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Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
After the Equilibrista, our beer inspired by the Champagne world, here it is a new experiment on the “wine meets beer” theme. This time, though, we tipped the scales in favour of beer, adding to the Duchessa wort only a 25% of wine must: in this case we used Malvasia (coming from our friends of Tenuta di Bibbiano, as usual), a white, aromatic grape variety which gives the beer a gentle and nice sharpness and an inusual, fruity nose. The beer is bottle-fermentd using Champagne-yeasts, and it has a quite intense “perlage” (bubbles) that makes it perfect as an aperitif or even for the whole meal. The “chaotic” label was designed by Valentina De Luca, an Art student at the Istituto d’Istruzione Superiore Antonio Cederna of Velletri (Rome), who won our contest “Etichette Bizzarre”.


Dixonian's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
On tap @ Max’s. Clear dull orange brew with some white head. Nose is berries, vinous, grape - flavor is sweet with a tart finish.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (11753) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 24, 2015
Wenig hefiger, wenig fruchtiger Antrunnk. Apfel, recht süffig. Nicht sauer. Ok. 7/10/10/9//9

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5323) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
4oz pour at Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont. Poured a light amber color with a small, fizzy white head. Light crisp apple, champagne notes, light white wine. Flavor was similar, lots of white wine must notes. Finish had some tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light grape and light yeast aroma with light brett. Grape and yeast flavor with light spice and light brett. Medium bodied. Grape and light brett lingers with spice and light yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6999) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at Ginger Man. Pale gold, clear, but of orange, flat. Soft white grape aroma, a bit of acid, some citrus. Sweet, bready falvor, grapes, biscuit, just a bit funky. Weird but fun. Would be better is a bit more tart.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6571) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. somewhat flat white grape juice looking pour. white wine, green apples, white grapes, musty. medium tartness. decent

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2014
translucent gold, puffy white head. Heavy lotion and booze nose, quite vegetal. Plum and sugars up front mask vegetal notes, plastic heavy mid with toast and toffee in the hot end, watery and off all over.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2666) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of apples, white grapes, wine. Tastes of berries, grapes, wine, apples, light tart fruit, kind of cider-ish. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4785) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Very nice note of honey in these. White wine definitely makes a presence. Finishes lightly sweet. Pours very pale golden with good head and lacing. Thanks to MrChopin for a taste of this. Tap at Churchkey sour event.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2014
smell of champaigne yeast and grapes. slight sweetness from grapes, yeast with bright citrus notes had a nice dry finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
15th February 2014
Scopey 5K Tasting in deepest Croydonia. Thanks to Theydon of Bois. Hazy gold beer, few white bubbles for a head. Palate is light and dry. Light winey grapes, tangy and dry. Light sweetness underneath. Whisper of aniseed. Light dry finish. Not bad.


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