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BeerBrugna | LoverBeer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
LoverBeer
Italy
loverbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Ale w/ Plums

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,751
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
148
pDev:
8.87%
 
 
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13
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20
Trade:
1
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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle, Moor Brewery, Bristol - Pours cloudy red plum with a minimal white foamy head which quickly dissipates. Medium/low carbonation. Aroma - Tart - ripe orchard fruits, more peachy than plum, vinous notes. Taste - Tart forefront - sour peaches/plums, vinous notes, oaky/wood feel, light sour finish. Nice fruit sour.

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Photo of zonker17
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft pour to snifter, pale purple color, minimal head and lacing. Nose is candy-like fruit plum, hints of dank. Taste follows the nose, pleasant funkiness, plum, tart but contained. Dry and average carbonation.

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Photo of kwjd
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a mahogany brown with a thin white head that recedes immediately. It is under carbonated. The beer smells of plum skins, apricots, leather, and oak. It is s tart, with plum skins, dark cherries, leather, and oak. The feel is light. A decent sour, but needs more carbonation.

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Photo of BGDrock
3.32/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sparkling, fizzy head, petering out to nothing in half a minute. Body is deep amber, not quite clear, looking flat.
Plums and blueberry aroma, pie crust, mild.
Sour fruit flavours, wouldn't say strongly of plum, maybe some cherry, apple. Sweeter at first and increasingly tart through the finish, which is long and dry. Bitterness like you sucked on a peach pit. Under-carbonated, it's almost flat, but with just enough fizz and a good body that it's still enjoyable.

I'd say I got a bad bottle, but other reviews remark on low carbonation as well. Depth of flavour isn't what I'd hoped for, nor is there a distinct plum flavour. It's ok, but not worth spending the big bucks required to have it in Canada.

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3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear reddish color ale with a medium size foamy head with limited retention and not much lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some cherry and oak notes also perceptible. Taste is a mix of tart notes with some cherry notes, some oak and subtle residual sugar notes with some hints of acidity. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable Flanders red style with just enough depth.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluecrow
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-clear ruby-amber tap pour with minimal effervescence. The aroma is vinous with sour fruit notes. The flavor is of sour apple, grape and some stone fruit with oak notes. The acid-bitterness is moderate. The body is thin

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lambiclove
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 bottling. This is a remarkably under rated beer in my opinion, although perhaps this site should have it broken down in vintages as are designated on the bottles. Pours a crimson read with little head and a real Italian cookie flavor concentrated cherry nose and flavor profile. The body is medium and perfectly balanced. This is a sweet yet complex and layered beer the likes of which one may not ever have tasted. It is delicious all around.

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3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Epicfail97081
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JKitchen23
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ordered on the bartender's recommendation at Bir & Fud in Rome. A relatively clean sour, with a balance of sweet caramel malt and the acidic plum. Overall, well made but not as deep or complex as a great sour.

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Photo of AlexFields
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mitchellrhen
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep rusty/copper color, almost exactly like a slightly over ripe plum.
Aroma: Plum and Leather
Body: Light bodied, low carbonation
Flavor: Plum and berries followed by tart sourness and some musky wine cellar.
Overall: Unique, different, has its own character about it that I haven't found in too many sours. Brett can be a bit strong, but temperature will have a profound impact on how you perceive it. I certainly am a fan of the plums, so given the opportunity I would buy again.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy plum color with off-white that goes away completely. Aroma has intense fruits. Plums, fermenting apples, apricots along with a musty cellar note. Taste follows with fermented fruits, mustiness, hay, barnyard funk. Body is on the light side, very dry with low carbonation. Really rustic sour ale with intense natural fruit character.

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BeerBrugna from LoverBeer
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 148 ratings