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Baciami Lipsia (Kiss My Lips) | Birrificio Del Ducato

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4.16/5
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61 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato
Italy
birrificiodelducato.com

Style: Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BlackHaddock on 01-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,992
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
61
pDev:
7.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mix_Master_Mike
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlvinLin
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatche2
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of corby112
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very cloudy dark straw color with brighter gold edges and a two finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Decent retention with sporadic steaks and spots of lacing left behind.

Funky aroma with a strong vinous fruit presence along with subtle oak, acetic acid and light fruit sweetness. Dank and musty with damp and earthy old wood, cobweb and subtle lactic cheesiness. Funk dominates but underneath there is subtle charred oak and vinous fruit with hints of grape, raisin and other light berries. Acetic acid is a bit strong with subtle solvent/acetone quality. Subtle brininess wih a touch of sea salt but the gose characteristics get overpowered.

Fuller end of medium body with sharp carbonation and tart mouth puckering sourness that lingers over the sweet and salty notes into a tart, dry finish. Not quite as funky as the aroma suggests. Sour with tart funk and a subtle lactic presence but not as complex as I had hoped. Acetic character is very strong as well, especially in the finish but the acetone/solvency is kept in check. Earthy with straw, wet hay, grass and cheesy funk along with dry, toasted oak. Sweetness from the barrel provides a bit of balance with some vinous grape and other dark fruit/berries. Again, the gose characteristics are somewhat overpowered but the saltiness really stands out toward the end of the palate. Lingering brine along with acetic vinegar sweetness. Really enjoying the salinity than lingers long after the finish.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled I brought to share at the LA Beer Talk bottle share.

Pours a murky gold with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with grain, earth, salt, fruit, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit, salt, earth, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great mix of sour and funk characteristics, but the salt level is fairly heavy handed compared to other beers of the same style I have tried.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ali1987
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lovely85
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nickfl
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this beer is insanely good, so lucky to finding it hiding out at a little liquor store in fort collins, i have never seen it for sale in denver, maybe its a little old, before my new found love for italian beer. either way, it was well worth the roughly 20 bucks i paid for it. its a blend from what i understand, of a lambic type and a gose with pink salt. the whole thing is spectacular. looks the part, wheaty haze under a huge belgian type head with vigorous carbonation and a ton of tangy funk exploding out of the glass. it smells dry as can be, somewhere between a saison and a lambic, there is definitely more to the yeast profile than wild lacto, thats a certain, but its mysterious and foreign to my nose. its foreign to my tongue too, but its tart as well, and has a lot of grassy farmy barny summery character, and dries this out like a dessert in the finish. the salt is subtle but different and somehow heavier than other gose types i have had. i like the wheat, which is fresh but also a little tannic, and there is a delicate fruitiness running through this that goes from lime to kiwi and back again, weird but awesome, and the salt i think helps pull that out. ducato has been all over the map in my experience, but this is one of their best, and what i like to call "cantillon good" meaning that it sort of sets the quality bar to be aimed for by others. carbonated like champagne and interesting as anything i have had coming out of italy. absolutely worth the money, one of my favorite beers of 2015 so far. perfect amount of sourness and maturity, artfully composed.

edit: just had a version of this aged on granite by oec, called zymatore. it added a cool slate minerality to it, but it did not improve it at all i didnt think. this beer needs nothing, and the granite seemed to have sucked some life from it, much less carbonated and bright than the original. love the base beer more than anything, and while the granite is neat, it ends up being cooler conceptually than it is for the actual beer...

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RoyBurks
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 12/31/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains esters, very light malts and not much else.

T: The taste starts out sour as expected with flavors of citrus and corn. The malt character is light but hearty for the style and creates a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly tart.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better choices within the style.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Alewife, Long Island City, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a short head that died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste starts out with sourness and has some hints of salt towards the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink given its light body nature, but the sourness also makes it interesting enough to sip and savor.

Serving type: on-tap

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of PeteRiz
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BeccaH
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of sendbeer
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of bmoraymond
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%

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Baciami Lipsia (Kiss My Lips) from Birrificio Del Ducato
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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