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Nebiulin-a | LoverBeer

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Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is fermented with the grapes used to make Barolo wine. While it is blended, it does not qualify as a gueuze.

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Bruno74200
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly amber body with no head
The nose is very nice on the grape and some funk
The taste follows
Very dry with a nice sourness and a moderate carbonation
This is only my second italian grape ale and I very much like it

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

some lambic threads in this with nebbiolo grapes i believe, 2015 bottling, white foil, sexy beer. its subtle, and i think you have to know and love these guys to fully appreciate this, but its amazing. little to no color at all from the fruit, with almost no head either, a little haze, and a lightly rose tinted orange at the most. the nose is subtle, almost too cold at first, i have to let it sit a minute. it opens up slowly, both in aroma and flavor, the grape adds a natural fruity funk, but its not overly vinous. meanwhile, the yeast is crazy, understated, but like actually wild, not one of the same handful of cultures that all of these made in america now seem to have, like its truly unique, and that counts for a lot with me, even if its a little less mature, woody, funky, and tart than what is on trend right now, you just have to let it be, and its a real rewarding experience. nice character from the grape, but largely fermented out to me, some tang and tannins from the skins, a little sweetness left, but real beery still, lots of grain and some young lambic funk. cool beer overall, mellow and maybe better by itself than it is in a lineup with a bunch of american made "wild" ales, but its awesome. no love for loverbeer still it seems, a real shame, these guys are one of the best. price prohibitive to be sure, but man, nobody is making beer like this! a beer that objectively doesnt score real high in any specific category here, but is far better than its scores can really indicate, if that makes sense. great to share it unexpectedly with close friends...

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrenihan
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An interesting beer. The nose is lambic-like, with some funk and lemon, but the funk is coupled with a more pronounced fruity scent than a lambic carries. Grape and stone fruit.

Similarly, the flavour is also reminiscent of lambic, but is notably sweeter. There is very much a red wine flavour coming through, with berries (cherry, strawberry) and a slightly tannic aftertaste. Slightly tart, but the sweetness is more pronounced for me.

Body is nice. Minimally carbonated but not flat, a tannic finish but not overdone.

A very nice beer. I prefer proper lambic myself, but this is a unique twist on that style, and is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fabiand
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingjohnh
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cultclassic89
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A gorgeous peach amber color. Tasty oak and cherry and grape aroma, smells of love. Tastes of love.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully woven of the Barolo wine making cloth, LoverBeer celebrates these famed grapes in a sour ale that enhances their acidity and dries their sweetness into a distinctively sour ale that's not quite lambic, not quite wine, but unmistakably wild in nature.

Nebiulin-a pours a beautiful and feminine rose and curaçao orange color. Its slight tawny gaze offers a glimpse into its wine-like state while the faintest of creme foam quickly dissolves back into the ale. Bright in sour aromas, its acidic tone is set with grape, lemon, lime, strawberry and kiwi. While its sweetness is short, the taste is delightfully floral and soft; at least ahead of the brunt of sourness to come.

As the sourness washes over the palate, its fruit envelope unfolds, bringing the melon, berry, citrus and tropical tang. Modest in its earthiness, only a semblance to wine-soaked cork and burlap. Yet as the taste travels over the palate, its sourness intensifies and the sensation of clean white vinegar and vinous rose wine gain prominence.

Tanin-heavy in finish, the textures of wood spice, apple skin and grape seed balance the slim lingering sweetness much more in wine-like fashion than of beer. Yet its crisp, clean and light body is effortless on the palate though its complex souring agents are found complexing and charming. Its a beautiful sour ale that defies style and exudes art in the culinary, fermented worlds.

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Photo of NateF90
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alelover
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Axnjxn
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375ml -> teku glass

cloudy reddish color with a small head that quickly dissipates. smell of red grapes, very wine like. taste is lambic-esque but leaning more winelike. grapes are dominate. sweet but not too sweet. easy drinking, alcohol well hidden. slightly sour and slight acidic. not too complex. fruity. good beer overall.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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Nebiulin-a from LoverBeer
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 33 ratings