Weyerbacher Riserva 2010
I wasn’t actually going to write anything on this beer cause I’m swamped with work, but this beer has provoked me to do a quick write up. What got me to try this beer was the warning label on the side of the bottle. Every year for at least the last couple, Weyerbacher has been putting out a Riserva beer. I’d never had it and frankly I never was impressed with the label so I just kinda glazed by it in the past. I know wrong reason to skip over a beer, but I’m a visual person, it is what it is.
The first this that strikes me besides the boring almost christmas’ish label, was the gold sticker on the side of the bottle. It’s almost a warning label of sorts; read it. It basically describes this beer that was fermented with wild yeasts, can some times go crazy. I guess they did it to warn their customer who probably would not expect this type of beer, because the sticker said this beer was “very sour” and “tarter then ever”, going so far as using vinegar as a discriptor. I’m sold! May sound like a turn-off to some, but I was all over that.
True to it’s description it is intensely tart/sour with a huge Raspberry profile. It is really that simple. I barely pick up any oak or other flavors. It is Tart and Raspberry, if you like that this beer is for you!