1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Riserva - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
RiservaRiserva

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

768 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 768
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 160
Gots: 246 | FT: 28
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Riserva Alström Bros
Ratings: 768 | Reviews: 298 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bum732
bum732

Lesotho

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
Photo of ixodus
ixodus

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
Photo of Viciousknishs
Viciousknishs

Virginia

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
Photo of DoctorB2B
DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.5%

12-09-2011 06:59:35 | More by DoctorB2B
Photo of WeisGuy
WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-08-2011 02:02:39 | More by WeisGuy
Photo of sideshowe
sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-06-2011 13:36:44 | More by sideshowe
Photo of tclapper
tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-05-2011 02:37:09 | More by tclapper
Photo of whallgren
whallgren

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-04-2011 18:36:11 | More by whallgren
Photo of Texasfan549
Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-29-2011 04:02:33 | More by Texasfan549
Photo of doughanson78
doughanson78

Washington

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
Photo of nmann08
nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-25-2011 17:39:23 | More by nmann08
Photo of keanex
keanex

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
Photo of nh2032
nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-24-2011 04:05:12 | More by nh2032
Photo of JustinMatthew
JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-24-2011 02:09:03 | More by JustinMatthew
Photo of zachattack555
zachattack555

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2011 13:35:04 | More by zachattack555
Photo of deapokid
deapokid

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-23-2011 05:24:30 | More by deapokid
Photo of PittBeerGirl
PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2011 01:31:39 | More by PittBeerGirl
Photo of Exiled
Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-22-2011 04:37:28 | More by Exiled
Photo of sarro
sarro

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-20-2011 23:08:31 | More by sarro
Photo of Magery
Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-20-2011 05:09:30 | More by Magery
Photo of brandoman63
brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-18-2011 21:17:28 | More by brandoman63
Photo of Rochefort10nh
Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-18-2011 18:47:28 | More by Rochefort10nh
Photo of HopStoopid120
HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-18-2011 16:34:29 | More by HopStoopid120
Photo of Hoops4life511
Hoops4life511

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-18-2011 13:06:07 | More by Hoops4life511
Photo of jwelsh
jwelsh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-18-2011 12:41:54 | More by jwelsh
Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.