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


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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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

zaf's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (308) - - DEC 9, 2012
aroma: caramel, toast, licorice, alcohol, apparenza: brown, hazy, minimal head, gusto: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, palato: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, è da tempo che volevo assaggiarla e non sono rimasto deluso assolutamente..aroma deciso, classico di questo stile di birra (frutta secca,malto tostato,sentori speziati),gusto altrettanto speziato e piacevole,ma poco corposa e con poca schiuma..finale lungo e caldo bevuta all’elfo alla spina!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeersweden (588) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Vintage 2014 Edition. Bought at Systembolaget in Sweden in December 5, 2014.
ABV: 9.5% Best before: October 2016.

Iv’e had this in my beercellar for almost two years now and Birra del Borgo say: best before right now so it’s time to pop it open!

The beer pours clear, mahogny with a lot of sediments. First I thought the sediments was because of the aging for 22 months but when I read others review this looks like it was there even fresh.
A three finger high, yellow-white head with lacing that clings to the glass for a long time.

Nose: Dried fruit, plum, raisin, orange, apricot, caramel, some vanilla, sweet syrup and balsamic vinegar.
Taste: Again a lot of dried fruit, sweet caramel malt, plum, very well hidden ABV - no alcohol at all! Toffee, raisin, malt and nuts.
Mouth: Medium body. Almost no carbonation. Sweet but dry and a complex body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (765) - Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle. Murky brown with an off-white head. Malty aroma with some dark fruits. Flavor is malt, dark fruits, brown sugar, faint citrus, spice, and lots of alcohol. Finish is largely malty and harsh due to the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (559) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Aroma: lots of malt with a faint hint of orange; Appearance: cloudy dark brown with fluffy off white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose but slightly better than feared; still extremely malty with only a small amount of spice; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: okay but will not get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silvan7 (1105) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 16, 2016
On tap @ Byra Busto Arsizio. marrone, carico, velata, con riflessi tra il rubino e l’aranciato. Schiuma beige fine, piuttosto persistente. Aroma intenso, fruttato, prugna secca ed uvetta, lievito belga, scorza d’arancia, quasi speziato (ricorda il coriandolo). tostata, di cacao amaro e caramello. Gusto dolce abboccato, quasi amabile, liquorosa, con cacao e uvetta in evidenza, cereali (frumento)e uan gradevole speziatura nel retrolfattivo. molto corposa, quasi fluida, poco carbonata, calda ma ben armonizzato nella birra, equilibrata.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1192) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Pours murky dark brown with a small beige head. Smells of orange and Belgian fruitiness, almost like a fruitcake. Taste is fruity, raisin and orange, bready, and subtle hints of warming booze. Medium-bodied with a rich texture and average mouth-carbonation, Birra del Borgo 25 Dodici finishes with a smooth alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6208) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of dried fruit and caramel. Similar taste, light toasted with raisins and some light orange peels. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heman (651) - Tychy, POLAND - MAR 10, 2016
Barwa ciemno-miedziana. Aromat słodki: suszone czerowne owoce, karmel. W smaku pełne, owoce w karmelu, niuanse cytrusowe. Goryczka niska, po ogrzaniu alkohol wyczuwalny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (1081) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2016
Fat bishops Örebro. Grumlig brunaktig kulör. Djup doft av örter, torkad frukt och farin. Krafull och fyllig smak. Torkad frukt, metall, mörk sirap, äpple och lite knäckiga toner. Intensiv munkänsla med konplexitet. Lömskt värmande alkohol där i vakgrunden

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy amber/brown beer with a decent beige head. Fruity yeasty aroma, caramel, citrus, grapes, orange zest, some floral notes. Orange zest flavor, spicy, hay, citrus, yeast, some bread. Orange and pepper finish. Quite ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Axile (71) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
Flaska från SB. Mörk brun färg med ljusbrunt skum. Doftar vört, jäst, farinsocker och torkad frukt. Smakar torkad frukt, jasmin, apelsin och lite knäck.

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