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Cuvee De Bubba - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Cuvee De Bubba
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A custom blend of the beers of Bear Republic, Cuvee de Bubba is refermented in oak barrels using only the wild microflora and fauna native to the Alexander Valley. A bouquet of stone fruits with a complex flavor profile of malt, tobacco, and cherry pie sourness.

2012 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer-Wild Acidic Beer-SILVER

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 03-08-2009)
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06/12/14 – From a 4oz taster

A: Dark golden amber with some auburn hues and a real pure clarity to it. A thin film of meek khaki froth forms over and is short-lived with only a few light etchings of lace left to the glass. As expected for a barrel aged wild ale with a surprising conditioned quality to it.

S: Smells very floral like lavender blossoms with a touch of dark soured fruits and some mild vinegar qualities. The nose has a big honey like sweetness that was a little unexpected. Not bad but a bit sweet and fruit forwardSeems like some nice local ingredients have been incorporated here

T: Mixed dark berries give a light to mild amount of tartness to the brew along with some apple cider vinegar and lemon. Flavors segue into a big floral honey like sweetness. This is so much like a mead in some ways. There is little to no perceived bitterness with some and the alcohol is kept really well hidden throughout. I get some some woodsy oak tannins and a dusty mineral character towards the finish. Detecting a miniscule amount of acetone there too but it is not enough to be reproachful. Interesting brew and fairly unique.

M: The mouth feel is medium to light and a bit watered down. There is mellow amount of tart pucker to it with a touch of drying at the finish. Clean retreat but lands mostly on the watery thin side.

D: This was an okay wild and nice to try but far from being a favorite. There is a lot of berry tartness and florals but not much funk at all with a massive amount of honey like sweetness. A lot of components to this one, some nicer than others, but just didn’t wow me in the end.

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s - Smells sour dark fruits, vinegar, raspberries, sour cherries, oak, light funk, citrus, and earthy notes. Light floral hops. Awesome smell, smells very sour and lots of dark fruits.

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Cuvee De Bubba from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.