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Montegioco MacMummia (McMummy)

Montegioco MacMummia (McMummy)
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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Montegioco, Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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MacRuna aged in Barbera red wine barrel

Peated Sour Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. The pour’s light hazy gold with a small head. The nose is lemon, acetic tang, buggy wood. The taste is somewhat medicinal. Bright herbs. Funky wood, tart. Light body, soft carbonation. Overall, quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (4888) - ITALY - SEP 14, 2013
2011 bel dorato praticamente piatta torbata legno cuoio acidita contenuta leggero malto tirnarura media amaro contenuto lieve nota alcolica mela secca

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
6th August 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Light haze on this gold beer, little white head. Light and semi dry palate. Mild fine carbonation. Light dusty malt. Little lemony sourness - mellow. Medicinal note. Light dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiammanghilla (421) - Genova, ITALY - AUG 15, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Bottiglia 33cl @ flint pub. (versione 2010) Chiara senza schiuma. Acidula, torbatura che si sente già al naso ed esce fuori delicatamente nel finale. Provata alla spina la versione 2009, molto meno torbata, ma comunque buona!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle at Jack’s Farwell tasting, thanks to Luca for trading me another Montegioco number, 06/08/13. 2010 bottle. Hazed golden amber with a thin off white had. Nose is soured citrus fruit, bitter lemon, touch of dry rot, funky, light smoke. Taste comprises tartened orange, lemon rind, touch medicianl, must, touch of Grandads shed, light spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, gentle acidic burn on the finish. Nice sour affair!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to Colin at Jack’s farewell tasting. It pours hazy golden with a small white head. The nose is earth, sour apricot, peach, yoghurt, damp wood and a touch of blue cheese. The taste is smooth, sour, apricot, peach, mild acidity, yoghurt, touch of alcohol, earth and light medicinal notes with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Not as punchy as I was hoping, but decent enough nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 Bottle shred at Bruce’s in London during Jack’s farewell tasting. Thanks to Colin for this whale. Vintage 2010. Pours hazy, pale gold with a faint, filmy white head. Nose holds some leathery citrus, hints of metal and sour lemon. Light sweet flavor, subtly herbal, lots of leathery and slightly jammy citrus, moderate tang. Light bodied with fine, tingly carbonation. Mild tang in the finish, soft warmth, some tangy lemon, leather, light bitter citrus rind. So so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5894) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 21, 2013
2010 bottle. Nose of grapefruit, vinegar, lemon, lactic notes. Pastel yellow-orange color with low bubbles. Flavor is wine, honey, sweet orange, light sourness. Nice, light carbonation in there. Very well balanced, no peat at all, thank God. Drinkable as hell. Not a huge, over-powering sour, but I guess I might prefer it that way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (955) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 30, 2013
29/05/2013 Bir&Fud Bottega (330ml bottle). Dorata, spenta, lievemente torbida, schiuma quasi assente. Al naso sentori di stalla, cantina, sigaro, vino rosso. In bocca è delicata, l’acidità è volutamente contenuta e il torbato emerge senza alcuna aggressività permanendo a lungo nel retrogusto, sul finale una leggera nota acetica. Corpo medio-leggero, carbonazione soft. L’equilibrio tra acido e torbato ha del miracoloso, una birra originale e ben fatta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 24, 2012
La McRuna da cui viene ricavata questa mummia è uan birra molto equilibrata, quindi non mi aspettavo niente di diverso. Sour Ale molto tranquilla e buona.

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