Nuova Mattina (New Morning) – Birrificio del Ducato (Italy)

Nuova Mattina (New Morning) – Birrificio del Ducato (Italy), 5.8% ABV – 330cl, (Verdi di Busseto, Italy)

from ratebeer.com:

“Dedicated to the beauty of a new spring morning with the first sun rays warming the blossoming flowers. Nuova Mattina pours a hazy orange color with a scent reminiscent of field flowers. A complex, intriguing, voluptuous and thirst quenching ale, a hopeful hymn to the day that lies ahead. Brewed with ginger, coriander, green pepper and chamomile”

  • Style: Saison
  • My Rating: B+
  • Taste Profile: ginger w/ light sweetness -> chamomile/tangerine -> off-dry light bitter hoppy finish
  • Where I got it: Brewery Creek (?)
  • How much: $5, 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: maybe, it’s interesting
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours golden orange with a nice foamy head, numerous slow-moving CO2 streams. Chamomile and a bit of orange on the nose. Light sweetness up front (3/10) balanced nicely with a silky creamy mouthfeel, tastes of ginger, chamomile, mint, malts, tangerine, and mild bitter finish with a bit of peppery bite. Medium complexity, medium depth, excellent transitions, great carry, fantastic drinkability.