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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
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10947) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Tap. Poured a hazy reddish copper color with a mostly diminished fizzy white head with little lacing. Moderate to heavy sour yeast and tart berry aroma. Medium to full body with a tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tart fruit flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (825) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
On tap at GCB. Pinkish brown with no head and placid surface. Aroma/flavor is very tart, moderate acetic acid, fruity, yet with a watery body and little effervescence, strawberry? I didnít specifically get cherry. Meh, this was ok. I recall being bored by the one-dimensional overbearing sourness..

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1446) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from 2011. The beer is a maroonish brown. It seems to be quite cloudy and has absolutely no head. The aroma is big on cherries, funk and wine barrel flavors. Sweet grapes with sour cherries on top. There might be a little malty sweetness but itís well in the background. Mild acetic note. Really nice fruitiness, though itís on the path to too sweet medicinal territory. The taste starts out smoother with a bit more malt body if not flavor than expected. It has a round, kinda sugary flavor upfront that I guess comes from the barley wine addition. Moderate acetic sourness. A bit harsh. Less fruit than in the aroma. Some oak in the background of that sour finish, kinda surprised that itís not stronger. Interesting beer. I like the combination of wine barrels and cherries, but the sourness isnít quite right for my palate.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mike_77 (3306) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Hazy dull red appearance. Aroma and flavour are of sour red cherries. Too sour for me. Can feel the alcohol quite strongly too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (780) - BesanÁon, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Année 2010. Superbe équilibre entre le côté sour et l'alcool. Nez acide et floral, palais avec une pointe de fruit rouge. Délicieux.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (256) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2014
Pours hazy deep dark orange/red, almost brown with a white medium head. Aromas of lots of vinegar, cherries, sugar-like notes and some yeast. Taste is very sour cherries up front, lots of vinegar and some yeast. Tastes like a sour red.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. THX everyone for sharing todayís beers. Only wrote down scores this festival.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (8698) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
Sampled @ Borefts 2014 day 2. Opaque hazy reddish color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste sour fruits, sour to acidic. Pretty harsh imo. Not really my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RasmusOtt (1232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2014
Tap @ BBF. Pours unclear brown with no head. Aroma is very tart with notes of funk, cherries, yogurt, lacto, balsamic and vinegar. Taste is tart with notes of yogurt, cherries, vinegar, balsamic, sour fruits in general, funk and with a burning end. A bit too much on the taste but overall a decent beer.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4207) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2014. Thank you! Dark hazy pink, light pink head. Huge tart raspberry in the nose, skins, very tart; Very acidic huge raspberry taste, light vinegar, puckering, faint sugar. Dries out the mouth. Super delicious.


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