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Birra del Borgo Christmas Ale Special 2006

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

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
From 2006 and drunk March 2008, think it would be way better if it was fresh. Hazy deep orange with a small white head. Aroma was strong spicey along with fermented mandarine (was probably fresh few years ago), the spices included cloves and pepper. Flavor was sweet/spicey and completly lacking hops i think.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2008
Bottled. A gusher when opened. A murky orange beer with lots of sediment floating around under a lazing tan head with small specks of sediment. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of oranges and caramel, but also a light plastic note. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of spices, caramel, and oranges, leading to a dry spicy finish, the spices include cinnamon and cloves. Drunk a month prior to the best before date - should probably have a shorter best before date on it, since I think the gushing is due to too much refermentation in the bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10125) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
It’s a vintage 2006 and I had it January 2008. Red-golden and hazy with a huge, nice head. The aroma has notes of Christmas spices, orange, malt, caramel and sweetness. The mouthfeel is annoying, the carbonation makes it very fizzy. The flavour has a slightly bitter grapefruit note, a light sweetness, spices, old (OK meant) orange peal, slightly sour malt and grapefruit in the finish. IMO the balance could have been better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle. Unclear light to medium amber color with a huge, frothy, excellent lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, hay, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, peper, spices, pepper. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, and a nice dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is lively to soft. (171107)

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - APR 29, 2007
bottle. golden color. large head. very sweet and xmassy. bits floating around in the bottle. not nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
Bottle bought in Tivoli gardens. Pours amber with a light brown head. Aroma of spices, roasted/caramel malt. Flavour is sweet, somewhat fruity and spicy/herbal. Dry finish. Overall an enjoying Christmas brew.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
Bottled. Clear (though still chunky) deep amber collured with an off-white head. Oh my god the sweetnessss! Notes of syrups, candied sugar, bread and liqouriice. Very sticky and strange.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13231) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
Bottle (Per). Clear amber (with small parts in) - white head. Sweetness, candy, caramel, raisins, ryebread, sharp, licorice, a bit sour. It sounds good - but is a bit wierd.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sunevdj (3130) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
Pours a dark amber with a tanned head. Smelled of vinegar as I opened the bottle after that brown sugar with a hint of apple. VERY sweet with lots of caramel and fudge flavors. Buttery, I suspect a diacetyl infection. Dry and very sweet finish with some flowers and sugar. Way too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10202) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, cellar notes, fruit. Flavour is sweet, hop, cellar notes. Mild and easy drinkable.


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