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Birra del Borgo L’Equilibrista

Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Borgorose (RI), Italy
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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Un giovane Chianti seduce con la sua forza una Duchessa, lei lo ammalia con l’eleganza ed insieme vanno poi a sposarsi, con un corredo al 50% mosto di vino e 50% mosto di birra in un fermento unico, creando un’alchimia indimenticabile. L’unione prosegue in bottiglia con l’aggiunta del liqueur de tirage che li rende spumeggianti. Dimorano in bottiglia insieme ai loro piccoli lieviti, che doneranno fragranza al loro matrimonio. Invecchiano insieme e poi il mago Birraio dona loro nuova vita con il rito magico della sboccatura, aggiungendo la pozione, il liqueur d’expedition, come da antica ricetta tramandata di generazione in generazione. Rarissima prima edizione rilasciata in quantitativi estremamente limitatati dal Birrificio Del Borgo, prodotta con mosto fiore di Montepulciano e metodo Champenoise. Un gioco di equilibri tra vino e birra senza paragoni. Un articolo assolutamente da collezionare.

Brewed with 39% of Sangiovese wine wort, fermented with wine yeast and refermented with champagne yeast.
Produced at Azienda Agricola Tenuta di Bibbiano.
(Editor’s translation from vintage 2010 bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCametron (1964) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2015
Bottle with Rachel & Pavel. Pours Pinkish Orange with a slim bubbly White head. Aroma of unkempt must. Like the smell of a cheap vinoteka or poorly cleaned up floor spill wine. Slightly vegetal, vinegary component. grapes and woodiness smashed together with a high ABV. Interesting but I didn’t like it so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle at Brewers Beer Bar, Göteborg. Thanks Victor! Slightly hazy reddish copper beer with a decent lasting offwhite head. Sourish fruity vinous aroma, grapes, citrus, funky, woody notes, caramel, raisins, grapefruit, rhubarb notes, hay, some figs. Sour woody flavor, grassy, vinous, raisins, funky, rhubarb notes, caramel, leather notes, grapes, some yeast. Quite nice, well aged.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
sandrobruni (18) - ITALY - FEB 5, 2015
light lactic acid notes, horse blanket, In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with smooth lactic notes, don’t like so much.....just a try

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (670) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle from Archive, Brisbane (2011 Vintage, purchased June 2014). Clear orange/copper, quickly fading champagne-like head, grape/wine aroma, sourness is there but quite mild, red wine, oak, funky, dank, bubbly carbonation, sweet but sour finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paolo71 (87) - Alviano, ITALY - DEC 24, 2014
In bottle. Reddish carent head. Amber with orange shadows. Cloudy. Medium intense, not very persistent. Vinous at nose is preminent. Citrus. Strong carbonation. Vinous taste in the entry, a bit bitter arrives for a moment and after I can taste the malty sweet in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a spare fizzy off-white head. Aroma of strawberries, grapes, champagne yeast, and vinous. Flavor of vinous, oak, rhubarb,berries, and some citrus with a soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (323) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle at home (LS115/10, best before 11/2017). Pours hazy orange amber with a fizzy fast disappearing head. Aroma is sour apples, fruity, funky, hay, barnyard, vineous. Taste is sweet/sour, fruity, berries, red wine, hints of champagne. Tardness is a bit too much here. Sour aftertaste. Different and quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
from bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. cloudy golden orange pour with a decent off-white head offering some retention. lightly toasted maltiness, definitely a fruity presence - berries if not grapes - imparted by fruits and yeast - also brett and champagne dryness, herbal-grassy and very peppery. lively carbonation - some champagne-like bubbles, light to medium body - oily and never too heavy, relatively dry grassy-peppery-spicy finish. interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1899) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours a really hazy orange with a small weak rim that doesn’t leave much lacing. I blame the handling of the bottle on this one, though, so your bottle may well be better. Nose is fresh, spicy, vinous and lightly tart (well, you get the impression of a tart beverage to come). Taste is of grapes and less tart than the nose would suggest but still nice. Finish is fruity and a little acidic. Mouthfeel was vinous, carbonation medium to high and body kind of light. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
A hazed reddish copper ale with a thin pinkish head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light lactic acid notes, horse blanket, very nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with smooth lactic notes, light ground cherry, smooth and refreshing. Bottle at Mondial 2014.

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