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


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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Birra del Borgo saison blended with Cantillon Lambic.

FlacoAlto's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A vigorous pour only produces a ¼-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a pale amber / gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, paler version of the same hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a nutty, oxidized malt note to it up front that jumps out compared to the Beersel Mattina that I just had; it is quite the dominant note, and sort of has a metallic, iron like edge to it. Perhaps a hint of tartness, a sort of straw like note, and even a rich, whole grain character is noticeable under the dominant notes, especially as this beer warms up.

The note from the aroma is also in the flavor though not quite as dominant; definitely metallic, iron / blood character, oxidized, nutty malt notes, and a stale beery character are all here, but there is also a soft tartness, some musty notes, and perhaps a hint of musky-animal like character that comes through. A sort of herbal note, that suggests at menthol, notes of stinging nettle, and oxidized herbaceous hop notes. The body here is quite light, but doesn’t approach watery in character.

I definitely would love to see a lot more of these Saison / Lambic blends; they end up working quite well in these “modern” interpretations, and it almost has me wondering how much different these two styles were in a historical sense; regardless, this is quite tasty as well, though I certainly preferred the Beersel Mattina / Morning. The oxidation character here definitely is a bit much for the nose, but in the flavor is not quite so dominant such that it is quite a bit more enjoyable. Definitely an experience in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4989) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
Tasted at Vinni,Birri,Ribelli 2015. Pours blonde, small white head. Smell is funky. Taste is mildly sweet. Soft funk. Bit dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
Sampled 330 ml. bottle @ “Vini Birre Ribelli 2015”. Hazy citrus, only some white bubbles. Nose is rotting, milky, weird lactic, spoiled milk & spoiled grapes. Taste is rotting milky, bad lactic, sugar, corn, weird barn, pepper,… Milky body. No this isn’t right, not the good kind of wild for nor very lambiek-like. I have been told that vintages vary heavily in quality, enjoy-ability & taste. So I must have lucked out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cinesr (34) - ITALY - NOV 8, 2015
una collaborazione con cantillonil risultato è una birra che unisce la ruvidezza del lambic con le note gentili di una duchessa estremamente potabile

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (840) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Pours an orange shade of yellow with a huge, thick white head which remains for a while. Aroma is barnyard, hay, peaches with a hint of lemon. Taste is peaches, lemon, slightly herby, barnyard and a hint of pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrol (187) - - JUL 3, 2015
Pours gold. Sour, tart, fruits, crisp grains and hops. Dry finish. Medium body, balanced caronation.ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2808) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle. Thx Czar. Pours golden with huge soapy white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of funk, flowers, rotten fruits. Taste is of funk, flowers, good acidity, weird slightly off fruits (probably from saison yeast), some bitterness, underlying lambic caracter. Palate: High carbonation. Light body. Overall: Quite good. Interesting faint lambic features.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2485) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle shared by czar, many thanks bro! It pours a hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of fruits and lightly funky with a little rotten fruit that I’m not entirely convinced about. Taste is lightly sweet, moderately tart and fruity. Some odd burnt/caramelized sugar in the finish. Body is medium, carbonation high and prickly. Overall a good one but not a standout. Glad to have sampled it, though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
pours hazy lightly golden with a towering bubbly white head, nice lacing. lots of berry fruitiness - saeiszon fruity and peppery notes; crackery maltiness, white grapes, astringent wood, oranges and citrus. almost foamy carbonation, light body; gently tart and woodsy-spicy finish. yogurt/sour cream with added orange blossom. some lambic wooden character. unique. but not oustanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2139) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at Eulogy. Hazy golden orange pour with a large frothy white head. Lots of carbonation. Lasting thick layer of foam - which keeps things creamy. Sour dark amber fruit with a good amount of drying wood tannins. Apricot fuzz. Cherry pineapple. Clementines. Bruised peaches. Medium-light caramels. Honey wheat bread. Duck sauce. Some of the flavors feel more artificial as it warms, but it balance very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is butterscotch and wheat. Medium mouthfeel, light honey,funk, tart finish. good

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