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Brewed by LoverBeer
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Marentino, Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Fermented and maturated in oak vats. No adding yeast. Spontaneous fermentation because of adding freshly pressed Barbera grapes juice that contains the skins, directly from a viticulturist near Alba. Brewed once a year at vintage time obviously. Available in 375 ml or 750 ml bottles.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2013
Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Brown red colour, pink bubbly head. Aroma very complex, every sniff it changes, funky, bit stinky, fruity strawberry, cherry, raspberry, bit of plastic, quite cheesy, sweet too but much better than I have made it sound. Taste is nice, lots of cherry, nice sourness, marzipan, sour finish. Bit of a sparkling white wine feel and taste. Very strange, but pretty nice. nice and bubbly, not really gueze like but interesting enough.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (11491) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, Domus Birrae Roma, 30/12/12. Obscured reddish brown with no head. Nose carries sour and tarte fruit notes, wood, piss, earthy and farmy. Taste follows, sour/tarte gooseberries, berry fruits, wood. Medium bodied, still with minimal carbonation leading to a sour finish. Excellent stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (2003) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2012
At a tasting, thanks troubles, very hazy dark ruby read, aroma of red wine grapes, dark fruits and dark bread, fruity flavour with a complenting medium strong sourness. Extremely eazy to drink a lot of this. Original and very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks troubles. Hazy deep red. Aroma of wood, funk, vinous notes and a bit of leathery notes. Sour and pretty funky flavor with some grapes and light vinegar notes. Medium-bodied. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6735) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
(Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, 20 Oct 2012) Hazy reddish brown colour with foamy, off-white head. Fruity, sourish nose with dark berries, cherries and a touch of vinegar. Fruity, sour taste with notes of cherries, vinegar, dark fruit, wild yeast and a slightly tart finish. Medium body, fairly dry. Quite complex and tasty. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - DEC 4, 2012
Tasted from the bottle, on 27/10/2012. Pours of lovely muddy dark ruby color Aroma is intense, but strange, slightly "chemical", vinegary. Taste is much better, a kind of a mix of dry wine and lambic, excellent. Aftertaste is very dry, with notes of raspberries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (944) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 11, 2012
Appena versata nel bicchiere, sembra proprio avere a che fare con un vino frizzantello, schiuma che svanisce immediatamente. Color ramato scuro. Al naso deciso vinoso, sentore legnoso e leggero fruttato. In bocca gli 8 gradi non si fanno sentire, anzi la beva è molto semplice, e va giù che è un piacere, ancora molto vinosa, aspra e leggermente secca.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2012
Sample @ SMÖF 2012. Pours clear redish amber with a small pinkish off white rim of head. Aroma is vinous, fruity, grapes, sour and stable. Flavor is sour, vinous, slightly sweet, some vinegar; interesting. Finishes sourish, tones of red wine and a bit sweet. Needs probably some more time to mature.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
Sample @ SMÖF 2012. Pours rather clear pinkish ruby red with a thin pinkish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sour and fruity with dark grapes, lemon juice, hay, dry soil, lemon zest, grape skins, unripe strawberries, raspberries, red currants and green apples. Taste is sour and fruity with dark grapes, grape skins, lemon juice, lemon zest, hay, unripe green apples, unripe currants, sour cherries, raspberries and crackers. Mouthfeel is dry, tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour, fruity and tart with dark grapes, crackers, green apple peals, wild strawberries and unripe currants. Nice refreshing fruity sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5733) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
Bottled at SMÖF 2012. Clear ruby, low pink head. Nice fruity aroma wih notes of red berries and some liquorice, and some horsey aromas. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium to high acidity.


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