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: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
La notte del 5 dicembre, i Krampus si aggirano fra le vie ed i vicoli dei paesini dellíarco alpino. Coperti da pelli di montoni, con corna e zampe di capra, agitando le loro nere catene, terrorizzano gli abitanti dei villaggi. » il preludio dellíarrivo del Vescovo San Nicola (antico precursore de Babbo Natale) che riporterŗ la pace, dolci e doni nella comunitŗ. Una birra dedicata al Natale, calda ed avvolgente, dalle tenue speziatura. Ideale per aspettare lŠlba accanto al focolare, al riparo dalle incursioni del demoni.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
Rating #1357 05.12.2014 330mL bottle #5 from the 2014 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - Pours a deep reddish brown with a bubbly head that disapparates rather quickly. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, oak - rich, fruity texture. Palate is well balanced - lots of tart balsamic sweetness, and very sour. Well achieved and devastatingly underappreciated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4000) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Dobre piwo, smaczne tresciwe podobne do mocnych belgijskich ale. Fajna butelka ciezkawa z zwezana szyjka. Piwo ma krewowa bezowa piane sredniej wielkosci. Kolor brazowo bursztynowy. Mocno metne, ciezko bylo wymieszac resztki z dna butelki. W smaku trufle sliwka nieco rumu i daktyli. Lekko cierpkie, wytrawna koncowka. Tresciwe i zlozone polecam to spore piwo o zawartosci alk 9%

   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 Iíve ever had

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
CBAC Day 5: whooo! Cloudy orange pour with a finger of foamy head, no lacing. Decent amount of sediment which settled quickly. Funky, earthy aroma. I wasnít expecting a Belgian Sour in the calendar so this was an awesome surprise! Very tart flavour up front, crazy sour cherry and lemon notes. Some yeasty funk and spices linger on the tongue afterwards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, 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 donít come cheap in Italy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (807) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Itís a cloudy colour of rust, 1 finger head of foam that lasts and lasts. Decent lacing. The nose is of brett, spice and sour goodness. More Brett than sour so I canít quite pull out what the sour consists of. Maybe when I taste it..Same goes for the spice which, from the label, suggests Star Anise. Tastewise, the sour is prominent and Iíll take a guess and say itís fruity like in sou r cherries. Funk, yep. Spicy, quite bitter, guessing itís coming from the star anise. Overall, very tasty for a sour. Medium body and carbonation. the alcohol seems to be very well hidden, so drinkability is very good. I donít know aboot this being a top choice for a Christmas brew, but itís very good. +$27 will me think twice aboot buying it again, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shorlin (721) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Have to rate this quickly so I can finish it! Colour is a bit muddy amber copper. Not much carb. Aroma is funky cherry and standard Flemish red stuff. Taste is Puckery tart with cherry and funk. Bit thin and not effervescent. Nice sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2008
750 ml bottle at redlight redlight. Very floral aromas, spicy hops, rich malt aromas. Pours orange amber with a thin white head. Very floral in the taste too, fruity malts, tropical fruits, light, sweet citrus with hints of spice, grains of paradise maybe even corriander. Very interesting beer, reminiscent of a Fantome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrGGen (331) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
750 ml bottle. Pours orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma is floreal, with spicy hops and malty. Taste is similar with fruity malts, sweet citrus with hints of spice. This beer has been a great surprise!

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