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


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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
A top fermented ale brewed with gentian, a bitter flowering plant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Draft. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Light sweet honey like malty aroma with a grainy hint. The flavor has a honey like sweetness, some herbal notes, and some grainy notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2010
Bottle. Yellow and slightly cloudy.Some sediment and a wheaty fruitiness.Citrus aftertaste.Not really my type of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Hazy golden color/ fleeting white head. Peppercorn, spicy, herbal flower aromas. medium bodied and smooth. Mildly tart vegetal, herbal flavors on a solid pils malt base. Unusual spice herb flavors here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (14792) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2010
Bottle at a 2 star michelin restaurent on Rome. Cloudy yellow - white head. Spicy. Flowery. Wheaty. Light bitterness. Fruity. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevd193213 (946) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 8, 2010
On draught. Slightly cloudy yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet hops and yeast. Taste of citrus fruit, hops and yeast with a slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQ’s Italian Beer Festival. hazy yellow, tart, velvety on the palate, nice finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5196) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle. Light brown/gold pour, white head. Bready malt, earth, and light floral and fruity notes. Decent beer, I just find it rather boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
On tap at Paradiso. Labeled as a saison. But in fact this is more vienna or lagerish with sweet malt, some cloying, lots of honey. Pours with no lace. No head. Ick. Almost like an ’ice’ macro lager from a gas station.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2010
500. Very cool little capped and foiled bottle with a snappy die-cut label covered in bright greens. Oh, those stylin’ Italians. Pours a cloudy, toffeeish light amber with a dense, creamy platinum blonde that leaves plenty of stringy lace and really sticks around for a while. Interesting nose...floral, reminiscent of sweet cream and caramel. Has an earthy tang to it at the same time. Definitely distinctive. Creamy medium body, decent amount of soft carb but not especially lively in the mouth. Balsa wood, floral notes, sweet cream, fresh earth, and caramel on the mid-palate. Lighty woody finish. Bought it on a lark, drinking it on a lark, still trying to figure out what the flavors remind me of. Couldn’t see paying 30+ cents an ounce for this (I got it half off), but it’s certainly a fine and interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle from JV Wine & Spirits in Napa, CA. Pours gold with a huge foamy white head. Nice aroma, but hard to describe. Medium body with foamy carbonation. The flavor is rather concord grapey. Also somewhat woody. Certainly a bittering aspect. Marvelously different and quite wonderful. Finishes clean and refreshing - but quite uncommon.

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