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Birra del Borgo L’Equilibrista

Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (7025) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 15, 2016
Bottled 750ml. -at Craft Beer Festival Zagreb. Murky orange/golden coloured, minimal white head, quite fizzy, white wine or champagne in the nose. Quite noticable champagne presence with notes of grapes, fruits and alcohol. Expected better beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1112) - Texas, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours sunset orange with a small fizz ring. Smells tart and lightly fruity. Taste is strongly of grape and hints of funk. Light-bodied with a smooth, wet texture and average mouth-carbonation, Birra del Borgo L’Equilibrista finishes with a lingering grape/wine tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4710) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 2, 2016
2013 edition. Craft Beer Festival in Zagreb. Really thrilled to have tried it. Murky red body with a small white head. Sourish funky grape aroma. Pearly carbonation, the champagne influence being obvious.The taste gets perfumey fruitiness, somewhat neutral with light acidity and a lasting tart aftertaste. Pleasant and a bit of a grower, but I must admit I’ve expected more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (1021) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
Aroma of sour berrys. Amber hazy liquid with minimal white head. Taste of caramel, bread, medium sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Medium body, oily feel, soft carbonisation, long finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1256) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber with red tones, small white head. Aroma: sweet and sour, lot of berries, hints of champagne, Taste is sweet, some weak sour, alcohol, berries, apricot jam, Medium body. Ok- but not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (2977) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Aroma: alcohol, grapes, oak barrels, wine, fruity. Appearance: slightly hazy, light amber, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: light bitters and sours appearing, grapes, citrus fruits, yeast, tart. Overall: interesting Sour, quite a nice aroma. Bottle at Beavertown Brewery 4th Birthday Bash, Tottenham Hale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (10578) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
[1/31/16] Bottle sample at RateBeer Best festival in Santa Rosa. Cloudy amber. Sour vinous grapes aroma with cellar, oak. Sour vinous flavor, grapes, caramel, oak, a bitterish note. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (10735) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle - Light cranberry. Clearish copper with a decent white head. Apple, cranberry, light tartness and a long finish. Effervescent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6725) - Utah, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle at the RB festival
Cloudy orange with a medium sized white head, some lacing. Aroma is fruity, grapes and red berries. Flavors are fruity, oak and champagne yeast
Good, crisp

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2016
Pours ruby red with a large lasting head fed by steady streams of fine bubble. Certainly looks good. Nose shows raspberries, cherry, soft wine notes, apples, grapes and some soft funk. Flavours are delicate but include cherry, red wine, soft funk and rose-like notes. Very light, velvety mouthfeel.

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