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BeerBera | LoverBeer

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3.93/5
Very Good
130 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
LoverBeer
Italy
loverbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Spontaneously fermented in wood with the addition of Barbera grapes crushed and de-stemmed, no added yeast.

Added by Viciousknishs on 07-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,945
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
130
pDev:
10.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Overall I think this was a pretty good more tart American Wild Ale

Look: Red-purple hue with a very thin quickly disappearing white head

Aroma: cran-grape, wine

Taste: The flavor is red wine, grapes, cranberry, it's quite tart, no hint of the alcohol.

Feel: It is light and easy drinking.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tap @ Moor, Bristol - Pours light red with a small foamy white head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - fruits - cranberries/grapes, acidic and woody notes in the back. Taste - Tart, sweetish, ripe fruits - cranberries/raspberries/grape notes, oaky feel. Nice fruity sour.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of constantine_272
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purple and red fruit juicy. Cranberries on the nose and it follows through with cranberry and raspberry tartness with a slight creamy milkwheat. Vineous notes come through with a pinot noir rose. Tart, dry, crisp and salty.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PeterD10
3.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RedSpecial1
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark red, nearly mahogany with ruby highlights, and no head to speak of. Smells very acetic with an underlying aroma of dark musty fruit.

The taste has a sharp acetic stinger up front with notes of sour apple and cherry underneath. The mouth feel is relatively light, considering the ABV, and the carbonation was on the lower end.

A very good example of the up and coming "American Wild Ale" style, though from an Italian brewer in this case.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DispyDnb
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.26/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of spointon
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz bottle poured into tulip
(brewed in 2014 on label)

L: very flat-looking pour, looks more like wine than beer; no head forms, just a skin of big, airy bubbles that disappear quickly; clear crimson, brilliant up to light, almost purple ... deep dark red

S: fingernail polish, tart grapes, oak ... as it warms, has a slight sweetness to it, but still mostly sour, lemons; more sweetness shows as it continues to warm, not quite a sweet wine but a wine aroma with all the alcohol sting taken out

T: tart grapes, sweet kumquats, fingernail polish, lemon ... has a super earthy backbite, dirt, oak; as it warms, the grapes sweeten just a bit, though that "sour" fingernail polish flavor is never far away

F: super light, watery, easy to drink ... has the slightest bit of carbonation to it that helps fill it out a bit, but it's very watery

O: very similar to a dry wine, sour grapes being the dominant note ... the 8% ABV is hidden to the point of disbelief -- the beer comes off like a 3% table beer, it's so light and watery; a solid "sour" that toes the line between wine and beer

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

4 oz pour on tap

A: dark amber body hazy almost no head

S: lots of grapes apples and vinegar

T: the grapes really hit your tongue hard and then you get the vinegar but not a lot of the bite. Then it ends with a musty grainy yeasty taste almost a cereal

M: medium feel low carbonation

O: very tasty beer but not tart as I was expecting very easy drinking very impressed with the grapes.

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Photo of wonothesane42
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap poured into wine glass. A very muddy murky brown and orange copper with no head. A pleasant sourness up front with a very strange aftertaste. Don't really know how to describe it but I like it. Like sour bread maybe...? Anyway, this was pretty awesome for me.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 130 ratings
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