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


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2449) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A murky brown colored pour with some ruby highlights. One glass had a large head, one had a medium sized head that quickly fell. Notes of raisins, malt, cream, and a slight acetic nose. Taste is sweet malt, some dark fruit, slight hops, and some bread. A slight alcohol heat is present, but not overpowering. A nice winter warmer. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8122) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
Small to medium yellow-beige head, irregular, over fully hazy red-amber beer. Sourish-fruity nose with acetic acid, lactic acid, yoghurt and wey. Some sweet herbs. Dry, woody flavour. Fine acidity but less than the nose suggested. Gets wry-spicy retronasal. Again some (red) fruity esters, yeasty. Rye-like flavour. Warming up, getting even more spicy. Quite spritzy; acidity gives more MF than flavour. Medium bodied at best. Nose made me weary, but flavour is quite OK. It’s not something I’d choose to drink in 75cl, however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6003) - ITALY - DEC 14, 2012
Ramato carico quasi nocciola buona schiuma discreta persisyenza fruttata speziata carsmelo zucvhero candito buona beva piuttosto secca ma anbastqnza maktata buona spezkatura riscaldante ma pukita

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
molly75 (300) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - DEC 2, 2012
[ASPETTO] color rubino scuro, limpida. [SCHIUMA] colro beige, media presenza, media finezza e poco durevole [OLFATTO] profumi di un leggero tostato, lieviti ma ancor più frutta matura, mela, uva e un tocco di ciliegia, note alcoliche evidenti [GUSTO] mantiene note dolci iniziali, con un tocco di mayto tostato , miele a cui però segue un fruttato con una certa astringenza, quasi vinosa, con note di frutta sottospirito e sapori alcolici. [TEXTURE] corpo medio-basso , reso ancor più leggero da una carbonazione minima, [COMMENTO FINALE] una belgian ale con alcohol sopra le righe, non ben centrata dato un corpo che non tiene il passo. Per il resto sorprendono le note aspre e fruttate, dando per certo fin dall’inizio, contemplando un coloro marrone-rossastro, di avere fra le mani quasi una dubbel. non male nel colpesso comunque, pecca forse di una scarsa armonicità. da rivalutare una seconda volta con più calma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11355) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Poured hazy amber color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex yeast and licorice aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark licorice flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderated duration. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16546) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
5th August 2009
Cask at GBBF. Hazy amber beer. Frothy white head. Dry crisp palate. Made wuth star anise. Tart and a little fruity with the licorice spice the anise provides. Finishes crisp and fruity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cirrhosis (1240) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Reddish dull brown, mostly clear with a thin film floating on top. Not a fan of this aroma.....seems off. Mild sour, bread dough, hints of burnt nuts, and other not overly appealing stuff. Taste is better, apple, sour, sugar, fake coffee (not sure what that means. Mild elements of funk and vinegar show up in the finish. Beer got a much better noisier cap on the second pour. Taste is better now to....I say cherry I say. Bitter wood, with mild funk. Beer is making me burpy. Taste is weird/strange/unique....... is this for me.....maybe. There is a rotting taste in the beer and I can’t identify it. Not the greatest beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcmisko (352) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Vintage 2008. Comes is a 750ml bottle shaped like a champagne bottle with a very narrow neck. Pours a very cloudy (Like Mississippi mud water) brownish orange. Almost looks like unfiltered apple cider with a big tan head. Good retention. Smells like a lot of spice, the star anise is very upfront, brett, with a little citrus and some earthy notes. Taste very sweet, and little tang, and heavy dull spices. After taste is a little orange cola like, with some spice. This is sweet, too sweet for me. The spices seem pretty straightforward and dull. I am not a big fan of this, but I will finish the bottle with my friend’s help.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gramity (1518) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
RBAG 2012. Cloudy orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The anise really asserts itself in the otherwise fruity, woodsy and tangy aroma. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Moderately sweet and moderately acidic with low bitterness. Fruity, vinous and woodsy with a hint of spice. Finishes moderately tangy and lightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
pours burnt orange with a medium cream head. Has a sour nose of cherry. Its sweet with a hint of oranges.

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