Chrysopolis | Birrificio Del Ducato

BA SCORE
91.4%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 105 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato
Italy
birrificiodelducato.com

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JAHMUR on 02-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
105
Liked:
96
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
10.49%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful flavor, particularly closer to room temperature - musty, woody, gooseberries, goat cheese. The aroma does have a slight paint thinner aroma that isn't pleasant. Appearance, I'm assuming this is an unblended lambic and intentionally flatter, is par for the course but I don't really know how to judge it.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jayhunter357
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LonePeakHomeBrewery
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

As a Lambic the beer a nice deep yellow hue, some lace, and descent body. The tartiness and funk for lambic one would expect is there but it was over shadowed by a lasting turpentine flavor. Perhaps it was too old because we noted a similar taste of their La Luma Rossa (Cuvée 2012).

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Photo of American_Hawk
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mattboyer182
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KABC
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An inventive and refreshing spin on a lambic. I'm not a big fan of the lambic style, but this beer is closer to a gose. Perfect sourness with a great light fruit aftertaste. Definitely try, especially if you like gose. È ottimo!

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Photo of J-Rice
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed March 25, 2016.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, yellow-orange body with minimal head and no lace. The first thing that hits me when smelling beer is a tart cherry smell, then some general acidic sourness (more than funkiness), and then bits of sweetness for some reason. Not overly tart or sour but this beer is definitely a sour beer, has bits of sweet fruits to add balance but for most part this one goes in the sour category. Woody and smooth, light ABV, easy to drink, worth trying if you like sours at all.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frekky
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kingjohnh
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With the development of cleaner, crisper, fruitier and brazingly tart sour ales, the old-world charm of the mustier, earthier and much more rustic flavor seem challenging to sour ale appreciators. And that trend is well documented in Del Ducato's unblended lambic that shows more acid that earth.

Chrysopolis pours with a striking champagne character; lightly golden and modest with haze, its carbonation is soft and subtle with a dainty creme of froth. Jaw-tightening aromas strike the nose with with a sharply acidic scent that's off-vinegar but tantalizing with fruit. A moderately earthy nose suggests saddle leather, horse hair, sea brine and weathered cork.

But its taste shies away from such earthiness as the middle palate invites a shockingly sour taste- white wine, cider vinegar, gooseberry, crabapple, sour white grape, under-ripened berry frame a fruity and sour medley. With an ironside finish, the ale captures a saltine balance with damp hay, straw and grassy character from hops and grain.

Light and dry, the ale easily strips the palate of all thirst to ensure a highly refreshing and cleansing flavor and feel. Its brazen acidity provides a piquant astringency that evokes mouthwatering sensations as its spicy sourness teases the tastebuds with its prickle and tang.

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Photo of MCano
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SourNick
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drpimento
3.19/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle opened with a slight hiss, but had zero head and very little fizz in the mouth. Aroma is vinegar, lemon/citrus, hint of barnyard. Flavor is massive lemon/citrus/vinegar. Body would have been better with a little more carbonation, otherwise good. I find this brewery puts out a lot of good beer but has problems with consistency/quality control.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Chrysopolis from Birrificio Del Ducato
Beer rating: 91.4% out of 100 with 105 ratings
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