Riserva | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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89
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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

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1,011
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
14.32%
 
 
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Photo of 2beerdogs
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to the generosity of Ozzylizard for this glorious jewel.
Received in the infamous NBS BIF #3.

Popped the cork and was immediately graced by a bright tart raspberry aroma. Oh this is going to be a good one.
Pours a slightly burnished rouge with tiny particles of deep pink fruit and bubbles. Active. Loose white foam rises 2 fingers and recedes to a thin, scattered foam. Light lacing.
Smell is glorious. It rushes at you like vinegar forward sours, yet it comes at you with a tempting sour & tart raspberry, carried on the shoulders of a mix of not overpowering sour vinegar and yeasty funk.
The flavors carry this forward with even more complexity. The sour/tart raspberry shares the spotlight with the acidity. This really brings your whole mouth into the experience. The yeast is assertive in its funk, but as a solid third costar. Also coming in, some tannic oak notes and some vinegar notes that are no where near one dimensional. It's stunning.
Mouthfeel is active and on the fuller side. Carbonation stays constant, allowing the dance to continue.
Overall, I love this, wouldn't change a thing, and want more.

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Photo of Myotus
4.66/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured gently at 43°F from a 750ml bottle (bottled December 2015) into a tulip. Allowed to warm up to 45°F before reviewing. Consumed on 05Sep16.
SMELL: A gargantuan gush of sour green apple is balanced by strong flavors of sweet and tart raspberries along with mild tobacco, balsamic vinegar, cranberry sauce, earthy yeast, hay, and oak flavors. The aromatic complexity is further expanded by subtle scents of lemon grass, bell pepper, sweet bread, and hints of vanilla.
4.75 out of 5
TASTE: A vigorous tartness of green apple balanced by strong, sweet and tart raspberry flavors initially bombards the palate. Strong flavors of hay provide a firm funk while mild cranberry flavors amplify the sweetness. The funkiness continues to grow as strong earthy yeast and mild balsamic vinegar flavors quickly follow. Mild flavors of tobacco, oak, lemon grass, and bell pepper transform this into a truly multifarious brew. Subtle flavors of sweet bread along with hints of vanilla make their debut at the end while the bell pepper and oak flavors grow slightly stronger. 4.75
NOTE: A near perfect brew from Weyerbacher! This bottle was nearly a year old, yet the raspberries were still a dominating aspect of the beer. I absolutely loved most of the supporting flavors and how they were present in just the right quantities. The only thing that kept this from being perfect, in my opinion, was that the tartness and vinegar were a tad too strong. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Weyerbacher continues to impress me with a mastery of a wide variety of brews.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle.

A: Perceivable, but light raspberry aroma, light sweetness, followed by a light lingering sourness.

A: Light brown color, pretty hazy, with a thin white frothy head that dissipates to a thin film across the glass.

T: There is noticeable, but light raspberry flavor, moderately sweet, followed by light lingering sourness.

M: Medium bodied with moderately light carbonation.

O: Solid; the beer is not overly complex but the raspberries and malts used provide a pleasing sweetness that contrasts well with the beer’s light lingering sourness.

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As with many bottle conditioned beers, be careful when you pour this, as your beer will change flavors quite a bit depending on how much yeast you get in your glass.

When clear/not filled with yeast, this beer is super clean, sour raspberry with just a modest bit of sour funk and a nice snap of carbonation. When yeast finds its way in, it tastes a bit more earthy/less "bright", with a more muddled carbonation. Both are tasty, but what you want is the first one -- which is definitely better.

