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La Luna Rossa - Birrificio Del Ducato

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La Luna RossaLa Luna Rossa

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BA SCORE
85
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aasher on 09-29-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Docrock, Yesterday at 11:16 PM
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4.77/5  rDev +22%

Johnct, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

atpca, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Griffith, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

thegerm87, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%

lip puckeringly sour, not for the faint of heart.

Axnjxn, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Roguer
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Pours no head; some light bubbles on the top from a vigorous pour. Brew is a reddish, dark brown, and murky.

Vinegar, funk, and cherries carry the aroma, in that order of strength. A little vanilla and oak as it warms. A musky, sweet aroma comes out as it warms, as well, not unlike wet dog.

Very tart and sour, with a lot of fruit carrying the back-end, vinegar up forward, and oak in the middle. Funky notes throughout. Cherry pits and grass.

An absolutely flat beer; no carbonation. This seems to be normal. It also makes it feel wrong in your mouth. It's not silky smooth like a cask beer; it feels dead.

Great aroma, and an interesting flavor profile. Definitely a big-time sour. I personally do not like the flat mouthfeel, but if you can bear with it a few sips, you'll adjust, and the flavor is worth it.

Roguer, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of kjyost
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Cuvée 2010. Bottle No. 4887.
Poured ~10C into a tasting tulip. Popped with no hiss. Uh oh!

A: Amber, fairly clear though a hint of haze and not a bubble in sight. With time a hint of a ring comes about the edge.
S: Dark dried fruit aromas with bretty barnyard notes with a soupçon of acidity.
T: Initially very old ale like with dark fruit, a hint of sweetness and a modicum of heat. Quicjly builds in the tartness department moving more into the true sour range, but with some fruity sweetness constantly playing across the palate. Quite interesting.
M: A challenging beer to drink due to its like of carbonation.
O: A very interesting beer I am glad that I got to try. Worthwhile getting another one.

kjyost, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Evil_Pidde, Apr 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Mattias, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

ferrari29, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of SLeffler27
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark copper and murky (SRM 16-17). The rocky head immediately disappears, leaving no lacing on an Houblon flute.

Tart vinegar fruit. Cherry and fresh-cut oak with light barnyard aromas. Faintly reminiscent of clove cigarette smoke.

A huge, tart pucker forms an all-out assault. Once one recovers, sweet cherry mixes with oak and earth. This one has a long, tart finish and is highly acidic. Lemon and vinegar come out as it warms, but it is best at temperature.

A medium body with syrupy texture, La Luna Rossa is almost flat. Alcohol is quite present, though concealed behind the tartness of this extremely dry wild ale.

This one is not for the faint of heart. However, for those who appreciate strong sours, it will be impressive. La Luna Rossa demands your attention and is worthy of a dare, but not to be wasted on those who do not appreciate this style. If you do not know what oak is supposed to smell and taste like, give this beer a try.

Bottle #767-2011.

SLeffler27, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Jonada
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Russian River stemmed glass

Appearance: Rusty, red brown in color. Pours nearly still with only a hint of a hint of carbonation. Body is extremely murky and only very slightly translucent when held up to light. Some thick chunky yeast sediment is visible as well. Not the most attractive looking beer by any stretch of the imagination.

Smell: Sour cherries, vinegar, lactic sourness, oak, red grape.

Taste: Follows the aroma almost exactly. Sour cherries, lactic sourness, oak, red wine grape, slight hints of bread. Medium/high sourness that hits right upfront and carries through to a puckering sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel. Very nearly flat with only a very slight hint of fine carbonation perceivable on the tongue. Finishes relatively dry.

Overall: Really nice sour ale, but like many Italian beers, the contents don't justify the high price tag. Could have benefited from some additional carbonation as well.

Jonada, Mar 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

bigred89, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

HopStoopid120, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

MarkyMOD, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Yeti1979, Jan 07, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Birrificio Del Ducato La Luna Rossa

Cuvée 2010 - Bottle No. 3917

A- pour yields no head with a flat looking liquid of murky burgundy-brownish color. Can't see a cm into it. 3.25

S- tart cherries, light vinegar, apple cider vinegar, other berries. Smells very nice. 4

T- very nice tartness, with cherries being the predominant berry flavor. Some other berry flavors in there as well. Light vinegar, oak. Very nice. 4

M- very little carbonation. Medium slick body. 3.5

O- I enjoyed this. Isn't quite up there with the top Wild Ales, but it's excellent nonetheless. 4.25

B+

t420o, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

smithj4, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Kmat10, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly opaque mahogany with almost no head.
S: It smelled like tart vinegar and funky oak and sour cherries, with a little brown sugar.
T: It tasted like sweet cherries and brown sugar, with some tart vinegar and funky oak. It had a clean sour aftertaste.
M: It was oily with some carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a nice kriek that wasn't too sweet or sour. The scent and taste weren't very complex, but they were enjoyable. The body was great, and the finish was surprisingly smooth. The alcohol was well hidden too, so it was really easy to drink. Could probably last a long time in the cellar. Not top tier, but worth trying.

Pencible, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

tom10101, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

liamt07, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Whatup14, May 30, 2013
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La Luna Rossa from Birrificio Del Ducato
85 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.