Beersel Mattina - Birrificio Del Ducato

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89
very good

22 Reviews
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 109
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 6.85%
Wants: 12
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Italy

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 06-04-2011

New Morning blended with 18 month old 3 Fonteinen lambic and aged for additional 12 months in bottle.
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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 109
Reviews by shleepy:
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4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
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. (413 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Doomcifer
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Mantooth
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml teardrop bottle, 6.2% ABV. From the Italian label: a blend of the New Morning saison, and Drie Fonteinen's contributory lambic, subsequently aged for 18 months in the bottle.

This beer pours a hazy, sparsely pepper speck-strewn medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of dense, thick foamy eggshell white head, which leaves some consistent blocky, mesa-esque lace around the glass as it gradually sinks away.

It smells of sour fruit, a bit of cherry and apple identifiers, with an underlying white cereal graininess, and a soft funky yeastiness. The taste displays nice floral, honeyed pale malt, and a much more moderated tartness, with the fruitiness dropping away a tad, letting the yeast character grow in kind. The funky earthiness is given almost free rein, amongst a clattering mineral note, that does little beyond, oh, providing the distraction that keeps things quite relatively sane.

The carbonation is softly frothy, the body a subtle medium weight, yet edgy and prickly at the same time, laying waste to the prospect of outright smoothness. It finishes a little more sweet than one would expect, bit still in the realm of the nicely sour lambic family.

A blend of an Italian farmhouse ale and hipster-friendly Belgian lambic. Works for me, the saison softness taking the edge off of an overly (big surprise) influential lambic. In the end, a pretty drinkable baby Frankenstein. Hey, it's my first exposure, if only in a small dose, to 3F, and the name now makes sense, as the place name ode that it is. (1,527 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
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. (784 characters)

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BKotch
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of largadeer
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Craig. 78% Saison with spices, 18% Drie Fonteinen lambic. Pours a glowing but cloudy amber with a tall head that retains nicely. Spicy, floral nose with citrus, ginger, mild funkiness and oak, slight sourness. Palate is light but flavorful, citrus forward (orange, pineapple, lemon) with moderate but indistinct spiciness, some herbal hop bite and a balanced, integrated sourness. The finish is bitter, spicy, strongly tannic. This is surprisingly good. (461 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of LiverDisease
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
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 (1,154 characters)

Photo of MJsGhost
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of suckaj
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle at the Hill Farmstead Anniversary Party, Friday night portion. I didn't write down the name, but thank you very much. From what I remember, this is a saison that then used Drie Fonteinen gueuze dregs. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Pours a medium yellow-golden color that is mostly clear. Good fluffy white head with some ringy lacing on the way down. The nose brings quite a bit of funk along with some floral character. Bit of barnyard and hay. The flavor brings flowers and funk. Really like being on a farm with all of the elements there. Good body of straw and hay. Slight bitterness in the finish to go with the good amount of funk. Light to medium body with above average carbonation. Dry finish. Really good bottle. Glad to have tried this. (775 characters)

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Beersel Mattina from Birrificio Del Ducato
89 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.