The Bros rating of 100 for this is a bit bizarre to me, but to each their own. I definitely enjoyed this "How the hell is this almost 12% ABV?" sour, but this somehow doesn't come off as big and bold as I had envisioned it would... especially for $20 for the bottle.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2015 vintage, bottled in 12/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy ruby red/orange-ish color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge sour raspberry, cherry, cranberry, lemon, green apple, red wine, fruit skin, leather, hay, straw, musty funk, pepper, and toasted oak; with lighter notes of vanilla, brown/candi sugar, vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberries, oak barrel, and light-moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sour raspberry, cherry, cranberry, lemon, green apple, red wine, fruit skin, leather, hay, straw, musty funk, pepper, and toasted oak; with lighter notes of vanilla, brown/candi sugar, vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruit/acidic sourness and yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour raspberry, cherry, cranberry, lemon, green apple, red wine, fruit skin, leather, hay, straw, musty funk, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberries, oak barrel, and light-moderate malt flavors; with nice malt/sour/spiciness balance, with no astringent flavors after the finish. Good dryness from acidity/spiciness as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, acidic/tannic, and lightly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding fruited sour ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, raspberries, oak barrel, and light-moderate malt flavors; very smooth to sip on for the big ABV and acidity. This is nearly puckering on sourness, but has just enough malt character to keep it from getting astringent. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky reddish-brown color with a fair amount of fizzy carbonation & a thin lace of foam. The front of the nose is bullishly lacto / saccharo yeast funk which is a very generic smell for "wild" ales. There is certainly some raspberry underneath but it really struggles to come out consistently. There is also an off-note that is tannin-based for sure but ends up smelling a bit like a household cleaning product. Weyerbacher has also been fairly bad with aroma & this is no exception.

The taste profile is better & more consistent, but nowhere near a home run. Again it is predominantly yeast with fighting faint notes from the raspberry & oak, which ultimately are drowned-out by the yeast. Another Weyerbacher hallmark is taking one note & cranking it 11 with little regard for balance or supporting flavors, and this is a good example of that. Surprisingly it isn't super sour, but the acidity and yeast do overpower everything else...just not in an obnoxious way. The end result is not bad by any stretch, but if you lined this up next to ten other random sours I'd be hard-pressed to pick this out.

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Photo of stortore
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a snifter. The 2014.2 edition.

Pours a pinkish red, very wine- looking. A little hazy, with a small head and a fair amount of lacing. Quite good looking. Smell is sour, some funk, raspberries- more as it warms, some oak, some yeast. The taste leads with strong raspberries, is a bit sour and tart, some funk, yeast, light malt. Smooth, good body, the taste- and tartness lingers.

Flavorful, great raspberry taste and aroma. Very enjoyable offering. Well worth a purchase, although the price point is a little high.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Chocked full of raspberries, the 2012 installment of Weyerbacher's Riserva casts a fruity glow over the session; along with piquant sourness, oak nuance, and a peppery, earthen array.

Deep crimson in its pour, its blood red hues suggest something fruity within. A billowing froth ensues- spritzy upon the pour and then fast dissolving, obviously succumbing to its own acidity. And those acids enliven the raspberry fruit- radiant, juicy, succulent and laced with vinegar-like pungency. Oak and nuttiness follow with a first candied-sweet taste of jolly rancher, red wine and balsamic.

As the flavors take hold on the middle palate, the sweetness quickly relaxes and the brazen sourness dominates the palate. Still wrapped in a fruity, berry-infused cocoon, the strong acidity is vinegar-like, cider-like and while carrying a saucy pepper character of acetone that evokes sweating behavior. Trailing oak brings out a cherry and prune taste to resemble robust red wines like bordeaux or cabernet.

Jaw-tightening and mouth-wetting, the beer's relatively full body is dissected by alcohol, peppery flavors, powdery tannins and the sheer brunt of acids that seem enamel-stripping. A fruit forward, vinously tart finish trails only by the woodsy funk of beer oak's natural microflora.

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Photo of OrangeMen
4.51/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage
~ 6 months from bottling date

Appearance- Pours a darker reddish amber color, glistens with brightness, transparent. Finger thick, fizzy off white colored head, dissipates rather quickly, fast rising carbonation bubbles.

Aroma- Fresh raspberries, mildly tart but not really acidic. Bright berry notes, cherry pie filling sweetness, crackery malts. Dry oak, spice, lots of earthy funk, mustiness, hay.

Taste- Tart fruits, juicy raspberries, sour cherries and apples. Drying oak with a bit of spiciness and vinous qualities. Berry, fruity sweetness. Finishes with musty, funky notes, earthiness, clove and spice.

