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


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RATINGS: 282   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7912) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Draught @ Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2015
Aroma is tart and sour with vinegar, acidic tones and some kriek-like sourness. Also earthy tones. Flavour is very acidic with vinegar, earthy tones and sour cherry juice. So sour and acidic that it affects drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (5965) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Tap @TCBW15. Light red/brown, thin thin white head. Vinegar, glue, tart aroma. Cherries. Whoa, this is hardcore stuff. Flavor has tartness, cherries, vinegar, woody notes. Sticky. Too vinegary for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (1042) - Samarate, ITALY - MAR 5, 2015
bottle @ Il Barbaresco, LEgnano. Colore rosso rubino,, velata, schiuma finissima beige.poco persistente. Aroma fruttato frutti rossi (amarene) aceto, legno - vaniglia, vino passito. Acida abboccata, poco amara. intensamente fruttata. Spigolosa, calda, poco corposa, tattilmente quasi appiccicosa. Equilibrata ed armonica. per lo stile!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle from Mane Liquor. This is impressive. A filthy dirty pour is the only off putting about it I would say. It really reminds me of Rodenbach Caractere. Very dark plum and sour cherry feel all round with plenty of acidity and earthiness. More sour on the nose than in the taste but that is not to say it isnít sour because it really has a nice dose going on. Almost muscat like in itís dark fruit juiciness. Bloody great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (4591) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2015
33cl bottle (bb: 2050!) at Crowbar, Oslo. Hazy reddish without much head to speak of. Fruity and slightly funky aroma with wooden notes, sour cherries, balsamic vinegar and hints of sour apples. Moderate sweet with a moderate acidity and nice fruity flavours. Some vinous notes. Interesting and quite delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mesjasz (853) - Lodz, POLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Hazy red/amber color, almost no head. Aroma is wine vinegar and sour cherries. Taste is very sour and tart. Level of this sourness burning in throat. Flavor is sour cherries, vinegar, oak with tart fruit aftertaste. When warmer is little bit sweet. Medium body, low carbonation. This beer is sick ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy amber/light brownish with a minimal head. Tart aroma of cherries, oak and some vinegar. Similar taste, also some light notes of spices. The finish was tart and quite dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1543) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2015
Tap at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. Pours a murky red/brown with no head. Aroma is extremely sour and tart with cherries and marzipan. Taste is crazy sour as well. Cherries. Almost a burning tartness that brings sweat to your forehead. One of the most acidic beers iíve ever had. Not much else to say. Little too much, even for me!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2015
from Erzbierschof - cloudy reddish-brown beer with a fast disappearing foam; a Rodenbach-like nose ! Sour cherries, vinegar, plums, notes of Amaretto and wood; full-bodied, solidly sourish, subtle and lively carbonation; very dry and sour finish, long cherryish notes with hints of prunes, Amaretto and berries - Jvar was right (of course): itís a huge beer !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (600) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Tap. Pours murky almost-red, not much head to speak of. Huge tart cherry nose, oak, brett funk and vinegar. Wet wood, cherry pie, yogurt, lactic notes, refreshing dry finish. World class.

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