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Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

684 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 684
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 14.89%


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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AlexJ

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky garnet with a pink stained tan head that has moderate retention and stick.

Aroma is intense and inviting. Crushed berries poached in oaky bourbon and vanilla with a tart bite and musky brett notes.

Flavor is complex and delicious. Slightly sweet rasperry and tart lambic like dark fruit. Toasted oak, bourbon, and scorched vanilla dry out with prickly Brett. The ABV is only slightly noticable. Really an extraordinary brewing achievement from the boys in Easton.

Body is medium, slick, creamy, and coating. A light airy mouthfeel glides the layers of flavor across your palate. Would be an excellent candidate for the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 19:21:24 | More by AlexJ
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 mL (25 oz.) bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors in Dupont Circle NW D.C., unclear brewing/bottling date but most recent vintage, poured into my NEBCO Gandhi-Bot glass, drank 04/19/2014 over an hour.

A: 3/3 - red-maroon coloration, minimal clarity (cannot see through), off-white/eggshell head pours fizzy and settles into a fine glass lacing persisting throughout the pour, small carbonation bubbles emerge off the bottom of the glass; large alcohol legs (top

S: 9/12 - the predominant aromas are definitely raspberry and lactic acid; there is also some background tannins, oak and alcohol; no hop aroma

T: 18/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a moderate sourness - sour hanging fruit - raspberry, green apple and even some lemon, in the middle of the mouth, some of the vinous qualities emerge - tannins and lactic acid - with some mild oak-barrel notes; the alcohol is present but certainly not overwhelming and definitely does not taste like 11.4% ABV

M: 5/5 - moderate bodied and appropriately carbonated for an American wild ale; really nice dry, crisp finish that doesn't linger; again, dangerously easy to drink for an 11.4% ABV!

O: 9/10 - a stellar oak-aged fruit wild ale - tart, refreshing, dry with a complex aroma and flavor that features raspberries; I know that I shouldn't be comparing this beer with straight fruit beers/lambics but it blows Founders' Rubaeus and Lindemann's Framboise clear out of the water; and, for $18-20/750 mL at 11.4% ABV, it's a nice price point; definitely recommended purchasing/trading potential here

TOTAL = 43/50

Serving type: bottle

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Smells funky but mild- definitely the lactic acid and a little rasberry.

Tastes very very tart but delicious. Lots of Brett and lactic acid in there, a little malt, and some nice rasberry sweetness on the finish. It is very sour but not like pucker up unbearably sour.

Mouthfeel is nice- medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. This is an awesome beer- I really like it but that's cause I'm really into wild ales. If you like wild ales it's definitely worth the 18 dollar price tag.

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Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 684 ratings.