Feel- Medium bodied feel, punch of acidic tartness up front but finishes sweeter and drying. Moderate to higher carbonation, fairly crisp and clean.

Overall- Raspberries are so well integrated into this beer, a wonderful mixture of sour fruit notes and really ripe juiciness. Oak and yeast come through to add wonderful layers of earthy flavors. Great amount of tartness, excellent feel and carbonation. An amazing beer all around.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 20 oz Stella Artois chalet. Vintage 2015, Pours a very attractive ruby red, with a 4 inch white with a reddish hue head that settles very quickly in a thin layer of bubbles.

Smell is must, raspberries, oak, and sour apples.

Taste follows musty stank, tart cherry, raspberry, and apples, oak, and vinegar.

Mouthfeel is fairly thing, lots of prickly carbonation, a tad dry, and drinkability fine for its girth, especially if you are in to the whole sour thing.

Overall this isn't my thing, but I can why some find it appealing.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Short Review. This is a very good beer, it's got lots of sour raspberry flavors that impart a nice natural and sour flavor that has just the right amount of sourness and it isn't overly acidic. My only complaint is that I wish the oak barrel came through more since it's not really too complex, but I enjoyed and I would recommend it to anyone who likes raspberry sours.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the brewery
Undated 25.4 oz bottle at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – raspberries
Head small (< one cm, careful pour), off white, fizzy, gone in 60 seconds, no ring, no layer
Lacing – none
Body – reddish-brown, opaque, effervescent, sediment in bottom of bottle. Clears slightly as it warms.
Flavor – moderately tart, some raspberry but (fortunately) not overpowering. A little wild ale funk. No malt, no hops, no diacetyl
Palate – medium, dry, lively carbonation
Leaves my lips slightly sticky, but otherwise not atypical for a wild ale, just not a fan of raspberries.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a small snifter at Weyerbacher Brewing Co. in Easton, PA.

The color on the 2015 Riserva is difficult to describe, falling somewhere in between reddish-pinkish-brown. Its body is murky with a small pink head that dissipates quickly. The first whiff of the aroma sent me into a frenzy. You get raspberry up front combined with oak tannins from the barrel aging and a funkiness from the wild fermentation. For some reason, I don't think I was expecting that much complexity but it's just incredible. There is no sweetness from the fruit in the flavor. Instead, a big and rather prominent sour character takes over. Acidic and dry mouthfeel and light bodied with no sign of the 11+% ABV. Everything working in harmony and balance.

Was I drinking a wild ale made in Pennsylvania or a Belgian lambic? I've had some impressive beers from Weyerbacher, but Riserva is on another level. They absolutely nailed this one. The beer was served to me too cold initially, but letting it warm a bit really improved its profile. I've avoided buying a bottle because they run about $20 in my area, but this is one that is probably worth the hefty price tag. A funky, fruity, sour masterpiece.

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Photo of CraigS119
4.84/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell right off the bat is the wood barrel character, Oaky tannins reminiscent of Rodenbach. However, taste is very different, much more tart and dry than Grand Cru, and the raspberries shine through. Finishes with a great cereal/rice grain flavor. This is a sour that I could drink a lot of, very quickly (10% abv is ridiculous), and very frequently. Weyerbacher has impressed. If I was served this in Belgium I would have been pleased. 99/100

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Photo of havron
4.55/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

"American wild ale with raspberry puree added and aged in oak barrels." Damn, this sounds good. I didn't even know all those words could go together. The seductively dripping juicy red raspberry on the label tempts me further. My mouth is already watering...

2015 vintage 25.4 fl oz cork-caged bomber enjoyed fresh and poured into a tulip.

L: Pours a cloudy red-orange with amber highlights much resembling blood orange juice, with a thin ring of foamy white head and continual effervescence from evident solidly active carbonation, leaving noteworthy lacing for the high acidity and ABV.

S: The aroma is of tart raspberry and classic saison funk, with notes of coriander and peppercorns over a yeasty background of crackery malt punctuated by mild oaky tones and a slight phenolic presence. There is promise here. Let's take a sip...

