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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Belgian Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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La notte del 5 dicembre, i Krampus si aggirano fra le vie ed i vicoli dei paesini dell'arco alpino. Coperti da pelli di montoni, con corna e zampe di capra, agitando le loro nere catene, terrorizzano gli abitanti dei villaggi. È il preludio dell'arrivo del Vescovo San Nicola (antico precursore de Babbo Natale) che riporterà la pace, dolci e doni nella comunità. Una birra dedicata al Natale, calda ed avvolgente, dalle tenue speziatura. Ideale per aspettare lálba accanto al focolare, al riparo dalle incursioni del demoni.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle thanks to westcoastbeerlvr on BA. Pours hazy amber with a large lasting yellowish head. The aroma is rather tart with some fruity notes and spice. The flavor is slightly tart and funky with soured caramel and slight berries and pumpkin spices. Medium bodied and mildly acidic with higher carbonation. Interesting but I can’t say I’m the biggest fan.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2010
bottle. gusher. clear caramelly brown with floaties, bubbly to smooth offwhite head. tart, soursh, fruity, caramelly aroma, pretty citrussy and sourish flavor. caramel. almonds. yeast. marcipan. caramel. yellow fruits. faint fruit peel. tart sourish yellow fruity beer with a caramelly, spicy and only faint malty balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
750mL courtesy of Travlr. Gusher. Poured a fully hazy amber with a medium cinnamon head that left amazing lacework everywhere on the Westvleteren glass. Very nice sour fruits, starfruit, cinnamon, allspice in the aroma. Taste is watery, metallic, lots of lemon iced tea. Not much going on- probably infected with something that voided the body of sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
courtesy of travlr, thanks for the share. ’08 bottle, holy gusher Krampus. pours orange, off-white head with decent floating yeasty elements. aroma, plenty of xmas spices, yeast, fruit, anise and what seems to be priming sugar. flavors, all spices, yeasty, malty clove, anise, lingering matly/yeasty mouthfeel with carbonation that is a tad on the high side, light spicy back mouthfeel. Get some brown sugar mixed in between the whole spicy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2010
750 ml leaking bottle. Gusher. Pours murky brown, thick, foamy tan head. Aroma of spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, others, and alcohol. Taste is smooth, silky, medium spice, slight sourness probably a bit of brett. Nice enough, considering the leak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Beautiful 750mL bottles, the Italians know how to do it up right. The beer rises up the neck after popping, but no gushing, very manageable. Thus, it pours with a beautiful, large, pillow-y, long lasting head. Color is a dark copper amber. Its a loud beer. The beer itself, take one part tart and wild, add a Belgian-esque yeastiness, , some cereal Belgian malts, and compound it with a vigorous carbonation. Spices, what spices, all overwhelmed by the wild/tart character. Loved to drink it, beautiful stuff, but wont pay that price tag in the future. Santa don’t come cheap in Italy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2010
(Old BA rate - bottle) Poured with a frothy finger of nearly white head; vibrant burnt orange color and a little hazy. Lightly tart; spicy; bit of honey. Medicinal; flowery then honey; back to vibrant floral and spice notes. Light, though a touch syrupy; very bubbly vibrant carbonation; interesting. Nicely drinkable given the number of flavors going on, and a little spicy and warming which was pleasant. Overall, even though I had this in August, it was still a nice brew at the time. I could see where it would be preferable during the cooler months.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2010
750ml Bottle (2008 Vintage. 7.6%ABV per the bottle): GUSHER! Aroma of yeast, light spices, light herbs, and some medicine. Poured orange/amber in color with a huge, fluffy, pillowy, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny, small, and medium-sized particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, fruit, light spices, light yeast, and some sugar. Light to medium body. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, fruit and malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrGGen (306) - ITALY - DEC 20, 2009
Versa marrone scuro velato con una schiuma bianca. Profumo di lievito di birra belga, chiodi di garofano, e alcune altre spezie. Buon sapore,leggermente dolce.A tratti ha qualcosa della Orval,in altri dolce e acida.Interessante

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michele85 (14) - Parma, ITALY - OCT 1, 2009
Aged beer, special mixture of a christmas beer and a flemish sour. Smell is fruity and oaky, taste is well balanced between hot spices - a fruity sweetness and a delicious sour and aged note. Really nice huge head. One of the best italian beers I’ve ever had


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