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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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MacRuna aged in Barbera red wine barrel

Peated Sour Ale

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3.9
fonefan (53728) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 11, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear light to medium yellow colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate grape, red - white wine, barnyard, oak, funky, apple notes, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20120324]

2.9
joergen (30211) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Draught at Moeder Lambic. Clear amber colored with a huge white head. Light acidic aroma of peat and smoke with notes of soap. Fruity and light acidic flavor of smoke and peat. Smoked finish. I don’t like the combination of peat and acidity.

3.2
madmitch76 (27428) - , 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.

3.5
Leighton (23695) - 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.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (22338) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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!

3.9
fiulijn (21590) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan); batch 21/11
Hazy blond color. The aroma is very nice, getting close to a real Lambic, sour, with cobwebs, and a light lemony touch. The mouthfeel is softer than expected; there is a lemony and tart character, some more malt than I would have in a Lambic, nice acidic edge, some spiceness from the yeast. No peat.
Very interesting.

3.5
Scopey (17080) - 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.

3.9
Dedollewaitor (16755) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle @ Miss January / AA Meeting Afterparty Tasting, March 2012. Pours clear golden with a white bubbly head. Nose is funk, barnyard and oak. Flavor adds a bit of red wine from the barrel. Ends dry and mildly sour.

4.6
77ships (11904) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Thanks! Sampled draft @ Italian Beer Week-end / Zwanze 2014 CML. Always wanted to try a peated sour (preferably a geuze but this will have to suffice for now). Hazy orange, small creamy white head. Nose is rich peat, rounded orange, nice sour, lemon, touch phenolic Islay profile, very lovely. Taste is mellower peat, orange, light sugar, lemon, light wine, touch phenolic Islay peat in the back, acidic, wet wood smoke. Easy to drink. Very nice, could have used more depth or complexity but never the less, I really enjoyed this one.

3.9
KyotoLefty (11134) - 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.


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