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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
89
very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of Kilonad
1.78/5  rDev -55.2%
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.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Docrock
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Alx99
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Juuroumaru
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Photo of Beeridizer
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

I keep trying sour beers, i am not a fan but for the category this one is a nice change of pace.

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of atpca
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of zaphodchak
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, suspended sediment body, brown-amber gradient body.

Nose is serious, serious funk. Like, it's a commitment to enjoy this smell. It's... not particularly pleasant.

Taste has a powerful tartness, citrusy, traces of cherry.

Mouthfeel is relatively thinner, not heavily carbonated.

Good but I wouldn't necessarily seek it out. It's quite funky.

Photo of Roguer
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting aroma, light funk and fruit, chestnut. Pours medium brown coloured body with absolutely not head. Bottled in 2009, bought through private Quebec order. Very light cherry taste, a little fruit sugar,a little sour edge nothing too sour. otherwise very balanced and nice.

Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml, increasingly familiar squat sloped bottle. 'Cuvee 2009'. There's a red moon on the rise...

This beer pours a murky, storm cloud, muddled dark golden brown melange, with nothing in the way of head beyond a few soda pop bubbles whose existence is less than fleeting. It smells of sour, acidic fruit, mostly cherry and apple, some woodiness, and a slight barnyard funk. The taste is more tart cherry fruitiness, with some lemon and general acetic acid sourness piling on, some sweet barrel notes; a brave bready malt pokes up its head, worried yet about getting it plain shot off, some mild, almost soothing yeasty funk, and earthy, somewhat leafy hops, their drying effort lost in the void, along with the purported 8 points of booze. The carbonation is still a non-starter, the body a surprising medium weight from that damped down malt, and actually pretty smooth, as the vinegar notes abate. It finishes in a harsh realm of the off-dry: the battered malt kneeling in front of the resurgent funky tart. (Try to work a 'that's what she said' into that mess)

Like the other offerings from this Parmesan brewer, the American leanings are strong, and I do like that this funky, sour, hippie-inoculation experiment, in the end, shows some non-Low Countries balance. And wow, where did that hefty ABV get to?

Photo of kjyost
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of taospowder
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of corby112
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark golden orange color that appears as a completely opaque dark ruby color with a very thin off-white head that immediately disappears. No lacing whatsoever.

Funky, slightly acetic aroma with a strong earthy oak presence as well as some funky bugs and vinous dark fruit. Lactic funk with a strong vinegar presence in the nose which is nicely complimented by the sweeter notes. The barrel is prominent with lots of oak and vanilla and the cherries are very forward in the nose.

Medium bodied with a slightly tart, mouth-puckering sourness that is excellently balanced by the oak barrel and vinous dark fruit. Slightly lactic but not too funky with a nice vinaigrette character that never becomes to acetic or harsh. Nice toasted oak presence with hints of earthy wood and vanilla. Supposedly a barley wine was used as a base in the blend but the malt and alcohol flavors are subtle. ABV well masked with faint earthy presence. Only 50% of the blend consists of beer with cherries yet there is a sweet vinous presence that compliments the funk nicely. Tons of sweet cherry flavor balancing things out.

Overall this beer is pretty good but not worth the very high price tag. Not incredibly complex and could use some more funk but still pretty flavorful.

Photo of Jonada
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of jnn4v
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of t420o
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+

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La Luna Rossa from Birrificio Del Ducato
89 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.