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


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
al_b (36) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2010
On tap. Pours a bright orange. Aroma is spices and brown suggar. Taste is sweet and fruity. Nice carbonation and sticky on the palate. Though not one of my favirite styles, this is a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2010
2009 keg on draft @ redlight redlight. Sweet citrus with candy hearts and pixie sticks on the nose. Pours caramel amber with a solid white head. Caramel malts with candy and sweet citrus, very sweet with bready malt notes with a spicy hop finish with slight grass notes. Not bad, but I can’t drink too much of it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2010
On tap at the Gingerman when I stopped in with Joe after Paul’s tasting. Pours a clear orange color. Berries and plums, brown sugar and chestnuts. Tastes like it would be good on pancakes. Syrupy with cinnamon toast flavors. Sticky sweet finish, brown sugar and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12964) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle from Oak Tree. Pours dark brown/ruby with a few light tan bubbles for head. Dark fruit, kandi and yeast/spice aroma. Hop? Full bodied. Very mild and smooth carbonation. Flavor is darkly roasted malt - more caramel actually - with some floral hop. Not much bitter. Fairly well balanced. Nice drink. Not a trace of heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle at Marea. Pour is a medium brown with an off white head atop. Candied sugars, yeast, dough, and traditional belgian spices. Nice malt backing - strong, robust, but very approachable for 9.5%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2010
Bottled@The 1st Vaasa CS/ES beer session (thanks MMM!). Slightly hazy deep amber colour with a thin off-white bubbly/fluffy head. Aroma is sweet and sour fruits along with some spices, mild yeastyness as well as some slight burnt sugary notes. Flavour is quite much the same with a slight alcohol warming touch. A quite plesant beer, even though it is rather sweet. Quite bodied as for the palate. Weird, but I like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnC (3004) - 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 (11798) - , 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 (554) - 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 (7133) - 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.

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