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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


LarsEngen's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, - MAR 9, 2013
75 cl bottle from Meny CC Vest. Batch 170/11 Pours hazy dark amber, with a medium light brown head that leaves some laceing. Aroma fruits, herbes and sweet notes. Taste of fruits, lightly spiced, with some nutty notes as well. Low sweetness, light bitterness, medium body. Smooth and clean mouthfeel. Good one


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
On tap @ BBF 2016. Amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, spices and hops. Medium body with a bitter / fruity finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (3069) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Tap. Clear copper color with tan ring. Aroma is malty, honey, some bottom-fermenting cellar aromas, a bit metallic. Taste is fruchtgummi, malty, slightly oxidized (in the good way), chestnut, yes, if you tell me so. Nice and rather balanced Bock!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (17283) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
Wenig intensiver, süßlich herber Antrunk. Leicht fruchtig, spritzig, herb. Milder Nachhall. Okay. 8/7/8/8//8

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21575) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Keg at borefts 2016 day 2.. Dark copper.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft sweet floral toffee fruit nose.. Soft dry toffee fruit.. Juicy fruit.. Soft roast fruit malts.. Light chestnuts

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7755) - 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!
10/12/10/9

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sigmund (6719) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
romolime (157) - - FEB 1, 2016
Birra dal colore ambrato scuro, è prevalente il sapore della castagna, forse troppo..può risultare un pò stucchevole

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (1265) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3998) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6146) - 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


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