Nuova Mattina - Birrificio Del Ducato
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Reviews by timtim:
District of Columbia
4.48/5 rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
orangey amber with an off white head that leaves lace. let's get to the good part... nose is ginger, exotic tea, malt, fruit, and flower. really lovely, bright smell. in the taste, ginger/pepper hits first. the ginger melds with a touch of caramelly sweetness and blends with the pepper perfectly. this folds in to a healthy, caramelly malt note that is coupled with floral and fruit (apricot?) notes. it's as if these spices are meant to be in saison, and they really do evoke a feel of a fresh, bright spring morning. what a wonderful beer. medium body with a soft feel. spicy finish that fades away in a warming sensation from the ginger and pepper. overall, an amazing take on the saison style and a fantastically spiced beer. huge winner in my book.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2012 20:36:40 | More by timtim
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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.