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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A custom blend of the beers of Bear Republic, Cuvee de Bubba is refermented in oak wine barrels using only the wild micro flora and fauna native to the Alexander Valley. A bouquet of stone fruits with a complex flavor profile of malt, tobacco, and cherry pie sourness.

Cuvee de Bubba won a Silver medal at the 2012 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer in the Wild Acidic Beer category.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
sample from GABF. Pour red/brown. Nose is a bit funky, light tart, dark fruits, some vinegar. Flavor is much the same with very acidic, wood. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4317) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
GABF 2013
Aroma is mild and sour. Flavors is sour fruit, toasted malts and woody
Decent, easy drinking

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
On tap @ Downtown Johnny Brown’s: Appeared a dark mahogany almost amber tinted liquid with a decent formation of foam head which eventually retreated. Aroma is sour with a notice of spruce and funky yeast that I am unable to describe. The flavor is dominated by sourness and also has a sticky sweet malts profile that is almost syrup tasting like but I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s actual syrup used in the beer. Flavor is weird though and seems almost watery in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Definite notes of cherry, lemon tang, wood barrel, funky, sour, earthy sweet. Interesting. Orange pour, thinnish head. Flavors of cherries, lemon tang, funky yeast, oak wine barrel notes, woody earthy tangy tobacco. Sweet and sour in the finish. Tangy funk lingers. Smooth and medium carbonated. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Got the last bit of the keg on this one, pours hazy orange with large off white head, great lacing. Aromas are dust, funk, lemons, and wild yeast. Taste is sour lemons, dusty wood, grape candy, and sour cherries. Medium body, salivating. Really nice wild ale from Bear Republic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Aroma is very sour. Flavor is also very sour like eating a lemon! Delicious! Palate is sour as well. Overall, sour!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Sampled at Raliegh Rare and Vintage 2013. This was definitely the dark horse favorite of the event! Clearish amber pour with decent offwhite head. The sourness, tart, and acidity were all in balance. Not very funky. Slight peachy or persimmon or maybe cherry flavors. damn good. With a festival full of many delicious beers, this was the fave!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap. Clear golden with a foamy off white head. Sour cherry, lemon, and earthy sour dough aroma and taste with a nice bright and tart finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3983) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Man, anyone who has rated this as anything but less than awesome is wicked retahded. Clean reddish amber pour and off white head. Nose is fantastic, wild floral notes with a touch of hibiscus. Peppery and funky with a touch of citrus/pineapple. Peppery and floral notes in the flavor with a light fruityness and lovely wild/funky character. Light, dry, tart mouthfeel/palate. Absolutely great, very dry and acidic and floral.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Pours reddish brown, with an orange hue, off white lace. Nose is nice and funky, light vinegar, tart red fruits. Flavor is similar, lots of cherry acidity, funky wood, light tannins. Cool to try a sour from Bear Republic!


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