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: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
A blend of New Morning and 18 month aged 3 Fonteinen Lambic refined for at least 12 months in bottle. It has a surprisingly citrus nose of leather, cellar and animal with hints of dried flowers and honey. Lasting and sapid in the mouth with a sour finish that always makes the lovers of this blend smile.
This beer could very well make you develop an addiction for spontaneous fermentation and turn your entire world upside down!

After a mechanical breakdown, 3 Fonteinen Brewery of Beersel (possibly the best Lambic blender in the world) had economic damage in the summer of 2009. The news caused such a stir in the International beer movement that I called Armand to know how things were. As he needed to sell his Lambic, I immediately got inspired to blend our New Morning with his beer. We selected three 18 month old Lambic barrels that we siphoned in a small tank on our truck. The journey back was long and hard, myself and Manuel took turns driving through Belgium, France and Italy only stopping for gas. After days hand bottling and months of maturation, the outcome has gone over and beyond our expectations and we can say with pride that it was worth it!

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MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Citrus fruits, zesty lemon and lime, some barnyard. Hazy, pale gold, small, creamy, white head. Light sour. Sour grapes, white wine, wood, getting very dry, bitter and sour, flat carbonation, medium bodied. Nice Sour, very citrussy. Keg at Mercato Neapolitano, Elephant & Castle.

Unde (1160) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Clear golden yellow beer with bubbly head leaving some lacing. Aroma has sour apple, white wine, citrus zest. Taste has sour green apples, citrus zest, yeast from the bottom of the bottle. Medium body and quite high carbonation. Lambic stands out from this mix a lot more than the saison.

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JulienHuxley (5964) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
Bottle shared by Jao. Hazy gold pour with a few bubbles of white foam. Aroma is very nice, juicy citrusy aromas, nice lambic character, light leather, mild funk. Taste is lightly tart, soured grain, dusty, light lactic notes. Palate is light bodied and dry, light carbonation. Tasty stuff!

markoijelena (3190) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - SEP 19, 2016
Draft sample at Craft&Draft Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Time to taste event. 05.07.2016. Taste with adamnowek. Pour it cloudy orange color with no head. Aroma of orange, coriander, nice sweet tangerine, leather. Taste of floral feel, some honey, nice fruity, good balanced, perfect blend, smooth texture, orange zest with sour twist at the end. Good one!

Ernest (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2016

Virtually no head.
Body is cloudy dark yellow to light amber.

Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of apple butter, pear syrup, mild vinegar, sour apple, oak, decaying apricots.

Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.

Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic.

Somewhat unpleasant, surprisingly (for this brewer). Vinegary/acetic with not a whole lot of enticement otherwise. Bracing acidity as expected, but it’s not clean and lip-smacking like most of Ducato’s sours. A dumper for me, sadly.

anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2016
Draft @ Kings Arms, Bethnal Green E2. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour tart funky aroma. Fruity sour tart citrus funky flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody citrus finish.

Dermi (1198) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2016
75 cl, bottled. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma: Sour zesty aroma, citric fruits. fermented smell. Taste: Mildly sweet, tart taste. Leather, dried citric fruits. Pleasant grains. Palate: Medium body, dry finish. Average carbonation. Good and balanced.

Whatup14 (2184) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
Bouteille 750ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur jaune-orangée pâle trouble, aucune mousse à l’exception de quelques grosses bulles fugaces. Arôme de levures sauvages, légèrement acide, malt, miel, cuir. Goût de levures sauvages, funk, malt, acidité moyenne, légère amertume, soupçon d’alcool, citron. Carbonatation presque absente voire nulle, corps moyen.

stevoj (5638) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Draft at Bitter Creek Alehouse. Medium golden, haxy, small soft white head. Floral yeasty aroma, subdued candy sweetness. Taste is also sweet. Not fruity, mildly tart and dry. Original wild ale.

mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
[8607-20160726] 750mL bottle. Woody gravel toasted sour grains aroma. Hazy, pale orange body with no lasting head. Soured grainy fruit flavour has a thickly aftertaste. Medium body is sour. Good. (8/3/8/3/15) 3.7+

(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

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