La Luna Rossa | Birrificio Del Ducato

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BA SCORE
4.03/5
Exceptional
124 Ratings
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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,220
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
124
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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12
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Photo of James_Michaud91
3.79/5  rDev -6%
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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Photo of BKotch
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAP1356
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mantooth
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
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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Photo of ChrisL24481
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerchic
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the best sours I have ever had. The cherries shine, and you can tell this was aged in Amarone barrels. The tartness is just right, not mouth-puckering, just spot on. Some funk, but like the tartness, not so much as to overpower the beer. I'm glad I picked up a few of these.This review is for the 2014 version.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
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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Photo of Matt141
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jfstilling
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mozif
4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap 3/13/2015 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish amber color, with a medium pinkish white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains tart cherries and grapes, very light caramelized malts and wild Belgian yeast.

T: The taste starts out very tart with strong flavors of cherries and grapes making it very wine-like. The malt character is thin and there is no hops presence. Neither is there much balance. The after-taste is tart.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is very dry.

O: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer considering its target niche but overall my options would have to be quite limited for me to choose it.

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Photo of Wayne17
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmlund
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dansmcd
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cultclassic89
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmurray10
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brandon911
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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