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BeerBrugna - LoverBeer

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62 Ratings
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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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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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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

t0rin0, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.23/5  rDev -19%
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.

womencantsail, Aug 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Gonzoillini, Mar 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Janeinma, May 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

dexterk1, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

ystazi, Feb 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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

markgugs, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

PHBoiler, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

22Blue, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

funkymonkey, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

d_kizzle, Sep 15, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -3.8%

cdobrowo, Wednesday at 09:40 PM
Photo of clayrock81
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

clayrock81, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of largadeer
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

largadeer, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

BEERchitect, Jun 28, 2012
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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  rDev +0.3%

BrahptimusPrime, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

gillagorilla, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

KevinGordon, Aug 15, 2014
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BeerBrugna from LoverBeer
89 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.