1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

BeerBera - LoverBeer

Not Rated.
BeerBeraBeerBera

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
LoverBeer visit their website
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)
View: Beers (9) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

10-23-2012 01:11:37 | More by t0rin0
Photo of jdhilt
jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.98/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a one finger white head that vanishes immediately and leaves no lace. Brown/red murky color. Fizzy carbonation and medium bodied. Sour grape nose and flavor is sour grape with hints of sweetness, almost a wine. Can we call this a beer if there is no yeast in it?? There are numerous sour ales that are far cheaper, not worth trying at $19.99 for a 375ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA. Brewed 2010.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 23:15:05 | More by jdhilt
Photo of ygtbsm94
ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-11-2012 07:12:56 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of Nathanbolin
Nathanbolin

New York

3/5  rDev -23.5%

04-29-2014 03:30:48 | More by Nathanbolin
Photo of womencantsail
womencantsail

California

3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks for sharing this one, Javi.

A: The beer pours amber in color with a finger or two of white head.

S: Smells pretty funky. A bit of sweat and musty funk, along with some oak. There is a strong fruit character to it, almost like raspberries and grapes. Some light grass and lemony tartness.

T: Pretty fruity with a touch of booze. Almost like a fruit liquer, actually. Moderately tart with notes of green apple and lemon zest. Some mild malt, grass, and wet, musty oak.

M: Medium in body with carbonation that is medium to high.

O: Not really my thing, but compared to some Italian beers, pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 01:30:00 | More by womencantsail
Photo of JohnGalt1
JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
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
Photo of mendvicdog
mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

09-10-2013 00:17:53 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of Rifugium
Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-21-2013 01:09:41 | More by Rifugium
Photo of PeteRiz
PeteRiz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-11-2013 14:06:30 | More by PeteRiz
Photo of joshodonn
joshodonn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-01-2012 02:14:31 | More by joshodonn
Photo of lacqueredmouse
lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
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
Photo of StonedTrippin
StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
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
Photo of OnryAndMean
OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-23-2014 23:38:07 | More by OnryAndMean
Photo of Kirk
Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-28-2013 21:58:46 | More by Kirk
Photo of pixieskid
pixieskid

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-15-2013 07:40:24 | More by pixieskid
Photo of KevdoggNasty
KevdoggNasty


3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-28-2012 06:17:34 | More by KevdoggNasty
Photo of tom10101
tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-17-2014 23:06:56 | More by tom10101
Photo of ferrari29
ferrari29

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from bottle into a snifter shaped glass - Brewed in 2010

A - Beer poured with a dark red-burgundy colored body; no visible carbonation was present after the pour; some lacing formed on the sides of the glass; little white head formed, not much, but held well; opaque body

S - Very sour; grapes; Lambrusco grapes; crisp; oak and cork; some spices; vinegar

T - Flavors of cork and oak are very prevalent in this beer; Barbera grapes are present and add a nice complimentary kick to the overwhelming sour and cork flavored beer; astringent

M - Thin; plastic aftertaste; not very effervescent; lingering flavors of sourness; leather aftertaste

D - Overall, not bad; I gave this a higher taste score mainly because I thought the brewer did a fantastic job of blend the grapes and sour notes to create a really unique beer, even though I'm not really a fan of this type of beer; something definitely worth trying

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 05:18:01 | More by ferrari29
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +2%

12-18-2012 05:17:26 | More by GRG1313
Photo of sunofneurot
sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

06-04-2014 13:52:22 | More by sunofneurot
Photo of Neffbeer
Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

08-09-2013 13:34:37 | More by Neffbeer
Photo of bluejacket74
bluejacket74

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 00:19:05 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of Phyl21ca
Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 16:15:56 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of campfirebrew
campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

11-09-2013 13:38:49 | More by campfirebrew
Photo of largadeer
largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from K&L, 2010 vintage 375ml.

Dark brown with ruby highlights. Hazy, muddy near the bottom of the bottle. Moderate carbonation with a short-living head. Footy blue cheese aroma, plenty of vinous oak barrel and toasted malt. Palate is vinous, funky, tannic - quite dry. Good flavors, malt is present enough to lend a backbone to the barrel and bacteria. Sort of like a Consecration Jr., and actually a lot easier to drink - good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 05:09:34 | More by largadeer
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
BeerBera from LoverBeer
87 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.