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Birra del Borgo CastagnAle (Castanha)

Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Borgorose (RI), Italy


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Chestnut beer. Available January-March and September-November.

Le castagne vengono essiccate su fumo di legna di castagno per alcuni giorni ed utilizzate nella produzione assieme al malto d’orzo ad una concentrazione del 50%. La birra ha un colore ambrato tenue con schiuma avorio finissima. Al naso sono presenti note debolmente affumicate e sentori di miele di castagno. In bocca, morbida ed avvolgente, si ha una completa corrispondenza gusto olfattiva. EBC: 19

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle bought on a market in Rome. Dunkelbraune Kastanienfarbe, malzig-würziger Geruch. Im Antrunk malzig-nussig, vollmundig-interessant. Diese nussige Note setzt sich im Hauptteil fort, deutlich malzig mit leicht süßlichen Maronen-Anklängen. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine ganz interessante leicht kastanien-malzige Note zurück, minimal herb. Spannend!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sigmund (6643) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2016
750 ml bottle, as Birra del Borgo CastagnAle, probably from Matkroken Stokka. BBE 12/2014. ABV is 4.2%. Beautiful reddish colour, unfortunately spoiled by loads of floaties that don’t dissolve in the beer. Moderate off-white head. Aroma of malts, chestnuts and over-ripe fruits, hints of solvent. Slightly sweet flavour, with the same elements as in the aroma. Might be somewhat better fresh, but probably not my cup of tea under any circumstance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
romolime (154) - - FEB 1, 2016
Birra dal colore ambrato scuro, è prevalente il sapore della castagna, forse troppo..può risultare un pò stucchevole

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (1167) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2016
Craft Beer Fest Vienna 2015 - Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma is vegetables, caramel malts. Flavour is caramel malts, some fruits, a bit nutty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3939) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 5, 2016
Piwo srednio dobre. Bursztynowe, metnawe. Smak dobry slodowy migdalowo truflowy, karmelowy nieco. Zapach migdalow olejkow migdalowych i orzechow wloskich. Nieco ziemniaczano kasztanowe ale te smaki bardzo malo wyraziste. Chyba za malo kasztanow bylo w tym piwie. Na koncu goryczkowy dlugi finisz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (5967) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
Tasted at Vinni,Birri,Ribelli 2015. Pours clear amber, Small white head. Smell is nuts (pun intended) Taste is mildly smoked. Bit nutty, balanced. OK

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (7640) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
Sampled 750 ml. bottle @ “Vini Birre Ribelli 2015”. Amber, small tanned head. Nose is wonderful, vanilla, sugar, almond, pie & marzipan. Taste is lesser, oxidation is a bit too high on this one (but these guys do appear to be simply into oxidation, which does work to a certain extent here), you get some oxidation, leaves, sugar, vanilla, marzipan & almond are a bit muted here. Body is oxidation all the way. Nose is lovely, wonderful, beer is pretty nice but it does feel like it could have been more going by the nose. Not getting the smoked malt to be honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (861) - ITALY - MAY 7, 2015
75 cl bottle. Clear amber with medium off-white head. Nutty aroma with caramel notes. Flavour of malt, tart, chestnut

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4457) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle from Open Baladin. Chestnut Amber brown. A fruity, nutty aroma with slight biscuit. Really interesting taste, acidic, tart, nutty with some grainy biscuitiness. Easy to drink and enjoyable brown ale, preferred by everyone over Palafrina by Troll...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9124) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Nutty nose, caramel, chocolate. Cloudy orange-amber with floaties. Nice malt flavor, chestnut, dunkel-like malts. Light and tasty.

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