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: 289   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle picked up in California. The beer pours to a glowing amber body with a tall creamy white head and sexy lacing. The aroma is like an unblended lambic or gueuze. Very subtle. Light floral hops. The flavor is very Belgian. Lots of gueuze/unblended like components. Subtle spices. Floral hops. The palate is medium light bodied and super easy drinking.

Desverger (12941) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2017
[email protected] Extravaganza 2017, London - hazy golden orange coloured pour with white head. Light to medium sour fruity with notes of citrus, some lemon, some barnyard, yeasty notes, wooden accents, tart fruity finish.

Borup (15350) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2017
Sample at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017. A hazy orange coloured beer with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, barnyard, sourness, funk, fruit, oak and citrus.

Alengrin (5722) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2017
Aged blend of a Ducato saison with Drie Fonteinen lambic, from a typical Ducato, olive oil-like 'Italian' 75 cl bottle bought at Dranken De Moor. Irregular and loose, snow white, bubbly head immediately opening in the middle and eventually all but disappearing, over a cloudy orange-tinged peach blonde beer, murky with deposit and eventually - in combination with the eventual absence of a head - looking like a glass of home made pear juice or something alike. Interestingly 'wild' and indeed partially lambic-funky aroma of fermenting apples, overripe gooseberries, raw pineapple flesh, old musty cellars, red wine vinegar, starfruit, green banana, old dry sherry, wet leather, yoghurt, pear juice, kiwi, sourdough. Very estery onset, lots of purple gooseberries, apricot, starfruit and old apples, sour with a sweetish core, softly carbonated. Doughy and soggy bready malt basis, bit soapy wheatiness somewhere, with a lot of these 'fermenting fruit' lambic esters continuing till the end, dried by a lactic, yoghurty sourness. Wry plum peel and stale lemon juice notes in the end, grape peel and grape juice impressions, some vague soaking wet oak wood and - especially towards the end - a dry, powdery yeastiness bringing breadiness; retronasal dry sherry aromas as well. Lovely sour 'versnijbier' indeed, but I wonder if this would have gotten even better with more age - and thus Bretty lambic effects - on it.

thorongil2 (3427) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2017
(Bottle) hazy bright yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of sourness; balanced flavour with a long, light sour finish

ciocanelu (2954) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 15, 2017
On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Aroma is quite funky with barnyard and musty cellar notes. Taste is dry and funky with lambic style dusty farmhouse notes.

CaptainTilven (193) - Nancy, FRANCE - AUG 31, 2017
Dégustée au restaurant de La Fine mousse. Corps jaune doré limpide; mousse blanche quasiment inexistante. Arômes de pomme acide, groseille; boisé; grande finesse. Idem en bouche; assez complexe. Très appréciable.

Johnsense (1755) - - AUG 24, 2017
Orange/gold pour, flat, zero head. Earthy aroma, sour, barnyard, white wine, gueuze. sour up front, tropical fruit, earthy, white wine, very light lactic notes, herbs. Lighter to medium body, still, creamy mouthfeel. Perfect replacement for white wine at the dinner table.

Sissio (1751) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 9, 2017
bottle @ home light hazy blonde orange, flat sour, canteen, cream, light citric, basement, wood barrell, yellow prunel light carbonation, very drinkable, light bitter and sour

mrol (342) - - JUN 19, 2017
Pours clear orange with a nice, big white head. Aroma is sweet, citrus, light lactic, funky. High carbonation, nice dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is light crisp and sour. Good balance with good tartness.

thellgren (1127) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2017
0.75 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki (tasted May 2, 2017). Aroma has rhubarb, lemon and marmalade. Appearance is golden, cloudy and still with some bubbles. Taste has citrus fruits, especially lemon. There’s also lemongrass, cardamon, rhubarb, pepper, well some spices. The actual spices are not the same I thought I tasted. Well, this is nicely sour and spicy in a refreshing way.

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