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

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A top fermented ale brewed with gentian, a bitter flowering plant.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
Medium offwhite head. Clear yellow body. Herbal spicy aroma with mealy fruity notes. Dry-sweetish, with faintly acidic background, herbal fruity taste with persimmon notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel with faint heat at the end. Dryish herbal persimmon aftertaste with gingery notes. The taste is not very complex, but it’s still a pleasant, harmonic and enjoyable beer. (0.75l bottle, wine monopoly web order.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RuneStumo (2173) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
15.12.2013. 0,75l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Haugesund. Golden yellow colour with white head. Unclear. Sweet malty aroma with clear sweet floral hoppiness. Very fresh and summer sweet, almost like a limonade. Citrus notes togerher with mild notes of spruce. Very crisp and fresh. Good beer!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (2797) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
Dark golden colour, white head. Aroma of candy, yeast, banana, slight herbal hint. Sweet flavour, malts, candy, hint of candied gentian root. Sweet finish, candy. The gentian does work at a certain level, it is an enjoyable brew, but the beer became a bit too candy-like for my taste.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VIIIb, Oirschot 2013. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ansjelaah (1356) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Zzt’13, dankzij benzai. Oranje en niet helder. Witte schuimkraag. Ruikt kruidig, bloemen. Smaakg zoet en kruidig.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8123) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT 8. Hazy orange color, medium sized white head. Aroma is herbs, the others say it’s coriander. Taste lightly malts, slightly a flowery touch, some herbs. Average to medium body and carbonation. Hmm average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3963) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT9 thx to Benzaiana. Very hazy orange colour with a small white head. Smells lavender, soapy, perfume, herbs, toilet refresher. Tastes soapy, perfume, lots of herbs, fresh. Thin body, nice carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1428) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
thabks to benzai. Pours an orange beer with a cloudy white head. Smells floral and fruity. Tastes the same. Average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2254) - NORWAY - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden, low white head. Herbal aroma with citrus zest, coriander, clove. taste is moderate flowery hops, cardamom and clove, with a dry palate. Pleasant bitterness, with a finish of spice and orange.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Keg at The Rake. It pours a light yellow in color with a tiny head. Aroma is tea, sweet wort and honey. Body is on the thin side, like an iced tea. In fact, this stuff is really tea like. Very interesting. Dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bygers (741) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle 0,75l. Pours an anber-gold colour with medium white head. Aroma mild hint of spice, floral and fruits. Flavor of spices and fruits. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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