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Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

754 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 754
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 158
Gots: 247 | FT: 29
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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DubCo21

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2014 18:17:37 | More by DubCo21
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 version if that makes a difference. Poured a light and cloudy red body (it's not pink but it's not basic red or purple, either) with one-finger offwhite head and left lace along the glass. Aroma is comprised of extremely tart, with a little sweetness, raspberries and there are touches of sour funkiness. Smooth, balanced, and that is key as this could have been a mess, the extremely tart and sour raspberries also have a touch of sweetness, especially in the finish, so you get the best of both worlds and not just a flat, sour mess..

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 16:19:27 | More by clayrock81
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Brewzma

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-29-2014 02:35:18 | More by Brewzma
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CloudStrife

New York

4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 vintage.

A: Pours a clear red with a very effervescent head that can be heard fizziling like soda. Quickly dissipating it doesn't really leave any visible lacing. Tons of visible carbonation.

S: Can tell this is going to be pleasantly sour. Real nice raspberry aroma that is quite authentic.

T: Very raspberry. As if you picked a sour tart raspberry right off the plant. Lots of sour. Mild malt backing.

M: Puckering art first as the mouth adjusts. Tons of carbonation gives it a light mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Overall this is very tasty with a great raspberry sour flavor. May be slightly one dimensional which I feel is an area some of the more extreme sours can sometimes fall into. But certainly worth picking up.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 23:42:23 | More by CloudStrife
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-28-2014 15:07:15 | More by BMart
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-28-2014 00:55:16 | More by aqualung23
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thetommo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-27-2014 19:53:06 | More by thetommo
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-27-2014 13:44:12 | More by GreyGhost4
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-27-2014 01:56:03 | More by TimHitchings
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leinie13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-26-2014 23:46:25 | More by leinie13
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tclipse

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-26-2014 16:03:03 | More by tclipse
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-26-2014 03:37:06 | More by jagada
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-25-2014 03:51:39 | More by JArmour15
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-24-2014 03:00:50 | More by erialbill
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pmorris71

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-23-2014 23:59:15 | More by pmorris71
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-22-2014 19:12:06 | More by PaulsBrew
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JohnathanColeman

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-22-2014 19:10:33 | More by JohnathanColeman
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mattreitz49

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-22-2014 03:40:36 | More by mattreitz49
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-21-2014 03:28:49 | More by Lehighace06
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-21-2014 02:23:40 | More by brother_kenneth
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-20-2014 17:44:22 | More by markgugs
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-20-2014 06:20:35 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 mL (25 oz.) bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors in Dupont Circle NW D.C., unclear brewing/bottling date but most recent vintage, poured into my NEBCO Gandhi-Bot glass, drank 04/19/2014 over an hour.

A: 3/3 - red-maroon coloration, minimal clarity (cannot see through), off-white/eggshell head pours fizzy and settles into a fine glass lacing persisting throughout the pour, small carbonation bubbles emerge off the bottom of the glass; large alcohol legs (top

S: 9/12 - the predominant aromas are definitely raspberry and lactic acid; there is also some background tannins, oak and alcohol; no hop aroma

T: 18/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a moderate sourness - sour hanging fruit - raspberry, green apple and even some lemon, in the middle of the mouth, some of the vinous qualities emerge - tannins and lactic acid - with some mild oak-barrel notes; the alcohol is present but certainly not overwhelming and definitely does not taste like 11.4% ABV

M: 5/5 - moderate bodied and appropriately carbonated for an American wild ale; really nice dry, crisp finish that doesn't linger; again, dangerously easy to drink for an 11.4% ABV!

O: 9/10 - a stellar oak-aged fruit wild ale - tart, refreshing, dry with a complex aroma and flavor that features raspberries; I know that I shouldn't be comparing this beer with straight fruit beers/lambics but it blows Founders' Rubaeus and Lindemann's Framboise clear out of the water; and, for $18-20/750 mL at 11.4% ABV, it's a nice price point; definitely recommended purchasing/trading potential here

TOTAL = 43/50

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 01:06:23 | More by MNishCT77
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elkylos

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-19-2014 16:51:53 | More by elkylos
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funkyaudio

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

04-16-2014 03:23:58 | More by funkyaudio
Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 754 ratings.