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Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

799 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 799
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 161
Gots: 250 | 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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muskiesman

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.2%

11-25-2012 01:02:09 | More by muskiesman
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%

Vintage 2011

Deep maroon in color and quite murky with some visible sediment. Even a vigorous pour musters only the faintest whisper of head, leaving minimal lacing.

A nice mix of raspberries and cherries in the nose. A little bit of red wine vinegar, some oak and funk. No trace of alcohol, surprisingly, despite the high ABV.

Taste is all raspberry jam up front and very sour with a nice level of doughy sweetness muted just enough to keep it out of sweet tart candy territory. Gets a little musty in the finish and even faintly metallic, which bothered me at first, but I grew to like it. Again, the alcohol is incredibly well-masked.

Mouthfeel is fuller-bodied and a bit less carbonated than other sours I’ve had. Not a bad thing…seems to suit this one.

Very interesting and delicious. It really grew on me the more time I spent with it. Kinda reminded me of a raspberry kolacki, only sour.

11-19-2012 16:51:45 | More by HumanParaquat
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-13-2012 09:40:17 | More by Beeradelphia
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-10-2012 18:02:15 | More by SadMachine
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2/5  rDev -50.7%

Vintage 2010

Pours murky amber with just a thin ring of head from a vigorous pour. No retention or lacing.

Aroma features nail polish remover with some slight raspberry and oak undertones. Smells like pure acetone.

Flavor unfortunately is similar. This beer tastes almost exactly like when I got curious and took a sip of my roselare starter. Acetone overpowers any other flavors in this although if I try hard, I can find the raspberry hidden under the pure vinegar. Also finishes with a weird metallic aftertaste.

Medium to full bodied. Alcohol is hidden fairly well. I would not have guessed this ABV. Dry and oaky finish.

This was a disaster. Not sure if it's the age or if this is just a bad beer, but as someone who usually loves extreme sour and puts vinegar on pretty much everything, it's too much for me. A big disappointment considering how much I love Rapture as well.

10-30-2012 14:07:26 | More by jmarsh123
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-23-2012 02:18:32 | More by Skye1024
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kapkenobi

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-15-2012 21:14:57 | More by kapkenobi
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

10-15-2012 13:31:27 | More by JasonSiedman
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hopley

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.2%

10-13-2012 02:15:26 | More by hopley
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FullObs

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

10-11-2012 15:24:06 | More by FullObs
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-09-2012 08:05:21 | More by ReeseMax3
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-05-2012 04:18:53 | More by duff247
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-19-2012 01:21:38 | More by BeerHunter76
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Travisnin

Idaho

4.75/5  rDev +17%

09-14-2012 06:53:57 | More by Travisnin
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surlytheduff

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-10-2012 02:44:23 | More by surlytheduff
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

09-09-2012 19:34:38 | More by brez8791
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bstyle

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-09-2012 05:37:57 | More by bstyle
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

09-08-2012 18:36:00 | More by heddar33
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-07-2012 15:51:02 | More by jurbanik
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%

Vintage 2010
A: Amber-red and slightly murky. No head, as to be expected.

S: Raspberries, cider vinegar, oak and tons of funk.

T: Tart and acidic doesn't begin to describe this beer. Sharp tannins, sour raspberry funk and oak all combine to make this a delectable wild ale. There are some notes of vanilla and caramel in there. NOTE TO FIRST TIME DRINKERS OF THE Riserva '10: After the first pour, I immediately noticed a metallic taste on the finish. It turned me off at first, but I decided to let beer breath outside of the bottle for about 10 minutes, and that made a world of difference.

M: Tangy, acidic and full bodied. Tart and round. Big on the palate.

O: A great sour wild ale. If you can get this vintage, I recommend it. I've heard good things about the other vintages as well, but this wasn't too shabby.

09-02-2012 03:09:24 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-30-2012 15:07:51 | More by JohnK17
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-24-2012 01:55:27 | More by DaveHack
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-19-2012 18:34:06 | More by greenmonstah
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-16-2012 04:36:04 | More by Blanco
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-14-2012 02:25:30 | More by TheRuss9585
Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.