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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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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 3/VIII/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BBE: 2050 - 2010 vintage (2013-685) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear red brown beer, small irregular bubbles, not a real head, dissipates immediately. Aroma: red sour fruits, wood tannins, red wine, earthy, tobacco, funky. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: soft sour start, red fruits, citric, lacto bacillus, bit sweet, earthy touch. Aftertaste: sweet and sour, floral notes, very citric acidity, wood notes, sour burns in the throat, earthy. A bit too sour, but pretty complex and interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andregoncalves (1333) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 25, 2013
33cl 2010 bottle from cervezalandia. Dark red to copper color with no head. Carbonation is soft. Body is medium. Medium to high bitterness and medium sourness. Aroma is wine, cherry, red fruits, citrus, spices. Quite agressive in the end...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lumos3 (9) - ITALY - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
2010 bottle, incredible red, intense aroma of cherries, the sour very present, a very interesting beer, but too expensive

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1796) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle at GBBF 2013. Colour is brown with tinge of amber and maroon, no head. Looks a little strange. Nose is tart, sour cherries and raspberries, syrupy, farmyard. Taste is syrupy cherries and raspberries, sugary against tart sourness. Very good beer and well balanced between sweet and tartness, which shades into syrupy sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
2010 375 ml bottle. Reddish brown in the glass with a penny of head that disappears almost the second it hits my glass. Looks almost flat. Aroma is brown sugar, mild tart, cherries, raisins and some warmth. Flavour is mild sour tartness at first, very still with almost no carbonation, more tart sourness towards the middle, a bit of sweetness. Cherries really come through at the end, not overly dry and a hint of warmth from the ABV. I really don’t mind the lack of carbonation, lacks a bit of depth but a tasty sour all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (812) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
A hazy brownish red with a little fizzy head. Pretty strong tart aroma, some cherry and wood. Quite sweet tasting, some acidic vinegar, some tart cherry. Interesting and drinkable sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange-amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of dark fruit, light tartness and brown sugar. The flavor is similar. The tart cherries, grapes and apples come through up front, but they are balanced with some brown sugar. There is also a good dose of toffee and some earthy character. As the beer warms I start to get some leather and light funk notes. Medium mouthfeel and light carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (4957) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2013
Bottled, No 3460, cuvee 2010, large sample. Pours a hazy copper color, almost no head, some lacing. Aroma of cherries, red wine, soft oak wood, some caramelly notes, hint of vanilla. Wonderfully complex. Quite sour taste, citric acid mostly and slight lactic acid, fruity sweetness. Actually has quite a sticky palate. Wow, each sip brings more. Great complexity, lovely sourness. It’s like a blend between a sour kriek, a sour flemish red and a hint of big barley wine. Amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (920) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Cuvée 2011. Pours dirty reddish mahogany with absolutely no head. Smells of cherries and mild sourness. Taste is mildly fruity with some solid sourness at the background. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Birrificio del Ducato La Luna Rossa finishes with a lingering sour touch.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1576) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
A dark reddish brown beer without carbonation and without head. The nose of cherries, berries, medium sourness and balanced sweetness, some balsamico. Taste is medium sour, quite high sweetness, cherries, barrel and earthyness. Medium bodied, no carbonation, slightly sugary and sticky. Quite sweet and berry juice like sour ale, not totally convincing, not very sophisticated.


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