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BeerBera - LoverBeer

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88
very good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
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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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3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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

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3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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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.

BeerBera from LoverBeer
88 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.