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Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

769 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 160
Gots: 246 | 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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beerfan99

Virginia

1.83/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

2010 Release
750 ml bottle consumed on 2/10/2012

A: Brown/red in color with no carbonation or head. I was certainly expecting low carbonation, but this was flat.

S: Overpowering acetic acid smell, coming from the cider vinegar. Definitely a negative in my book.

T: More tart than sour, if that makes sense. If you can get past the aromas, the taste is borderline acceptable. Though, the sourness is missing in this wild ale. Raspberries are very difficult to detect. Label indicates a raspberry puree was used, but does not indicate how much.

M: What I expected from a flat beer. No carbonation, very little in terms of pleasing the palate. Dry finish.

O: I had high hopes for this wild ale, but it turned out to be a disaster. After having a pretty good experience with the 2011 version a couple months ago, I thought the 2010 version would at least be pretty good. I was wrong, it was a completely different beer. The 2010 version should never have been bottled and distributed, in my opinion. Based on this experience, I will be passing on future Riserva releases.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 18:11:37 | More by beerfan99
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Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.