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BeerBrugna - LoverBeer

BeerBrugna
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BA SCORE
88
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%


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Italy

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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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a pinkish dark red type of body with minimal fizzy pink head. A mix of sour or tart fruit, some minor grapefruit like sweetness and a touch of oakiness in the nose. A good tasting beer (that I did grow tired of awhile, mind you) that is simple but well-executed. Sour/tart fruit flavors for a good sipping sour type ale that aren't overpowering and has a crisp but not biting backbite/finish and has enough sweetness in the beer to keep it balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2014 16:49:59 | More by clayrock81
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed in 2011 with a best by date of 2016.

Not much head. Small amount of off white head bubbles produced from a vigorous pour. They dissipate quickly but stick around the edge of the glass for a bit. Looks like a hazy iced tea/dark orange.

Oh my the smell...as soon as I cracked this a sweet plum smell erupted getting me excited about this. There is a sweet sugariness along with some grape. Reminds me of must.

The flavor took me by surprise. There is plum but also grape, iced black tea, a light acidic character, slight oak, some berry and cherry as well.

Very easy drinking light to medium body with very light carbonation.

Another winner as I delve into Italian brews.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 01:33:28 | More by MattSweatshirt
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womencantsail

California

3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Smells a touch metallic with some sweet sugar, caramel, and fruits. There’s a bit of a perfume aroma to it, maybe some oak, and a touch of vinegar. The flavor exhibits more metal character than the nose, which is unpleasant. Some sweet fruit and sugar notes, a tannic wood quality, and a light tartness. There are some decent flavors/aromas, but the metal is very off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 20:44:39 | More by womencantsail
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

With the success of the sour ales of Belgium and northern France, Italy now gets their hands in the action with carefree attitudes in recipe formulation yet steadfastness in technique and control.

The BeerBrugna pours with a rusty prunish mauve color that only allows ruby light around the edges of the glass. A turbulent pour yields an efforted foam generation of loose and creamy head character. Reducing to a necklace around the rim, the beer's demeanor is more similar to authentic lambics rather than gueuze or re-sweetened fruited lambics.

Candied grape, wine must, and old earthen oak come together for a richly complex aroma. Background notes of cider and balsamic further reinforce fruit tartness as only a sweeter confectioner's sugar scent provides any malt support. Delicate and varying, the notes of plumb and Kool Aid come to mind as the beer warms.

The candyish character is washed aside as the fruity tartness of grape, plumb, apple, fig, and raisin introduce fermented vinous flavors to start the session. The timid underpinnings of powdered sugar gives a slight cotton candy taste, but is quickly dwarfed by the immense tartness that bridges on sour taste. Mild sea brine, weathered oak, light leather and a hint of fresh cut tobacco weave in extra complexities as the palate acclimates to the supple sourness.

Lightly astringent with the almost-bitter texture of plumb skin and pits offer a balance to the beer in the absence of noticable hops. Otherwise medium-light on the palate despite the low-lying carbonation pulling the beer closer to the tongue, the low pH of the beer offers the cutting power to quench the thirst and dry the palate in a pleasantly acidic way.

Although the majority of the session gives impressions of sour grapes, but with something else richer and more juicy. It's not until the aftertaste that the taste of plumbs are readily noticed. Outside of the fruit, the beer has a slightly timid approach to the sour ale underneath. Pushing further would allow for drier acidity and sharper sourness with richer earth components to abound.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 03:37:39 | More by BEERchitect
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jibbyvonjibb

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle 375mL
A: reddish-orange. cloudy. no head.
S: amazingly aromatic. intensely fruity. peaches. plums. cidery. sour. no funk.
T: most of the fruit flavors remain in taste. edelicately sour. no bitterness.
M: little carbonation like many lambics.
O: delicious. undiscovered treasure.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 23:22:39 | More by jibbyvonjibb
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largadeer

California

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Jason. Hazy grapefruit color in the glass, low carbonation topped by a thin fleeting head. Very fruity, plummy nose; plenty both of skin and flesh. Some mineral and oak barrel, too, along with gentle tartness. The palate has a big fruit presence, though there's no sweetness; it's dry, mildly tart and earthy. The plum skin and oak lend a moderate but pleasing tannic bite, which doesn't linger long into the finish. Mildly vinous, tart, jammy aftertaste. Nice stuff, not exactly world-class but very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 03:02:14 | More by largadeer
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BBF
Look: The beer pours a hazy red-amber color with a small head
Smell: Peach, nectarines, plums and some sour vinegar
Taste: Malts, brett, sweet plums, lemon. Quite sour vinegar.
Mouthfeel: light with low carbonation.
Overall: Nice beer, bit arteficial sweet plum taste but very refreshing

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2011 15:24:29 | More by rvdoorn
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a nice, tight, small, off white head that quickly subsided and no lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy honey amber. Aroma is a divine with the sour, plums, malt with the plumbs and sour way at the top and very aromatic, like a cologne. Flavor's similar to nose without the lofty components. Body and carbonation are perfect for style. Finish is like flavor, clean, balanced, and of good length.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 01:56:32 | More by drpimento
BeerBrugna from LoverBeer
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.