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Birra del Borgo Genziana

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

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A top fermented ale brewed with gentian, a bitter flowering plant.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diabobale (310) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - JUL 23, 2015
Gradevole birra seppur disarmonica. La versi e al solo esame visivo la bocceresti subito: dorato molto molto torbido con troppe particelle in sospensione, nonostante non avessi versato il fondo. Schiuma bianca, scarsa per la verità e abbastanza evanescente. Al naso però il sentore di genziana è molto elegante e si sposa bene con quella del cereale. L’alcol è molto ben nascosto. In bocca arriva con la giusta carbonazione ed è gradevole, anche perchè nel riscaldarsi rilascia anche note fruttate (banana, pare abbiano usato un lievito da weizen). Finale di amaro leggerissimo, per un una bevuta pulita nonostante tutto e un retrogusto gradevolissimo di freschezza.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Keg at CBC Clerko, 03/06/15. Lightly hazed orange amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is tarte citric, apricot, spice, light yeast, bread, bitter orange. Taste comprises apricot, earthy streak, tangy citric peel, light floral, grain, straw, soft bread, trace of spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a little bitterness. Ok.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (3267) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Delt 0,75 l flaske på RBHD-samling på Tau juni 2015. Disig varm gyllen farget kropp med moderat lyst skumdekke. Fruktig, pære og sitrus nese. Søt, fruktig med en litt emmen vegetal ettersmak som inneholder litt brønnkarse og urter. Medium kropp, medium karbonering

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (1889) - NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Tau 07.06.15. Hazy, dark straw colour. Small, off-white head. Aroma of fermented tropical fruits and flowers. Similar taste, with wine gum and bitter, artificial sweeteners.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (6641) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Shared bottle at Sigmunds place. Pours unclear golden with no head at all. Aroma is sweet caramel and fruit. Taste is moderate sweet with a dry herbal finish, too sweet for me.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sigmund (5803) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2015
750 ml bottle, as Birra del Borgo Genziana con radici, from Vinmonopolet. BB date March 2015. ABV is 6.1%. Clear deep golden colour, moderate white head. Strong sweetish malty and herbal / vegetable aroma. The flavour is also quite sugary sweet, notes of malts, caramel, herbs and vegetables (the radishes, I assume). Low bitterness. Not really my cup of tea. Drank it moderately chilled - might be more refreshing ice cold.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (9420) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Keg at Craft Clerko. It pours hazy blonde with a creamy white head. The nose is sweet, doughy, floral, grassy, herbal and white sugar. The taste is smooth, sweet, candy, honey, white bread, grass, floral, light alcohol, melon and a touch of sweet apple. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Sweet moderate boost golde. Tripel-esque. Too sweet for my tastes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (2194) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
bottle sample at a bar, poured a vuzzy yellow colour with a white head. notes of floral herbal spices, citrus, grains, orange peel bitterness, fruity juice notes, orange, caramel sweetness, yeast spiceness, cloves,

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
marthares (53) - - MAY 1, 2015
Pours yellow, not extraordinary head, flower scent found in the smell as in the taste, good body, pleasant beer but too much flower flavour for my taste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5561) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
250 ml. draft @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontenais. Light hazy orange, big creamy white head. Nose is very weird, very sweet, huge vanilla, very sweet flowers, candy sugar, it is very sweet but not malt or sugar sweet, vanilla, flowers & orange like sweetness, almost grenadine level of sweetness. Taste is hugely sweet vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, lots of gelatin orange candy, sweet bark, hugely sweet flowers,… Body is oddly not heavy. Very interesting, I liked but it was too much all the same. Description: “A top fermented ale brewed with gentian, a bitter flowering plant.” -> How in the world does this taste so sweet then?


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