Beersel Mattina
Birrificio Del Ducato

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From:
Birrificio Del Ducato
 
Italy
Style:
Lambic - Traditional
Ranked #13
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,723
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 8.5%
Ratings:
181
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 18, 2022
Added:
Jun 04, 2011
Wants:
  26
Gots:
  27
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: A blend of New Morning and 18 month aged 3 Fonteinen Lambic refined for at least 12 months in bottle. It has a surprisingly citrus nose of leather, cellar and animal with hints of dried flowers and honey. Lasting and sapid in the mouth with a sour finish that always makes the lovers of this blend smile.
This beer could very well make you develop an addiction for spontaneous fermentation and turn your entire world upside down!

After a mechanical breakdown, 3 Fonteinen Brewery of Beersel (possibly the best Lambic blender in the world) had economic damage in the summer of 2009. The news caused such a stir in the International beer movement that I called Armand to know how things were. As he needed to sell his Lambic, I immediately got inspired to blend our New Morning with his beer. We selected three 18 month old Lambic barrels that we siphoned in a small tank on our truck. The journey back was long and hard, myself and Manuel took turns driving through Belgium, France and Italy only stopping for gas. After days hand bottling and months of maturation, the outcome has gone over and beyond our expectations and we can say with pride that it was worth it!
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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

330ml bottle into a teku. No freshness dating, but probably more than 6 years old.

Mixed look. Early pour reveals a beautiful clear amber/orange body. After the last 2 ounces are poured, gets very cloudy. No head or lacing.

Aroma of honey. Also smells tart.

On tasting, sour aspect reigns, but there are notes of stone fruit and some wood. Honey wafts in and out.

Mouth barely reaches medium, finish a lasting sourness.

Overall, I don't have much experience with this style, but certainly enjoyed the balance and nuances.

Apr 18, 2022
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4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by unlikelyspiderperson from California

A wonderful sunny day beer. A color like a bright spring sun, capped with a lovely white cloud of a head.
Aroma is rich with ripening peaches and nectarines and the weary august dust.
Taste brings an abundance of lightly tart fruits. Some spiced holiday bread notes. A bit of very dry wine and white sherry.

Absolute delight

Apr 01, 2021
 
4.04 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts on Oct 30, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BillRoth from Maryland

Had on tap at the Del Lago Casino @ , NY. Wonderful blended lambic from Ducato and Drie Fonteinen . Beautiful pour with full but quick head; gorgeous harvest moon gold/rose wine red color. Clear and light. Excellent spontaneously fermented with hints of strawberry within the wood, funk and citrus in the nose; same with some field and leather arising in the taste. The strawberry was unexpected and delightful. Very gentle sipper. Was excellent as a stand alone, but also went very well with food. Loved this beer.

Aug 21, 2019
 
4.32 by Eman17 from Illinois on Jun 24, 2019
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3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty golden color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention and no lacing. Aroma of sour and vinegary lambic with some funky barnyard notes also perceptible is interesting. Taste is mix of highly funky notes with some barnyard, Brett and leather with some over the top acidic and sour notes with some oak notes also perceptible. Body is full with light carbonation. Enjoyable but too acidic for my taste which ends up limiting the drinkability.

Feb 26, 2019
 
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4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Ciocanelu from Romania

On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Aroma is quite funky with barnyard and musty cellar notes. Taste is dry and funky with lambic style dusty farmhouse notes.

Sep 20, 2017
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4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

A clean, crisp, lightly fruity, peppery, earthy, perfectly tart sour. Simply outstanding

Jul 23, 2017
 
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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by IKR from California

Appearance: Slightly cloudy straw-yellow color with a modest-sized white head that quickly subsided to a thin white cap.

Smell: Moderate barnyard funk with some grassy hay notes.

Taste: Moderate grapefruit/citrus notes, grassy hay notes, mild barnyard funk mild floral and mild spicy notes are all present in the taste profile. The beer finishes with some mild floral and spicy notes.

Mouth-feel: Light to medium bodied with a fairly modest level of carbonation. A satisfying mouthful.

Overall: The floral and spicy notes while restrained work perfectly with the base lambic backbone. This was enjoyable and my fear that the spices and floral notes would overwhelm the beer was put to rest upon drinking this beer. n interesting and tasty treat.

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4.1 by PatGreer from Massachusetts on Mar 14, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Derek from Canada (BC)

Beersel Morning?

Not much carbonation, great aroma, flavour is like a watered down lambic, so it's not as intense or acidic. Some nice Brett character, but I expected more depth. The camomile is a bit odd.

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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Had on tap. Pours cloudy, bright yellow in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is light oak, lemon, and funk. Crisp, light bodied, with medium-low carbonation. Super tasty and enjoyable lambic. Could drink several of these.

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4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Mateo2699 from Texas

Dark straw yellow hue, nice fizzy big bubbled head, moderate lacing. Aroma has a lot of citrus zest, lemon peel and some oranges. Plenty of sugary yeast, pretty doughy smelling. Following the nose well, it has a solid amount citrus zest, following a subtle tartness with a dry Belgian yeast character in the back end. Mouthfeel is relatively dry. Very light, citrusy and refreshing.

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4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JFrank78 from California

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Funkadelic. Yes it is.

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Beersel Mattina from Birrificio Del Ducato
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 181 ratings