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

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Birra del Borgo saison blended with Cantillon Lambic.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lukaduke (2141) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours a hazy peachy ochre color with a big frothy head that stays around for the length of the beer. On the nose great aromas of strawberry, stonefruit, wet hay and floral touches of lavender and grassy hops. On the palate this beer is a beautiful blend of my two favorite style... saison and lambic ! Yum, all the components are there... rustic round earthy flavors with wild yeasty herbalness from the saison... balanced with bright sour fruit touches of basement funk and amazing lingering lemon summer barnyard notes ! Top Notch

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - AUG 2, 2012
Birra fantastica molto bella da vedere da annusare, da bere! Va giù che è un piacere, birra estiva perfetto incrocio tra saison e soprattutto cantillon! Dimenticavo acida ma non all’eccesso!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2219) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Exceptional beer! Poured at a good temperature with an enormous, fluffy, frothy, foamy, off-white, billowy head that very slowly settled and loads of sticky lace. Color is a very slightly hazy amber with many bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, citrus and pears, malt, crackers. Flavors very close to nose, ever so slightly sweet, great bitter and carbonic tang balance. Body and carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor with a neat slight sweetness up front and astringency in back, fairly long, and drinkable for a tart brew.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (319) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Murky golden bubbly color with a good head, and tart aroma. Light fizzy sour taste, but not too sour and without a bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours a clear golden color, bone white collar and decent staying power. Smells of musty lemon, hay, barnyard and funk aromas as well. In the taste, mild wheat malt, aggressive sourness from the Cantillion blend. Sour lemon, mild wheat and clove flavors, and mild bitterness. Finish is drying, sour and beckons for another sip. Overall, a really nice farmhouse ale with ample sourness.

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.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (11028) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Bottle at Churchkey in Washington DC. A: hazy yellow, same color as a urinary tract infection (but in a good way). Larger than expected white head that lasts longer than expected. Great lacing. Simply amazing aroma, combo of freshly mown grass, barnyard, hay bales and horse stall. Taste starts with light citrus and bread, continues to a musty finish with the barest hint of bitterness. Body is lighter than expected. This might improve with age. The aroma is everything. definitely a unique brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Hazy golden with a big white sustained white head, nice lacing... Lemony very very tart, sweet tart aroma, light pepper... TArt sprees, lemony, dry, medium body, amazing flavor, great yeasty fruity Saison flavor then a punch to the face of brashness... Medium body dry finish... Awesome awesome...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light tangerine with loads of bubbly head and very active carbonation. Nose is apricot, nectarine pit fruit, lemon and funk. Flavor is amazingly sour with lots of fruity tones to keep it interesting. This is fantastic stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle from a friend I think in the DC area. Enjoyed myself on a lovely afternoon amidst a nice snow-fall at 55 Degrees F in a wine glass.

A - Almost gushed on me but I saved it. I had this sitting up right for a few months before opening in the cellar. Pour was light but the head produced was profoundly 4 fingers of sticky almost whipped meringue head. Beer itself was a golden orange, hazy as the dregs entered the glass. The head took about 5 minutes to subside enough to take a sip.

S - Wow. this is probably the first time I’ve smelled a beer like Hill Farmstead’s saisons. It has that chewy orange skin paired with peppery spice and a tart effervescent medicinal quality. Smells like a lot like Art, Flora or CD 6..somewhere in that realm. Very nice nose! On a longer sniff, more lemons, wheat and pineapple.

T - This is where things get interesting. The taste is not as great as the nose but in a different way. Grassy, peach juice and lemon juice. A slight hint of cider vinegar, leather and funk with an arching sweetness that greatly contributes to the taste. I’m not a fan of ’jonge lambic’ and much prefer the oude so a lot of characteristics are not that good. It lacks wood, oak tannins.

M - The bottle conditioning yields a wonderful mouthfeel. It’s other-worldly. Very much on par with great Fantome beers and every Hill Farmstead saison especially the tart Brett Clausenii and Lactobacillus that linger for a very long time after each sip.

O - I am permanently ISO more of this beer. It’s really incredible. Great tasting and I’m sad that this was my only bottle.



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