Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.93/5 rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Vintage 2010, poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. No pop off the cork at all.
Pours rather non head like, very much in appearance like a traditional lambic. Body color is a cherry red cough drop color even some nice orange, mixing in with some great red cherry pink hues as the light goes through. Maintains a soapy off white collar, very attractive looking beer.
Mild bret and wild yeast, mixing with purple sweet grapes and juicy cherries. Sweet hard candy, airy cinnamon, my mouth is watering as I smell this, it smells fantasatic!
Very tart at first, then a sweet sense hits mixing the nose of sour cherry and some sugar candy. Mid palate creates a great fruit sense, then finish with a quick hot brett like blast and a lingering warm (not hot) yeast. Wow. Finish brings a great play of acid and tartness, even a hint of white sugar in the palate also. Mouthfeel is nearly vinous, lip coating, not fizzy with a very low carbonation, this is almost like wine. No sense of alcohol heat either, for a very large abv too. Even some sea like salt on the taste. There is so much going on here.
I heard this beer was good, but jesus I didn't think it was THAT good. This beer is NEARLY perfect for what it is, this bottle is going to be gone in 10 minutes!
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2012 01:13:35 | More by smakawhat
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4.83/5 rDev +19%
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 776 ratings.