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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (2961) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
Pours cloudy deep amber with two fingers of off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange zest, malts, rye bread, light raisins. Taste is sweet and fruity initially followed by citrusy bitter in the finish. Light to medium body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bill Becker (610) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 26, 2014
It looks a chestnut colour, small bit of foam that’s gone quickly. The smell is nice. Fruity with hints of a mild tartness. The taste is of the orange peel that’s kinda bitter, again a hint of tartness. The most surprising thing is how well the abv is hidden. Light bodied with light carbonation. Pretty average brew at way above average price.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2638) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Another Very interesting beer By these guys. Appearance is a huge sick light tan head that settles down but doesn't go away, A little lace and a cloudy brown color. Aroma is very complex with balsamic vinegar, fruit, yeast malt, perfume and each time I smell it other things. Flavor is similar to aroma but not quite as complex interesting interplay between bitter sweet and tartness and has a nice dry roasted malt finish. Great body. This would be a great lunch beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jensgam (156) - , DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, pours dark amber with white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel with spicy yeast notes. Flavour is malty sweet, with spicy yeast notes and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
750 ml bottle, probably from Voldby Købmandsgaard. ABV is 9.5%. Dark brown colour with floaties, moderate off-white to beige head. Pleasant aroma of malts, caramel, orange peel and raisins, hints of mild spices. Medium sweet and mildly spicy flavour, again with notes of orange peel and raisins. Very moderate hops. A quite interesting and pleasant beer, which I’ll be happy to buy again for Christmas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2014
Very interesting, an Italian Winter Ale. Lovely flavour, almost like a perfect brown ale. I had this on new years eve 2013 in Skagen, Denmark. Much better than campagne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SetauketBrewer (70) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Pours deep brown with a thin tan head. Fruity aroma of grapes and citrus. Definite grape flavor on the palate along with dark fruits. Low hop profile. Small, energenic bubbles. Suprisingly tasty beer from Italy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
paologalloni (162) - ITALY - MAR 3, 2014
Due dita di schiuma persistente che lascia il bicchiere merlettato. Il colore é bruno L’aroma é leggero di malto Il sapore in bocca ha carattere personalità. Sì sente l’arancia che compensa il dolce del malto. Il corpo è piacevolmente setoso e corretta la canonizzazione

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
had a small sample on draft while nobi’ing it up at a tasting .. . the lacing was super .. . candi sugar and mild alcohol, yet balanced .. . nothing special but it was nice enough .. . . my business card is just a picture of me licking the inside of a doritos bag..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThreeCats (707) - ISRAEL - FEB 19, 2014
Clear dark amber with a small head. Aroma of raisins, orange liquor, vanilla, brunt sugar (candi sugar?), spice. Taste kinda sour, not nearly as sweet as the aroma or the alcohol content would suggest. Bitter-orange flavor really coming through at mid-palate.

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