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BeerBera | LoverBeer

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3.93/5
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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:
#7,814
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
130
pDev:
10.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 UCLABrewN84
3.03/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Thanks to Sisky for sharing this one at Oneinchaway's tasting.

Brewed in 2012.

Pours a murky reddish-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of rubber, plastic, floral, fruit, and grape aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grape, fruit, and rubber 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 an average beer that seems old and has some odd rubber and plastic qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

one of the strangest beers out there, the most curious side of spontaneous fermentation, brutally expensive at 21 bucks for a small bottle, but so are many of the italians, especially sour types. dead flat in terms of carbonation, but the dark pink liquid entices me. still waiting for a beer wine hybrid to really pop off, this one is certainly strange, with pieces of grape skins at the bottom of the bottle, raw. the nose is not super tart, certainly not like i am used to in sour beer. this has more of a fruity tartness, like cranberries pucker. i don't get grape specifically. the taste is so strange. fruity on the front end, purple grape and cranberry, maybe tart cherry, but the finish tastes just like cheerios cereal, grainy or bready, plain, and long lasting, trumping the fruit and any acidity or sourness. so strange. this feels like a meal. i miss the carbonation, and would regard this a bit higher if it had some, but i love how different this is, how it challenges my palate, and how the wild side of this is so unconventional. its almost vinegar without the acid, not the bretty or lacto characters we are accustomed to. i appreciate this for what it is, am glad i had it, but will never pay such a price for it again. i encourage the sour beer geek to try it though, because its just a totally different direction on the fermentation side. very cool.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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 westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%

Deeply integrated fruit and the mellow patience of wild ale pull from sour sour tendencies to give a punch of tang and tart with fruit at its center. LoverBeer brewers continue their flirtation with characterful microflora, embarking on a strong sour worthy of celebration and reward.

Its tawny burgundy pour releases a dainty eggshell creme that swirls upon the ale, unleashing its sour and fruity brunt. Aromas and early flavors of condensed grape, vinous red wine set the pace while complementary esters of blackberry, plum, date and fig play a supporting roll.

Its balsamic sourness is balanced with fruit and malt sweetness, seeming to give impressions of fruit an more ripe, vibrant and more dense character. Its medium statured malt sweetness is delicately of wheat bread, brazen caramel and almost of chocolate and toast. Its condensed fruitiness is woven together with oxidized sherry notes for a middle palate that's every bit as savory as it is sour.

Its acidic finish is puckering and playfully astringent but also smooth and relaxed. Its trailing sweetness begins to fade and the fruit acidity pulls forth for a palate-stripping quality for ultimate thirst quenching and refreshment despite the fruit and tangy sweetness dissolving closely behind.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear reddish color ale with a medium size off-white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of oak and tart notes is very interesting with subtle acidic notes. Taste is a nice mix between loads of oak which brings out cherry tart notes with a light acidic finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Another great sour from this brewery though I must admit that there is quite a few resemblances between their Flanders Red.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from K&L, 2010 vintage 375ml.

Dark brown with ruby highlights. Hazy, muddy near the bottom of the bottle. Moderate carbonation with a short-living head. Footy blue cheese aroma, plenty of vinous oak barrel and toasted malt. Palate is vinous, funky, tannic - quite dry. Good flavors, malt is present enough to lend a backbone to the barrel and bacteria. Sort of like a Consecration Jr., and actually a lot easier to drink - good stuff.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of dcmchew
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of smithj4
4.4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of womencantsail
3.11/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks for sharing this one, Javi.

A: The beer pours amber in color with a finger or two of white head.

S: Smells pretty funky. A bit of sweat and musty funk, along with some oak. There is a strong fruit character to it, almost like raspberries and grapes. Some light grass and lemony tartness.

T: Pretty fruity with a touch of booze. Almost like a fruit liquer, actually. Moderately tart with notes of green apple and lemon zest. Some mild malt, grass, and wet, musty oak.

M: Medium in body with carbonation that is medium to high.

O: Not really my thing, but compared to some Italian beers, pretty good.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of AlexFields
2.64/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is an old rating that I forgot to enter so I don't have careful notes. I just noted that it was weird and cheesy.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Beer Belly in Albany, NY.

This one pours a sparkling dark pink, with no head or lacing.

This one smells quite grapey, with some cherry, as well, and a bit of lactic aroma.

This has a lot of fruitiness beyond just typical grapiness, there's some raspberry and cherry as well, with a pretty light sourness, maybe 3/10. It's got kind of sparkling champagne quality to it, with minimal funk. I wish this was a bit "thicker" per se, with a bit more complexity, but the grapes used here are undeniably tasty.

This is light bodied, fairly thin mouthfeel, with a higher level of carbonation.

This was tasty but I wished for a little bit more.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

RB

Poured into a large goblet last night at Bittercreek's 2014 Funkfest... A hazy reddish/brown brew produces decent head and spotty lacing.

Nose is weird... candy like sweetness punctuated by a musty/lightly funky bretty character.. Flavor has a big oaky essence that is punctuated by a tannic element... this one is for the geeks, I am not sure what to make of it... not really anything that I commonly associate strictly with grapes, but there is an overall round very background sweetness that I guess is grape.

Weird ... very weird ... tasty, but certainly is not going to be everybody's favorite.

3/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

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Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 130 ratings
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