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Beersel Mattina - Birrificio Del Ducato

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89
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 10
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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4/5  rDev 0%

t0rin0, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is very sour, tart, and funky along with some spice notes. Taste is the same with a dry woody aftertaste. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that displays the lambic much more than the saison.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Thorpe429, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

GRG1313, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
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
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

ygtbsm94, May 24, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

largadeer, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

biboergosum, May 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

JAHMUR, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Rifugium, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of corby112
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
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.  

corby112, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

drewone, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

mdaschaf, Sep 07, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

By the glass at Max's today.

The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose... oh boy! I pick up considerable sour funk, along with honey, vanilla and light wine. This smells like a serious sour lambic or gueuze. The flavor profile replicate the nose, though I'm surprised by how dry it is, and how dominated by brett this beer is. The sour isn't over the top, but it still completely dominates the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, sour funk finish.

Mehhh... this is a solid beer, but I just think it could be so much more. The aroma profile really makes one think this will be incredible, but on the palate, it's kind of one dimensional. Still a solid beer, but it could be so much more...

John_M, Jul 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

PEIhop, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

tobelerone, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml teardrop champagne style bottle poured into tulip 29/7/12

A hazy amber orange, a few tiny bubbles streaming up the side feeding a thin but dense cream colored head leaves some random lace

S lots of barnyard funk, citric hops, a little chewing gum and some white fleshed fruit, floral notes add a nice touch, smells great

T a little mint and dry cereal I didn't smell, slightly sour cider notes, smells good but missing a little complexity the nose had

M the tiny bubbles work well for it here making it feel creamy, slightly acidic and just a little tart

O 4.25 would be a nice option with this one so slightly higher here, interesting beer that was very easy too drink, no issues downing the big bottle solo

a nice mix of funk without going over the top, not at all what I was expecting but a pleasant surprise indeed

wordemupg, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Axnjxn, May 14, 2014
Photo of DefenCorps
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
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 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Griffith, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Durge
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Durge, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Major thanks to Dan for sharing this very interesting-sounding brew.

A: Warm, slightly hazy amber body with 1/2" of ultrafine tan head. Ok retention, spotty lace.

S: Interesting. Floral funk, grapes, and some terrific flinty minerality. I want it to smell like Geuze, and it's obviously not quite to that level of funkiness. There's almost a ginger-like spiciness to it, which is fascinating - reminds me of Buffalo Rock soda. Hugely complex, very nice.

T: Starts out smooth and fruity, with powerful funk building in toward the long, clean, mineral-laden finish. Very, very enjoyable.

M: Exceedingly soft, lightly carbonated medium body. So, so, creamy and delicate.

O: This was a great beer, but I could never quite shake the nagging feeling that any blending with lesser beer is a waste of 3F Lambic. I'd love to see what this beer does with some time on it...

Cheers!

woosterbill, Mar 04, 2012
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Beersel Mattina from Birrificio Del Ducato
89 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.