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Beersel Mattina - Birrificio Del Ducato

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very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato visit their website

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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1.75/5  rDev -56.6%

andrewfjohnson, May 29, 2012
Photo of Cozzatoad
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

Cozzatoad, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of fehrminator
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

fehrminator, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of IHyphySF
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Nice dark gold liquid small head that quickly evaporates after the inital pour.

S: Grapefruit and citrus smells of lemon and limes. The spices i smell are cinnamon and a slight smell of caradamon. The smell is quite tart and the 3fontinen lambic stands out.

T: Light refreshing saison with a light tartness to it. The mix is interesting and it is hard to classify it because it has that farmhouse funk with lemons and citurs but at the back of your mouth but the sour lambic stands out and has the fruity flavors of cherries.

M: the carbonation in this is quite low and i wish it had more bubbles in it. If it had better carbonation i would have enjoyed this much more.

O: This is a great beer but the prictag on it would make me skip buying another one. If the carbonation was slightly more bubbly i would be into it more and would buy a few more bottles of this. Overall taste is amazing and refreshing would definitely drink this on a warm day. This is one of those expensive purchases to try at least once.

IHyphySF, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ygtbsm94, May 24, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

A very pleasant herbal/wheat concoction with nice citrus highlights.

Durge, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of AndrewK
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

AndrewK, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of craytonic
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Popped up at whole foods in DC, I saw "Drie Fonteinen" on the label and purchased it instantly.

Appearance: yellow-hazy pour with a touch of orange.

Smell: spicy floral notes with definite drie fonteinen funk in the back. Spices are coriander, ginger and a few others I couldn't pin down.

Taste: I spent the entire bottle trying to find and enjoy the drie fonteinen element, I wish the blend component of 3F was 100% instead of only 18%. The spices make it interesting but ultimately not interesting enough.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, average carbonation. Very dry

Overall: decent beer, mostly because of the 3F addition, but very expensive.

craytonic, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a fairly clear golden color with a tall white head. An interesting fruitiness on the nose, almost tropical, and quite intense. The funk component is there, but not quite as much as just straight Drie Fonteinen lambic. A slight mustiness to go along with some straw and grass. The flavor has the same strong fruit flavor as well as a nice funk and a very good dryness on the finish (despite the sweetness that I do pick up). Interesting beer.

womencantsail, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of DefenCorps
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing, John!

Orange with a thin white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose is sour and funky. The saison base beer is clear in it rustic cereal character, along with a fruity, citrus nose. Modestly funky with clove and Brett notes nicely expressed. Nice lambic nose, though not quite as deeply complex.
The palate opens sour with a moderate lemony and lactic acids, but too thin. Nice Brett flavors with some dry, funky white wine, mildly mineral-like with dry and mildly musty grapes. Medium-light in body with a thin and watery finish that's got a nice lactic sourness, this is solid and very enjoyable. Thanks again, John!

DefenCorps, Jul 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

JakerLou, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Griffith, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

gillagorilla, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Rifugium, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Mattyb79, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

dcguitar, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

chrispoint, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

lemongelo, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Phillyz, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

tobelerone, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of bruachan
4/5  rDev -0.7%

The head retention is good for a (part) lambic. A light/orangy amber color

Tart aromas with plenty of apricot and nectarine. German hops suggest a soured tripel. Good funkiness, I should say.

The flavor increases in acidity throughout the taste. Plenty of hop flavor and some yeasty complexity. I’d like more spice/pepper in a farmhouse/saison and the sweetness is too intense for style and goes somewhat unresolved at the finish, regardless of one’s style expectations.

bruachan, Tuesday at 01:46 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

brez8791, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

HopStoopid120, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

drgonzo2k2, Mar 25, 2013
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Beersel Mattina from Birrificio Del Ducato
89 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.