Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +7.1%
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
2/5 rDev -50.7%
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
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
Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.