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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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andrewfjohnson

Northwest Territories (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -56.6%

05-29-2012 13:13:12 | More by andrewfjohnson
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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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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

03-18-2012 13:00:29 | More by fehrminator
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IHyphySF

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 20:24:33 | More by IHyphySF
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-24-2013 17:00:53 | More by ygtbsm94
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AndrewK

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-15-2012 23:15:53 | More by AndrewK
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craytonic

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 02:35:52 | More by craytonic
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womencantsail

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 22:15:11 | More by womencantsail
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DefenCorps

Oregon

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 23:21:16 | More by DefenCorps
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-30-2014 01:46:01 | More by JakerLou
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-27-2014 04:04:01 | More by gillagorilla
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-24-2014 17:22:50 | More by Mattyb79
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chrispoint

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-12-2012 18:07:42 | More by chrispoint
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lemongelo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-25-2012 06:37:12 | More by lemongelo
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-22-2013 14:18:52 | More by Phillyz
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-20-2014 05:39:51 | More by tobelerone
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-24-2013 00:47:15 | More by brez8791
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-24-2014 19:43:25 | More by HopStoopid120
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-25-2013 01:32:07 | More by drgonzo2k2
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-14-2014 00:42:12 | More by Axnjxn
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-29-2013 13:55:42 | More by drummermattie02
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-10-2013 14:38:49 | More by kjyost
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-23-2012 02:55:16 | More by t0rin0
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-15-2014 19:32:49 | More by halo913
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-12-2013 17:38:52 | More by tom10101
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Beersel Mattina from Birrificio Del Ducato
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.