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: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3790) - - NOV 19, 2012
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours an unclear and golden beer with a white head. The aroma is malt, tart, acidic and fruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional citrus. The palate is refreshing. Overall a really good beer with a good balance.

tderoeck (10593) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2018
22/X/17 - 75cl bottle @ Alengrin's Tasting (Goedele's place) - BB: 31/VIII/24 (2017-1806) Thanks to Alengrin for sharing the bottle!

Very cloudy dark blond to murky orange beige beer, small creamy yellowish head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of lambic, mandarins, wood notes, some tannins maybe? MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: pretty sourish, bit lemony, fruity, some banana, pretty dry, tannins, mandarins. Aftertaste: soft acidity, tannins, orange peel, fruity, slightly bitter.

bulldogops (2846) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017
Rating #2749 - 2016.08.05 - Bottle from CBI - Hazy golden pour with a sticky white foam that bubbles away fairly quick. Wondrous aromas of orange peel, peach, lime, pepper. Palate is sticky tropical fruit punch sweetness, and the sourness comes in with some glorious dry tang. Nice blend of saison and 18 month Lambic.

ozzatoadisback (223) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2017
Hazy dark golden, with a thin head that does not last long but still leaves some lacing. Splendid aroma feels at the same time delicate, clean and quite intense. Clean but not aggressive lactic sourness, rustic notes of salami peel and leather, fruit notes (citrus, peach, white grapes) and a slight flowery touch. Taste has a light white bread base, medium to high sweetness, a medium intense lactic sourness that never feels aggressive but "cuts" the sweetness very well. As in the aroma: rustic notes (salami peel most prominent), peach, white grapes, slight citrus, flowers. Only small glitch is that it gets a bit too earthy/muddy in the last sips. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, with an excellent dry/clean finish (except as mentioned for the last sips). Overall complex and most of all so easily drinkable for a sour beer. Excellent.

Pyrmir (6369) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2017
On tap at WB17. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma and taste are complex and sour, lambic notes with some acetic and more lactic, white grapes, earth, funky notes, citrus zest, slight herbs, flowers with a white wine-y finish. Excellent!

Desverger (13667) - 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 (15915) - 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 (5884) - 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 (3556) - , 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 (3091) - 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.

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