La Luna Rossa | Birrificio Del Ducato

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Birrificio Del Ducato

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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I think that in the life of every brewer exists a particular moment that makes him proud and satisfied with his work: for me this time comes during the blend of La Luna Rossa. Maybe because it is the beer that it takes more time before leaving the brewery, or maybe for a certain analogy with the trade of enologist, it is always very emotional when myself and Luca (a solid presence at the brewery) find ourselves between sour splashes and leftover pieces of fruit that remind me the “visciole” (morello cherry) my grandfather used to eat while playng cards. It starts with an acidic base that has made at least 2 years of mixed fermentations (conducted mainly by lactic, acetic bacteria and brettanomyces) which have at least 6 months macerated cherries and sour cherries, blend with a small part of chimera and some young beer; the blend is put in numbered bottles indicating the year of the cuvée, which refined further 12 months before selling.

La Luna Rossa is like a kriek on the basis flemish red, has an extraordinary complexity associated with a wonderful elegance, for lovers of the genre is definitely one of those beers that you find it difficult to forget.

- Giovanni

In the glass, to the nose and in the mouth …

Born from the blend about different beers, some of them aged in barrels until 2 years with the addition morello and marasca cherries. Intense amber colour with ruby reflections, extraordinary aromatic complexity: fruity aromas (marasca and morello cherries in the first place), accompanied by subtle ethereal notes and sublime acetic hints and lactic acid, as well as shades of oxidized malts. In the mouth it is tasty, large, persistent, and ends with a magnificent and uplifting acidity.

Added by aasher on 09-29-2011

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Birrificio del Ducato La Luna Rosa, American Wild Ale on draft at Duckworth's, Park Road, Charlotte NC.

Pours with little to no head and a splendid purple color, almost a black cherry appearance. The nose is vinegar, dark fruit and bready yeast. The taste is incredible - loads of balsamic and tart vinegar,  especially in the finish. Thin but oily mouthfeel with a sticky finish. If you like sours I highly suggest you seek this nearly perfect beer out. Quite dangerous at 8%.

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4.66/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught at Craft & Draft in Amsterdam, La Luna Rossa is a cherry sour that pours bright magenta with a thin white collar, still.
Smell is heavy cherry and funk, but there is not much cherry taste, more cherry pit. Very, very nice, highly drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2012 edition, a real treat this one is. expensive, but worth it. so much more than a lambic, with as much funk as it has developed lacto character, its certainly sour, and its absolutely acidic, but its a lot more than that. hard to figure out the grain bill on this ruby red hazy beer (gorgeous looking, radiant and sexy, regal, divine). i would guess mostly wheat, but it doesnt really have that texture. the cherry is so forward in the nose and the taste that its hard to tell what the grain really is. a lot of fermentables must have come from the fruit in this one, as the body is quite light for what it is. so much cherry! its tart and sweet fruit, very authentic, and as fruity as any cherry beer i have ever had. the cherry tartness and the bacterial tartness compliment each other well, but make this an enormously sour beer, with just a little thick sweetness in the finish. its mature and rustic, could have come from cantillon or something, its that good. its also that fruity and that tart, i have had few others that do this. maybe the spontancherry frederiksdal from mikkeller, but thats about it, including the lou pepe stuff. not sure i would pay near 30 bucks for this again, but i cant help be taken aback by this, i mean, its incredibly good and unique. the italian stuff has been hit or miss for me, and even the beers from ducato have not all been amazing, but this is special!

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4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours reddish brown with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows loads of funk, cherry, woody oak and rose notes.
Similar flavours; cherry, coconut, oak, bready malt, soft booze.

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La Luna Rossa from Birrificio Del Ducato
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 124 ratings