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

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


brokensail's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
A: The beer pours amber in color with a finger or two of white head. S: Smells pretty funky. A bit of sweat and musty funk, along with some oak. There is a strong fruit character to it, almost like raspberries and grapes. Some light grass and lemony tartness. T: Pretty fruity with a touch of booze. Almost like a fruit liquer, actually. Moderately tart with notes of green apple and lemon zest. Some mild malt, grass, and wet, musty oak. M: Medium in body with carbonation that is medium to high. O: Not really my thing, but compared to some Italian beers, pretty good.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Cloudy, light brown, not much head. Has a hit of tartness, berryish, grapey, fruitiness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sokuzs1 (476) - - MAR 27, 2016
Aroma: barnyard, oak, wine, spicy Taste: heavy sour, funky, vinegar, tannin, wine, spicy

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmm635 (978) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Pours a beautiful, dark magenta color with very thin head. Aroma of oak, sour cherries, raspberries, and light vinegar. Flavor is sweet and tart and well balanced. I love it - in the running for best sour beer I’ve ever had!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (579) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Tap @ The Local Taphouse, Sydney. I expected a darker colour, this was wheat coloured (? Correct beer poured). In any case their were strong vinous notes in the aroma. This was mirrored through the palate with a refreshing, fruity, yet sour flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2468) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Draft at Bru during a sour event. Poured a murky very dark reddish purple with no head in particular. Sour dark berries. Dried black raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. Currants. Merlot. Bing cherries. Treacle. Tart brew with pleasantly refined dark fruit and oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5379) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity smell with dried fruit. Light tart taste, fruity with stone fruit and dark fruit. Mellow tartness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rask0lnikov (499) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
Almost nonexistent head. No froth at all. Cranberry red colour. Sour cranberry, barnyard at first. Funky, spicy hints and berries again in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, low carbonated interesting drink. The bottle shoud be definitely shared.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
375ml bottle. Clear mahagony red/brown color. Tiny size, very brief head. Leather, slightly rotten cherry, mold, bit woody and maybe rhubarb in aroma. Woody cherries, sour, rotten fruits and plastic in taste. Rotten cherries and acidic in aftertaste. Soft fizz. Slick mouthfeel. Not for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (1075) - örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2015
Oklar/dimmig, oxblods färgad, litet lätt rosa aktigt skum. Doft: Vinäger, danskt körsbärsvin, äppelkart, hallon, brutalt övermogna jordgubbar, jord, trä, jäst gräs, lätt doft av gammal blöt handduk. Smak: Polsk körsbärskompott, vin, alkohol, gräs/jord, funk, trä. Mycket god.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (12763) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2015
375ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn)
Balsamic aroma. Acetic acid is always wrong in beer. Some cherry aspects. But fruity and does have some other interesting characters once you’re past the vinegar. Oh, shit, and then you taste it, and it all comes rushing back. Cherry again. Woodiness. Palate acidic and watery, has none of the aspects I love in 3F, Cantillon, Boon, etc. This is a travesty of sour beer. Finish dirty and dusty and dry. Finished the glass, that’s the biggest compliment I can pay.


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