T: Wow. The taste follows as an amplified and more dimensionally complex version of the nose, much as an illuminated 3D object (here, the flavor) casts a 2D shadow (the aroma) on a wall. A huge blast of tart raspberry hits the tongue first, quite acidic but not overbearingly so. The fruit flavor rises to a broad peak bathing the center of the palate with waves of intense raspberry goodness as subtle funky saison flavors of musty yeast, coriander, black pepper and lemon creep in from the sides. Alcohol is present but extremely well concealed by the tartness, and is only noticeable if you seek it out. The acidity slowly fades but the raspberry never gives in, with oak-aged flavors finally making their presence known in the finish, backed up by a mild maltiness that tastes pleasantly of saltine crackers. The palate is left rather dry with plenty of lingering tart raspberry to continually tempt another sip.

F: Medium-full bodied and bursting with prickly effervescent carbonation to perfectly complement the tartness. This feels absolutely wonderful in the mouth. I could drink this whole bottle sip-by-sip in one sitting, and in fact I probably will.

O: I'm still not real huge on sours in general, but it seems the tartness totally works for me as long as there's raspberry in it. And boy howdy, does this one have raspberry in fucking spades, with flavor so bright and fresh that I can practically feel the seeds between my teeth. This delectable concoction possesses great balance, with alcohol and saison funkiness in check and both rather subtle beneath wave after wave of delicious tart raspberry heaven. The oak aging is evident in the backend, and adds a very nice depth to an already fine brew. This is hands down my new favorite sour. Yum!

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Photo of dacrza1
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: December 24, 2015... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter...OCCASION: Christmas Eve celebration done...time for a worthwhile ending to the night ...APPEARANCE: dark brown, almost iced tea in appearance, like muddied water... head swiftly descends to a thin white ring of bubbles... AROMA: powerful fragrance of flowers and funky yeasts... the Bretts paint a woody, oak-laden impression--big, bold and demanding...the second flavor is raspberry and puckering sourness...PALATE: vibrant, active at the teeth and bubbly throughout the mouth; a long, lingering, dry finish--a full-bodied sour that drinks with relative ease and without the hint of its alcoholic weight... TASTE: thick raspberry, a dessert in itself--the oaken casks create a woody, lightly spiced, slightly toasted back end that compliments the fruitiness; apple, berry, and malty...the sourness is intense and dominant...OVERALL: bigger and more demanding than the usual sours encountered during the year... a wonderful gift from Jeff that isn't wasted on me...this is where Weyerbacher belongs, in a big beer with room to work.... intensely fruity and tart, with enough candied allure to bring upon the next sip....strong and sippable...

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours gem clear with reddish hues (SRM 11-13). Clouds of tiny carbonation waft about under a fine, delicate, pink-white foam that ranges from one-half to one-eighth of an inch and leaves spotty white lace.

The aroma is reminiscent of sour vinegar and dusty, faint raspberries. Upon warming, alcohol becomes pronounced as it lifts aromas of oak.

Extremely tart, the raspberries are front and center. The tart puckering lingers well into the finish, while oak lingers in the background. With warmth comes alcohol and sweetness that cuts the tartness.

A full body detracts while holding the tartness too pronounced. Alcohol does help cut the tartness. Fine, explosive carbonation foams as it passes down the throat. This one has a satin texture and a light, metallic touch.

Riserva is an interesting interpretation of the style, probably best before dinner.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter
(A)- Pours a ruby red color with some good off-white froth
(S)- Plenty of oaky acidity meets some jammy raspberries. Slight cheese-like funk
(T)- Pretty jammy. Lots of vibrant fruits meets some hefty acidic sourness. Subtle funky oak
(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. A really solid wild that does not shy away from the big sourness levels
(O)- A great american fruit lambic-like sour. Well balanced and damn tasty

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Let me start by saying that I think that this beer is horrifically under rated here on this site. It is a beer that may be far to complex and unique for some palates.

This bottle had aged in my cellar for approximately one year before tasting. Do yourself a favor and cellar this beer. If you notice the reviews for this beer seem to increase greatly when it has at least a year of age on it. Drinking it fresh just doesn't do this one justice.

