Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.23/5 rDev +4.2%
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
3.58/5 rDev -11.8%
Poured from a corked & caged bottle into a Duvel tulip. 2010 (IE, the really really sour one) vintage
A- pours a murky reddish brown with no head at all, and the uncorking had a minimal pop. At least the warning label says "this isn't carbonated well". I'll give them credit for that at least
S- tons of raspberry coming through, and the sourness actually burns my nostrils a little bit. Never had that happen before...
T- the sourness almost burns my throat, it's that intense. Tons of raspberry coming through. But my god, the sour...it almost doesn't taste natural
M- thin bodied, as expected
O- I mean....Weyerbacher did throw a label on this saying it was more tart than ever. The acidity is off the charts. It's not an overly pleasurable experience though, because the beer comes off as very one-dimenstional. A disappointment.
08-09-2012 00:14:42 | More by bigfnjoe
2.85/5 rDev -29.8%
2011 bottling poured into tulip glass.
A: Pours a very foggy dark pink color; appears very creamy and viscous with a thin white coating of head topping off the glass. Some sediment sinks to the bottom of my glass while what appear to be raspberry seeds float atop it.
S: A big, rich, overripe raspberry smell controls things here- it's very intense. Fermented fruit provides a damp mustiness, while yeast and oak round the smell out.
T: Raspberry flavors- both sour and sweet- are most noticeable here, with the flavor becoming more tangy on the beer's finish. Oak and a light vanilla complement the sweet berry flavors. The aforementioned mustiness and a considerable dose of alcohol strengthen as the beer warms, and unfortunately along with them comes a metallic flavor which dominates the beer's flavor at the end of the glass. My opinion of the taste really changed over the course of my serving, unfortunately going downhill near the end.
M: Medium to thick body, with light carbonation and a sticky finish.
O: Riserva is a strange and interesting beer; while I prefer most of the other sours I've had to date, it was a good experience to try such a big one, in terms of ABV and body. It's considerably less sour than most other wild ales (or lambics, geuezes, etc.), and unfortunately the metallic flavor put a damper on my enjoyment of it.
08-05-2012 19:14:06 | More by AwYeh
3.73/5 rDev -8.1%
Most difficult beer to open in the entire world. A huge thanks to Aw Yeh for splitting this me.
Appearance - Lots of raspberry seeds floating around. A deliciously tart and acidic looking beer. A nice white and foamy ring around the beer, though there was really no head on the pour and obviously no retention. A bit of caramel-brown hue behind all of the red berries.
Smell - Smells lightly sour, but not overpowering. Tart raspberries. The berries are really overpowering here. Lots of wild yeast.
Taste - Definitely a complex taste that I was not expecting. This beer packs a huge punch with its 11.4 percent ABV. A huge alcoholic backing full of wild yeast and earthy notes on top of a delicious sour balloon of raspberry puree. A nice lemony punch behind the whole thing. Complex.
Mouthfeel and Drinkability - A nice smooth, yet tart, burn throughout the entire body. The wild yeast is intense and gripping. The ABV is very well balanced, though. Gets a little metallic after a few drinks.
08-03-2012 03:12:39 | More by Jesse13713
Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.