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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Forcina (52) - Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2011
La Birra del Borgo di Natale non delude mai e quest’anno la troviamo in forma come non mai. Un bel dolcione natalizio.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3186) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2011 As sweet as honey as every Christmas beer should be, taste of caramel, fruits, a lot of belgian beer and some barleywine features at palate. The body is hardy. I’m only disapponted for the aroma, inconsistent at nose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 7, 2011
Servita a temperatura ambiente da il meglio di sè. Io personalmente l’ho presa al Birrifugio trasteverino e me l’hanno servita troppo fredda. L’aroma e il sapore sono molto meno decisi e marcati sul dolce, se paragonati ad altre birre bevute quella sera (come la Bush de Noel), ma nel complesso meglio equilibrati. Il finale leggermente luppolato lascia la bocca fresca senza quel dolciatsro appiccicoso che personalmente detesto. Per me ottima, anche l’alcol si nasconde bene.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1195) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ErasmusRome (14) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2011
Buona birra natalizia, bevuta in bottiglia da 750ml acquistata al bir&fud, dolce ma con luppolatura finale che equilibria bene il gusto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Dark red-amber with fair, creamy, beige head, no legs (barrel-aged) / Lightly sour, delicate nose of orange fruit, dark fruit, caramel, and barnyard / Light to medium body, modestly sweet and sour, soft carbonation, excellent balance with alcohol well masked and lightly bitter finish / Complex, soft, elegant flavors of red apple, bitter orange, caramel, straw, raisin, parmesan cheese, wet dog, and oak / A beautiful, light, bretty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peponi (1526) - Hannover, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2015
Aroma: melanoidins, roasted malts, peach, belgian notes, honey. Appearance: hazy copper color, nice creamy head. Taste: medium bitterness (herbs and alcohol), roasted malts, honey, alcohol is not well-covered, zesty, semi-dry, really smooth. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish with warming alcohol. Overall: Very noble beer, smooth, drinkable, perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 3, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2011 Bevuto alla spina al Birrifugio Trastevere (Roma) e ribevuta in bottiglia. Birra molto forte da meditazione, bellissimo colore rosso scuro vivo e limpido. L’alcool si fa sentire con i suoi nove gradi e mezzo. Aroma potente, in cui si distinguono frutta secca e legno. In bocca vinosa con discreto corpo, maltata e caramellata ma ben bilanciata con l’amaro. Un’altra ottima Birra del Borgo. Quest’anno molto ma molto meglio del precedente, a detta di tutti!

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