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

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - FEB 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 Buona birra davvero! Si sentono le castagne subito poi dopo un po’ meno, molto equilibrata! Si presenta molto bene con un bel colore ambrato e buona schiuma non molto persistente, il retrogusto non e’ duraturo e unica pecca si sente un po’ di sapore metallico! 28/05/2012. Ribevuta in bottiglia, migliorata nell’aroma ancora più castagne e luppolo, migliora anche il gusto, castagne più evidenti un tocco fantastico di luppolo, retrogusto più persistente, il sapore metallico riscontrato alla prima bevuta, completamente sparito!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - JAN 6, 2011
Caramel and malt flavour, I found it very good in taste especially for the chestnuts taste which is very noticeable. One of the best chestnuts based beer I’ve ever tried. Brown and tiny white head, and very pleasant in the final. My overall opinion is absolutely positive. I like this beer very much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of honey and caramel malt with light roasted chestnut. Taste is also dominated by a complex mix between some chestnut and some honey with a nice malt caramelized backbone. Body is about average with nice creamy texture with great carbonation. Very well brewed with amazing level of complexity and great drinkability factor.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (7830) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (6149) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized sticky fluffy white foamy head on top of a beautiful hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of nuts, peppers, some cloves, yeast, some malts and something bark/chalk a like tones. Flavour has some good tones of spices and herbs, yeast, bitters, some hints of cloves, white pepper, some malts, some hops, light peach, saison ish tones, raisin, plastic, hay and some wood. Aftertaste bitters, spicy, malts, some wood and yeast. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, good medium bodied and a light creamy texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21403) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at 2 Amy’s. Beautiful clear ruby maroon color, fluffy white head. Aroma of toasted nuts, port wine. Taste is fruity, nutty and sweet. One of the lease offensive chestnut beers I’ve had.
Earlier Rating: 1/1/2011 Total Score: 3.1
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy amber color, scant head. Aroma of caramel, subtle nut. Pretty plain caramel taste, very sweet. Sono d’accordo con Lorenzo, it needs moore complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2497) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Pours a golden orange beer with a good white head. Smells orange and floral. Tastes malts, floral. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2658) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Troebele oranje bruine kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt hop, kruiden, fruitig. Smaakt fruitig, hop, kruiden en chocolade.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3994) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4120) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2013
A lovely looking 0.75l bottle that makes those funky clunky sounds when you pour it. Top score on the sound! It actually has a deep bronze chestnut colored body this, absolutely packed with lots of floaters and sediments, with a nice big really lacing light beige top. The nose is present and it kinda smells like you would imagine it would to be honest. It had some brown sweetness - like brown sugar, wet leafs, some yeast and traces of something slightly sour-ish. Fair enough. It has a nice light oily mouthfeel with a gentle small prickling carbonation level. The taste has chocolate paper with nutty brown candied sugar sweetness. I get again soft yeasty tones here. I was not expecting it to taste like this. It’s actually quite good is. The nuts make a nice appearance towards the finish here. I was expecting another slightly generic, and dare I say boring Italian food-beer, but this was actually a bit interesting. I don’t mind a bit that it’s a large bottle. 09.08.2013


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