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Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

838 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 838
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 162
Gots: 258 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

IPAchris, May 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

csrbv, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

adam_e, Apr 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

fdig23, Apr 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

JSkone09, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Etan
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into a wine glass.

A: Pours a dark ruby with a nice red-tinged white head.

S: Raspberries and musty lacto dominate the nose. The raspberry aroma is acidic and not very sweet.

T: Taste brings tart raspberry skin, some mildly earthy yeast and plenty of lactic acid. The only expression of the alcohol is some pleasant warmth in the throat.

M: Between light and medium-bodied with light carbonation.

O: A tasty but very simple raspberry wild.

Etan, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

andthevolcano, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Hessian257, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of mahak213
3.54/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage poured into a HF stem-

Appearance- Clear, deep, dark red with an ever so slightly pink head that fizzles away quickly to a thin ring

Smell- Smells great. Sweet raspberries are very prevalent on the nose, with a nice funkiness behind that. Not too complex, but pretty solid

Taste- Starts off nicely with sweet and sour raspberries, but then things go downhill. Sweet raspberries move on to a very detracting medicinal flavor and then finishes with a big alcohol bite that's just out of place

Mouthfeel- Light and fizzy body that leaves a slightly sticky coating

Overall- Way to medicinal and just doesn't work well at all. Pretty disappointed with this one.

mahak213, Apr 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Rushalt, Apr 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Lurkerson, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

dvmin98, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

HopFace, Apr 21, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is my personal opinion and may not be a fair reflection of what may be in fact a great "American Wild Ale". However, through this sampling I've discovered I'm not a fan of sour or high carbonation ales. Loved the smell though...

Others may rate this much higher if this type of beer is up their alley. Unfortunately, this style was overpowering and just not for me.

danpam1024, Apr 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

roadhouse, Apr 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Kelp, Apr 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

jwat, Apr 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Hastur23, Apr 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Hugonaut13, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

vfgccp, Apr 12, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage. 750ml bottle. Served in a Russian River stemmed glass

Appearance: Bright ruby red color. Slightly hazy with lots of visible carbonation. A slightly aggressive pour yielded about a finger of a slightly off white/pinkish head that dissipated almost instantly to a thin collar.

Smell: Sour cherries, raspberries, lemon, a surprising amount of funk, oak. Smells really sour!

Taste: Not as sour as the aroma would have you think. The sourness is still on the high side, but not mouth puckeringly so. As for the flavors, I'm getting raspberry, stone fruits, lactic notes, green apple, and some light funk

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation on the lower end of medium. Nice lingering sour finish. If this is 11.4% abv, you don't taste it.

Overall: Excellent american sour. I can't believe this just sits on shelves in some places. It doesn't get the hype that some of the more popular popular sours get, but it's nearly every bit as good.

Jonada, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

tobelerone, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

alamode, Apr 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

claaark13, Apr 08, 2013
Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.