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Cuvee De Bubba - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 81
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

CoolEthan, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 02/27/14 notes. Had on tap at Beer Authority in NYC after their BR event. 14 oz. pour in a stange type glass.

a - Pours a deep reddish color with one inch of off white head and high carbonation evident.

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.

t - Tastes of sweet and sour cherries and other dark fruits, citrus hops, oak, light vinegar, earthy notes, grapefruit, fruity malts. Taste is good but less sour than the nose; little bit sweeter.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Lightly acedic but not too much.

o - Overall a really nice wild ale from BR. Not the sourest taste is the world but that is fine, it smells great and tastes very good. Worth checking out.

mdfb79, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

dubinsky, Feb 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

SoCalSuds, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a light copper with a small light white head.

S: Tart lemon, funky Belgian yeast and wheat in the nose.

T: Tart lemon again, maybe some orange, citrus rind, funky Belgian yeast.

M: Medium bodied with medium smoothness.

O: Pretty good, not the best wild ale out there, but worth a try if you can find it (I'm assuming it's tap-only, brewery-only).

BierJager89, Feb 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Lehighace06, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

KimenTshom, Jan 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Griffith, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

ACB, Jan 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

KevT, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

KristineT, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jeff1973, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Gonzoillini, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

emerge077, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Flabbyjandro, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a glass at the 4th Cellar Party at Bear Republic brewery. Bubba himself poured it. From notes. Reviewed 30 September 2012.

A: No head, light lacing, clear gold.

S: Sour Belgian-wild yeast. It reminds me of an Oud Bruin. Tart, fruity, vinegary, and engaging.

T: Puckery! Fruity. Reminiscent of Lost Abbey Red Poppy. Balsamic raspberries and bright lemon juice. The finish is Brett-funky.

M: Interesting and forceful! It has presence.

O: Great beer; very nice. Highly recommended. A delicious barrel-aged sour.

AgentMunky, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

TXhomebrewer, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Zorora, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

drummermattie02, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Grant35, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Pecan, Jun 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

drewone, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with malt, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with fruity and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

strongaf, May 17, 2013
Cuvee De Bubba from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.