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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: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sublirony (1) - SINGAPORE - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
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 (3448) - 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 (10583) - 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 (13796) - 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 (3104) - 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 (15) - - JUN 3, 2014
Wow. Very interesting, really pungent nose and strong sweet and sour hit. Lasting sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (511) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014
Color anaranjado tupido, casi sin espuma. Aromas especiados, aguamiel y alcohol. Cuerpo muy denso, textura melosa, inicio dulce que pasa a una acidez cítrica y acaba con un toque especiado y algo alcohólico. bien, pero difícil de beber

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6174) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Taniguchi. Very tangy, citrus nose, acidic, yogurt, very fruity and interesting. Raisins and honey. Deep honey gold, lace. Very tangy, sour really. Lemon and orange and yogurt, raisin, honey. Interesting stuff. A bit funky. Tart and refreshing, definitely hides the alc. Quite nice. Sour and complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
0.33l bottle @ Baran. Not much of a head on this one. The little translucent thing that was there on the pour quickly fades. The beer itself looks slightly clouded and kinda dark orangy golden. Smells of sour olives with tones of honey bees, sour woods, sour red berries, and it’s almost salty in a way. Lots of unique aromas here and I’m quite enjoying it. It’s really soft on the bubbles almost what you can call flat and it has a thick oily feeling in the mouth. Reminds me a lot of a Flemish red. A good amount of woody white wine grapes also. Combined with sour green apples? Lots of interesting stuff going on here. Would not mind having this again! 28.02.2014


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