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Birrificio del Ducato La Luna Rossa

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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
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blend of Krisopolis (a new beer, that will be available in the future, fermented in barrels for 2 years, then Morello cherries are added to it), with a part of Ultima Luna (Barley Wine matured in Amarone barrels, with Marasca Morello cherries) and a part of young beer.

First brewed in 2009 and bottled in 2011.
Video description from the brewers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9y_XLVTej4


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8400) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid deep brown with minimal head. Nose is intense tartness, vinous fruit, cherry, oak, heat. Tastes incredibly smooth, with big fruit, cherries, grapes, malt, lactic acid, wood, tannins. I even get some cinnamon/nutmeg in this. Smooth finish with evolving complexity as it warms.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tasted during Nepenthia. Tap sample. Beautiful hazy sort of crimson / brick / red color. Minimal head. Bigger sour taste, kind of floral, a touch of cherry. Mild sour bite in the finish. Light slick texture. Very light carbonation. Medium-plus body. Bit too sour for me, but a nice one to sip on and try.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (10343) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2015
Tap (TCBW15)
Massive sour aroma, woody and acidic. Over-the-top acidic palate. Quite acetic - it actually burns my pipes. Looked a nice red though. And the cherry aspects were very pleasant. I like sours, but this is too much of a good thing - it’s been pushed too far and has failed. I never want aceticity in a drink.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3989) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
330 ml bottle at Hasse, thanks Rolf! Cloudy reddish amber with no head. Aroma of vinegar, ripe fruit, apricot, strawberry and sweet malts. Taste is rich and creamy, apricots, vinegar, ripe fruits, dried apricot and some sweet fruity malts. Really nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davros (2229) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2015
Pours reddish brown with a quickly fading head. Nose shows loads of funk, cherry, woody oak and rose notes. Similar flavours; cherry, coconut, oak, bready malt, soft booze.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (449) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Sample at BRC Gastropub in Houston TX. Pours a deep, dark red. Aroma of cherries, sour funk. Taste is smooth, some cherries, sour. Good beer: ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (853) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Tap @WFDP6, Wrocław Light brown/copper, little hazy, small off-white foam; funky, cherry, acidity, some woody notes; very high sourness (really, really sour), medium sweetness, lightly bitter; medium body, rather thin feel, crisp, average carbonation, very long and strong sour finish Overall: very intense beer, very sour but in that exciting way

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geophagus (531) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 4, 2015
(on tap at 6 WFDP, sample) Dark red, cloudy colour. Medium sized, bubble, medium fast falling foam. Medium body, moderate carbonation, watery texture. Aroma: Winey, sour, cherry stones, cherry juice, wood, vanilla. Taste: Strong sour, winey, cherrys, cherry stones, fruity, crisp. Long, strong sour and cherry finish. Impresive beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (404) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Tap (VI FDP). Barwa miedziano-czerwona, piana kremowa, slaba, nietrwala. Aromat intensywny, winny, owocowy z delikatna nuta wanilii. W smaku kwasne, takie mega sour. O ile w aromacie byla wanilia to w smaku aromatow beczkowych brak. Posmak mega kwaskowy. Piwo specyficzne, kwasne ale w sumie lekkie w odczuciu.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (470) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2015
Looks.. Dark murky red, sml head on pour. Smells..cherry, vinous, leather, oak & a little dank. Tastes..light tart cherry beginning, through to a sour cherry vinegar, some oak .. Finishes puckery and dry.


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