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


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (964) - - SEP 24, 2015
on tap at Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia; nice fruity, red wine aroma; slightly tart, red grape and wine flavor; slightly sour finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2015
On tap at Avenue Pub. Pours a hazy gold with no head. The aroma is strong champagne, wood, funk. Medium mouth, yeast, dry, apple skin, champagne, light, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
On tap at Tørst. Pours a clear amber with a thin white. Sweet musk with a hint of fruit and a bit herbal, isopropyl. Medium bodied, tangy and lightly sweet, malt and warm old fruit. Long acid, fruit and musk. Interesting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2015
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a spare white head. Aroma of alcohol, cardboard, and nail polish remover. Flavor of vinous, alcohol, yeast, and berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9823) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
Drunk in a permissable way at cask republic. A good sourness and integration.a sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2100) - - JUL 4, 2015
Draft. Hazy yellow with thin off white head. White wine, champagne, musty and lemon. Very vinous. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (693) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Sweet aroma. Immediately can tell grapes are involved. Husband had no idea and thought champagne right away. Lovely color. Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewBoxer (2472) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Draft at eataly NYC. Pours a tan color with no head. Taste us sour and acidic with a tartness however it seems slightly flat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8678) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours clear, effervescent golden with white head. Nose is honey, citrus, hops, bready malt. yeast. Tastes champagney yeasty, with notes of honey, citrus, white wine grapes. Finishes vibrant and champagney. Rather mediocre for the price and presentation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (13631) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 24, 2015
Wenig hefiger, wenig fruchtiger Antrunnk. Apfel, recht süffig. Nicht sauer. Ok. 7/10/10/9//9

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