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Cuvee De Bubba - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Cuvee De Bubba
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.53%
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

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

strongaf, May 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

beerpadawan, Apr 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

WeisGuy, Apr 13, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Surly Goat.

Clear golden amber colour with a small white head. Fair lacing and head retention.

Big oak and acid aroma. Tons of coconut and vanilla with a nice acid that works. Some grape notes.

As with the aroma this is a big combo of oak and sour. Fruity esters add interest and are a nice foil for the oak which dominates. Lots of coconut and grape. Acid is plentiful but balanced.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

A really solid beer. Tasty and fun. It seems a touch high on the oak but I still like it.

dgilks, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

Ralphs66, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

TheAngryBurrito, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

litheum94, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

bauermj, Jan 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Nov 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

imperialking, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

vitters03, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

Etan, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

John11486, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

flexabull, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

smithmd4, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

Diomede, Dec 13, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Neighborhood, 11/10/11.

A-Pour is a light hazy ruby, with no head or lacing.

S-Tart with light vinegar notes.

T-Puckery but not overdone, vinegar and sweet fruit.

M-Light bodied, low carbonation.

O-Very nice. Who knew Bear Republic made a sour? Not a great one, but pretty solid.


sholland119, Nov 23, 2011
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3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

nataku00, Nov 17, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

jethrodium, Nov 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9%

jlb502, Nov 15, 2011
Cuvee De Bubba from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.