Nuova Mattina | Birrificio Del Ducato

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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:
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Added by Todd on 07-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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.

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Nuova Mattina from Birrificio Del Ducato
3.89 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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