Beersel Mattina | Birrificio Del Ducato

Beersel MattinaBeersel Mattina
BA SCORE
94.2%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 171 ratings
Beersel MattinaBeersel Mattina
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato
Italy
birrificiodelducato.com

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!
14°

Added by Thorpe429 on 06-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,875
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
171
Liked:
161
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
8.76%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
31
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful beer. Tart, funky, beautiful fruit notes

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Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.99/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joshstl
4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow very pleasantly surprised by this one!

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Photo of shleepy
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle from K&L (Redwood City), poured into a wine glass.

A: Bright orange, cloudy, medium head.

S: Geuezy funk with a hint of sweet peaches or apricots.

T: Yum! Balanced sourness, fruitiness (the aforementioned peaches), and spices. Maybe could use just a little less herb flavor, but it creates an interesting effect.

M: Light and very drinkable.

O: Awesome. Would buy regularly, if it wasn't so expensive.

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Photo of mantissa
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gasc0igne
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A gorgeous amalgamation of a beer. Super funky, light, refreshing, tart, and fruity. I'd say this would be a perfect introduction to the "heavier", straight, Lambic & Gueuze. Superb.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of jaymo18
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mantooth
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamLand
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of timtim
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with an off-white head that sticks for a bit and leaves some lace. nose is well-integrated ginger and green peppercorn on top of oak, a slight funk, bright citrus, some malty sweetness, flowers and earth. taste follows suit and exhibits undercurrents of sour and funk, but it's if they were meant to be there. spicy finish with a warming sensation that seems to well up in a gingery green peppercorn kind of way and meld with a tiny bit of a hop kick and barrel notes. spices seem to amp up and play off of the oak. medium body with soft carbonation and a silky feel. very nice. good harmony. definitely not overpowered by the drie.

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Photo of polopaul20
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i have seen bottle of this here and there, but the nearly 40 dollar sticker has kept me away this long. the nuovo mattina blended with 3f lambic, pretty cool. i wonder what the ratio is, as this beer isnt insanely sour, but does have a nice oaky wild funky bite, a lot of character coming from the lambic, but in perfect harmony with an already stellar base beer. i think it lightens up the body a lot, i liked the big body of the base beer, but this is a nice feature, makes it feel a lot more delicate. notes of sour lemons come right out, and oddly enough the spicy ginger root aspect is really amplified in this version. feels much more mature too, far drier and the wheat seems more broken down, decayed a little but in a good way. not so fresh and dense. refreshing as they come too, effervescent carbonation and a very light body on it. boldly flavored, and frankly not like anything else on the market. this is one of those beers, that for as often as ducato has missed, and missed expensively, beers like this force me to return to their portfolio, its special and probably worth the price. if people are dropping 40 or 50 bucks on 3f fruited stuff, this makes good sense where its at. make an effort to find this one if this is your jam, you certainly will not be disappointed.

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Photo of blisscent
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Beersel Mattina from Birrificio Del Ducato
Beer rating: 94.2% out of 100 with 171 ratings
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