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


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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
75 cl bottle at Lord Hobo. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Dark roasted malty, nutty, slight fruity and wineous. Fruity and yeasty. Spiced and semi dry herbal into the finish. Ends spiced, dark malty and yeasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Forcina (52) - Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2011
La Birra del Borgo di Natale non delude mai e quest’anno la troviamo in forma come non mai. Un bel dolcione natalizio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gemmat5 (20) - Cuneo, ITALY - JAN 12, 2011
Acquistata in bottiglia al bir&fud, è stata la birra più gradita della serata, anche se personalmente non condivido l’entusiasmo generale che ha suscitato. Aroma un po’ evanescente, in bocca ben bilanciata ma un po’ vuota nel finale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ErasmusRome (14) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2011
Buona birra natalizia, bevuta in bottiglia da 750ml acquistata al bir&fud, dolce ma con luppolatura finale che equilibria bene il gusto.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 7, 2011
Servita a temperatura ambiente da il meglio di sè. Io personalmente l’ho presa al Birrifugio trasteverino e me l’hanno servita troppo fredda. L’aroma e il sapore sono molto meno decisi e marcati sul dolce, se paragonati ad altre birre bevute quella sera (come la Bush de Noel), ma nel complesso meglio equilibrati. Il finale leggermente luppolato lascia la bocca fresca senza quel dolciatsro appiccicoso che personalmente detesto. Per me ottima, anche l’alcol si nasconde bene.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - JAN 3, 2011
Assaggiata all’O Connor grazie al gentile Maurizio . Buona natalizia del birrificio del Borgo, altro nin zo che dire perchè dal 29/12 a oggi ho bevuto altre 25 birre =)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10988) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
On tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa, many thanks to the hospitality of Manuele. Dark brown with cream head. This had moved to a slightly soured beer, but you could still tell the sweetish maltiness and spice notes. There was soured tartness with a yeasty edge. Somewhat challenging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 As sweet as honey as every Christmas beer should be, taste of caramel, fruits, a lot of belgian beer and some barleywine features at palate. The body is hardy. I’m only disapponted for the aroma, inconsistent at nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2301) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Sweet orange and grape fruity aromas. Dark amber in color with fluffy white head. Sweet orange/grape fruity flavors with a grainy, winey, earthy finish. Complex and changing as you drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Deep amber orange pour light off white head .... aroma of sweet malts, fruity (orange) and candy sugar .... taste of creamy fruits orange mostly and sweet malts caramel, candi sugar and light chocolate .... very smooth and tasty brew nothing over the top though... abv was hidden well

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