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BeerBrugna - LoverBeer

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BeerBrugna
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BA SCORE
89
very good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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mctizzz, Jan 05, 2014
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tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Prospero, Apr 16, 2014
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Griffith, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

jibbyvonjibb, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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IndyDad, Jun 20, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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

rvdoorn, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of drpimento
4.15/5  rDev +4%
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.

drpimento, Nov 18, 2011
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, Yesterday at 09:04 PM
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4.11/5  rDev +3%
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.

MattSweatshirt, Dec 29, 2012
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BeerBrugna from LoverBeer
89 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.