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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Note: Says "Riserva" on label and has a red seal. Vintages begin from 2008.

Just like the Barriquée, the Riserva is ‘triple-fermented.’ Primary fermentation takes place in stainless steel. What sets the Riserva apart is the next step: 15-18 months spent in wine wooden vats, compared to the Barriquée’s 8-10 months; the wooden vats were used previously for Barbera (red wine), for maybe 150 years.
This adds an elegant wine-like quality and a dry, oaky character to the deep, earthy, sourness that the Barriquée is known for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
9th February 2013
Bruce’s Birthday Bash at the Craft Clerkenwell. Batch #10. 2008. Bottle #1162. Cloudy brown beer, little pale tan head. Lightly sour nose. Palate is light, dry and slightly crisp. A little tart cherry and raspberry. It’s all reasonably mellow. Think the oaking has rounded things off nicely. Finishes light and semi dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2010
750 ml bottle, Batch 10, from Eataly Bologna. Chestnut color. Aroma of wood and cherry. Taste is just barely sour, mostly unremarkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Kenny the Incredible. Vintage 2008, Batch #10. Pours cloudy amber with a fine, creamy head. Nose holds some tangy, acetic berries, a bit of oak. Ligh to medium sweet flavor with lots of tangy berries, raspberry, grape, some vinous notes, good tartness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Crisp, tangy, tart and quenching finish, with more zippy berries, vinous and oaky qualities, soft funk. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (17734) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Säuerlicher, etwas holziger Beginn. Wenig aber erkennbar fruchtig, etwas würzig und angemessen bitter. Rund, gelungen. 9/9/11/9/10/9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17298) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
Kupferfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, reife Früchte, Holzfass. Geschmack sauer, leicht holzig, reife dunkle Früchte.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, thanks to Ken. Batch #10, bottle #162, 2008 reserva. Hazed mahogony brown with no head. Nose is sour and tarte berry fruits, wood, balsamics, light fart, soured cherries. Taste follows, big wood notes, souted cherries, tarte berry fruits. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, dry in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2010
75cl, Batch 10, 2008, thanks Travlr. Small beige head atop murky brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, Brett, wood, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood. Medium body, some stickiness. Not particularly sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2010
(750ml bottle, #370, Riserva 2008 vintage, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a lightly hazy burnt orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of black cherry skins, caramel, vinous, and light cognac. Flavor of sour cherry, caramel, port, oak, earth, and subtle leather.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12712) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle (Batch #10, bottle 1162) at Bruce’s 30th, big thanks to Ken. It pours deep brown with a purple hue and small off-white head. The nose is fresh berry, cherry yoghurt, balsamic vinegar, oak and red wine. The taste is vinous, dark fruit, tart berry, berry yoghurt, red grape, juicy plum, light acidity, with a dry, lightly sour finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Nice fruitiness. Good depth of flavour and very well balanced. Alcohol is well hidden. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Batch 10 RBWG@Ravenous-750ml bottle-pours an off white head and murky orange/brown color. Aroma is tart, wood. Taste is tart, wood funk, yeast. Interesting.

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