Valter Loverier founded LoverBeer after a very successful stint brewing at home and much urging not only from impressed friends, but also from many of Italy's most notable industry experts. The name LoverBeer is a play on his surname and is arguably one of the best nicknames a person could have.Nestled in the northern hills of Italy, LoverBeer uses only locally grown ingredients, making for very authentic Italian brews. Loverier views every beer he makes as a challenge and incorporates thoroughly researched classic beer and wine-making techniques into each and every one of his beers. Today we sampled the expertly crafted Madamin, an Oak-Aged Amber Ale, and D'uvaBeer, a wild ale made with grapes, both released in 2010.
2010 Release | 5.7% ABV
Madamin is the Piedmontese word for "young married lady" and this beer has definitely been pampered like every good damsel should be. Fermented and aged only in oak barrels, Madamin is also aged for at least one month in the bottle before it is released. The beer pours a little hazy with fine carbonation and smells very strongly of bread. The flavor is not as strong as the smell, but it is quite pleasant. We would like to see how the flavors evolve with even more time in the bottle.
2010 Release | 8% ABV
Brewed with Freisa grape must (basically unfiltered grape juice, producing must is the first step in wine-making) and fermented with a special strain of yeast cultivated to work on the malts as well as the grape sugars, D'uvaBeer pours slightly darker and less hazy than the Madamin and shares the same fine carbonation. D'uvaBeer tastes strongly of sour strawberries and raspberries and finishes quite sweet.
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