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Riserva by Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Sour Ale
11.40 % ABV


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Review by younger35 on 01/16/11  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 1 9 16 2 8 0
Received this brew from Gibby out in Philly in one of our frequent trades. Any beer that has a sort of ‘warning’ sticker on the side about the sourness is okay in my book. Drank from my Ithaca Excelsior tulip while watching the Bears vs. Seahawks.

Appearance- Pours a hazed pinkish red with a few fizzy bubbles permeating through the glass but no cap or collar what-so-ever. Nothing is left, head or lacing. The ‘warning’ label said the carbonation was really low though.
Smell- Loads of freshly macerated raspberries just burst out of the glass in this one. Smells like a freshly opened can of Oregon Raspberry Fruit Puree. Doesn’t smell overly sour nor do I get much funk. It’s just a ton of raspberry and a touch of vanilla from the oak.
Taste- Wow, talk about sour. I’m talking Old Growth sour here, crazy sour. Has a very red wine vinegar aspect as its somewhat acidic and very tart. The raspberries are pretty strong as well although I think they dominate the nose more than the taste. They are fruity and surprisingly vibrant considering the sourness. A light sweetness sort of lies underneath everything though. Not really funky or anything but sour and fruity with the lightest touch of vanillin in the finish. The 11.4% is hidden incredibly well.
Mouthfeel- A little thin for my liking but considering the alcohol and it’s a sour, not a deal breaker. Little to no carbonation though and I think it really takes away from the beer.
Drinkability- Quite the beer here. Very sour and very fruity and hard to believe this beer is over 11% ABV. I’d honestly compare this beer more to a raspberry vinaigrette than to any other beer that I can think of. Once your palette gets used the sour though it’s very enjoyable. Thanks much Jeff you generous son-a-gun!

Served In: Tulip

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