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Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

775 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 14.29%
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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eclipse54

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2.8/5  rDev -31%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A corked and caged 750 mL bottle from rowingbrewer; thank you! 2010 Vintage, split into two tulip glasses.

Pours a murky purple, ruby color with rich crimson hues where the light is more vibrant. Absolutely no head, and no lacing. I feared it was undercarbonated from the minuscule "pop" of the cork.

Aroma is of tart raspberries, cranberries, apple cider, acetic acid (vinegar), and some funky undertones. The tart fruit is inviting, but there isn't much spectacular here.

It tastes of raspberries, cranberries, cherries, apple cider, various light grains, a touch of alcohol, and some wood on the finish. The oak hardly shines through. It is plenty sour.

Mouthfeel is a bit difficult to palate, worsened by the utter lack of carbonation. This has taken on the consistency of a very tart, extremely dry raspberry juice. The back of the throat is burned on the finish, a combination of the extreme tartness, acidity, and dryness.

Overall, I think this one has fallen off a bit. Perhaps it was a faulty seal on the bottle, but the lack of carbonation posed some problems for it. It is a sour monster though, so if that's what you seek, then look no further.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 01:21:58 | More by eclipse54
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Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.