Saturday, March 3, 2012

Weyerbacher Riserva (2011)

I went to the Weyerbacher Riserva release and picked up a case to bring home. Upon opening the bottle, a mustiness was present on the nose. The beer pours a dark red color with a bubbly off-white colored head that dissipates rather rapidly. The aroma consists of tart raspberries, vinegar, pie crust, sugar, and mustiness. The taste is tart and puckering with plenty of raspberry up front. Vinegar also causing a bit of puckering before a pie crust and sugary sweetness comes out on the finish. Oak and alcohol make a rapid appearance, but cannot be missed. The after taste is slightly funky with an earthy aspect to it. The alcohol content is 11.4% ABV. There was a good compliment of tart raspberries and sugar pie-like crust that made this a great dessert beer with a wonderful puckering punch.

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