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


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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brugmanneke (283) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (1875) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
bottle sample at a bar, poured a vuzzy yellow colour with a white head. notes of floral herbal spices, citrus, grains, orange peel bitterness, fruity juice notes, orange, caramel sweetness, yeast spiceness, cloves,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
marthares (51) - - MAY 1, 2015
Pours yellow, not extraordinary head, flower scent found in the smell as in the taste, good body, pleasant beer but too much flower flavour for my taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
250 ml. draft @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontenais. Light hazy orange, big creamy white head. Nose is very weird, very sweet, huge vanilla, very sweet flowers, candy sugar, it is very sweet but not malt or sugar sweet, vanilla, flowers & orange like sweetness, almost grenadine level of sweetness. Taste is hugely sweet vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, lots of gelatin orange candy, sweet bark, hugely sweet flowers,… Body is oddly not heavy. Very interesting, I liked but it was too much all the same. Description: “A top fermented ale brewed with gentian, a bitter flowering plant.” -> How in the world does this taste so sweet then?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FriendOfBeer (98) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
A cloudy, lion's mane appearance. Very floral (gentian root) taste in the beginning. Clove and bread taste. Light carbonation. Fantastic unique taste that the gentian adds. Similar to a Belgian tripel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2421) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2014
An interesting beer because of the main ingredient but still not that interesting. Appearance has a cream colored head that was slow to settle, a little lace and a slightly hazy honey amber color. aroma is malt herbs honey yeast, hints of tart & fruit. Flavor is similar to aroma with malt and Herbs and carbonic tang and I could see a hint of woodsy character standing out more with a bit of sweetness. Body is good. You're good enough beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (689) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from Beer Cartel (Jan 2014). Hazy orange/amber, off white head, soapy, sugary, spicy, floral, orange peel, smooth texture, dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks gunnar for the trade. Hazy amber with white head. Gentle coriander aroma, with citrus and orange peel. Bitter, sweetened orange juice taste. Medium-bodied, carbonated, juicy finish. Nice, very quaffable but not amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2142) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Muddy amber with a frothy cream colored head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, raisins, figs and coriander. Taste is sweet dark fruits and sweet malts; plenty of caramel and toffee flavor. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3962) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks kerenmk. Pours an hazy yellow with a white head, aroma of peach, guava, pomelo and yeast flavor of orange skin, coriander and other spices, medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (2081) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 11, 2014
At a tasting, thanks kerenmk, small stable creamy had, very cloudy palish orange colour,aroma of citrus coriander and rubber with a hint of honey, flavour of coriander and wheat with candy and fruity notes. Unbalanced and not too good.

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