Riserva | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

very good
1,025 Ratings

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

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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look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage, 750ml bottle into a tulip. From notes.

A: Pours a hazy pinkish color. There's about one fingers worth of white colored head, and it retains pretty well for a 11.4% sour. No lacing, expectedly, but there are some (faint) alcohol legs.

S: This freakin' smells like a kick in the teeth. The tartness from the aroma is twisting my nose around - so are the oak tannins, to a lesser extent. I even get raspberry, but holy crap, is it ever playing second fiddle to the acidic attack.

T: Y'know, for a second, this has a nice blend of raspberry and cream...then the sour shock takes over the finish. This is brutally tart, in a good way. But you know what stuns me? It's 11.4%, and there isn't a hint of alcohol anywhere. This will satisfy a sour craving - and then some.

M: Dry and tannic, with some dryness and tannic qualities, backed by more dry tannins and even some tannic dryness! All this dry tannic-ness covers the alcohol superbly...and the carbonation, for that manner. I didn't even cop out and write down "meh, medium carb." like I normally do during the note-taking process.

O: No doubt, this is among the tartest beers I've sampled. It's a really nice brute-force sour - it isn't particularly sophisticated or complex, but it brings all the tartness I like, without being moronic. Well okay, it's a bit moronic, and that's exactly why I find it so charming.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

amazing beer. poured into tasting size snifter. appearance is hazy to clear amber. no head but excellent carbonation. fairly standard for this style. smell is all kinds of sour goodness. taste is acidic, tart fruity goodness. mouthfeel is amazing front to back. the fruity sour flavor gives ways to acidic sour dryness on the tongue. overall a very excellent beer worth trying over and over. this would pair well with a piece of fish or nice fruit and nut salad. highly recommend.

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

Cracked from a beautiful corked and caged 750 ML bottle. 2012 vintage. Pours a beautiful pink rose color with ample carbonation. A thin rose tinted head sits atop this beauty. Smells of raspberries and a hint of funky barnyard.

Taste is spectacular. The mix of sweet ripe raspberries, sour tartness, and barnyard funk play beautifully against each other. Initially the sweet ripe raspberries grace the tongue, followed by a tart zing, and then if held, the barnyard funk comes into play. The finish is raspberry for minutes. The ample carbonation helps carry the tart flavors over the tongue, but isn’t overdone as to cause excessive carbonation. A fantastic beer.

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Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 1,025 ratings.
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