Birra del Borgo 25 Dodici
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Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Borgorose (RI), Italy


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Ingredients: water, malted barley, candy sugar, yeast, hops and spices. Non-filtered, non- pasteurized beer, refermented in the bottle.
Brewed with bitter orange peel and raisins.
Plato 18

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQ’s Italian Beer Festival. This reddish-amber pour has some orange and plum notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Sanguine muddy brown slosh with bitter sweet almost orange taste. Very complex and delicious. Rated 7/6/09

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
allfreej (550) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 16, 2010
On tap at Rustico’s, Alexandria. Dark brown pour, ruby highlights, light tan head. Nose is cherry, alcohol, and malt. Initial flavor is cherry hard candy and sweet malt. Not very balanced. Liquer-like. Nice try, but there are a lot of better Belgian Strongs out there, for a lot less dough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2010
On tap at Church Key DC: Transparent copper amber with a spotty-lacing covering of off-white head. Sweet biscuity pale malty nose has some floral orange peel notes. Starts with good fullness and sweet pale maltiness with some bitter orange rind spice before a slightly warming bittersweet finish. Pretty complex, yet drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle from Smith’s. Pours turbid dark brown with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, Wheaties, hops, and brown sugar. Tastes caramel malty, with syrupy caramel notes, ESBish flavors including tannins and nuts, some brown sugar, and slight funk. Very well hidden alcohol, as this one doesn’t seem a lick over the BMC upper limit of 3% ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Tap at Churchkey. Clear reddish maroon, edge bubbles. Aroma of wood, furniture polish and citrus. Taste is very acidic and bitter, herbal overtones. Interesting but rough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
simoneopazz (148) - , ITALY - FEB 6, 2010
rosso scuro con uno splendito cappello bianchissimo,compatto e persistente. l’odore di agrume riempie il naso,ma poi finisce li,risulta troppo frizzantina e forse troppo poco equilibrata rispetto all’alta gradazione che ha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Tap at The Diamond. Poured a cloudy dark amber witha thin bubbly head. Nose was interesting. Grapes, sour grapes, candied sugars and??? First flavor impression is grape bubblegum. But Ina good way. Yes, it’s sweet, but there is a certain balance that makes me say wow this is good!! Has kind of a musty sweet finish. Not an everyday beer, but a beer to try for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8212) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
From a magnum at Beer Table. Deep amber-orange pour. The nose is really lovely with a bright herbal/spicy nose. Fruity with a bit of cherry and strawberry. There is a really nice lightness to the aroma and some unusual fruitness. A bit of gooseberry and kiwi. The malts have a lightly grassy/grainy quality. A touch of soft spiciness toward the back of the palate. Fairly unique character with a bit of a floral character. Rose, orange and a bit of light yeastiness. The back finishes with a kiss of lactic tartness. Really subtle, complex and unique brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - JAN 8, 2010
all’olfatto è poco percettibile abbastanza equlibrata,ma poco persistente. mi aspettavo di meglio.

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