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Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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753 Ratings

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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 158
Gots: 245 | 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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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-06-2012 14:30:02 | More by DSlim71
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-01-2012 16:37:58 | More by thebouch01
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-01-2012 12:32:39 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A bottle to the face after bar tending new years eve. Couldn't ask for a better beer to be the first to drink in 2012. I'm a newbie reviewer, and prob shouldn't since I'm in the industry but I love this beer i thought i might as well.

S: Murky ruby red color, not a solid color throughout, pours out of the bottle lighter than appears in the glass. Almost glows.

S: sour sour raspberry

T: Uniquely sour. The flow of the beer taste is sour that fades to raspberry, the raspberry flavor increases till the end at the same tine the sourness kicks bak in and increases until the end as well. the after taste is the sweet raspberries making you want more, and then you get the whole sour roller coaster again. Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

M: Thickish, acidic,

O: One of the, if not the most sour beers I have had. Like i said earlier, unique. This is the 2010 and there is a gold sticker that reads "Though its in the nature of a wild ale to be different each year, this year's vintage is exceptionally different, and may not occur again [I really hope it does]. Riserva 2010 is a very sour ale. Tarter than ever, the beer's acidity has inhibited carbonation which is very low. The taste is fantastic! Notes of cider vinegar mingle with an assertive berry palate. Cheers!" About sums it up. If you love sours like i do, this will be the beer you hope the next sour you land will live up to.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 10:08:55 | More by Beerverage
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-26-2011 20:25:03 | More by acurtis
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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

12-24-2011 07:22:00 | More by jophish17
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-23-2011 06:06:09 | More by JAHMUR
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-21-2011 05:38:55 | More by djrn2
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-21-2011 05:06:08 | More by CelticAleMan
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2.8/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A corked and caged 750 mL bottle from rowingbrewer; thank you! 2010 Vintage, split into two tulip glasses.

Pours a murky purple, ruby color with rich crimson hues where the light is more vibrant. Absolutely no head, and no lacing. I feared it was undercarbonated from the minuscule "pop" of the cork.

Aroma is of tart raspberries, cranberries, apple cider, acetic acid (vinegar), and some funky undertones. The tart fruit is inviting, but there isn't much spectacular here.

It tastes of raspberries, cranberries, cherries, apple cider, various light grains, a touch of alcohol, and some wood on the finish. The oak hardly shines through. It is plenty sour.

Mouthfeel is a bit difficult to palate, worsened by the utter lack of carbonation. This has taken on the consistency of a very tart, extremely dry raspberry juice. The back of the throat is burned on the finish, a combination of the extreme tartness, acidity, and dryness.

Overall, I think this one has fallen off a bit. Perhaps it was a faulty seal on the bottle, but the lack of carbonation posed some problems for it. It is a sour monster though, so if that's what you seek, then look no further.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 01:21:58 | More by eclipse54
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1.85/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

S: Big rasberry tartness, touch of funk, some oak.

L: Still looking, no head, slightly hazy dark red.

T: Sweet rasberry like malt with some tartness. Little bitterness, a slightly funky rasberry taste leads to a medium tartness with a touch of lemon rind.

M: Almost no carbonation, slick on the palate.

No carbonation whatsoever. Makes this a slick mess. Funkiness is quite gross with the rasberries. Too big and really messy, drainpour.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 04:27:04 | More by bum732
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New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Vintage

A: Poured vigorously into my tulip leaving a few small bubbles on the surface that fade in a completely flat surface. Bottle stated very low carbonation so I expected this.

S: Super sour with tons of Raspberry! Raspberry Seeds, Raspberry Jam, Puree, Juice. Some oaky tannins hiding in the mix. Smells amazing!

T: Super tart almost like a sour candy. Tons of Raspberry like the nose. I'm not getting any of the vinegar notes that I'm seeing in the previous reviews.

M: Pretty much flat, almost wine like. This honestly doesn't bother me because in my opinion it almost suits this sour.

O: WOW! This beer has gotta be one of the most sour beers I have ever had the pleasure of having. The way it comes together is just amazing! Guess I'll be clearing the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 23:31:59 | More by ixodus
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4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage

A- pours a murky red with pink tones. Minimal head... Poor retention.

S- big oak with massive acidity and raspberry jam. Sour as hell!

T- again sour as hell! Huge acidity massive raspberry jam and a funky bacteria charater. Soft oak tones on the finish. You have to have a hard palate to apreciate this vintage.

MF- medium Jammy Shiraz like mouthfeel. Medium body with a fine agressive carbonation.

D- low drinkability for the average beer drinker. The sour lover will go crazy for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 07:45:26 | More by Viciousknishs
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

12-09-2011 06:59:35 | More by DoctorB2B
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-08-2011 02:02:39 | More by WeisGuy
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-06-2011 13:36:44 | More by sideshowe
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-05-2011 02:37:09 | More by tclapper
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-04-2011 18:36:11 | More by whallgren
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-29-2011 04:02:33 | More by Texasfan549
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3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml C&C bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to russwbeck for this one.

A: Golden orange color with a medium haze. Virtually no head to speak of and a slight touch of lacing.

S: Very tart/sour raspberries upfront. An underlying astringent vinegar aroma, that's not really off but a bit inviting. A touch of oak mixes with the slight barnyard funk.

T: Sweet raspberries upfront. Then a huge tartness that immediately turns sour. Finishes ever so slightly astringent with a light funkiness. Leaves a sweet aftertaste. Makes you pucker the first few drinks.

M: Light bodied but far from watery. Almost no carbonation. Very crisp with a lightly dry finish.

O: Very good. Each flavor, sweet, sour, tart, and funk, stand out well and transitions into the next seamlessly. If Blushing Monk is any better than this I can't wait.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 04:49:20 | More by doughanson78
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-25-2011 17:39:23 | More by nmann08
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New Jersey

1.83/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 2010 750ml into a tulip glass and then almost immediately poured into the drain.

A: Resembles nothing of a beer as poured, a hazy mahogany/pink mix with no carbonation showing.

S: Huge cider vinegar with a tart raspberry smell underlying. Let me just say that the smell of vinegar has never made me want to drink something.

T: Very tart. I puckered for the first few sips trying to find good in this. It tastes like black cherry atomic warheads (sour candy) was soaking in cider vinegar. This is atrocious and I immediately drain poured. I know the 2010 version is the only one this extreme, but I'll never touch another, this was bad.

M: Like Robotussin.

O: I will never buy this again, nor would I consider sipping it again. This is not beer, this is a crummy attempt at a wine.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 17:31:18 | More by keanex
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-24-2011 04:05:12 | More by nh2032
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-24-2011 02:09:03 | More by JustinMatthew
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2011 13:35:04 | More by zachattack555
Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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