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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A top fermented ale brewed with gentian, a bitter flowering plant.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2010
Bottled at Monks Cafe Wallingatan, Stockholm. Orange color. Sweet aroma with toffee, orange, meat broth and pepper. Toffeish, orangey and gingery flavor with meat broth. Low bitterness, needs more for a balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellowish light copper fluffy slightly diminishing head. Aroma is flowery herbal tea, green and grassy- mint and harsh herbal gentian almost hints of vanilla and dough- potpourri and white cedar. Flavor is slightly salty yeasty dough, crackery malts, light toast green grassy leafy and flowery, teak with yeast in the end with a slight slick finish- herbal and grassy bitterness from the gentian. Not as bitter or harsh/astringent as some other gentian beers.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2009
Bottled (AR 2010)@MC
Hazy orange color, small off-white head. Grassy, leafy, cardboardish, spelt aroma. A bit tart, sweetish honey, some herbal notes in the flavor. Sweetish aftertaste. Soft palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - SEP 25, 2009
Non malaccio, tutto sommato piuttosto beverina, ha qualche particolarità dovuta alla genziana ma è una birra di carattere molto sottile e non preminente, così che all’inizio l’impressione è smorzata, mentre pian piano si riesce a distinguere un tratto personale. Ma speravo in qualcosa di più incisivo da Birra del Borgo

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2009
Bottled@Monks Café, Wallingatan. Orange colour, small white head. Aroma is wood, some glue and mild notes of alcohol and herbs. Also some green apples. Flavour i malty, some glue, mild grassyness as well as some mild earthyness and herbs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Redlight. Nice soury and sweet smell. Taste is kinda like sour apples. Dig it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
First of the expensive Italian beers found at Khoury’s in Henderson, NV. Gentain? First impression makes me wish that I had access to this in Edmonton.
Poured out a bright hazy gold brew with an ok amount of white foam, leaves lots of ropy lacing and has good retention as a skim. The aroma is great with a unique sweet fruity punch, very floral and herbal. Tangerines, unsweetened berries, wet grass and an unknown herbal aroma that is new to me. Good taste as well, very balanced with all these flavours: some sort of orange, berry, weakest of pepper (maybe), grass, flowers of some sort and the mystery flavour. Medium bodied, smooth throughout even with the fine, sometimes biting carbonation. Finishes with a bit of bitterness and more orangy fruit. This was a very good beer. Would be great on a hot day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhilTheThrill (25) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2009
draft at redlight redlight

little bit of apple juice in the aroma. cloudy golden orange color, thin head, good lacing... nice citrus, saison-like taste, slightly sour at the end. i dig it. probably my favorite in the recent saison flight we had up. interesting for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2685) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Draft at Redlight. Pours a cloudy yellow with a fluffy head. Tart citrus aroma, almost sour like. Taste is smoother malt with a citrus kick and a thicker body. Interesting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Poured a hazy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma was spicy with notes of lemon. Lemon and spice also make up the flavor. The mouthfeel was lively with a light body.


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