1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Nuova Mattina - Birrificio Del Ducato

Nuova MattinaNuova Mattina

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

139 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 139
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%

Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato visit their website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-24-2008)
View: Beers (30) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 139 | Reviews: 92 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
Photo of lacqueredmouse


4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer by @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a solidly hazed peachy golden colour, with a frothy, rocky head of white. Minimal lace, possibly due to the relatively light body. Minimal carbonation, but everything else looks the business.

Nose is round and pleasant with Belgian characters coming through strongly. Decent peppery note as well, perhaps even a bush spice darkness. Slight juniper notes and a bunch of herbal notes—maybe basil. It's quite fragrant and bright—good stuff.

Taste is very similar, with that peppery spice and clean fragrant herbal notes coming through strongly, but it's backed up with a very nice sweet apricot character. Feel is very smooth and clear. It could use a little bit more rustic fragrance, or even a touch of acidity, but as it is, it's simple, but smooth and really quite pleasant.

Yep, this is good stuff. I'm really happy with it overall. It's solidly in style, albeit an approachable and pretty simple interpretation. But this simplicity makes it really very drinkable and enjoyable. Very good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 08:02:39 | More by lacqueredmouse
More User Reviews:
Photo of rangercup84

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

02-26-2014 02:09:14 | More by rangercup84
Photo of HopStoopid120


4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-24-2014 19:46:44 | More by HopStoopid120
Photo of tmzl


3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
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
Photo of Danny1217


4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-22-2014 02:05:54 | More by Danny1217
Photo of Lehighace06


5/5  rDev +28.5%

01-18-2014 23:23:42 | More by Lehighace06
Photo of Griffith


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2014 23:06:39 | More by Griffith
Photo of dannyhead


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-03-2014 07:00:38 | More by dannyhead
Photo of GreesyFizeek

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%
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
Photo of BillRoth


4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-08-2013 03:25:34 | More by BillRoth
Photo of jbertsch


2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

12-07-2013 00:37:49 | More by jbertsch
Photo of cburns48


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-30-2013 23:28:20 | More by cburns48
Photo of PeteRiz


4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-26-2013 16:00:15 | More by PeteRiz
Photo of Liquoric3


3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-09-2013 19:35:08 | More by Liquoric3
Photo of RochefortChris

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-22-2013 19:21:41 | More by RochefortChris
Photo of SE-VAbeerdrink


3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-24-2013 03:57:53 | More by SE-VAbeerdrink
Photo of camartin27


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-18-2013 21:54:32 | More by camartin27
Photo of tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-16-2013 23:46:54 | More by tom10101
Photo of Lantern

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-12-2013 17:46:03 | More by Lantern
Photo of NuclearRich


3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

**zynatore project version***
On tap at prime 16, poured into a stemmed tuilp.

A. Coppery golden hues of a moderately hazy liquid. Good foamy white head that lasts and laces.

S. Chammomile. Tart strawbwrries and unripe lemons. Vanilla, dry white wine, a little barnyard. Interesting aroma.

T. Just as interesting and intense. Spicy floral wild and tart.

M. Light bodied with a thinner carbonation. Slight astringent bite.

O. Always a pleasure to taste.a zymatore. Havent had the original, but this is wild in the stylistic and literal sense.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2013 20:03:50 | More by NuclearRich
Photo of Cyrano41


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-08-2013 15:14:57 | More by Cyrano41
Photo of Dether


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-27-2013 09:41:03 | More by Dether
Photo of cjdun86

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-27-2013 05:15:18 | More by cjdun86
Photo of Timmy13T

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-23-2013 11:47:50 | More by Timmy13T
Photo of clayrock81


3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy gold with major head and lace with a fruity bouquet for an aroma along with some yeast and touch of sweet malt. Smooth, light, well carbonated and spicy so there's a crispness to this beer. Balances with the candi sugar sweetness that is in there. Not as strong or flavorful as some saisons, but a citric hop bite that is lowkey mixes with some sour pear/white grape and hint of tropical fruit tastes. An easy to drink session beer that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 22:13:54 | More by clayrock81
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Nuova Mattina from Birrificio Del Ducato
87 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.