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


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
look how excited i am, im about to drink an italian beer, hold me down .... . pours a gold amber .. medium foam .. . light spice and cheap wine .. . only mildly soured .. . an ok beer i suppose .. . . Are you an encyclopaedia salesman?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (5948) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
750 ml bottle @WPBF 2013. Vintage 2009.
Pours a hazy orange colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of citrus, urinal cake, wood and floral perfume. Flavour of strong tart berries, tart apricot, citrus, weak caramel, floral hops and strong wood. Medium bodied, dry mouthfeel and a tart, dry, wood-like finish. Although I didnt enjoy the aroma, the flavour was excellent. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottled@vPBFII. Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma is sour wood, some floral and fruity notes along with some barnyard. Flavour is fruity, dry wood, some herbs and mild funky yeast. Really lovely brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5429) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
75 cl bottle vintage 2009 (6,2%) @ wPBF13
Rather nice aroma with earthy notes and some citrus. Feels like a good farmhouse saison. Flavour is dry, tart and very gueuze‐like. It has grapefruit, some earthy notes and orange. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
75 cl bottle @ wPBF13. Vintage 2009.
Pours golden color with a large frothy head. Aroma of sour fruits, barnyard, some apricot and yeast. Flavor of sour fruits, yeast, wood, some cellary notes and earth. Sour earthy palate with a dry finish. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rulas3 (107) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2013
Great stuff, really suttle, aromatic and sour, a bit funky and some tart but really well equilibrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense N, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
@BBF12. Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is funk, malt, grapefruit perfume and brett. Flavour is funk, perfume, brett, grapefruit and light acidic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle shared at RBWG
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma and flavors of tart fruit, lemon and spicy
Nice and tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle at RBWG. Pours faintly. Loudy gold with a fine, white cream head. Lots of acetic fruits, aome lenon and mango. Medium sweet avor, well tangy. Some spices. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly bitter finish, some dandelions, lemon, peppery spice. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A soft, steady pour produces a -finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a pale amber / gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, full gold color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of light, not quite faint, lactic acid, funky phenolics & musk, perhaps a hint of citrus, lots of dried-grass / hay like graininess, a touch of medicinal notes.

Nicely tart tasting, it manages to have a bite without being overly sour. There is a spicy, bitter, sort of herbal bite to the finish that melds with a rounded, pale malt and grassy grain character. There is a certain lemon like character to the acidity towards the finish, this seems like a departure from a typical Lambic contribution. Light bodied and quaffable, but it has a soft creamy texture to it, despite having some prickly effervescence; light but with some palate presence. Earthy spice notes mix with hay / straw like grain notes to produce something that I imagine to be a dried field of weeds / wildflowers. Hints of medicinal notes (both herbal and Lambic in character), some lightly musky notes, and a definite mustiness come out more as the beer warms up.

A really nice blend of Saison and Lambic; this plays out as such as well, with noticeable components of each; I like the soft herbal affects, and the Lambic notes certainly bring a lot to the profile of this beer.

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