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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

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RATINGS: 200   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


_angst_'s rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, - DEC 22, 2012
Pours hazy pinkish red with a small pinkish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sour and fruity with crackers, red wine, sour cherries, red wine vinegar, acetic acid, hay, barnyard, raisins, wood and hints of resin and pine. Taste is sour and fruity with sour cherries, red currants, acetic acid, unripe black currants, hay, dry wood, red wine, barnyard, dark grapes, unripe wild strawberries, cherries and red wine vinegar. Mouthfeel is tart, dry and medium bodied. Finish is sour, tart and fruity with red currants, sour cherries, crackers, hay, red wine vinegar and wood.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mike_77 (3269) - 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 (687) - Besançon, 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 (222) - 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 (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. THX everyone for sharing today’s 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 (8549) - 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 (1201) - 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 (4135) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3702) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 30, 2014
Wow, a real special beer. At first it might look like a fruit upped version of a red ale, with its bright appearance. But the nose suggests much more, with its red berry and raspberry aroma complemented by lots of aging and biscuit malt base. Gives a real vanilla richness to it. Wouldn’t have given it 8% abv too. A bit of an over the edge beer and undoubtedly too expensive when bought by the bottle, but it is a very interesting beer. (On tap at Borefts 2014)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
Tap @ Borefts 2014. Old pink color. Red fruit in the aroma. Sour flavor with lots of red fruit. Hints of vanilla. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (496) - CROATIA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle (take away from the Drunken Duck); pours a reddish brown with almost no head; aroma is sour and wine like; taste is mostly sour with hints of sweetness with flavors of sour cherries, vanilla, and citrus; has a tart finish; very nice beer


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