La Luna Rossa | Birrificio Del Ducato

BA SCORE
87
very good
120 Ratings
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La Luna RossaLa Luna Rossa
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato
Italy
birrificiodelducato.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by aasher on 09-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
12.12%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of BdM
3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of professorchow
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parpalapelix
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of luke12345
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LonePeakHomeBrewery
3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I was able to buy six different beers from Birrificio Del Ducato the La Luma Rossa (Cuvée 2012) was the second of the six we have tried. Like the first we tried Chrysoplis this one also had a turpentine flavor that over shadowed the taste. Being from 2012 my feeling is that the beer did not age well.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of valkyre65
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burt
4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of proctah
4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dentist666
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cuvee 2012. Bottle 748.
Pours a bit gushing murky burgundy beer, head vanishes in seconds.
Smell -balsamic vinegar, cherry, nice funk.
Taste - sour, cherry, brett funk.
Feel - prickly, well-balanced, mature beer.

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Photo of BakaGaijin
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
2.55/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Brondeau
2.83/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

This was gross. 2011 cuvée. Bottle 1372/2000. Wanted to try something different at the store. My first real sour beer and I am not impressed. People drink this by choice? Ugh.

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Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very sour. Very nice.

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Photo of bobhits
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A slightly nutty finish, cherry perhaps as well, sour of course. Cherries dominate the fruit bill. A good bit of funk at the start. Some nice yeast character.

The color is murky and kinda ugly, the carbonation isn't great. A lot of haze.

Overall I really like this one, REALLY like this one.

Sadly the BA overall score sucks here due to the look and smell scores being low. Still I stand by this is great beer, and looks don't matter at all and the smell well it need more but it isn't a negative. This is a 4.15-4.3 by a reasonable scoring system.

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Photo of James_Michaud91
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cherries were really well presented in this beer but the base beer itself was a little stinky/off to me. Not a bad beer by any means but just didn't quite do it for me.

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4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAP1356
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mantooth
4.73/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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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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La Luna Rossa from Birrificio Del Ducato
3.96 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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