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Birrificio del Ducato Beersel Morning

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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of New Morning and 18 month aged 3 Fonteinen Lambic refined for at least 12 months in bottle. It has a surprisingly citrus nose of leather, cellar and animal with hints of dried flowers and honey. Lasting and sapid in the mouth with a sour finish that always makes the lovers of this blend smile.
This beer could very well make you develop an addiction for spontaneous fermentation and turn your entire world upside down!

After a mechanical breakdown, 3 Fonteinen Brewery of Beersel (possibly the best Lambic blender in the world) had economic damage in the summer of 2009. The news caused such a stir in the International beer movement that I called Armand to know how things were. As he needed to sell his Lambic, I immediately got inspired to blend our New Morning with his beer. We selected three 18 month old Lambic barrels that we siphoned in a small tank on our truck. The journey back was long and hard, myself and Manuel took turns driving through Belgium, France and Italy only stopping for gas. After days hand bottling and months of maturation, the outcome has gone over and beyond our expectations and we can say with pride that it was worth it!
14°


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (4587) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy orange with no head. Fruit cereal malt and yeast aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a nice funk, grass, and light tartness. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (11527) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
Stark karbonisierter Antrunk, hell, trocken fruchtig säuerlich. Die Säuerlichkeit nimmt etwas ab, hell brotig. Frisch säuerlich mit leichten Kräuternoten bis zum Schluss, zu stark karbonisiert. 12/12/8/11/9/11

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (780) - Samarate, ITALY - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle @ home. giallo tra il dorato e l’ambrato.velata Schiouma bianca, fine, mediamente persistente. al naso aroma fruttato, agrumato, citrico in generale. Muffa, cantina, legno bangnato, frumento. Leggere note florali e maltate. Gusto acido, intenso, persistente, citrico. amara, mai eccessiva, leggermente sapida. Molto carbonata, poco corposa, solo leggermente calda. Equilibrata, armonica.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2458) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at B Side. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, acidic tart notes, hay, floral. Tastes of tart, citrus, lemon lime, vinegar, floral, barnyard funk. Medium-light body with a dry and tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2788) - FINLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden, whitish head. Funky notes, some sour fruity breadyness and bit of earthyness in aroma. Later some citrus and wooden notes appears. Lemon juicyness, bit of spicyness and leathery notes in taste. Also some nice funkyness is there. Good tasting and the drinkability is just about right here with some sour fruity notes in finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Draft. Small off-white head atop cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is mild sweet, funk, barnyard, lemon, sweat sock, astringency, some straw. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, barnyard, sweat sock, light straw. Light-medium body, acidic, light stickiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2015
On tap at B Side. Poured a nice hazy golden orange color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was nice straw, funky brett notes, Flavor was light grassy notes, straw. Funky, tart and sour, but not overpowering.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2715) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with thin bubbly white head that leaves light lace. Aroma is funky farmhouse Belgian gueuze with a hint of tannic musk. Taste follows, light sourness, more funky, slight metallic note. Definitely pretty darn good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3870) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso DuPont circle. Pours a hazy gold with a fine white head. Funky tart Apple nose. Flavors of peach and tart sour cherry. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvaCandido (15) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Equilibrated season beer with second fermentation using Brettanomyces. Slightly lead and earth aroma. Good acidity and flower aroma. Interesting connotation of season tradition and wild yeasts.


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