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BeerBrugna - LoverBeer

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BeerBrugna
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BA SCORE
88
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

3/5  rDev -24.6%

05-18-2014 11:46:43 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

10-23-2012 01:11:58 | More by t0rin0
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womencantsail

California

3.23/5  rDev -18.8%
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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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

03-02-2013 04:32:08 | More by Gonzoillini
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

12-09-2013 05:13:53 | More by XmnwildX12
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-25-2013 15:23:08 | More by Janeinma
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-05-2014 23:59:31 | More by dexterk1
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ystazi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-20-2014 23:02:44 | More by ystazi
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Zbeetleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-08-2013 05:46:03 | More by Zbeetleman
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2014 01:22:59 | More by homebrew311
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DeepSouthSipper

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-06-2014 01:50:08 | More by DeepSouthSipper
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-03-2014 22:24:50 | More by markgugs
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-28-2013 16:24:07 | More by PHBoiler
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-02-2014 17:29:39 | More by 22Blue
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-09-2013 00:36:38 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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funkymonkey


3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-28-2013 22:49:22 | More by funkymonkey
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
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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largadeer

California

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
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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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-13-2014 18:43:16 | More by gillagorilla
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proctah

Norway

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-01-2012 19:19:20 | More by proctah
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-09-2013 13:38:58 | More by campfirebrew
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Eighty

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-05-2014 20:41:29 | More by Eighty
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-21-2014 23:25:35 | More by MRsojourner
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-10-2014 18:46:15 | More by DC_Brah
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BeerBrugna from LoverBeer
88 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.