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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: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor (321) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Aroma was dry and very sour. Appearance was a brown with a light edges, looking very watery. Taste was very bitter and very dry with a large boozy feel. Palate is watery and dry, and very boozy.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3969) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2015
Draught at Lord Hobo, 3/19/15
A slightly hazy amber beer with some darker auburn tints to it and a small, off-white head that is poorly retained.
Vigorously acetic in the nose, with light alcohol heat notable on the end, as well. Fruity and playful, certainly, with cherries and plentiful caramel and raisin-like malt notes joining in the mix. Good leathery funk to it as well and overall appropriate for a sour red, though the aggressive acetic notes coupled with the strong caramel malt-like presence makes me nervous for the flavor.
An explosion of very sour vinegar notes, full of dry leather, wood and cherry skin is quickly combated by residual sugars lending a strong caramel/toffee flavor. Tart cherries and raisins enter the mix, throw some alcohol in there too and voila! you have quite a rollercoaster ride of a beer. Carbonation is low, but fairly engaging, while the sugars and slippery acetic notes give the beer a very soft texture. I like the core sourness here and you can taste the cherries, which I think are the best part, but the sweetness and monotonous acetic sourness bludgeon the palate until, taken with the 8% abv, it’s just way too much by the third or fourth sip.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11051) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 7, 2015
cuvee 2010, from beergium.com clear brown, small brown head. Very nice sweet and sour fruity vigniarette like vinegar aroma. flavor is sour, wood, wild notes, some vineagra, bitter woody notes, very complex and very tasty. great blend, very high complexity with lots of flavors to sample.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4481) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
How: Bottle, 2011 vintage.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Vinous, raisin, dried fruit, cherries, sour.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, vinous, cherries, caramel, raisin.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Peter_L (1023) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2015
Flaska @ god vän, tack Frode. Smutsbrunröd vätska utan nämnvärt skum. Syrlig, bärig doft av körsbär och tydliga fattoner av ek. Inledande smörklick i smaken som gör att njutningen tvärdör. Syrlig endimensionell smak utan något annat. Här händer det inte mycket.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fejez (39) - ITALY - APR 2, 2015
On tap at ’The Kitchen’ Galliate. Brown at color. Nice head. Great complex wood and cherry, tart and acid. Awsome beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kauge (546) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2015
Tap at Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend 2015. Dark chestnutty colour. Nose... fckn nice! Wood. Peanuts. Autumn fruits going off. Barnyard. Apple cider. Almonds. Tastes extremely sour but it’s nicely balanced by the fruity sweetness. Even though in the finish the extreme tartness is a bit over the top really. Body and carbonation medium. Can’t finish the 100 ml. Vinegar notes. Like chewing on vinegar-infused oak chips. With sour apples. A terribly enjoyable sipper... I love it, I hate it, I love it...

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marduk (3479) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2015
Tap @TCBW2015. Cloudy chestnut color. No head, some expected. Vinegar, sharp sourness, some fruits and red currant in aroma. Vinegar, sour as hell, soft caramel and some sweetness in taste. HP brown sauce in aftertaste. As not big sour fan this beer is madness to me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2374) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Flaska från SB. Stor lakto/vinäger syrlighet. Kanske aningen mycket bärig vinäger som dock till viss del matchas av en laktosötma med lite vanilj. Moreller, fuktigt trä, lite söt tobak. Fina smaker men lite mycket vinäger.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1946) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av äppelvinäger, röda bär, främst körsbär, jord, trä, mjölkbakterier. Mycket syrlig, lagom sötma och lätt beska.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6499) - 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.


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