My Blueberry Nightmare - Birrificio Del Ducato
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Reviews by PorterLambic:
3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This is a strange brew. I like sours but this one pushes the envelope hard.
Arrives a deeply purple color, almost black. A faint head drops like a rock in a quarry. No lace in this 11% beer.
Smell is strong blueberry, oak, tart cherry, a medicinal note that reminds me of paint thinner or cider vinegar. Supremely tart. Nice to see the blueberry come through so well.
Taste is hugely, overwhelmingly, tart, balsamic vinegar, oak and malt.
Body is medium to medium-light with a faint effervescence, almost an uncarbonated feel to it. Astringent like vinegar, as well.
This is not for the faint-hearted, the tartness is insane (and this from someone who actually drinks balsamic and cider vinegars on occasion!). I shared this with a friend and at the end we were both glad to not have to drink an entire snifter by ourselves. Worth trying once but probably never again.
Serving type: on-tap
10-09-2012 15:26:16 | More by PorterLambic
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into wine glass.
A - Nice blue-black color, with blue around the edges. Small fizzy bubbles. Coke-like appearance.
S - Blueberries, some sourness. Has mellowed over time as it has aged several months in keg.
T - Blueberries, fairly substantial sourness, dark fruits. Mild sweetness. Very satisfying.
M - Medium body. Just a touch of creaminess to make it go down more slowly.
O - This beer purportedly ages well with less vinegary and acidic taste than when fresh. Smooth, fruity, delicious.
Serving type: on-tap
03-04-2014 00:10:35 | More by Beer-A-Lot
2.41/5 rDev -33.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
A - Dark chocolate with blueberry accents. No head or foam.
S - Blueberry pie, lactic acid, slight acetone. Tart nose to it.
T - Balsamic vinegar with a slight funky, almost gym sock presence to it. Barely any blueberry but lots of acetone.
MF - Tart with tons of carbonation to it. Good funk and dry finish
O -I didn't enjoy this one too much as the gym sock presence with the acetone threw it off.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2013 23:29:48 | More by jeonseh
My Blueberry Nightmare from Birrificio Del Ducato
82 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.