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Birra del Borgo ArcheoBirra Etrusca - Anfora

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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (784) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2016
L: -pours a hazy amber-orange with a small,foamy,white head -low to medium carbonation visible S: -very spicy,belgian yeast,red apple,tart,leather,doughy,caramel,honey,mead,cumin apple,spicy,mead,vinegar,wheat bread -finishes dry F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body -alcohol noticeable O: Good and certainly unique.If i had to describe it it’s a mix of a Belgian Strong Ale and a Flanders Red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle at the RateBeer Best Festival 2016. Pours clear orange-gold with a foamy, white head. The beer has a tangy citrus character, pale bread, some tangerine. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sugary finish, with bready malts present, more citrus, simple dough. Not bad overall.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
KennethArd (437) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
Weird sour aroma & taste. Hazy amber with no head. Light body & average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2673) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 20, 2016
One of those bottles. Taste is light to medium sweet and bitter. Aroma is earth, resins, honey, mead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7164) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 15, 2016
Bottled 330ml. -at Craft Beer Festival Zagreb. Clear golden coloured, small white to off-white head, mild spicy nose. Moderate malty, spicy, quite earthy, some fruits and interesting peppery notes in the finish. Also alcohol well hidden. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4854) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 2, 2016
Now this is unique. Thrilled to have tried it at the Craft Beer Festival in Zagreb. Golden body with a small white head. Sourish dry, earthy aroma, plums and some spice. Lean taste, solid carbonation, meaty notes, slightly stale maltiness for a moment, but mostly strange fruity notes, vague plums, earthiness, tartness from the pomegranate and an interesting spicy/mostly peppery note. Interesting stuff, well crafted for the sheer strangeness of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2877) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, almost no head, murky palish orange color with floaties, aroma of vinegar and minerals with some almonds and a malty hint, flavor of honey with metalic notes, fruity sourness. Quite nice and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16623) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle at RB Best Festival, 31/01/16. Hazed golden orange with a moderate off White covering. Nose is tarte fruit, damp cloth, sticky candy, grain, light spice. Taste comprises lemon drizzle cake, pissy, light salt licks, cereal, crackers, light caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a rising boost level. Average ... as per most ancient recipes ... doesn’t deliver on the relatively hefty ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CEZ (412) - Milano, ITALY - FEB 15, 2016
A phantasmagoria of ingredients combine for a bizarre experiment in beermaking, the kind we Italians have become known for. While I don’t always appreciate this kind of extravaganza, this one turns out to be a very interesting specimen. Amber body, cloudy, small white short-lived head. Nose is yeasty and citric, acidic. In my bottle, sourness seems to be almost immediately dominant, with some slightly-unripe fruit sweetness; earthy notes in the background. Mouthfeel is medium. Finish is long, slightly dry, sour. Low to non-existent bitterness. The 9.3% ABV is wickedly well-hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidezdonz (287) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - FEB 15, 2016
A 330ml bottle with a best before date of March 2016, poured into a Duvel tulip glass. It poured a hazy murky dark orange colour with pretty much no head. Aromas are sour, tart, grapes, vinegar, woody and citrus lemon, maybe even a hint of apple juice. Taste was sour, tart, fruity pomegranate, apple, apple juice and apple cider vinegar with a minerally finish. Medium bodied with low carbonation but with a prickly feel. Overall, this was interesting. The sourness was nice, but I did not really like the minerally finish and it was on the flat side for me.

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