Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Nuova Mattina | Birrificio Del Ducato

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Nuova MattinaNuova Mattina
BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
202 Ratings
Nuova MattinaNuova Mattina
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato
Italy
birrificiodelducato.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 07-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,846
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
202
pDev:
10.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
19
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 202 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of ricoslim
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

awesome beer, apparently brewed with green peppercorns and ginger and coriander and maybe some other interesting things. none of that really comes out too heavy in the beer, which is what i like best about it. its a saison in the truest sense, nice wheaty base and a real summery vibe to it, but its not as funky as i though, especially coming from these guys. i know they do they lambic blended one with 3f, and thats awesome too, i had them back to back, but i did expect at least some more bretty weirdness. the brett in it seems quite mild, and it grows on me as i sip on it. the ginger is there a little bit up front, but other than that all the extra stuff is subtle, until the coriander really turns on in the finish. expert carbonation and lots of fluffy textured body from all the wheat, a really uncommon feature, it feels almost thick, even with all the bubbles. especially well balanced and accented at various times through the drink, pleasing in its own right, and not totally in need of the lambic, but i have to say i prefer the beersel edition, one of the most compelling beers ive had this year, although this simpler version should not be overlooked. very very special, one of the best examples of the style from an italian brewer i have encountered.

 1,269 characters

Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corson
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pxlwix
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A beauty. Had on tap at Brigantessa in South Philly. Pours a beautiful hazy yellow with hefty head that dies soon, leaving some lacing. Spring in a glass!

The smell is not as powerful as the looks- subdued nose with some funk, acidity, barn aromas, day-old milk and a rainy day in the country.

The taste is on point- all the brightness, acidity and weirdness you expect from a saison/sour. Perhaps a bit low-key, but oh-so-refreshing and delicious. Notes of pineapple and lemon peel plus some pomelo.

The mouthfeel is big on tartness and spice, could use a little more body but it is fine alright.

Overall, I love this brew. It may not have, as a previous reviewer said before, the depth or complexity yoy expect in this kind of ale, but it is so drinkable and gorgeous.

Were it not for the price ($13 a glass, minus $2 happy hour), I'd drink this all day.

 865 characters

Photo of Sathanas
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SLeffler27
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An Offero glass contains this hazy, golden-orange (SRM 5-6) beer. The frothy, white head builds to one-half inch before dropping to a thin blanket.

Spices are herbal sweet with orange, light perfume, and musky yeast.

Flavors are subtle with a blend of sweet to sour to bitter in that order. Apple with ginger forms a spicy foreground, while coriander and lemon develop as it warms. The finish is long and bitter.

Carbonation is explosive from this medium bodied beer, while alcohol is light in the dry, scratchy texture.

This one is close to the style guidelines, however, just short on the character and depth one would expect. I would be pleased to try it again on a warm spring day, but, alas, that appears to be far into the future this year.

 750 characters

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tayloraphilips
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LouieBreschi
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ajm5108
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of plinythederek
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of R_Kole
2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Nuova Mattina from Birrificio Del Ducato
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 202 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.