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Birra del Borgo Gina

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

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wheat beer brewed with thyme.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aldolapache (31) - Roma, ITALY - FEB 23, 2011
Non mi ha convinto. Per me il timo non si sposa bene con il concetto di birra. Di mio sono contrario a tutte queste estremizzazioni della birra, comprese le aromatizzazioni eccessive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorine (37) - Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Pours dark golden with ample head, off-white. Not quite the mouthfeel you might expect in a wheat. Aroma definitely of thyme, and this also comes through in the taste. A really very clean beer, ending pleasantly with a mild bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meminton (1) - Louisville, Alabama, USA - JAN 9, 2011 does not count
On tap at Holy Grale in Louisville, KY. Beer pours a translucent golden-amber with a half finger of velvety bright white head. Nose conjures hay, spruce, thyme, earth, and bread. Flavor punches up front with spice and wheat before hitting a bitter thyme note. Finishes dry and nutty with a touch of dough. Medium-bodied with a slick and smooth mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FleurDeBeer (6) - USA - JAN 9, 2011 does not count
On tap at Holy Grale in Louisville. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth. Taste is nutty with a thyme finish. The thyme aroma is not as strong as the finish. Overall great and interesting and would be fantastic with food. A well crafted beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3493) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 23, 2010
On tap at City Beer. Pours dark orange with a white head. It has a pleasant aroma of fresh herbs, toasty malts, and a touch of earthy, piney hops. The flavor is herbal and spicy, with some fruity sweetness and a citrusy finish. this reminded me of the other dogfish head collaboration saison du buff, only the spice blend in this one is a little less in your face. I liked it . Different and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 19, 2010
On tap at City Beer. Hazed orange pour with a lasting off white head. Aromas of sage, oregano, thyme, pencil shavings and orange. Very herbal. Flavor is earthy, thyme, pizza dough, pencil shavings. Some pepper. Lively bubbles. Dry.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Draft, City Beer Store. I was happy to try this beer, but itís not something Iíd order again. In my opinion, itís only real value was as an experiment in transmitting a fresh herb flavor into a beer, and, in that capacity, it was a success. On the other hand, the beer is unremarkable to mediocre in every other capacity. Aroma is a huge wave of fresh thyme. It smells like pulling off branches from a bush and rolling them between your hands. Itís a lovely smell, but it doesnít really make a beer. The appearance was a murky brownish amber with no head. The mouthfeel was fairly watery. Low carbonation for no real reason. Taste was sweet and bland. I just picked up some vague caramel. The beer was entirely too small for the big thyme note. I just picked up very little other flavor, and other patrons felt similarly. Itís an interesting effort and accomplishes something that I havenít come across before, but itís just not compelling as a beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2010
On tap at The Trappist poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of carmel, thyme, earthiness, citrus and pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, light thyme, light citrus and light pine with a crisp dry moderatly bitter finish.


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