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Birra del Borgo L’Equilibrista

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


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 16/20
kraddel (4989) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
Tasted at Vinni,Birri,Ribelli 2015. Pours clear, peach-colored. Small white head. Smell is sweet, complex, grapes. High carbo, dry, fruity, complex. Elegant. Fine MF, sharp and intensely carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
Sampled 750 ml. bottle @ “Vini Birre Ribelli 2015”. Interesting wine / beer hybrid. Fox red amber, little tanned head. Nose is oxidation, dust, mellow spoiled red fruits. Carbonation is too high, obscuring the taste a bit. Taste is dull strawberry, fizzy, malt, empty, basic white sugar, yeast, med. sweetness, light grapes, a lot of the wine part seems to have fermented out here. A bit dull really to be honest, def. expected more from this one. Okay but not if you purchased a bottle unlike me given the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrabren (389) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 27, 2015
At Vinocom, Zagreb, Croatia. Thanks Birra del Borgo crew. Went out quickly after a pop. Deep copper, bubbly head. Wine, red fruits, sour fruits. Wine character with a sour note in the beginning, sweet afterwards. Grapes, fruit aromas, you can feel the wine wart. Medium body, medium carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mesjasz (363) - Lodz, POLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Tastet couple months ago. Very vinous, grapes, some funk. Taste light sour, sweet nad dry at finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Tasted on 10/9/15 from a capped 750mL bottle purchased at Craft Brewed, huge gusher. Pours cloudy, rusty red with a huge off-white head that slowly recedes to thick lace. The nose is very vinous, dusty grapes, raisinated sweetness, brown sugar, a yeasty, lightly funky note. The flavor is very vinous, tastes like an aged Champagne with some red wine and malty beer added. The yeast flavor is a very interesting addition, giving just a bit of funk. The body is full with very lively carbonation and a long lightly funky, yeasty, grapey, malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samuel214 (144) - SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2015
Elegant gulröd färg, tjusig. Doft av champange, vinös, alkoholtoner, en gnutta hö och urin. Bubblig som tusan - champangejästen märks! Smaken är syrlig, något söt, viss beska och maltighet vilket gör sig bra med friskheten i övrigt, alkoholtoner. Mycket spännande!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear Amber colour with a disappearing head. The aroma has fruity notes, grapes, wood, vinous. Immediately apparent is the champagne-like texture with a very strong and fine carbonation, sweetness, yeast, light bitterness and a light acidity. A fun beer, tasty too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Torrefacto (1103) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2015
Cobrizo limpio y espuma marfil ligera. Aromas de uva, frutos secos, moroso ligero. Cuerpo ligero y sabor de uva y ligero moho, rico, fresco aunque poco duradero.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5613) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle: Served in a wine glass: Lively and right away disappearing apricot head. Warm and exotic hazy orange body. Aroma is different, logicwise seeh the use of wine wort, wine yeast and champagne yeast. There’s a dominating earthy tone that’s combinee with cabbage/cooked vegetables, rubber/plastic trash bag, wood, yeast, a hint of something light fruity and some vinous funk. The flavour has the typical wine warmth and funky dryness with a dry malt cabbage/vegetable bitter tone. There’s rubber, light fruit, bread and a wood tint. Aftertaste is bitter, light dry, vinous with a light fruity touch. Quite nice. There’s a strange earthy/cabbage/bitter tone that makes the beer incredible strange and a bit unbalanced, also a bit complex. This is not your easy drinker Sour Ale, but rather a complex vinous style beer, one I haven’t found to be this close to wine, funky wine!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
domienS (233) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2015
Pours a clear red beer with a small white head that decays quickly. Smells of sweet fruits, grapes. Tastes sweet and sour. Big palate, very carbonated. Great unique beer. Def worth the price!

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