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


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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 (16444) - 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.

Jashiu (1303) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 20, 2017
Slight wood +interesting delicate funkiness & leather over lots of dark fruit in a sour yet delicately sweet beer.Pit bitterness.min vinegar

CraftBeerNick (2545) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2017 2016 Vintage Bottle at Masseria Susafa, Sicily, 31st May 17. Pours a lovely light red colour. Aroma is tart fruit, grape skin, funk. Taste is sourish, lots of fruit, barn yard, cellar. Long fruity finish. Delicious stuff.

Vinx (133) - ITALY - MAY 28, 2017
Bottiglia del 2013. All’aroma emerge il mosto d’uva, non elegantissimo e "sciropposo" su una base prevalentemente di acido citrico, sentori di cantina, muffa, legno e un che di balsamico, purtroppo non perfettamente amalgamati tra di loro. L’intensità lascia un po’ a desiderare. Colore ramato tendente al torbido, schiuma moderata e molto poco persistente. Abbastanza dolce con un’acidità moderata. Corpo molto leggero, carbonazione medio-bassa, 8 gradi alcolici soprendentemente nascosti. Una birra di cui ho sentito parlar bene ma che non mi ha certo stupito per l’intensità degli aromi e la complessità in generale. Mi riservo di assaggiare una bottiglia più recente.

alteregoo (1439) - Kalisz, POLAND - MAY 6, 2017
Piana mizerna, od razu znika do zera. Barwa czerwona, lekko mętna. Aromat budzi skojarzenia z czerwonym wytrawnym winem i jednocześnie z domowym winem modrakowym, do tego dochodzi zapach niedojrzałych winogron, porzeczek, wiśni, starego drewna, skóry. W smaku wytrawne, kwaśne, winne, sporo kwaśnych czerwonych owoców, cierpkiego ciemnego winogrona, nut tanicznych, piwnicznych. Na finiszu pojawia się delikatna słodycz i ziołowość oraz niska, pestkowa goryczka. Wysycenie średnie, wodniste, orzeźwiające w odbiorze, z dobrze ukrytym alkoholem.
Całkiem fajne kwaśne, czerwone piwo, zbalansowane i przyjemne w odbiorze, przez co odrobinę płaskie, podobne do Rodenbacha.

Korcz (3372) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

BRW (2781) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 30, 2017
On tap at BBF. Reddish colour with off white head. Fruity aroma. Sour, fruity, caramel and acidic taste. Medium body.

edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2017
375 ml bottle pours red with a white head. Aroma of grapes, oak and berries. Taste is tart, grapes and funk.

L_Lovecraft (609) - - JAN 27, 2017
Woody, acetic, red fruits, copper with no head, medium body, fizzy, red fruits and woody again, very easy to drink...extremely pleasant beer, like a flemish but with a moor woody and vinous character.

Brigadier (3680) - 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 I’d 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.

DwarfeD (3513) - 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.

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