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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5004) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
On draft at ChurckKey during its Christmas Beer tap takeover. Pours clear deep amber with an off white head. Aroma of tart red grapes. Flavors orange zest and plums. Medium bodied, slight tart finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle at Uncle Vlads Christmas Party. Clear brown - offwhite head. Soapy. Estery. Ok malty. Light sweetness. Sparkling. Fruity. Caramel. Far too yeasty. Rather high carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperTiti33 (821) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Brune. Nez: très fruité. Fraise. Alcool. Caramel. Champs de fleur. Terre. Framboise. Bouche: fine amertume. Fruité. Jus d'orange. Légèrement acide. Pêche. Peu d'effervescence. Sucré. Caramel. Un peu acre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
The aroma is malt forward - mince meat, raisins, and spice. A cloudy brown pour with thin tan head which has good retention and modest lacing. The taste is moderately sweet. Pallet of roasted malts, raisins, and candi sugar with hints of coco and biscuit. The finish reveals a slight hop bitterness. Medium body and medium carbonation. Lightly coats the tongue. Overall, while sweet, this is a nicely balanced brew which is meant to be relished one sip at a time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (9017) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013. Brownish colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of spice, fruit, malt, hops and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2013
(bottle 24/08-2013) low beige head, dark brown color, light roasted aroma, rather smooth raisin taste. BB date 09-2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zupastan (157) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2013
Tap @ Streekbierenfestival Zwevegem; shared with Martin; pours dark brown with fading white head; low carbo; smell has some sweetness, herbs, spicy, wood; taste is herbal, spicy, some spicyness and a long soft (herbal) aftertaste. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
domienS (233) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2013
Dark beer with a light amber foamy head, almost no saturation. Smells malty, hoppy, spicy, liquorish and a little caramel. Full bodied taste, little bitterness. Long and nice aftertaste. Really good Christmas beer, could drink a few of these during cold winter days :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
666ale (76) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2013
Well, not bad at all, but the body and the taste are a bit too watery for a quadrupel ale in my opinion. just my opinion!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Russet brown with a one-finger beige head. Raisin and brown sugar dominates the reticent aroma, which also gives hints of cocoa, spice, and citrus zest. The flavor’s not so shy, with a deft balance between raisin-and-fig sweetness and herbal bittering hops and orange zest. The result is a big beer that drinks small, a somewhat brooding beer that ends up bright and fresh. Very well done.

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