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Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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899 Ratings

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Ratings: 899
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.22%
Wants: 170
Gots: 271 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: akorsak on 06-14-2008

Ale with raspberry purée added and aged in oak barrels.
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pours a beautiful raspberry puree color. with no back lighting the body still captures all the light in the room and has a brightness to it. thin off white head settles just as quickly as it rises.

nose is very big yet simple. nothing but freshly crushed raspberries.

taste is more like juice and vodka than a beer. tasty yet simple.

mouthfeel is very wine like, cheap syrupy wine. little burn in the back of the throat from the alochol.

gets better as it warms. i would of been better off waiting till i had someone to share with. not that it's bad, it's just a little too much for me. hopefully it keeps for a day in the fridge.

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Bought a bottle somewhere in Pennsylvania with no label on it because Weyerbacher labels are cheap and fall off. An amazingly beautiful wild ale with some kind of CRAZY funk smell that i'm not sure I enjoy, but is definitely interesting to postulate about. Wonderful sour raspberry flavor and a strong alcohol presence. Overall, a great wild ale, but that smell is something to reckon with. Try it only if you can truly handle wild ales!

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Poured a ruby-mahogany color, clear at first, hazier as it got closer to that huge trub layer on the bottom of the bottle. A few stray bubbles formed on the pour, but there was no real head to speak of. Aroma loaded with raspberry and funky grass. Blast of raspberry up front in the taste, very sour, with a saliva-inducing acetic acid sensation, though lacking any pulverizing vinegar flavor, underlying berry and malt sweetness, oak and earth mid- to end-palate, with a slight, subtle grassiness in there that is mostly overwhelmed by the tartness of the raspberries. Kind of hard to believe that this had been mellowing out for two years, because it still packed a mean punch. Contrary to some other reviews of this, I can't really say anything bad about the beer...I thought it was great. Medium body, low carbonation, lacking a bit in crispness, but nonetheless, a great sour beer overall. I guess the ABV at 8-10%, and apparently I was wrong.

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Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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