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

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A top fermented ale brewed with gentian, a bitter flowering plant.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brugmanneke (277) - - NOV 3, 2012
(75 cl bottle) Orange colour, hazy, medium white head. Smells yeasty and spicy. Aroma is herbal and fruity with a touch of cough syrup. Taste is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation, a bit sticky. Interesting due to the gentian, but not one I would especially go looking for.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (1688) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 6.1% Deep copper orange colour on the body, with a good sized white head. Good retention, medium lacing left aroynd the glass. The body is relatively transparent, with lots of tiny yeast pieces floating around. Aroma of malts, lots of vinous notes, light alcohol, flowers, wood. Good taste, not as complicated as I expected from the aroma. Less vinous now, more malty, more floral notes, some spices. Thin body, soft carbonation. Overall quite good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,75l delt med flere under seanse i Tårnrommet 3 Jun 13. Aprikosfarget. Uklar. Høyt luftig skum som varer lenge. God blomsterduft. Smaken er frukt & blomster. Litt i søtligste laget - men et utmerket sommerøl.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - FEB 8, 2014
Niente di stupefacente. Nonostante le pretese profumate della genziana, che infonde alla birra note floreali e lievemente erbacee, il gusto risulta solo superficialmente caratterizzato. Come extra si può godere di una sfumatura amara e di un retrogusto maltato-panoso, come di marzapane dolce.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4028) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Duvel glass: Medium sized white to off white foamy head on top of a hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of soap, sweet malts, some orange fruits, apricot, orange, some spices and herbs. Flavours of flowers, herbs, leaves, sweets, soap, bitters, marsipan, fruit, apricot, barley malts. Aftertaste is bitter, leaf and malt bitters, porridge, hay and some sweets (flowers an fruit). Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller bodied and a creamy texture.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (5962) - 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 (2129) - 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 (2630) - 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 (1073) - 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 (6388) - 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 (3430) - 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.


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