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

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Birra del Borgo saison blended with Cantillon Lambic.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Gold with a white head. Nose is cheese, funky tart, lightly acidic, lemon and yeast. Great palate, wood, funky, tart, lemon, smooth finish

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boisebeerguy (87) - boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2014
This is a very good blended beer. Nose has some saison smell to it. It’s nice and tart, with some slight citrus. I could drink this everyday.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2014
2011 bottle shared with Chad. Aroma is dull cellar funk, grass, and rubber. Pours dirty blonde with nice carb and a small head. Taste is moderately hoppy with grass notes, some slight pez/bandaid funk, and dull cellar notes. Easy sipping and nowhere NEAR as funky as I was expecting. I could knock these back indefinitely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to Paul! Hazy deep gold pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma of Brett funk, saw dust, almonds, lemon peels and oak. Flavor is similar with a sweet tart ending. Not too shabby.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
A very interesting take on a lambic saison. Pours a basic orange. Smells like a sweet saison. Taste is very dry and a bit sour, not super sweet. Has a champagne finish. Had in the bottle at La Trappe's Italian event. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Rated on 5-03-2010 (Bottle) The appearance is a small white fizzy head that mostly diminishes, hazy golden body, fizzy carbonation, and a good amount of lacing. The aroma is tart, musty and fruity. The taste is tart, wheat and musty. The palate is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, I did not enjoy this beer’s flavor as it is somewhat bland and odd tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
At my place with Patrick Ashley and Taylor while eating seared tuna. Pours light neon orange. Aroma is fresh citrus zesty Brett, with a ting or tartness. Taste is light soft tart citrus farmhouse Gueuze.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2014
375ml genie bottle from my new home Jesse... Thanks again man! Warning contents under pressure... Thing was like a volcano. Gusher! Anyways, nice opaque yellow orange pour with a massive head. Aroma is fruity... lemon, apples, pineapple, vinous grapes, and a definite tart funk. Taste out shines the smell, very juicy. Slightly tart, bit of farmhouse funk. Apples, grapes, and pineapple. Super high carbonation, very bright, very dry finish. One of the best beers I have had in a while.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - JAN 28, 2014
Una saison con una sfumatura acida originale e accattivante, che ad una base fruttata ben caratterizzata aggiunge con successo intense note di limone che si intrecciano in un valzer acido-citrico molto intrigante. Davvero buona!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmzl (89) - SLOVENIA - JAN 28, 2014

Look: (maybe some gushing at start - happens some times with saisons) Pours with thick, fizzy white head. Slow retention, mostly diminishing, leaves a very thin thick layer. Sticky fair lacing. Medium carbonation, colour is yellow wheat (with light orange hue). Cloudy as fck but the yellow is very intense and looks marvelous, very lively.

Smell: Consists of medium fresh lemony, citrus, wild berries sour and leathery funk. Freshness is very nice and the funk is low-medium, goes along, good balance. Hidden in the backbone lurks light sweetness and some floral notes.

Taste: Lemon, berries sour hits you first, continues with good medium-light funkiness. Just before it goes down there is a small spike of mushroom, wood, earthy tart. Medium sour and light brett funk stay with your at the end. Very light sweet backbone.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp, high carbonation - but isn’t annoying (bubbles small enough). Light, dry and fresh.

Overall: Great beer, if funk and sour please you - do yourself a favour and grab this one. Fresh and good balance.


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