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

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle, 4.2%. Slow gusher. Yeasty and tart aroma. Hazy amber colour. The flavour is quite sweet with some tartness. As usual, I am not sure it is intended, but it tastes all right. High carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2008
Bottled. Amber colour, big fluffy head. Aroma is fruits, nectar and wood along with some slight acidicness and yeast. Flavour is fruits, slight glueish sweetness, which is turning into nectar and wood. Nice grassy and berryish finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Clear golden with huge white fluffy head. Sweet yeasty aroma with ripe fruits and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with caramel, citric, yeast and berries.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2008
Bottle @ Mondial 2008. Aroma is a spicy malt, cloudy, dark amber, a tiny toffee head. Flavour is a hit of malt, alcohol then some spice. Light bodied, tongue tinglingly spicy, quite dry too. Very good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6379) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 5, 2008
Bottle at Mondial 2008
Appearance: Murky amber with fizzy top.3-
Nose Good mix -Fruity top with maltier side and light alcohol.6+
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied clean brew with light oily body. Good session with its simple drinkablity.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
omhper (19239) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Hazy amber, minimal head. Yeasty lemony nose. Fruity and rather thin, acidic and lemony with metal edges and not much else. Accidental lambic?

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2008
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy amber colour with a low quickly disappearing white foam. Mild aroma of nuts, dried oranges and mild smoke with acidic undertones. Medium-to light-bodied with notes of smoke, yeast and acid. Very flat mouthfeel. Short, flat and sourish finish of smoke, orange-peels and nuts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
From tap at Bir and Fud, comes as castagnale. Pours hazy orange with a bubbly white head. Light fruity hops aroma. Flavour is smooth spiced and mellow. Light acidity. Ends spiced and acidic.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6123) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Clear, very light amber. Gentle white head that mostly lasts. Rather simple chestnut nose that, even as it warms, fails to unveil any complexity. Timid malts are grainy and very mildly toasty. No hops noticeable. Very, very thin palate. Nice presentation in this bottle, but there really is a lack of substance in here. Mineral finish, soft and foamy carbonation. Simply to simple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7818) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2007
Huge, thick voluptuous if not permanent creamy (colour&consistency) foam over hazy orange beer. Very sharp initial vegetable/insectoid smell, going over in a more usual malt aroma, as from very fresh malt at the brewery. Sweet-bitterish taste, lots of unfermented sugars; very malty; sugary and vaguely nutty; some garden herbs or other vegetal notes. Without having a real longlasting taste, the palate keeps a sweet flavour that is indeed, not unreminiscent of purée de marrons. Very well bodied for such a low ABV beer. Remarkable brew, with an outspoken maltiness. With the exception of Pietra - and even then - most chestnut beers I know have this outspoken sweet taste - do they contain sugars that no Saccharomyces can handle? Where are the Bretts? Mille grazie ai Bertinotti!


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