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Birrificio del Ducato La Prima Luna

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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Barley Wine
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley wine equilibrio e raffinato, maturato in acciaio e successivamente invecchiato in bottiglia. Di color ramato intenso con riflessi rossi, al naso é ricco e complesso, spirigiona profumi di confettura e cigliege sotto spirito. In bocca é caldo, di gran corpo e con gasatura lieve.
Dedicato a chi ancora si emoziona per una scoperta, chi si innamora dinanzi al disvelarsi delle cose.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Oak-aged Italian barley wine with light yellowish beige, creamy head, still quite stable in relation to the alcohol volume. Colour deep copper with orange glow, misty, somewhat darker after adding the deposit. Marvellously perfumed aroma, noticeable from a distance of a few metres, overwhelming with impressions of marmelade, port wine, candied cherries, cinnamon, pepper, wood, honey, calvados, kahlua, cranberries and liquorice. Soft taste, exotic fruits in a kind of dry sweetness, not sticky, smooth and bit granular mouthfeel, very complexely malty, turning woody and liqueurish in the end, aromatic, herbal, long hoppiness, nothing disturbing or astringent to it. To me this approaches perfection, a very memorable experience and one of the most perfect beers I ever had the pleasure to taste, but only suitable for the true barley wine afficionado, I guess.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maximet (84) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
Opaque dark amber with no head. Strong caramel aroma with some small roasted nuts and woods hint. Resinous hops are present. Mainly sweet caramel taste with a little bitterness in the aftertaste. Slick texture, with a nice body. Carbonation is low.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14152) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are syrop, fruits, malt, caramel, vanilla and hops. Rich syropy texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6248) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ Christers. Pours amber with a small offwhite head, some lacings. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, oak, vanilla, sweet dark fruit. Flavor is sweet malty, caramel, wood, oak. Medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol very well hidden for the ABV. 050214

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11333) - DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark amber/brown with almost no head. Aroma is malt, caramel, oxydized, toasted, oak, vanilla and wood. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, oak, wood, sweet, little oxydized, little candy sugar, little vanilla and vinous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11686) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, heavy caramel, vanilla and wood. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Goes down really easily. 050214

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4020) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2013
330ml bottle. Cloudy amber colour with late awakening, small, creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Caramel malty aroma with an almond touch, hints of amaretto, orange liquor. Taste is sweet caramel malty, bitter overtones, hints of bitter almond, orange liquor, some warming alcohol in the finish; oily texture, sticky palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5577) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Clear amber to copper, medium off-white head. Malty, sugary, grassy, slightly alcoholic, piney and citric hops. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TommyFi (104) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 2, 2013
Di colore rosso ramato con una schiuma persistente. Odora di frutta secca, toffee. In bocca è delicata, alcolica, calda, sentori di pepe e una punta di liquirizia molto intrigante. A mio avviso un’ottima birra.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2315) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Golden toffee colored pour. Small off-white head. Not much in the way of lacing. Big caramel aroma. Malty, raisins, little bit of butter. Taste is a malt bomb. Some vanilla. Not as warm as I thought it would be. Very dangerous.


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