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


on tap

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (4115) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2016
04.02.2016, 0,33l bottle (vintage 2012 bottle #288) sampled @ local tasting:
Gusher. Nice slightly bubbly shortlasting head, dirty reddish color, hazy. Aroma is very dry oaky, thinner, oak, bark, sour cherries, grass, vinegar, cherry stones, spices. Taste is sour-ish dry, vinegar, sour cherries, oak, cherry stones, weeds, minerals, berry skin, balsamico. Medium bitterness, sour-ish dry mouthfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5173) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2016
On tap at Brasserie Beck, DC. Hazy red body with slight head. Nose is fruity, sweet. Taste also sweet and a tad sour. Prickly texture. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1645) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle, Cuvée 2012. Pours slightly hazy red, with creamy pinkish head. Aroma is fruity with cherries and dark stone fruits, balsamic vinegar, wooden barrels and leather, as well as forest berries, whiffs of sherry and tobacco. Medium to full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is tart with balsamic vinegar, musty berries, wooden barrels and leather. Lingering wooden finish with some musty notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle. Cuvee 2012. Hazy, brownish-red, weak foam. Aroma: wine, vinegar, fruits, a little cherry, barrel and leaves. Taste: wine and vinegar, red grapes, cherries, mild acididy, homemade sour red wine"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (2305) - - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle at BarVolo. 2012 vintage. Wow, rich sour cherries, umeboshi, earthy grapes with a tart edge and wine texture, oak, long sour finish. Very impressive stuff, not for everyone but nicely deep and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5256) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Hazy amber with beige head. Aromas of vinegar, mustard, grapes. Tastes of tart vinegar, red wine, big tart grapes, big sour cherries. Medium body with a very dry finish. Super tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 21, 2015
Одухотв& кисляк, больше всего хочу иметь его. Мощь и интим, в каждой капле.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geiserich (4048) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle from Hofstetten: Amber color, no head. Aroma is sourly, sour cherries, brett, vinegar, hints of green apples, barrel notes. Flavor follows aroma with more acid and vinegar notes. Sour dry end. To sour for me with to intensive vinegar notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1599) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 21, 2015
From bottle at CBF Wien.
Brownish-amber, hazy body, with almost no head.
Aroma of sour cherries, barrel, overripe fruits, vinegar, some sour berries, some red apples.
Taste follows this, with more barrel notes and some leather.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes sour, wooden, leathery, fruity.

Very nice. Lovely sour fruits, combined with barrel notes. Well hidden alcohol. Not among my favourite sour ales, but really enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (361) - POLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle, cuvee 2012. Pours murky red with small whitish head. Strong aroma of cherries with distinct Brettanomyces notes. Moderately sweet with well marked acidity at the same time. Lots of tannins in the aftertaste. Lively carbonated. Quite complex beer, maybe a bit to sweet but still very interesting.

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