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La Luna Rossa - Birrificio Del Ducato

La Luna RossaLa Luna Rossa

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BA SCORE
87
very good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.67%


Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aasher on 09-29-2011)
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Reviews by Kilonad:
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Kilonad

Virginia

1.78/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Poured into a tulip, produced no head to speak of.

It's got a nose of sour cherries and incontinence (yes, it really does smell like a day-old pee-soaked adult diaper).

The taste is strongly sour and funky, with notes of sour cherry, but mostly just sour pee.

It looks alright, but this was a drainpour. I like a good lambic and a good sour, but this was way beyond anything I've ever tried before. Worst beer I've ever tried.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 02:25:51 | More by Kilonad
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Mattias

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

04-17-2014 21:23:48 | More by Mattias
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ferrari29

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-04-2014 04:25:53 | More by ferrari29
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SLeffler27

New York

3.99/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 20:18:11 | More by SLeffler27
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 01:02:16 | More by Jonada
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bigred89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-02-2014 03:31:28 | More by bigred89
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-24-2014 19:46:05 | More by HopStoopid120
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-13-2014 06:26:36 | More by MarkyMOD
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-07-2014 19:50:07 | More by Yeti1979
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t420o

California

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
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+

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 17:29:30 | More by t420o
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-28-2013 01:45:22 | More by smithj4
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

09-05-2013 09:51:37 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-17-2013 23:28:38 | More by Kmat10
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Pencible

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 19:25:35 | More by Pencible
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-13-2013 04:44:09 | More by tom10101
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-09-2013 19:23:14 | More by liamt07
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-30-2013 13:56:50 | More by Whatup14
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jnn4v

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A heavy brown color bordering on Amber. no visible sediment.
S: cherry, vinegar, Apple cider. very acidic
T: taste like apple cider, space cherry vinegar, and other moderately acidic products.
M: medium density, bordering on heavy density. Good solid viscosity. Not a ton of carbonation. relatively small bubbles.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 20:34:47 | More by jnn4v
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Juuroumaru

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Nice hazy red at the center with light orange tint around the edge. Very appealing to the eye
S- Soft cherry vinagar.
T- Lightly sour with not much cherry to be found.
M- very smooth almost like wine with slight tannins
O- easy to drink definately worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 00:19:49 | More by Juuroumaru
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-13-2013 23:21:41 | More by ADTaber
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halo913

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-09-2013 19:17:16 | More by halo913
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ckollias

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy brown hue with no head at all.

S: Very sour and tart aroma.

T: Nice and sour flavor that sweetens a little and finishes on the tart side of dry.

M: Medium body and barely any carbonation.

O: Interesting sour brew. Definitely an acquired taste – and a sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 02:38:54 | More by ckollias
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Alx99


3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

09-13-2012 22:23:44 | More by Alx99
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

09-11-2012 17:14:39 | More by JAHMUR
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

09-08-2012 22:50:06 | More by safaricook
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La Luna Rossa from Birrificio Del Ducato
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