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Cuvee De Bubba - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Cuvee De Bubba
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BA SCORE
83
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
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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01001111

California

2/5  rDev -45.7%

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avaldivia

California

2/5  rDev -45.7%

11-14-2011 08:27:40 | More by avaldivia
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

05-18-2014 20:33:34 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Cakanator

Massachusetts

2.48/5  rDev -32.6%

Tasting notes from 5/09. On tap @ the truth. I had also had this one a NOTB 09 but have a better memory of it at the dove. Poured out a reddish brown minimal lacing and head. Interesting nose, maybe some sourness or smoke? Seemed unbalanced sharp sourness that didn't come together in the end. A good try but just didn't pan out for me.

11-19-2009 03:59:43 | More by Cakanator
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jethrodium

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

On tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest. Pours a hazy copperish amber with a small white head that disappears relatively quickly and leaves little lacing on the glass. The aroma is some brett, a bit of oak, and a light peppery not. Pretty bland. Taste is some bretty funkiness, a bit of oak, and some light lemon. Finishes with a light tartness. Light, watery body. Low carbonation. A pretty bland, boring beer. Not really worth trying.

11-17-2011 02:22:18 | More by jethrodium
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t0rin0

California

2.78/5  rDev -24.5%

Sampled at Night of the Barrels 2009.

Pours moderately murky and red/brown with little head and no lacing or retention. Its about par for the course for sour beers.

Smell was fruity and funky at the same time. Some malt was present in the aroma as well. Anything with brett in it is going to be complex and this is no different.

Flavor is interesting and I'm not quite sure what to make of it. Its sour and fruity but also bitter (which is distracting) and quite malty. Some red (crystal) malts present for sure. In my notes I added "Sour Barleywine" but if I had to guess if they weren't going for a sour barleywine then they were going for a flanders red. It is also quite dry.

Body is thin, which is to be expected but again the bitterness gets in the way. This could have done with a touch more CO2. Wouldn't drink much of this.

Its a good first try for a sour and I would like to see what they can do with the genre. Its just that this one was kind of a miss.

03-08-2009 21:35:06 | More by t0rin0
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womencantsail

California

2.98/5  rDev -19%

On-tap at Churchill's

A: The beer pours a hazy golden amber color with a small white head.

S: The nose features a Mild vinegar note as well as a distinct Cheerios character. There is some wet oak and grass as well as the ever popular straw/hay. A little booze and a mild malt sweetness.

T: The flavor starts out with a slight sweetness followed by plenty of grass, green apple, and lemon zest. As with the aroma, some vinegar is present, as is the cereal sweetness and flavor of Cheerios.

M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: While not atrocious, this was not very good by any means.

09-21-2011 16:18:36 | More by womencantsail
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-17-2014 23:37:36 | More by largadeer
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

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California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-09-2014 00:00:28 | More by SoCalSuds
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hawkmage

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-31-2011 03:43:19 | More by hawkmage
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nataku00

California

3.18/5  rDev -13.6%

On tap poured into a snifter at The Bistro, reviewed from notes. Beer pours a golden orange with a thin film of a off white collar. Minimal lacing that quickly slid right back into the glass. Not much carbonation visible, a bubble floating up every now and then.

Nose is heavy on brett funk, but it dominates too much. Very funky, wet horse blanket is appropriate for this. Beyond the funk, some very minor stone fruit and lemon with a little oak tannin, but then you get more brett funk to remind you it's there.

Taste is pretty one dimensional, lactic sourness, with some slight plum sweetness on the way down.

Light body with little to no carbonation. A case where maybe there was a little too much brett character in a beer.

11-17-2011 06:11:08 | More by nataku00
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California

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-15-2013 06:13:51 | More by Zbeetleman
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Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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California

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Cuvee De Bubba from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.