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


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RATINGS: 195   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1501) - SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
@ Agards väg 7/1-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty and dried fruity with notes of yeast and some spices. Body is medium, the finish is dry, bitter and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1369) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. 8% abv. Hazy brown with medium beige head. Sweetish soapy aroma with some fruitiness and yeasts, some funk, dusty. Very sweet flavor, a bit alcoholic, fruity and syrupy, notes of raisin and clove, spicy, bitterish with some orange. Medium to full-bodied. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from SB. Dark amber with a small off white head. Fruity and spicy tones. MAlt, fruit, nuts and bitterness. Full body with a bitter / nutty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6242) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from web SB cons 2015-12-29 Göteborg. #1000 - 2015! Yes;) AR: belgian yeasty, orange peel, rasinis, suger cake AP: dark amber, frothy deminshing head F: orange peel marmelade, belgian yeast, rasinis, suger cake,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (675) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2015
Si presenta marrone quasi nera con ampia schiuma beige molto compatta. Molto buona al naso con note tostate, speziate e cioccolato. Al palato molto beverina, dolce, morbida e per niente invasa dall’alcol. Note di dark fruits. Carbonazione minima. Ottima.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (1280) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
Aroma is fruity with orange and lime. Slight toffee and yeast. Taste hides the alcohol well and it’s well balance, although quite one dimensional. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leghorn99 (230) - Livorno, ITALY - DEC 26, 2015
Nel bicchiere è di color ambrato carico, con piccole particelle di lievito che emergono in sospensione; la schiuma è presente e grossolana, chiara, scompare abbastanza in fretta lasciando un anello a copertura. L’aroma non è molto intenso; una speziatura da lieviti, caramello, leggeri sentori di frutta sotto spirito all’alzarsi della temperatura. Al palato arriva abbastanza morbida, con una basa carbonazione; il corpo è medio, l’alcool (9.5%) è molto ben nascosto e non intralcia mai la bevuta. In bocca è dolce, ricorda a tratti certi vini liquorosi con sentori diffusi di frutta sotto spirito (soprattutto amarena e ciliegie) e di frutta secca; in sottofondo, troviamo anche caramello e toffee, mentre quasi nulla è la presenza di spezie che invece avevamo trovato nell’aroma. Birra dolce, ma caratterizzata da una buona secchezza; l’alcool arriva a scaldare verso la fine, lasciando un bel retrogusto avvolgente dove emerge anche una punta amaricante di malto tostato.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2015
Birra del Borgo 25 Dodici 9.5% 750ml bottle I picked up at Open Baladin in Rome last year. This Belgian Strong Ale was brewed with raisins & orange peels/zest. Served in my tulip it poured a deep plum brown/purple with a thick light beige head of foam. The aromatics are malty, sweet with fresh cut orange blossoms and hints of raisins. It’s got a nice full body and a surprisingly spicy character - celery salt, mild coriander, raisins, figs, candied orange peel. Very smooth well integrated flavors. You honestly don’t feel the 9.5% at all, while not a beer that will wow you it will definitely gently soothe your nerves and help you relax on a cold Christmas night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6689) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
Bottled form Systembolaget Murky brown with a small head. Floral aroma and spicy flavour vinous with oranges and nutmeg. Wellhdden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (554) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2015
Flaska från SB. Mörkbrun, disig med beiget skum. Kaffe, kola, lite lakrits, rejält med torkad frukt, choklad men också en del apelsin och tendenser till svart-IPA. Ganska rejäla humlegivor bryter av mot de sötare och mörkrostade tonerna. Kroppen är fyllig. Hade gillat bättre om humlen var lite mer nedtonad.

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