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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (746) - 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 (3766) - 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 (5538) - 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 (4026) - 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 (3954) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1113) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
On tap at capitol beer Sacramento taste is tart but not over powering sour. Aroma is funk and tart color is red.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (610) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer an Tapeoom; tart aroma, high sour note, but falls short on flavor. Minimal head; nice effervescent palate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3169) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber with a small off-white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is tart cherry, oak, funk, and red wine. Flavors are about the same, plus some lemon and tobacco notes. Lightly sweet, medium tart with a dry finish and a light metallic aftertaste. Medium body. Not bad, but lacking the depth of the best sours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Sampled from the tap at FOBAB 2012. Pours a clear light amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sour pie cherries with some grapefruit and a bit of acid underlying. Flavor has similar sour cherry note with bitter grapefruit a hint of sweet grain and a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Very interesting. Tawny brown. Cherry, dried rose and cumin aromas, with flavors of puckering citrus, tobacco, tamarind, and sour cherries. But somehow, it worked.


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