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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
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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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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

t0rin0, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
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
Photo of womencantsail
3.1/5  rDev -20.7%

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.

womencantsail, Aug 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

ygtbsm94, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

GRG1313, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +2.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

largadeer, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +2.3%

JAHMUR, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

StonedTrippin, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Rifugium, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

mendvicdog, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.56/5  rDev -9%

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.

lacqueredmouse, May 04, 2014
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2.98/5  rDev -23.8%

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.

jdhilt, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.48/5  rDev -11%

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

JohnGalt1, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

iL0VEbeer, May 15, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
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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3.4/5  rDev -13%

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 +2.3%

deapokid, Jan 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

ShemRahBoo, Jul 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

tom10101, Mar 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

HopStoopid120, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

ystazi, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Kirk, Dec 28, 2013
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BeerBera from LoverBeer
87 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.