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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: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blend of Krisopolis (a new beer, that will be available in the future, fermented in barrels for 2 years, then Morello cherries are added to it), with a part of Ultima Luna (Barley Wine matured in Amarone barrels, with Marasca Morello cherries) and a part of young beer.

First brewed in 2009 and bottled in 2011.
Video description from the brewers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9y_XLVTej4

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3.7
PhillyCraft (7934) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2016
BB log, bottle, hazy amber appearance with small to medium head. Notes of tart cherry, red wine, italian amaretto, vinegar, raisin and dark cocoa. Medium in body with plenty of tartness on the sides of tongue. I’m enjoying this one for the most part.

3.3
mcberko (18977) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
375mL bottle, pours an opaque dark pinkish orange with almost no head. Aroma brings out lots of vinegary notes, stone fruits and acidity. Flavour is along the same lines, with stone fruits, vinegar and acidity on the finish. Perfumey, acetic finish. Solid stuff, albeit harsh.

2.9
fiery1 (1665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
330ml bottle [2013 vintage], pours a cloudy dark red/brown. Nose of sour, caramel malt, tart cherry, and red wine. Flavour sour, fruity/cherries, red wine, and vinegar.

3.2
Ferris (16519) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle - Sour acidic and Vinngar cherry. Cloudy maroon. Lots of sweet cherry acidity. A bit too much acidity and not enough complexity.

3.6
Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
Purplish-brown, fairly muddy. No head. The aroma is hugely acetic, with a blast of cherry. This has a lot of cherry character, sweetness, and the acetic is still there, but nowhere as prominent as it was on the nose.

2.7
lupulist (354) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
Pours a red colour with no head. Aromas of cherry, barrel, and a bit of vinegar. Quite acetic and vinegar-y. Very light body. No carbonation. Not for me.

3.4
markoijelena (3149) - 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 red color with no head. Aroma balsamic vinegar, tart. Taste really kick tart sour taste, some saltines in the middle, really too much aggressive tart note for my opinion, dry finish, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish.

3.8
cmacklin (1306) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
330ml bottle. (2013 vintage) Pours a cloudy dark red with no head. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, tart cherry, red wine and oak. Sweet, fruity flavour of cherries, caramel malt, red wine, oak, vinegar and light brett with a dry, tart, acidic finish. Medium body with an oily texture and flat carbonation. Very nice.

3.6
Ernest (7820) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle (2013 vintage). Virtually no head. Body is cloudy dark reddish-amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie/pastry, caramel, toasted grain), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of golden raisins, cherry, oak, lemon juice, sumac, dried strawberries. Flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft/flat carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Another solid brew here from Ducato. While it doesn’t look like much and the mouthfeel is watery with almost no carbonation, it makes up for those weak points with a surprisingly interesting and enjoyable nose (the distinct note of sumac, which I use in cooking, is rare and cool) and the same sort of nearly tear-inducing sourness (but still delightful balance) of Baciami Lipsia. In a blind tasting, I would absolutely say this is a (low-carbonation) Flemish red ale, and quite a nice one (at least in the most important categories). Also very surprised this is 3 years old...zero cardboard or sherry or walnut shells or anything else resembling oxidation/staleness...but that of course is the magic of acidity, the #1 key to longevity in wine and beer alike. Too expensive to buy again, but a fun beer for sure and further proof that Ducato has skills.

1.3
sokuzs1 (1577) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 Aroma: cherry, wine, vinegar, some strange off-aromasTaste: heavy sour, vinegar, cherryTotally spoiled and undrinkable (probably it happened only to my bottle, because cap wasn?t properly sealed)


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