Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip. Cork removal resulted in a welcoming pop. 2009 bottle.
3.5 A: Nearly clear ruby red color (I'll swirl in the dregs for the next glass). Initially plentiful head but fades faster than a can of coke. Some lacing evident. With dregs mixed in, looks like apple cider with a lighter brown cloudiness.
4.0 S: Tart raspberry right from the start. Some sourness eminates and hints of acetic acid are present. Rounded out with alcohol.
4.0 T: Again, tart raspberry starts the show. There's no sign of acetic acid in the taste, but there is a bit of medicinal flavors. Some funk in here as well that didn't show up in the nose. Spicy, peppery hotness works well into the taste. Rounded out with an unmistakable alcoholic tinge.
4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good, spritzy carbonation. Body is fuller than I would have expected. A bit of astrigency at first, but that fades after several sips. Warming alcohol throughout and especially on finish.
4.0 D: This beer gets more drinkable as you drink it. For that fact, I'd say it's very drinkable. Though the appearance isn't that great, everything else is interesting. I'd have this again, but first I need to try some other wilds out there.
**2010 Vintage - Drank 12/24/10**
Significantly more acidic than last year's vintage. Nose and taste give aggressive acetic acid, strong raspberry flavor, but relatively little tannic astringency. Carbonation is a bit low, but well within an acceptable range.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2009 03:55:07 | More by DavoleBomb
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