Winterlude – Birrificio del Ducato

This beer takes its name from a Bob Dylan song. The choice seemed very appropriate since it is a “winter warmer”. The idea of winter as a break, a break waiting for the reawakening , the oblivion before the new life .

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BEER:  Winterlude

Brewery: Birrificio del Ducato

Location: Parma

Style: Abbey/ Tripel

Alcol % vol.: 8,8

° Plato: 19°P

Service temperature: 8-10 ° C

Glass:

snifter

 

VISUAL ANALYSIS

  • Foam: white, compact, very persistent and adhesive to the glass surface.
  • Appearance: deep gold/ orange opalescent; deep orange reflection.
  • Effervescence: feeble effervescence.

 

 

OLFACTORY ANALYSIS

  • Scent/ olfactory sensation: intense sweet perfume, yellow fruit, yeast, dried and candy fruits, liquorice.

 

GUSTATORY PERCEPTION

  • Tactile sensation: medium/high carbonation, structured and round body.
  • Taste: sweet, intense, warm, well balanced.
  • Olfacto-Gustatory sensation/ back aroma: intense and persistent aromas. Yellow fruit (peach, apricot, pineapple), candy fruit, caramel malt, yeast, spice. Delicate dry end with hints of liquorice and herbal retro-nose.

 

OVERALL IMPRESSION: an extraordinary Abbey/ Tripel. One of the best ever taste. Warm, wraparound, tasty, with fresh- herbal end.

The Italian Craft Beer SPIDER GRAM

VEG FOOD PAIRING: semi-hard cheese (with millefiori or chestnut honey), fat cheese, risotto enriched by tasty cheese. Pastries and biscuits.

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