Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - FEB 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
flavio_b (272) - ROME, ITALY - JAN 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Countbeer (3913) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Abijen (1087) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Palme (2915) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of malts, nuts, quite fruity, light herbal notes. Sweet flavour, chestnut, mint and some nutty notes. Finish liquorice, laurierdrop and brown sugar. Decent brew!
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VIIIb, Oirschot 2013. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)
JorisPPattyn (7681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
lada66 (57) - Savonlinna, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good one but not so good than the other Birra del Borgo Beers. Tap beer in Bir & Fud (24.5.2009).
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange and flat. No carbonation and no lacing.Slightly cloudy with some fruitiness which lingers. Not bad but not one of my favourites from this brewery.