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BeerBera - LoverBeer

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BA SCORE
88
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Italy

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Viciousknishs on 07-23-2011

Spontaneously fermented in wood with the addition of Barbera grapes crushed and de-stemmed, no added yeast.
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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 21
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.03/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Thanks to Sisky for sharing this one at Oneinchaway's tasting.

Brewed in 2012.

Pours a murky reddish-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of rubber, plastic, floral, fruit, and grape aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grape, fruit, and rubber flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that seems old and has some odd rubber and plastic qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.56/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Very fruity nose and finish after a nice sour pop.

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4.44/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brewed in 2011

Appearance: It has a nice dark ruby/brown color to it. It has practicly no head and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of red grapes, tart cherries, a decent amount of oak and some definite funk.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some red grapes (some red wine characteristics), tart berries, woody oak and some funk.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. Not quite as sour as I hoped it would be but the flavors still work well together.

Serving type: bottle

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4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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3.6/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

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BeerBera from LoverBeer
88 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.