Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by brewerburgundy:
3.43/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
25.4oz Belgian-style corked and caged bottle, champagne flute, 2010 vintage.
As the 2010 label warns, this is very nearly still. The color is like organic, unfiltered, unpasteurized, uneverything apple cider vinegar or apple-cranberry juice. Quite hazy and a bit redder than cider vinegar. Do I need to say that there is no head?
Raspberry shows up. It's like dry, very minerally champagne. Blunt or matte oak tannin lurks behind it all, coming to the front more and more throughout the glass. Sour, acidic fruit vinegar, strawberry or raspberry vinegar.
Oak plays a large part; tannins, vanilla, earthy. Fruit laden acidity rises vibrantly and flops on the heavy or lifeless body. Nothing lifts it off the tongue. It needs to be spritzy. Acidic but not so sour. A little rose-like.
The mouth is creamy seemingly due to the smooth oaking. Amp the carb Weyerbacher! Bubbles are almost non-existant. The body is remarkably smooth for how big and acidic this beer is.
I feel like this is my first "real" sour and that this is just an amped up version of the other sour beers I have had. It is my first American Wild Ale. I don't understand the relatively low scores. Aren't sours supposed to be sour? This is very acidic and mostly in a good way. The barreling/oaking is great.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2011 01:35:00 | More by brewerburgundy
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4.83/5 rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Picked up a bottle of this on the recommendation of both bartenders at Always Ron's in hagerstown. They absolutely nailed it. I gave it a perfect taste, and perfect overall as I could not believe the ABV. Unbelievably drinkable for over 11%. Awesome, hope to buy again despite the cost.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 00:32:22 | More by JamieDuncan
Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.