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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
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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!
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3104) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to kbudd19 for this one! Unclear copper with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is leathery with some barnyard notes, fruits (peaches, apricots), yeast, spices and herbal/floral notes. Taste is also leathery with more lambic character than in the aroma. There’s also yeast, floral notes, hay, fruits, lemon, spices and herbal notes. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. The Lambic (3 Fonteinen) and Saison are both recognizable and the balance is really good. Drinkable aplenty and quite complex. Very nice blend!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4688) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
pours hazy and bright golden orange with a nice white head, some retention and lacing. fruity and floral relatively young lambic - peaches, melons, roses, honey, spices. lambic gives way to fruity and spicy saizohn yeast characteristics. average to moderate carbonation - could be brighter, light body - oily, dry herbal-grassy-spicy astringent and dusty finish. great!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13000) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled 750ml@VWPBF vintage 2009 Hazy deep orange, small steady white head. Fruity sour nose. Medium-bodied. Fruity, tart, grapes ... nice, drinkable. Some pepperkaka! Evident 3Fonteinen. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3063) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of hay, citrus, lemon zest, barn, light silage, apricot, quite fruity, bit floral. Light sour flavour, white wine, pinot gris, hint of chamomile tea. Bit light body. Fruity finish, light lemon juice, malts, spicy touch. Nice and refreshing brew.
(From 75cL bottle @ home. Lotto: 2009. From trade with bierkoning. Thanks Edo!)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
750 bottle shared @RBWG-JAX-thin white-hazy yellow. A-sour. T-sour, lt malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle @ The Croydonia Tasting. Cheers to Col! The pour’s amber with a small head. The aroma’s dirty peach. Tart brett. Mild citrus fruit salad. Some pollen. The taste is tart brett. Earthy barnyard. Dirt, brett. Beeswax. Soft lemon peel on the finish. Nicely zippy mouthfeel. Overall, excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Orange pour with white lacing. Vinous and slight tart aromas. Some drie fontenen like funk with some more wine/grape flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of oak, white grape, wild yeast, orange zest and funk. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. A bit hazy mead with no head. Fruity, a bit caramellic, aroma. Sourish, berries tart and citrus flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle at Sweet&Sour in Sätila 20130810. Somewhat hazy golden beer with some yeast, small offwhite head. Sour funky aroma, woody, sour, spicy, barnyard, leather, citrus, grapefruit. Sourish fruity flavor, floral, hay, spices, funky, perfume notes, grassy, pepper, some leather. Fruity sourish finish.


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