Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Sour/Wild Ales

Loverbeer 2011 Madamin...$14.99 / 11.2oz
Sour/Wild Ale
Top fermented OAK AMBER ALE, fermented and matured exclusively in oak barrels. Made from a recipe inspired by the Belgian Ales. The name "Madamin" is a piemontese word meaning "young married lady"
Ingredients: barley malt, wheat (unmalted), hops. sugar, top fermenting ale yeast.

"Deep amber ale, vinuous in the nose with fruity flavors of red currant, lactic notes from wild yeasts (brettanomyces) and those coming from using of wooden barrels. pleasant and easy drinkable with lactic notes not too aggressive well balanced by fruity taste of cherry, bitter almond nut and white pulp peaches. Eclectic beer could be perfect as aperitif with selected appetizers, Parma ham and melon as well but it can match more elaborate dishes as veal with tuna sauce and piedmont-style stir-fry." By Lorenzo Dabove aka Kuaska 

Rated 96/100 RateBeer

Loverbeer  2011 BeerBrugna...$19.99 / 12.7oz
Ale Brewed with Plums Aged in Oak Barrels
94/100 RateBeer
Sour/Wild Ale

Ingredients: Barley malt, Damaschine plums, hops, sugar
This beer is inocculated by wild yeasts (Brettanomyces included) and lactic bacteria. Small, dark and very sweet Damaschine variety plums, also called Ramassin in Piemontese dialect, are added in steeping to restart a new fermentation to characterize the product.
BeerBrugna is matured in oak barrels (3hl capacity) for nine months.
"The unique use of Damaschine plums gives to this extraordinary beer a lot of warm and sensuous fruity notes, facing clear, though never too aggressive, sour and citric flavors. Despite its low pH, this unique beer is well balanced thanks to a remarkable fullness and to impressive fruity flavors persisting for a long time." By Lorenzo Dabove aka Kuaska

Loverbeer 2011 D'uvaBeer...$14.99 / 11.2oz
Ale brewed with grape must
Sour/Wild Ale
Rated 94/100 RateBeer
"A complex beer with great finesse and elegance getting three different souls. The fruity one got hints of strawberries, raspberries and red currant flavors, the ctric-sour one with slight bitter lemony notes and the more tricky one which is characterized of off-flavors to be discovered. Despite the presence of sharp peaks of astringency, a "warming" mouthfeel could be felt after each sip." - By Lorenzo Dabove aka Kuaska
Ingredients: barley malt, grape juice, hops, sugar, yeast (top-fermenting)

Loverbeer 2011 BeerBera....$19.99 / 12.7oz
Sour/Wild Ale
Rated 95/100 Ratebeer
Ingredients: barley malt, Barbera wine grapes (freshly pressed destemmes with skins, from a viticulturist near Alba), sugar, hops wild yeast from the skins of the grapes. Spontaneous fermentation, no yeast is added
BeerBera is fermented in oak vats and matured for three months in oak vats.
BeerBera is brewed once a year at vintage time.
"Fresh, vinous and fruity notes clearly caught in the nose then confirmed in the palate stating a strict link between spontaneous beer and wine worlds. This successful challenge will give us a brave, original beer but above all easy drinkable despite its complexity, thanks to an appropriate watery body." By Lorenzo Dabove aka Kuaska

Info from and about the brewery
We cherish knowledge and experimentation. We strive to make beers that are special, sometimes pushing "extreme" beers with perfectly-balanced flavors and aromas; beers that can surprise even the most curious palate.
We make beers inspired by and based in our careful research into the origins of the world's most historic and authentic brewing styles.
The love of the land:
We use the finest locally-sourced ingredients – Freisa grapes grown in the hills surrounding Turin, Barbera grapes from Alba, "Ramassin" (Damaschine) plums from Valley Bronda--grown only by world--class producers. We strive to partner with farmers integrating ancient methods with modern technologies while protecting the environment and very high quality
of their products.

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