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


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (900) - USA - OCT 22, 2014
Drunk on draught in Moer de Lambic, Brussels. Geuze like sharp sour taste with added fruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (774) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
A bit hazy reddish/brown with a small head. Aroma of funk, grapes, wood and vinegar. Similar taste, also some berries. Dry and vinous. Tried 2012 and 2013 and the taste is a little bit more mellow and more well balanced as it has aged.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (512) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle brewed in 2011. Poured into snifter. Pours a clear reddish color with a thin white head. Aroma - tart grape notes (definitely barbera), sour, some funk. Taste - sour fruit notes, lots of farmyard funk. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. The fruit notes are grape, cherry and maybe some raspberry. The Italian beer scene has come very far in such a short span of time. This is really a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (254) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 3, 2014
At Eurhop festival in Rome-ITALY. Pours reddish brown, cloudy with a small bubbling foam which leaves soon. Nose is macerated grapes, vinegar, cellar. Mouth is refreshing overall: palate of de meeting most and moderate sourness. Lovely ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Murky red liquid with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, wood, lemon, apples and vinegar. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of raspberries, wood and lemon. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3322) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Sample at Mikkeller bar. pours hazy light pink somewhat clearish. Notes are ultra funky grapes, lactic acid, and a weird peanut yeast suspension type note or maybe it’s roasty malt which wouldn’t make much sense. Too much of a bite for me in the finish and residually In the chest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5430) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Almost clear red with a ring off white head. Aroma of tart red fruits, light funk. Flavour is light to moderat sweet and light moderate sour. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (507) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Appearance: Cloudy blood orange brown color with white head Aroma: Sour cherry with a bit of vinegar Taste: Wow. Very tart and complex body with cranberry, ginger, and earthy red wine Overall: A special sour, up there with Cantillon

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
Draught @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Hazy red colour, pink head. Soft carbonation. Fruity aroma of red berries, grapefruit and grapes. Light tart with sweet undertone. Very well balanced and easy drinkable. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5030) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass dark red, nice head. Mild sourish aroma. Starts milder than exspected, not too intense, fine fruity, notes of berries. Finish mild-fruity. Light sourish aftertaste. Not bad!

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