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Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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850 Ratings

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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 164
Gots: 260 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale with raspberry purée added and aged in oak barrels.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 06-14-2008)
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Photo of jm6367
4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Perfect blend of sweetness from the raspberries and tart. Loved this beer.

Photo of nickfl
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of cbutova
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks EmmaDanCo.

A- Bright pink body with some red in the center and a fair haze to it, probably from the fruit. A foamy head rises up to one finger with a puffy thick texture. Pretty good retention but it falls to a tiny ring and lace is rare.

S- Raspberry and tarts. Lactic sours and a big blast of fresh raspberry fruits. Certainly some musty funk and vinous character. Acidic here.

T- The nose leads me to think this will be more sour but still the lactic and raspberries combine to make it fairly sour in the end. A huge bombardment of fresh tart raspberries without the sweetness. Barnyard funk and vinous note that doesn't do much to penetrate the fruit.

MF- Light and pretty much dried out body overall with a fizzy and foamy texture. Slight creaminess and very high carbonation finishing actually quite sour.

Fairly impressed with this one right now. Certainly captures a massive raspberry character and backs it up with hints of funk and lactic sours. Certainly one I would order or buy again.

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1/5  rDev -75.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.62/5  rDev +13.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.9/5  rDev +20.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.48/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

the thing about this one is that it has elements of a flemish red, that vinegar character and a real effervescent carbonation. i dont think the fruit is as forward as it could be, but with the lighter side on the malt, i think it shows through well enough. it certainly isnt sweet, and it definitely isnt artificial in any way. super tart and acidic in the nose, citric and even more so from the berries. wheat in the malt, but thats not all. i cannot believe, i mean, i absolutely cannot fathom this being almost 12% abv, it drinks like 7%, with huge carbonation, dryness, and a pleasant fruity thing that makes it feel summery and light. where does it all come from? i have no idea. there is no candy sugar character or anything else, its really cool. fruit and vinegar in the finish, and it tastes a little like salad dressing for a second, but the quality is through the roof, and this is easily the most complex beer i have had from these guys, who definitely seem to be getting better with time. i like the subtle fruit and the subtle alcohol, well done.

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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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