Riserva | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale with raspberry purée added and aged in oak barrels.

Added by akorsak on 06-14-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,045
Reviews:
340
Ratings:
1,044
pDev:
13.17%
 
 
Wants:
193
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296
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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from 2012

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a reddish brown topped by a half finger of dense light tan head which fades quickly to a small collar around the edge of the glass
S: Smells strongly of raspberries with hints of oak and sourness along with a little funk
T: Taste is tart raspberries with some oaky funk along with some nice building sourness. Raspberry stays pretty forward throughout though. Swallow is a little caramel, vanilla, raspberries and oak with some lingering tartness.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Carbonation is slightly lower than anticipated for the style but not bad. The acidity gives this beer a drying finish.
O: Overall this one is well brewed and has stood up to time very well. Good complexity and flavors and if that ABV is correct it is deceptively drinkable. Well worth a try if you can find it.

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Photo of mjw2808
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one definitely has some batch-to-batch variation, and I've had bottles that were aged too long. Generally a big fan, though the sourness can be pretty intense.

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Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TLKS9
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really great coloring not at all cloudy. The smell is very raspberry but pleasant. Tart at first sip but the flavors blend so well. I could have stood for a little bit more from the raspberry purée but I wouldn’t have wanted it to be too sweet so I get it. Definitely recommend.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npala86
3.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madelf66
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My rating is for a 2010 bottle of Riserva, consumed August 29, 2015, reviewed from notes.

Color is in the amber range, that mixture of golden but then the intrusions of the raspberries pink color bring the mixture to that amber realm. Lots of chunkees throughout the liquid and a very fine 1/8" head. The aroma is largely an almost french (read: dry) oak like presence along with the further dry raspberry aroma. There is no sugar (added) to be discerned here.

Taste is nice, its strong, but doesn't drink as strong as the high amount of alcohol would suggest. The raspberry is there, very dry again. The oak is very prominent. Its a clean feeling beer, there isn't much in the way of spontaneous complexity or funk. Carbonation was fine and there wasn't much, if any in the way of oxidation.

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Photo of MikeWard
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a weyerbacher tulip. 2015 vintage

clear deep pink/amber body. lots of carbonation. nice slightly off white head which persists throughout. NOTE. there is a TON of crud laying in the bottom of the bottle, so pour VERY carefully.

aroma is somewhat muted. Some raspberry, and somehow manages to smell tart.

slightly sweet, slightly earthy, really nice mouth puckering tartness. There is only a hint of the oak. Raspberry taste gathers on the back of the tongue and intensifies as it warms.

Mouth is a little above medium, tart and dry, slightly sweet on the finish.

Overall, a very enjoyable fruit wild ale. recommended for those who like their Wilds tart and fruity.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2017-08-31
750ml corked/caged bottle served in a snifter. 2016 bottle. Packaged 2/27/17. I think it was given to me by @mr-jj.

Pours a ruby color with almost no head and with a surprisingly large amount of extremely fine carbonation. Smell is nicely tart and clearly raspberry.

Taste is along the same lines. Nicely tart and clearly raspberry.

Mouthfeel is very dry and nicely effervescent. Overall, solid beer.

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Photo of ChrisDolan74
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pungent raspberry was a little too much for me. Did not get the oaky presence I was expecting

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Photo of Aisha
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy rouge amber with a medium head that hangs around. nose; tart raspberry, unripe green apple, oak, & light brett. taste; very tart apple & cranberry, cracker malt, brett, lemon zest, & hay/grassy notes. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. even though this one strikes out with the malt vinegar assault initially, i did warm up to it after a bit. the fruit and farmhouse elements always showed up after the sour & tart attack and kept it interesting, and with a little warmth, balsamic & cranberry character emerged. definitely a huge step forward in sours to my palate.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In review is a 2011 vintage.

A - Pours a copper raspberry color with alot of floaties, micro-thin lacing.

S - Tart, juicy, white grapes, green apples, and sour raspberry aroma with delicate acidity.

T - Tart raspberry, oak, woody, and vanilla. The raspberry has mellowed nicely.

M - Medium body with mild puckering, makes the palate water on the back end, wet finish.

O - The ABV is completely hidden in this beer and it aged beautifully.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Orange cranberry cloudy color. Aroma is tart,raspberry,yeast, and it oddly reminded me of tart sour candy. Taste was similar to aroma,they definitely didn't spare the raspberry but it works. Tasted like a really well crafted sour that was very well balanced. Abv is high but not at all noticable and is so well hidden behind the great flavors. An excellent offering from a great brewery

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Photo of illadyll
4.96/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,044 ratings