La Luna Rossa Cuvee 2013
Birrificio Del Ducato

La Luna Rossa Cuvee 2013La Luna Rossa Cuvee 2013
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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
8%
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Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 4.2%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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Birrificio Del Ducato
 
Italy
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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La Luna Rossa Cuvee 2013La Luna Rossa Cuvee 2013
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Photo of andpit
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hard to review and I might be not enough experienced to do it.
It pours in the glass wth no head but a lot of tiny little bubbles, a dark orange color with some akward (but nice) shades of pink. You can smell sour cherries as expected, among prevaling acetic flavours.

A complex taste rises up in your mouth, when you get those sour and tart notes and then the bitterness and sweetness of black cherries. Low carbonation, persistent feel and a smooth chewy finish.

This is a sophisticated blend and it might be worth buying a bottle (expensive, though) and let it age for a long time.

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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Brilliant ruby red, opaque haziness - It really looks like a slightly darker Hawaiian Punch. No head, and very little (actually no) carbonation.

Aromatics: This is probably more wine-family if anything, very pungently wine-like vinegar and acidity. Fruits are cherry, and sour grapes, maybe a bit of peach.

Taste: BA-BAM! If you want a cherry sour this is a great choice. Blasted cherry sour, fairly acetic but sweet flavours roll in after the sucker punch. There is some leafy grassy elements that sit under the 'wine' with a real lemon juice and smokey oak flavours in the aftertaste.

Mouth: I want to say medium bodied, but there are those odd sips that are fairly thin. The sour vinegar and acid really works the palate. It has a very matured quality and relaxes into a very dry and bittering feel that eventually dissipates into a surprisingly clean finish.

Overall: Never had anything like it - other than wine, but this isn't as nasty as wine is (I can't stand wine). It is nice and pucker sour. The next time I review a sour, I'm going to compare it to this, because this has it seriously GOING ON in the sour department. I did go with a colder than it should be served but it was still very refreshing.

Pairing: How can you not match something sweet here. But I'n not thinking dessert, I'm thinking sweet and meaty: Luau style ribs, Teriyaki Beef, or even during "North American Turkey Day" I'd mix some of this with my cranberry sauce or even pour a Tbsp directly onto my turkey and stuffing. It would make a fantastic cooking "wine" and would love some sweet amorous accompaniment.

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La Luna Rossa Cuvee 2013 from Birrificio Del Ducato
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 4 ratings