A solid inch of raspberry white head sits on top of a berry pulp colored body. As if you squeezed a bunch of mixed berries, pulp, and all the flesh together, that is the color you get. Head is short but leaves a substantial skim behind. Nose is bursting with bright berry notes including raspberry, blackberry and some lemon tartness to add the right touch. A very appetizing nose indeed. I must say that the zesty tartness has grown with this one as it has aged a bit. With the rawness of the berries drying out a bit and yielding nice wine like tannins that have built with age. The sour feel is kicked up a notch with the age as well. This beer carries such a rustic feel while being tart and superbly complex all at once. Incredibly full mouthfeel with a sour feel yet malty dryness all play on the palate. This is a truely wonderfully drinkable for the alcohol content. It is complex yet totally approachable.

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Photo of Emersonio
4.92/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pour: Bomber bottle into a tulip. Appearance: Reddish peach in color. cloudy with a thing white head. Aroma: Deep berries. Rhubarb pie and jam like aromas. Taste: Heavy berry and jam flavors. pucker like sour! Almost kombucha in texture. Aftertaste: Huge sour linger. Deep berries all the way. Overall: Intense and excellent. Excellent: 5 out of 5.

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Photo of jacewg
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2012

Appearance: Pours a deep, clear ruby red. Almost raspberry colored. Pours with a big white head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: Raspberry sweetness and tartness hits immediately. Definite notes of lactic sourness and brett. A bit of acetic character as well. Sour cherry aromas there too.

Flavor: The best part of this beer. For all the acidity and ABV, immensely drinkable. Opens with an interaction between sourness and juiciness. Raspberry flavor definitely in the mix. Dries out quickly in the finish with an intense puckering sourness and lots of oak and tannin. The finish lingers seemingly forever.

Feel: Opens juicy but finishes very dry with a lot of oak and tannin. Intensely sour toward mid and late palate. Almost impressively sour given the ABV. Light to medium bodied for the style. Finish lingers. More carbonation would take this to another level. A touch flat.

Overall: This isn't perfect, but the fact that you can find it on the shelves pretty easily is astonishing. An American sour that I'd be happy to drink anytime.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2010 750 ml bottle was poured into a glass and shared with friends at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger pink head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Funky, sweet raspberries, pale malts, toasted malts, oak, and sour.

Taste: Nice blend of raspberry tart and sweetness and tart sour notes. Some chewy notes, alcohol, and bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Tart, pucker, a little acidic, chewy, some alcohol, a little dry, light bodied, bitterness, and low carbonation.

Overall: Aged well and tasted great after a 5 year wait. Can't wait for the next bottle.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

'12 vintage shared by Barry the other night.

This one pours a dark clear red, with a quarter inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

This one smells pretty sour, with overripe raspberries, and a bit of leathery funk.

This tastes really solid, which surprises me given it's Weyerbacher. The raspberry flavor is deep and jammy, a little bit grainy and seedy, with some leathery funk, and a bit of oak. The sourness is not as strong as I expected, given other reviews that I've read on this one, I'd say it's about a 5/10 on the sour scale. The high ABV becomes more apparent as this one warms up, as there's a slightly astringent boozy burn on the end of each sip.

This is light bodied, with a crisp mouthfeel, and a slightly higher level of carbonation.

The higher alcohol pulls this one down a little bit, but it's still a very tasty wild ale.

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Photo of babaracas
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear red-orange, thin pink tinged head settles to a thin ring, a few fingers of lace trail down the glass. Smell: framboise with a little more brett action than usual... raspberry jam, barnyard and hay notes, mildly oaky, leather-ish note. Taste: raspberry syrup, grain twang, moderately lactic, herbal oakiness and tiny cheesy note; vanilla into seed heavy raspberry preserve finish. Medium-plus body, slightly aggressive but fitting carb, drying but sticky finish. This is good. I mean, you have to want to eat raspberry jam by the spoonful, but that's kind of awesome once in a while.

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Photo of Beerparrot
2.94/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not quite into the sours yet to appreciate this. I thought the flavors were good, but the tartness just overpowered the beer for me. I'd like to try it on draft to see if it would change my mind.

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