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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


Wolfbass' rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (940) - Firenze, - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2015
At ACBF. Highly unusual sour ale, in that this is apparently semi-spontaneously fermented with yeasts sitting on the peel of the grapes that are being added. Needless to say, the result is an extremely vinous beer, with a medium, yellowish white head and dark burgundy colour; extremely fruity taste, esters - grapes, wine vinegar, candied orange, spicy notes, utterly vinous mouthfeel, fruity acidity increasing and drying the finish along with woody tannins and some warming alcohol, like an old sherry. Very interesting - and confirming my impression that the Italians, or better put, the new generation of Italian craft breweries, are becoming the masters of vinous, barley wine and grape-influenced beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3253) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2015
reddish purple color, small head that faded quickly. Lactic acid, cherry, raspberry and peach. Lots of sour up front but that fades quickly. loads of berriess and fruits.thin oily body. a strangely unique beer but maybe too sour for my tastes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (796) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle at ACBF. Plum, very fruity, kind off sour but not too. This is probably the best Loverbeer I've had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strife21 (222) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours pink grapefruit color no head looks chunky like a smoothie. Smell is sour, cherry and yeast. Taste is sour red wine, cherry, funk and vinegar. Delicious Light body, light carb.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
loverbeer58 (10) - - FEB 14, 2015
Bevibilità fantastica per una birra di facile beva,molto vinosa e dalle note acide per nulla fastidiose. Regina italiana delle sour

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11464) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Tap. Poured a hazy dark red copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy sour fruit aroma. Medium to abundant body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium to heavy sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7780) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4oz on tap at Liberty’s, for $5. Hazy red orange color. Good amount of off-white head. Bartenders were having trouble pouring this one (burping and excessive foam). Really interesting flavor. Big sourness, significant moderate sweet too, and some saltiness? Some creme to the flavor, mild cheese, touch of vanilla, mild dark fruit. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Slick syrupy finish. Solid, interesting sour. Grew on me as I went.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (718) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Pachnie jak najlepsze czerwone wina, lekko taninicznie, ciemne leśne owoce, nuty granata, ale to nie wszystko, ponieważ jest to spojone świetną zbożową nutą przypominającą świeżo upieczone ciasto. Do tego lekka derka. Jest genialnie. W smaku wytrawnie, wyraźnie kwaskowo, nuty winogronowe dopiero w posmaku, wyraźne drewno i nuty wanilii, nieco karmelowej słodowości, alkohol lekko głaszcze podniebienie. Ambrozja. Jedyny minus - wygląd. Wysokie szampańskie wysycenie, piana także jak na szampanie, czyli trzyma się przez 3 sekundy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3560) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 19, 2014
750ml in Dublin, shared with ACD, cheers Alex
hazy mid amber brown with frothy beige head. Acidic lightly sour fruity, medium bodied, brown, long fruity finish. Oaky notes, good stuff.


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