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La Luna Rossa - Birrificio Del Ducato

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La Luna RossaLa Luna Rossa

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87
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aasher on 09-29-2011)
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

pwoody11, Nov 17, 2011
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4.77/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

ferrari29, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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MarkyMOD, Feb 13, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Low neck and froth generation. Low stickiness. Dark cherry body.

Faint cherry aroma. Some light tannic character and vanilla sweetness. Very cute combination.

Mouth Pickering tartness meets more sweetness than I expected. Caramels tannins and sour cherries. Finish is citric acid, charred oak. long lasting and well placed.

Full body, mouth Pickering tartness that lingers into a nice woodiness. Good light carb gives some creaminess.

This is great. Not worth The cost.

Khazadum, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of aasher
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This isn't really an "American Wild", it's an Italian wild in my opinion. My understanding is that it's the same base beer as L'Ultima Luna, so it's an Italian Barleywine, then aged in Nebbiolo barrels and aged with sour cherries. This bottle says "Cuvee 2009, Bottle No. 222".

This one pours a syrupy, dirty amber in color, medium bodied with little to no lacing. Having had their other beers, it looks on par. The aromas are full of lacto, sour cherries, cinnamon, fermenting cherries, some brett, light vinegar, funk, more funk, and has a weird cider aspect. Very complex nose if you give it time. The flavors consist of acidic cherries, reminiscent of perhaps an old world red wine, lacto, barnyard, and sweet red fruits. Interesting and complex. You also get some light oak barrel as well. For a beer from Del Ducato, it has an above average mouthfeel. Their beers tend to be pretty flat but this one is on key. It drinks very well and leaves your mouth slightly dry. This is one unique beer. It took them a couple years to make. Again, hats off to the Italians for this one. It was very good. This is worth your while if you're willing to lay down the $18.99 a bottle.

aasher, Sep 29, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

halo913, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

smithj4, Dec 28, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

ckollias, Mar 06, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%

lip puckeringly sour, not for the faint of heart.

Axnjxn, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

MeisterSmudge, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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ADTaber, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
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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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
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 t420o
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
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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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.

jnn4v, May 25, 2013
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La Luna Rossa from Birrificio Del Ducato
87 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.