BeerBera | LoverBeer

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BA SCORE
80%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 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:
#7,511
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
130
Liked:
104
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
10.18%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
12
Trade:
1
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brewed in 2011

Appearance: It has a nice dark ruby/brown color to it. It has practicly no head and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of red grapes, tart cherries, a decent amount of oak and some definite funk.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some red grapes (some red wine characteristics), tart berries, woody oak and some funk.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. Not quite as sour as I hoped it would be but the flavors still work well together.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's a deep red colour with a small head of foam that shrinks quickly and ends up being gone.

The smell is of tarty fruit, grapes that is, with more than a whiff of the oak aging.

Tastes match the smell; grape tartness and well integrated oak/woody flavours.

Good mouthfeel, the carbonation is on the very low side. It does drink stronger than the abv would suggest.

This bottle from 2012 was very nice.

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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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Pours slightly murky, burnt red with hints of both ruby and orange. Thin tiny white head that recedes to just a ring around the glass with some lacing and legs.

Rich tart cherries, vanilla, oak, almond, bright red wine notes. Very complex. Tartness and fruit balance nicely with earthy oak.

Quite tart upfront giving way to an incredibly unique beer. Sour cherries, pomegranates, and currants. Vinous in the back. Warming alcohol, oak, almonds. Very fruity but quite dry.

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On tap at the Local Taphouse during one of their Italian takeovers, or makeovers, or something completely different, I forget now.

Pours a dark red colour, slight purple touch. Head is white, just a rim. Not bad, nice colour.

Smells vinous, nicely sour. Grapey vinous notes with balsamic, port, and a touch of dark cherry. Very enticing.

Taste is far more yeasty than it should be. Starts with nice, tart vinous notes then gets some slight yeasty notes midway, which become hugely bready, crusty towards the back. Definitely needs more tart edge and more freshness. Starts well but disappoints.

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BeerBera from LoverBeer
Beer rating: 80% out of 100 with 130 ratings
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