Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Deep strawberry hue with amber shadings, and very slight haze. Bubbly, almost soda-like head that reduces to a thin, creamy ring. Raspberry jam, preserved lemons, and oak in the nose. Bright acidity coming to a carbonic & lactic crescendo followed by short burst of fruit quickly giving way to a lingering, smooth, oaky finish. Raspberry underpinning all the way. Aftertaste is rich, almost like mascarpone. Carbonation is pretty low, and body is fairly hefty compared to expectations. Alcohol presence is minimal though I know there's a lot in there. Sticky lips after a few sips leads me to believe that the relatively high alcohol (according to the brewery, from an independent test) works with the acid to keep this slightly sweet beer from becoming too sweet. I early await this beer with some age on it. If the acidity wins then good things will come, though my gut says the ravages of oxidation will accentuate the wood. A year and a half in the bottle should be good enough to signal its future.
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2008 01:36:04 | More by yen157
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