BeerBrugna
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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #787
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,359
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
150
From:
LoverBeer
 
Italy
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  13
Gots
  20
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Sour Ale w/ Plums
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Reviews by StonedTrippin:
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

the italian wild ales have been really growing on me, and this plum wild ale is one of the more unique ones ive had. its lavender purple in color, hazed and sedimented, but with a pretty solid inch of white airy head. the nose is so floral, its got hints of vanilla and jasmine too, almost like the bath and body works store, where powerful scents muddle and give you a headache. this is not quite so overblown, but its a similar vibe. not sure plums have much nose to them, so while i smell sweet fruit, plums doesnt really show up. the flavor is so different than the nose. gone are the perfumes and confused fragrances. in their place is a layered brew, with obvious plum and red grape flavors up front, and a tartness that stops short of being sour in the finish. lots of oak, this is almost like a dessert wine, like a candy or a juice, its sweet and the fruit profile is really cool, but it turns funky and bretty and dry and puckery on the back end, a very cool finish to a one of a kind beer. carbonation is right on, and the body is creamy, uncommon in a wild ale. this is so different i can see it not being liked, but i was just in love with it. loverbeer has been totally hit or miss for me, and this is their greatest triumph that i have tasted. worth the steep price they ask for this, its a must try.

edit: enjoyed on draft at bull and bush last night, and its even more dynamic from the tap than the bottle, huge fresh plum, prune, and red wine elements to this and their awesome and mature wild yeast complexion, brilliant as it warms up. man this stuff is killer!

Jul 06, 2014
More User Reviews:
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recoveringmormon from Vermont

4/5  rDev -2%

Appearance -Very nice murky golden orange, essentially zero head.

Smell - Funky fermenting fruit, acid, minimal booze

Taste - very tasty hint of plums unfortunately a bit overshadowed by the brett. I like brett but the strength of this beer I think is in the fruit so it would have been nice if this came out a bit more more. A bit more boozy flavor than many sours at 6.2%.

Mouthfeel - Appropriate level of carbonation, thinner mouthfeel typical of sours.

Overall - I love sours so I always love to find a new and unique one. Will buy again.

Oct 28, 2014
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Neffbeer from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Apr 11, 2014
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krome from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 13, 2015
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 02, 2015
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Mattias from Sweden

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

Apr 17, 2015
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AlexFields from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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ystazi from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Feb 20, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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DeadGuyRyan from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Nov 21, 2014
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valianes from Canada

4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 30, 2015
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kjkinsey from Texas

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Prospero from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Apr 16, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%

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acurtis from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Oct 11, 2014
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Satchboogie from New Hampshire

3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 19, 2015
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Jan 09, 2013
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vfgccp from New York

4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Dec 09, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +11.5%

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LoveStout from New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Nov 27, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 18, 2015
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 150 ratings