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La Luna Rossa - Birrificio Del Ducato

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BA SCORE
89
very good

87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: aasher on 09-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 23
Photo of Kilonad
1.75/5  rDev -56.3%
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 -25%

Photo of Docrock
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Alx99
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.39/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zaphodchak
3.44/5  rDev -14%
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 Juuroumaru
3.48/5  rDev -13%
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 -12.5%

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 -12.5%

Photo of atpca
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Wayne17
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
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 ZEB89
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cuvée 2011, Bottle #1736/2000

Brown body with some reddish highlights. Lots of barrel, cherries, and balsamic vinegar on the nose. Not a lot of room for much else to poke through. Very intense vinegar aroma. Cherries up front with oak and balsamic carrying you through the finish. Little bit of sweetness from the cherries peeks out and then gets pushed out of the way by a wave of sourness. No carbonation whatsoever. This is a bold sour that lacks complexity; very much a vinegar bomb.

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
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 Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
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 BanditoJunkie
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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La Luna Rossa from Birrificio Del Ducato
89 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.