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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:
#2,131
Reviews:
337
Ratings:
1,034
pDev:
13.41%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
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How served: 750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip.

A; The beer poured a cloudy reddish brown with a 1 finger off white head. This brew left no lacing on the glass.

N: The nose was of tart raspberries, mildly acidic with hints of oak.

T: The taste was like biting into a raspberry sweet tart, without having an over the top raspberry flavor nor sweetness. As time went by the brew became tarter and some of the woody oak flavors came through. The finish was very dry and refreshing with almost no hint of alcohol.

M: This beer had a medium crisp body with a low level of carbonation.

O: Overall I really like this brew. I'm going to try to see if this brew will benefit with a little age on it too.

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Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. Label says 2012.

A- Pours a reddish orange color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that soon turns into a thick ring around the edge of the glass and sparse surface foam. Minimal lacing.

S- Smells like a very sweet Flanders style ale which is right up my alley. Some lactic acid on top with strong raspberries beneath.

T- Bounces around from sour to sweet and then back to sour with plenty of acidity and a surprisingly small amount of alcohol as it goes down. In the end, the sour wins and ends up not being so subtle. Notes of sour apple, tart cherry and a raspberry aftertaste.

M- Very puckering, dry and it stings the back of the throat. Medium-low carbonation and a lightish body.

O- For the ABV, this is a very drinkable wild ale. For someone who doesn't normally dig on sours, I really enjoyed this. Can only have 8 ounces at a time though.

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2011 bottle. Little get together with a certain san diego bottle share group. originally had this at a 4.25 but after contemplation and realizing it was 11.4% abv I had to chiggity check myself. The alcohol was hidden too well. I would have guessed 7.75 at the most, maybe 8 if we were getting crazy, but it was a monday night...I digress. It poured a pinkish red the 1st round but got murkier towards the end eventually down until the dregs, which were straight brown and opaque; reaching an extreme funk. The smell was lambic and footy (wild ale for those being PC). The taste matched the smell plus a viscous coating of raspberry puree.. Not super tart but not New Glarus either; A funky raspberry effervescent wild ale/sour This would be very nice as a vertical.

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Riserva from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,034 ratings
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