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


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
A top fermented ale brewed with gentian, a bitter flowering plant.

Una delle “birre del territorio” del birrificio. In questo caso l’ingrediente principe sono le radici di genziana che provengono dalla cooperativa Micillo di Consigliano. Le radici sono utilizzate in un’infusione della durata di 2 minuti durante le ultime fasi della bollitura. La birra al naso è dominata da sentori pepati, di sottobosco e floreali. In bocca il primo impatto è mieloso, seguito da sentori di radici, pepe e frutta a polpa gialla. Il retrogusto è delicato ma molto persistente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Radek Kliber (7115) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma mild hint of spice. Some heat, sweet bottom, phenolic base.
Appearance pours as amber-gold with medium white cap.
Flavor and Palate : frontal harshness of spice, strong phenolic notes in wrong way. Medicinal, vegetal with some sulphuric follow up. Flawed, not very drinkable. Bad bottle?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bibendum (117) - ITALY - JUN 12, 2012
Birra dal colore giallo vivace. Maltata al naso, sorprendente in bocca. La genziana è presente ma non invadente. Retrogusto quasi fresco e poco amaro che resta in bocca per molto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2012
Pours gold with a small head. Nose shows floral, herbal and soft fruity notes (apples, pears). Underneath is very faint honey and bready malt. Very floral flavours too, with what is presumably the gentian taking centre stage. Underneath is bready malt, honey and spicy hops. Carbonation is nicely high.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3953) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Bottled. Pours hazy orangy amber with a small off- white head. Fruity nose with caramel and notes of yeast. Sweet flavor with citrus, peachy notes and caramel notes. Medium bodied, watery to creamy texture and soft carbonation. Ends up dr with yeasty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3456) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2012
Growler. Gold with a modest white head that’s soon gone. Aroma of oranges, peaches, bitter herbs, licorice. Sweet with stone fruit, oranges, gentle herbal bitterness, pepper, licorice. A somewhat exotic golden ale that’s a bit oversweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanvenlo (1733) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
19-May-12 - Slowbeer on tap - Ginseng-ginger earthy citrus aroma. Cloudy deep amber colour, nice head and fluffy lacing. Starts with a lemonade flavour when cool, but opens to a lovely complex herbal sweet earthy apricot bitter finish and subtle ginseng like herbal aftertaste. Impressed with the crafting of this beer, along with the complexity of flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (2667) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
En frisk, blommig och balaserad ale. Smak av honung, örter, trä. En trevlig bekantskap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a large white head. Aroma is slightly fruity with hints of straw, herbal hops and a hint of spices. Slightly sweet flavor with notes of caramel, straw, light spices and a bitterness similar, but not the same as, hops. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 8, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Mundus, city vest, Aarhus.
Pours hazy pale yellow-amber with a firm, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma is very floral, malty sweet, doughy, hay, a bit of mint and peach. Thistle as well. Highish carbonation, fine dryish and light mouthfeel. Flavour is simple, doughy malts sweetness, some hay-like earthy bitterness and an underlying, elegant herbiness with bog myrtle, mint, oregano notes. Fine lingering dryness with some bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - MAR 17, 2012
Ormai non ho piu’ parole per desrivere le birre di Di Vincenzo.... Anche questa ottima da morire, ogni volta che ne apro una nuova rimango sempre stupito ed estasiato! I voti parlano da soli, per sapere quanto e’ buona vi consiglio di assaggiarla!

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