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Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

772 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 160
Gots: 248 | FT: 28
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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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from 2010 poured into a Cantillon tumbler:

A: A hard pour yields a pretty decent one finger head. The body is a deep ruby red with great clarity. The head fades after a minute or two and leaves little to no lacing.

S: Big old raspberries dominate the nose. There is some sourness that steps up as the beer continues to warm. Other smells of funk and leather are minimally present along with a flowery bouquet and a touch of oak.

T: Tart raspberries are extremely dominant. It is going to take a second for the other aspects to emerge. The acidic side of this brew just went nuts. For me it is not too much, but I could see how it could be for some. The oak barrels do well to help pull the balance back together, toasty and woody. It has a bit of a vinegar like edge that has not run out of control yet, but I definitely would not cellar this beer. It finishes dry and crisp with no hint of the 11% ABV. Imperial wild ale?

M: Medium bodied and just enough carbonation to pull the brew together.

O: I am really glad I picked this up. It is an extreme beer to be sure, but very interesting if you like sours.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 22:59:30 | More by Neffbeer
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Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 772 ratings.