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Nuova Mattina - Birrificio Del Ducato

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BA SCORE
87
very good

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato visit their website
Italy

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)
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Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -48.3%

cfalovo97, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of jbertsch
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

jbertsch, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of jrallen34
2.9/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2oz bottle poured into my Darkness glass...Not a gusher but a huge tope head rises about 8 fingers with great retention, decent lacing...The beer is a medium gold that looks really good...The front of the aroma is lots of chamomile, not off to a good start in my book. That slowly fades to a musky saison backbone that has really interesting accents of green peppers and coriander. Interesting but notes I'm not in love with a lot going on...The taste is terrible, it tastes exactly like watery days old tea. A hint of green peppers show which again, is interesting but not enough so to drink this.

Not worth trying.

jrallen34, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of BlueHammer
2.93/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was served to me in a snifter. It had a thick white head that dissipated quickly. The color was bright gold with a slight orange hint. It smelled slightly floral and yeasty. I detetcted something like lavendar that was also reflected in the taste. The taste was sharp and clean but not especially impressive. The finish was somewhat bitter.

BlueHammer, Jun 28, 2008
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

cjdun86, Jun 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

brpendergast85, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as a hazy golden color with a thin white head on top that basically lasted less than a minute. The smell of the beer was a little herbal and a little spicy all at the same time. It also had some interesting floral aromas too. The taste of the beer was a little odd in my opinion, I'm not sure how well the blend of ingrediants work with each other in this one. The mouthfeel of the beer is light and kind of refreshing. Overall I wouldn't buy this again because I don't think it's worth the price on the tag. I'm glad I tried it but probably will leave it alone from now on.

Knapp85, Nov 08, 2011
Photo of AugustusRex
3.16/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

-This is my first Saison
-Seems to have a mild brett character
-Not a big fan of brett, reminds me of penicillin
-Taste is almost like a mix between a czech pilsner and Orval
-Too expensive, not as refreshing for summer as a decent clean hoppy lager, and not interesting enough to have instead of a good heavy beer at night

AugustusRex, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of tmzl
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

tmzl, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of aspect
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle.

A- Pours a bit cloudy with a large fluffy head that lasts quite some time. Some visible sentiment floating around almost looks like spices.

S-A bit complex on the nose, up front some citrus notes followed by some spices, the citrus notes are definatley the over powering here.

T- Quite refreshing with the citrus flavours up front, a slight bitterness at the end and a touch of spice.

M-Medium body, quite a bit of carbination.

I did enjoy it, I would probably pick another one up if I came across it again, its definatley a bit complex and a tough one to pickup some notes from, I would give it a go again.

aspect, Sep 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

rangercup84, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Lightly hazy, gold body with a thin, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Spicy, fruit nose liven up the pale malts present as do notes of fresh-picked herbs and field flowers.

Taste: Pale malts and malted wheat with a dull sweetness. Very spicy throughout its entirety, you certainly can't miss that ginger in there. Pops of floral and herbal hints. Apple and apricot fruitiness. Unforgiving underlying bitterness. Dry, herbaceous, lightly spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high, engaging carbonation.

Drinkability: Even for a saison it's a bit different, I'll give it that much. Maybe it's just the ginger.

ChainGangGuy, Sep 20, 2008
Photo of nick76
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The aroma is very complex with yeast, malt, soap, vegetables, ginger, coriander, and leaves. The appearance is cloudy orange/gold with a very large head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth and a tad thin but helped a lot by plenty of carbonation. Overall I think the beer is unique and worth drinking.

nick76, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of stcules
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light chestnut wood color. Cream color head, quite good.
The smell is very fresh: spices, hop, anise, fresh hop, camomile, flowers, even some honey.
The taste is sure hoppy, dry, with a good amount of spiciness. Honey, bitter roots.
Light to average in body, quite good dryiness, and good drinkability.
Good bitterness in the aftertaste.
After some while, the spices disappear, and rises up the hop.
Maybe a bit to balance, but a good beer.

stcules, Nov 06, 2007
Photo of 57md
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This offering was a cloudy straw color with little head and no retention.There was a definite smell of cloves upfront. This beer is very light and thin with flowery notes. Camomile is present for sure and there is cinnamon in the finish. This was interesting, but not worth the price from my perspective.

57md, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of daftafne
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Rich O's in New Albany, IN tonight...

Served in a tulip glass, the gold amber liquid was slightly cloudy with very small head and a little lacing. It did not have a very robust smell but was of peppery citrus coriander. Tasted like it smelled with the addition of a little of the usual funky yeast and some earth. Slightly puckering. Overall light mouthfeel. Really, not the best flavored saison and not that well balanced I don't think, too much pepper and lemon overshadowing the beer.

daftafne, Jul 24, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Liquoric3, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a mild amount of white head and some great lacing.

Smell: Very herbal and a bit perfume like. Reminds me a lot of fancy soap.

Taste: Extremely herbal, I'm not picking out many individual herbs, but there are a lot in there. Mild citrus notes and some crisp malt. There is a bitter herbal hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive, prickly carbonation and an extra dry finish.

Overall: I thought the herbal flavors covered up anything else that might have been going on. Not at all unpleasant, but taking a small step back would have been alright with me.

oline73, Sep 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

rbfurr3, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Timmy13T, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

SE-VAbeerdrink, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Thorpe429, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Lantern, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jprivott, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Bhoward0698, Jul 12, 2014
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Nuova Mattina from Birrificio Del Ducato
87 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.