swirls upon the ale, unleashing its sour and fruity brunt. Aromas and early flavors of condensed grape, vinous red wine set the pace while complementary esters of blackberry, plum, date and fig play a supporting roll.

Its balsamic sourness is balanced with fruit and malt sweetness, seeming to give impressions of fruit an more ripe, vibrant and more dense character. Its medium statured malt sweetness is delicately of wheat bread, brazen caramel and almost of chocolate and toast. Its condensed fruitiness is woven together with oxidized sherry notes for a middle palate that's every bit as savory as it is sour.

Its acidic finish is puckering and playfully astringent but also smooth and relaxed. Its trailing sweetness begins to fade and the fruit acidity pulls forth for a palate-stripping quality for ultimate thirst quenching and refreshment despite the fruit and tangy sweetness dissolving closely behind.

BEERchitect, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

MikeCactusGordon, Oct 02, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +12%

smithj4, Sep 23, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

BetterBaconBureau, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Geuzedad, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of sjccmd
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

abcdefghijkyle, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Soto, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Roze, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

justincourts, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BrahptimusPrime, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Cubatobaco, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of laituegonflable
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

2GOOFY, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

lostandwandering, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

goblue3509, Jun 21, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
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 +1.8%

drew74, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

evil_liver, Jun 10, 2014
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BeerBera from LoverBeer
88 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.