D'uva Beer | LoverBeer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
LoverBeer
Italy
loverbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stcules on 12-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
103
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.61%
 
 
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6
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

this recent haul of loverbeer has been awesome, i wish they gave a little more information on the packaging, such as which grape varietals are in this beer? a red variety or two no doubt, but thats all we know, and we only learn that from the pink cloudy hue of this beer. a nose a little perfume heavy like the plum one, but with a lot more of the wild yeast evident right up front. not fruity at all really, maybe just delicate fruit character, but grape is not readily apparent. musty yeast, very wild, similar but lighter than the other beers I've had from these guys. the grapes are a little winey in the taste, and its all on the front end, while the weird yeast is all towards the finish. it never gets sour, not even tart really, but its farmy and animalistic and seemingly ancient. i really like that its a little peppery, a little fruity, and just so different. a cool way to finish an already unique beer. carbonation is really prominent, and the bubbles are enormous, giving it a real lively feel. still creamy in texture though, never feels like soda or anything. dynamic layering of old world flavors in a beautifully executed beer. my only real issue with it is its price. can't afford to drink beer like this real often, but wow is this one a treat!

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Photo of NateF90
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of flannelman808
4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a muddy hazy orange ochre/medium brown color and is topped with a fizzy light tan soda pop like head. Fairly poor head retention this one disappears rather quickly and doesn't have much lacing to speak of.

S: Tangerine essential oil (like when you squeeze a tangerine zest seems to intertwine with Nebbiolo grapes. Faintly in the background a very aged vinegar shows as well.

T: This is really a unique beer. Very yeast driven yet I have to profess I've not tasted anything like it. Vinous and complex the flavors range all over. Red wine like acidity meets an earthy funky quality reminiscent of wine from southern Rhone(even though the grapes come from italy).

That said this is very beer like too and does not try to be something else. Malt driven sweetness, toasted wheat, and malted barley show up right along with everything else... And there is quit a bit.

Along with the grape, White pepper, and wet earth take charge. melding stone-fruit driven flavors fill in the middle, Namely apricot, black plum, and wild strawberry. Some bitterness shows suggestive of a citrus pith. Finishing again with an unripe grape like acidity. Very crisp along with a high degree of complexity, not an easy thing to achieve.

M: Prickly and very carbonated (not unlike soda)

O: Very good and refreshingly unique, this beer accomplishes a lot. It is made with italian grapes which provide all of the wild yeast used. Nothing has been added outside of whatever was growing on those grapes. A pretty cool idea which I would like to see explored more... Terrior. This is one to age for sure, I would think lt has the ability to get better for the next 5 years at least.

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4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6 euros on tap. Servedin a teku.
A somewhat hazy purple with a good head that eventually does fully die off.
Smells like sour grapes, in a very good way, and has a nice earthy presence to it as well.
The taste is slightly sweet with a good sour punch; really refreshing and enjoyable. Again there's a little earthiness in the back end.
Very nice and smooth with a bit of tingly carbonation that really keeps it alive.
Wonderful beer, not as intensely sour as some lambics or even some other Italian sours but very good.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of grover37
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage.

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4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of peabody
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a really cloudy amber with white suds that lace the rim of the tulip. These dissapate quickly but the effervescentness of this brew is quite a site to behold.
The smell is sour grape skins and some clove or other belgian yeast aromas. No alcohol is detected here.
Taste is very sour like a sweetart with just a hint of boozyness at the end. Stays very sour throughout the tasteing.
Mouthfeel is just a tad sticky but the sour cleans the palate of most of the stickyness.
Overall just a 4 but it might be higher if it didn't cost so darn much. ( I know cost shouldn't come into play but in this case it really does.)

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear reddish color beer with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of oak and light tart cherry with some vinous notes as well. Taste is a great refreshing mix between some oak with light tart cherries and some vinous finish. Not too sour and very light acidic notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Too expensive for what it is but very enjoyable noenhteless.

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D'uva Beer from LoverBeer
3.85 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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