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

bottled
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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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.

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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16249) - Dublin, 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3605) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2017
On tap in Louisville (KY)
A solid sour provides enough depth to be an enjoyable half pour. In typical Italian fashion it falls just short of being worth the cost of an entire bottle. Even so Id give the brewery a second chance the next time I am at Holy Grale.

Aroma / Appearance - A raspberry red body shimmers as half the light filters through its dense body. Raspberry pie filling melds with vinegar to form a slightly acidic texture that almost rivals a lambic. Even so the sweetness seeps through in time.

Flavor / Palate - Raspberries dominate a sour feel that cuts through any previous samples with ease. The harshness never balances itself with anything beyond a basic sweetness like a handful of candy. If not for the slow building cloying nature it would be even better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (3063) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2016
375ml bottle at home. Pale red/pinkish with a medium off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice sourness with subtle sweet and bitter tones. Oak, ripe berries, tart, vinegar and vanille. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (2636) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2016
Botella @Zio Pig, Gijn 26/12/2016. Bottled 2015 Color rojizo, sabor fruta, notas agrias.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Olo13 (84) - POLAND - DEC 21, 2016
Great beer, great grapes, berries, nice sourness, not to much. Some malty taste, but generally dry beer. Trying the same method of fermentation at home ;)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (3785) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2016
Keg @Malte, Corua. 09-02-2015.
Pours hazy reddish with little pinkish head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Tart. grapy. berries and some butiric nose. Light body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is fruity tart, grapy, some berries, little wood character. Dry aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Osprey (7174) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2016
375ml bottle at home in Richmond as Loverbeer BeerBera, 8%, brewed in 2013, interesting production method - spontaneous fermentation, oak vats with grape. Ruby red, translucent, pale pink head dies to nothing quickly. Aroma is oaky, varnish, acetic, wafers, vanilla and plum, ribena. Body is a bit frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste is spicy, woody and perfumed, lightly acidic, cherry, more ribena and biscuits. An interesting and tasty beer. Maybe a touch sweet but nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (3075) - CROATIA - NOV 10, 2016
On tap at Open Baladin, Rome. Pours unclear red with small off-white head. Malty, fruity, grapes, berries, bit lactic, some sweetness and pleasant moderate sourness. Dry. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simonsen (1220) - NORWAY - NOV 1, 2016
Tap. Whats brewing 2016. Uklar,mrk rd farge. Uten skum. Lavt karbonert. Smaker kirsebr,kirsebrstein og syrlighet fra melkesyre

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (1614) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2016
Beer tasting @ Jorn69 28/10-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity and bretty with red grapes and vinegar, also acidic. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity and bretty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2837) - ngelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2016
Tasting @ Havregatan 20161028. Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity, bretty, acidic, woody, lacto, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet, bretty and fruity.


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