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Birra del Borgo ArcheoBirra Etrusca - Anfora

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Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: Traditional Ale
Borgorose (RI), Italy

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Leo, Teo e Sam sono andati alla ricerca dell’origine della birra, ricreando un’audace ricetta ispirata alle antiche bevande fermentate. Usando ingredienti comuni sulla base dei ritrovamenti archeologici ogni birrificio ha scelto un metodo di fermentazione diverso. A Borgorose, l’Etrusca, l’abbiamo fatta riposare in grandi anfore di terracotta, come quelle ritrovate negli antichi siti etruschi

Using ingredients found on archeological sites (different cereals, hazelnuts, raisins, pomegranate, resins, honey), this project is supervised by Patrick McGovern (university of Pennsylvania).
At Del Borgo the beer is fermenting in clay amphorae.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Birra del Borgo Archeo Birra Etrusca ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, grape, wine, vinegar, light resin, light vegetables. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and bitter with a long duration, sweet fruit, tart grapes, sharp fruity, honey sweet, peppery. Quit strange beer but some how i did like it ;D Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140705]

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (16) - Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Birra del Borgo, Erusca Aged in terra cotta, funky bottle. APPEARANCE - light brown color, held the cloudiness for entire time we were drinking it. Bottle may have been a bit flat, very little head or apparent carbonation. NOSE - surprisingly smells like a light sour but without the astringency that some sours have. Very earthy FLAVOR - very earthy flavor with a good bit of pleasant sour mixed in. It has a tremendous flavor for such a mild nose. NOTES - Excellent experiment between Birra & DFH on these two. Same analysis, very different beers resulted. This one is excellent and it’s a great deal of fun to think about what people may have been enjoying almost 3000 years ago.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
makenzi (27) - SLOVENIA - AUG 4, 2014
Draught @MCSVAF, Roma; it pours clear orange-pinky, similar to rosè vine colour, with almost no head. Aroma is mostly sour, but fruity with some malty character. Taste is quite sour too, with some fruity backgroud and moderately spicy tartness. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. It is an interesting approach, fermentation in amphora, however results a quite tasty and drikable beer for special occasions...of course.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sublirony (11) - SINGAPORE - JUL 24, 2014
Amazing beer. Definitely doesn’t like piss or white wine. Closest for me would be an excellent Geuze like Boon’s Mariage Parfait, but with honey! Mind you, it’s a smidgen. Color is apricot orange. Finish is tart and bitter with a sweetness on the lips. Full, lasting palate: by no means thin. To be had again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Yellow of color with a white head. An aroma of sour milk, yoghurt, sour and raspberries. A flavor of sour malt, raspberries, sour milk, dry and no sweets.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, honey, bretty and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 050714

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13852) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are brett, cheese, flowers, citrus, malt and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3334) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 261013. Big alcohol wack precedes this unusual beer. One of the more interesting beers I have had in a while.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shuff (7) - - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
Absolute cat piss... Tastes like a white wine not a beer. Would give this one a miss. Great back story but not worth a tenth of its price

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
smiles_181 (16) - - JUN 3, 2014
Wow. Very interesting, really pungent nose and strong sweet and sour hit. Lasting sourness.


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