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Birrificio del Ducato Vieille Ville

Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Saison
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Saison with Brettanomyces.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (3703) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Strong funky smell mixed with hops, I got herbs and grass with a hint of citrus. Similar taste with funk and a hoppy aroma. Distinct but not overpowering bitterness. Reminds me of an Orval but stronger funk and hoparoma. Nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (61) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Hazy golden yellow color, high white foam which drops quickly. Smells funky, like sour hay, soil and citrus. The taste is lemon sour, rustic, fresh herbs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pieeetr (28) - Hägersten, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
Yeast is the first thing that comes in mind when taking a whiff, citrus is the second. When trying to summarize the flavor the only thing I can come up with is a little citric and yeasty but it's so well balanced that it doesn't get boring even though it's not very complex. I guess that's something only a well crafted beer can succeed with. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (300) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Grumlig orangegul vätska. Vitt skum. Frisk och syrlig doft. Äpplekart och jäst. Lite citron och vinkällare. Smaken drar åt färskt hö, unga äpplen citron och örter. Lätt och torr beska. Bra kolsyrehalt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5685) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, medium white head. Peppery, earthy aroma with some horsestable notes. Light to mmedium bodied,medium carbonation. Dry with medium to high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4636) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2015
Wee bottle from SB Åre cons 2015-03-04 Duved AR: sour mix of grape fruit and white grapes AP: milky yellow, lively stouty deminshing white lid F: sour bitter grape fruit juice, white grapes, and a wee wee bit of funk, champange intensive carbonation, some chalk... after 10 min there is a little bit of fruit swetnees showing up!?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3452) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
75cl bottle from Grand Cru, Rimini. Big time aggressive gusher warning. Anyways, rating is from the half bottle that was left empty after the explosion. It pours a slightly hazy golden color with a massive fluffy white head. Aroma is funky, acidic, lemony, bretty. Taste is lightly sweet and medium funky/bretty/acidic. Notes of lemon juice, citrus peel, barn yard, funk, dust, pepper, grains, ripe peaches, light band aid. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, delicious saison

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1061) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Keg at Fine Mousse, 10th December 14. Good tartness on this, well balanced and nice flavours. Enjoyed this one

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8262) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This Wild Saison shares a beautifully fruity (pineapple) and floral perfume of hops and brettanomyces, leading to a coherent flavor profile showered in bubbles.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy blond. The head is fleeting though.
-The furious carbonation makes this brew quite enjoyable in that it disperses all flavors elegantly, but it can become a mouthful at times.
-The floral presence is tantalizing.
-The mouthfeel is expectedly dry.
-Citrusy fruitiness abounds as well.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (551) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Hazy straw yellow slight orange, light island of head. Light fruit scents like the breeze off of a field. Light bitter smooth fades into a light fruit with a little grassy zip at the end.

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