Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: Saison
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Birra del Borgo saison blended with Cantillon Lambic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Pours a clear light copper or dark gold, slight but decent head. Aroma is faintly nutty and a good bit of horseblanket. Flavor is muted pale malt, some horseblanket, and an odd hop bitterness that doesn’t hang with the rest of the brew. Struck me as a watered down lambic. Now that I read the description, I see that is exactly what this is. Interesting experiment though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours an unclear and amber beer with a weak white head. The aroma is yeast, fruit, basement and lemon. The flavor is malt and fruit. The palate is dry. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
Pours cloudy golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, light acidic, light citrus, fruity and light barnyard. Flavour is caramel and fruity notes. Sweet at first, tart aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 25, 2010
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated hazy . The aroma was musty and lambic like. The mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of lambic like dough and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle @ Domus Birrae, Rome. Pours unclear golden with a small lasting white head. Nose is yeast, orange and some dry and dusty cellar notes. Mild Horseblanket and vaguely tart flavor. Crisp and dry. A bit more Cantillon Lambic would have been fine!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate yeasty, barnyard, horse blanket, tart notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration, leather - horse blanket. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100602]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. RBESG Rome 2010. Pours a cloudy and opaque golden with an off-white head leaving some laces. Dry lambicish nose - a little barnyard. Rather light in body, again dry lambic accents - hardly any residual sugars here. Sulphurous but not really sour though. Ends very dry. Quite interesting. 020610

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (692) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Pours an orange beige with very funky notes in the nose. First sip is strong with saison flavor. Just a little funky tart and dry. I feel like it needed to finish more like a lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Smells like someone is boiling hard candy in a barn - sweaty horses and jawbreakers. Fairly dry. Not super sour, more of a very light tartness. Wicked bretty with a rather bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
In short: A moderately funky, sweet and flowery-hopped blonde Belgian ale. Very interesting experiment.
How: Bottle 750ml at Bir&Fud, Rome Italy
The look: Partly cloudy blonde body toped by a medium white head with medium retention
In long: Nose is moderately funky with notes of garden flowers and honey. Taste has flower petals, honey, beer wax, noble grassy hops, sour white grapes, a bit of funk, a little sharp funky acidic twist at the end. If I remember correctly the bottle label says that the beer contains 10% Cantillon lambic. The lambic contribution is in fact rather discreet. This didn’t feel very Saison to me but it is probably the most fitting style to classify this one-of-a-kind wild beer. Very good, almost excellent, a better attenuation would make this a truly excellent beer. Very good but this beer is unfortunately very expensive, even by the very expensive Italian beer standards. Everyday the main problem I face is trying to reconcile my gross habits with my net income.

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