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BeerBrugna - LoverBeer

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very good

62 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sour Ale w/ Plums

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011)
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Photo of Bitterbill
4.15/5  rDev +4%

2012 edition.

It pours a rusty red murky colour with a 2 finger head of foam.

I get semi sweet plums with a rather massive nose of Brett. Some cider like qualities here to with a dose of vanilla.

The taste is more dominated by Brett than perhaps I like but the fruitiness is quite tasty and the finish is pretty darned dry. Malt wise, I get earthy notes, pretty much all I can pull out.

Medium body and carbonation. Nice mouth feel.

The Brett wears on my palate after a few sips but I'd hardly say this isn't a very good beer, because it is.

Bitterbill, Wednesday at 10:04 PM
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3.84/5  rDev -3.8%

cdobrowo, Wednesday at 09:40 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

d_kizzle, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Griffith, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

KevinGordon, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
3.95/5  rDev -1%

plum taste is apparent, sourness is laid back. massively bretty finish. worth drinking but not really a sour, if thats what you were expecting.

Axnjxn, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

ShriverMO, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

BrahptimusPrime, Aug 04, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

the italian wild ales have been really growing on me, and this plum wild ale is one of the more unique ones ive had. its lavender purple in color, hazed and sedimented, but with a pretty solid inch of white airy head. the nose is so floral, its got hints of vanilla and jasmine too, almost like the bath and body works store, where powerful scents muddle and give you a headache. this is not quite so overblown, but its a similar vibe. not sure plums have much nose to them, so while i smell sweet fruit, plums doesnt really show up. the flavor is so different than the nose. gone are the perfumes and confused fragrances. in their place is a layered brew, with obvious plum and red grape flavors up front, and a tartness that stops short of being sour in the finish. lots of oak, this is almost like a dessert wine, like a candy or a juice, its sweet and the fruit profile is really cool, but it turns funky and bretty and dry and puckery on the back end, a very cool finish to a one of a kind beer. carbonation is right on, and the body is creamy, uncommon in a wild ale. this is so different i can see it not being liked, but i was just in love with it. loverbeer has been totally hit or miss for me, and this is their greatest triumph that i have tasted. worth the steep price they ask for this, its a must try.

StonedTrippin, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

DeepSouthSipper, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

DrBier, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

MRsojourner, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

goblue3509, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

IndyDad, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

DC_Brah, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Eighty, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

mportnoy, Jun 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

williamjbauer, May 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

smartassboiler, May 15, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a somewhat murky reddish color with minimal head. Nose is of candied cherries, some funky Brett, a touch of acid, and some bright plum notes. Taste is mildly tart up front and gives way to candied fruits. Heavy Brett notes on the finish. Mouthfeel is moderate with medium carbonation. Overall, pretty nice but not sour enough considering the lactobacillus used.

homebrew311, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Prospero, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

craftbeersweden, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

mendvicdog, Apr 12, 2014
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BeerBrugna from LoverBeer
89 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.