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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.

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UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Brown hue with ruby highlights, thin cream hued head. Nose has oak, berries, light vinegar. Taste has fruit, funk, oak. Lightly sour, some vinegar on finish. Low acidity.

merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Aroma: Deep Oak, Cranberries Appearance: Brownish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Cranberries, Mild Tart Cherry, Mild Oak Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter

Mariusz (12080) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2014
Poursa a deep red color with off-white head. Aroma is bit sour. Taste little sour.

Beerhunter111 (22513) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
Kupferfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich, reife Früchte, Holzfass. Geschmack sauer, leicht holzig, reife dunkle Früchte.

HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bomber share thanks to Matt. Appearance: finger tan head, brownish amber color, light cloudy, no lace. Aroma: prune, earthy bitterness, leather, light oak. Palate: light body, soft carbonation, dry finish. Taste: soft malty start, light to medium tartness through finish. Overall, not my favorite sour, the balance is too heavy towards maltiness and not tart enough for me.

Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours dark red, minimal off white head Smell light tart, red fruity and roast, oak, vanilla, Taste light tart, sour cherry, fruit Lighter body than expected Really good, especially for the price and coming from Italy, well done

harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2008, Batch #10 Bottle 93 Cherry brown with etched light tan foam. Smells like stilton cheese, oak, some pie cherry, really not taking much on the nose here personally. As it warms, it kinda reminds me of cherry jolly rancher smell. Flavor is lightly tart with rich acetic character, lightly sweet and a good bit of oak. Thin with light, ticklish carb and a dry finish. Overall the beer is really drinkable, as it warms, it is really inviting as a beverage, makes me wish I were sitting in a lush leather chair at fireside.

Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2010 bottle from Matt. Thanks! A: Dark mahogany with a cascading creme head. N: Oak, acetone, grape, dark cherry, vinegar, and raspbery. Very vinous. T: Minor sourness with a lot of vinous hints. Nice sweetness here, too. M: Light and nimble. Good carbonation and easy to drink. O: A very interesting take on the style. Has a lot in common with wine. Tasty.

DrewFace (969) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours a deep red colors with big off white head. Aroma is big on the sour and mild funkiness. Flavor is sour cherry, some vinegar notes, smooth and fairly mild. Not overly tart and sour but still nice....very tasty.

boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle... Poured reddish/amber with a mode are off-white head. Vinous, wine-like tones added depth and complexity. Wood-like characters with a lots of yeast spice ranging from musky funk to a mildly acidic sourness. Other fruits like stone fruit and cherries before a drying finish.

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