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Beersel Mattina - Birrificio Del Ducato

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BA SCORE
89
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
New Morning blended with 18 month old 3 Fonteinen lambic and aged for additional 12 months in bottle.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 06-04-2011)
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Reviews by shleepy:
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shleepy

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle from K&L (Redwood City), poured into a wine glass.

A: Bright orange, cloudy, medium head.

S: Geuezy funk with a hint of sweet peaches or apricots.

T: Yum! Balanced sourness, fruitiness (the aforementioned peaches), and spices. Maybe could use just a little less herb flavor, but it creates an interesting effect.

M: Light and very drinkable.

O: Awesome. Would buy regularly, if it wasn't so expensive.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 22:11:59 | More by shleepy
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy and very dark orange color that's almost brown with apricot colored edges and a two finger frothy, off-white head.  Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick, lasting ring.  Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.  Some noticeable yeast sediment even with a careful pour.  Still looks great though.

Earthy, funky aroma with zesty spice, crisp fruit, barnyard character, dry oak and subtle acetic vinegar. Really nice blend of saison on lambic characteristics.  Lambic is a small portion of blend but is really strong in the nose.  Saison notes of peppery spice, flower petal, barnyard funk and bready yeast.  Citrus and light fruit notes with some apricot, orange peel and grapefruit.  Nice and musty with lactic acid and funky bugs but the lambic notes don't overpower the saison character .

Medium bodied with a tart puckering mouthfeel and and a nice balance of saison notes with a touch of lambic.  Earthy funk with barnyard must, straw and hay with zesty spice, flower petal and sweet acetic acidity.  Lots of coriander and pepper followed by funky farmhouse yeast, orange peel, curaçao and grapefruit before finishing with dry acetic acid and other lambic notes.  Dry and funky with oak and a lingering, subtle acetic vinegar flavor that leaves me wanting more.  

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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.28/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

750ml bottle, found no dates stating bottled on or best before

A- Bright orange/amber colour, slighlty hazy. White head, about one finger. Decent retention (whichi is nice since it's part lambic) and lacing

S- Tartness upfront and pretty distinct though lambic is just 18% of the beer. A hint of funk and a slight fruitiness (pretty much lemon) on the back of things. Lacks complexity

T- Sadly, as the smell suggested this beer lacks complexity. The 3 fonteinen lambic is sure distinct, but what remains is pretty much just tartness, with no other notes. Sourness is mainly upfront. Some herbal/grassy hints, a slight spiciness, lemon and orange notes show up in the finish and in the aftertaste, but still pretty much subdued. It is tasty, but boring

M- Totally flat, no carbonation to speak of. Also very light in body. Feels like tart water if something like that exists

O- Overall still nicely drinkable, but just nothing really worth praises. Let's face it. You don't have to give it a good score just because you need to justify spending loads of money on it. This was the most expensive beer i've ever bought, and totally not worth it's price

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 09:13:10 | More by Cozzatoad
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Virginia

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Washington

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Paul for sharing, review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy amber color with one finger foamy, off-white head, decent retention with sporadic lacing.

S: Very fruity aroma, does remind of a lambic slightly with a little tartness to it. A little musty/funk and a very floral aroma at the end.

T: Nice grassy flavor up front mixed with some light fruit, mostly apple and grape. There is a little bit of funk, but the flavor profile is a lot less lambic driven than the aroma was.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

O: Different, not really similar to many beers I have had, and for that I give it some props. The sour fan in me would have preferred a bit more from the lambic, but at only 18% of the beer, I didn't expect it to be over the top.

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Beersel Mattina from Birrificio Del Ducato
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.