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RATINGS: 69   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 (752) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6880) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Bear Republic, pours a hazy amber orange with a small beige head. Aroma is very complex, with loads of wild yeast, oak barrels, and some lightly tart fruits. Flavour is exceedingly complex, full of an amazing blend of wild yeast, followed by oak wood barrels, and very subtle lightly tart fruitiness. The wild yeasts create an amazingly complex and elegant flavour profile. Highly drinkable, not revealing any of the 9%. Awesome stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11382) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Pours dark hazy amber with fine bubbles and froth. Wonderful sour aroma. Medium body. Nice sour stone fruit flavor. Oak and astringency. Funk. Very fine ale. Loved it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2011
A Mes rate. Tap at Churchills.
Aroma: not a great deal happening but what is there is pretty good. The wine soaked wood shows through pretty well.
Appearance: Cleanish golden brown with a thin off white head and some lace.
Flavour: Big white wine barrel with some excellent almost smoky wooden notes. Expertly pitched sourness. Just the right amount of juicy and puckery sour with a hint of acidity.
Palate: Smooth as you like but dry at the same time. Feels like a Belgian lambic and obviously, that’s no bad thing.
Overall: Massively underrated if you ask me. Easy to drink but plenty sour, just not dry enough to really challenge your palate. No alcohol apparent and the finish is superbly long and juicy.

A very very good beer with the barrel integrated really well and the blend has been done with care and attention. Love it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3811) - 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
HonkeyBra (3491) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Sampled at FoBAB 09. Pours amber with some head. Tart, oaky aroma. Flavor is oak, SOUR, some funk. Fruit cocktail. A bit of barnyard. Pretty awesome sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, citrus, light cherry and light barnyard. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of citrus, straw and light barnyard with a crisp dry tart lingering funky finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4096) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5537) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2010
1 oz sample at the GABF. Light amber, yellow color. Clear. Live fizzy small bubble carbonation. White lacing. Heavy apple sweet malt aromas. Dry finish with a lingering bitterness. Light body.


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