Nuova Mattina - Birrificio Del Ducato
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Reviews by Nickls:
District of Columbia
3.95/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours with a very generous pure white almost whipped cream like head that holds very nicely but some spotty lacing; very hazy darker marigold, almost orange, hue.
Aroma has quite a few different fruit notes happening; apricot and some apple; a little earthy and yeasty as well with a faint grassy hoppiness; becomes more woody as it warms. Taste is not nearly as fruity as suggested in the aroma, and comes out a bit tart, yeasty, and I swear almost a little funky (if ever so slightly); bit of a citric finish. Really nice stuff, snappy and a little murky at the same time. MF is thinner to medium with just the right amount of spritzier carbonation, and the body is actually quite chalky which was not optimal for me. Really fantastic on the drinkability scale. Interesting movement of flavors, and certainly a well-crafted brew. Very easy to quaff, and a really good example of the style. Nice stuff.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2010 17:18:45 | More by Nickls
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3.18/5 rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Look: Pours with huge fizzyish, medium sized bubbles white head. Rocky slow retention, breaking down into big bubbles that leave fat, thick layer on the top at the end. Cloudy, copper, wheat dark yellow with fair amount of carbonation and lacing.
Smell: Chamomile! Rancid chamomile. Feels kinda stuffy, like a chamomile tea left too long to brew. Overall herbal feel, with earthy, floral, light lemon, white wine and peppery notes. Some funky yeasty notes hidden in the herbal part.
Taste: More pepper, gingery than in the smell, herbal part a bit smoother. Rich medium sweet malty part combined with strong herbal notes make an unique herbal teal like feeling, which doesn't really fly in my book. Light-med noble hop bitterness with some malt/wheat sweetness at the end. Sweetness goes into the sour zone with few sips.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium body, still relatively smooth. Not too much going on tho.
Overall: Chamomile! They dominate over all other and combined with the rich malt backbone make a descent herbal tea. It is interesting, but doesn't appeal to me. Don't associate herbal chamomile tea with something pleasant - rancid remedy for stomach ache.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 02:03:45 | More by tmzl
4/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at The Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY.
Foamy pour, 3-4 inches of head. Light golden amber color to this one. Good lacing down the glass.
Smells spicy, peppery, with some apples, pears, and Belgian yeast.
The taste is pretty similar- very peppery and prickly taste to this one. Some ginger and what I guess is coriander, and some citrusy goodness as well, orange and lemon.
Full, pretty creamy mouthfeel, full body, well carbonated.
My first Italian craft beer, and it's a good one. Saisons will never be my favorite style, but I can still really appreciate this one.
Serving type: on-tap
12-23-2013 02:05:46 | More by GreesyFizeek
Nuova Mattina from Birrificio Del Ducato
87 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.