Birra del Borgo Maledetta Zymatore - Zinfandel Barrel
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Birra del Borgo’s Maladetta aged in Zinfandel barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy light brown color, beige edge head. Aroma of floral yet vinous hay and light vanilla. Taste is light and funky port wine. Interesting combo that sort of works.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13316) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grape, some vinous, light bread/caramel, lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, grape, some vinous, lemon, light bread. Medium body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11609) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Sample at the Studio 35 Barrel Aged Beer / Slap Shot screening on 02/10/2013. Pours a hazy amber-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of bready malt, caramel and fruit. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, tart fruit, oak and yeast. The finish is slightly sour and fruity with a lingering oaky vinous aftertaste. I was a little skeptical about a Zinfandel aged beer but this works pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Draft. Hazy reddish pour. Very ncie erbs, spices, zinfadel, oak in the nose. Flavor is medium sour/tart, again wine barrels, light fruits, spice, oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
Had some of Paul’s at Local Option. Thanks, Paul! Pours a deep amber color with no head. Huge sour grape notes, with cola sweetness, oak, and earth. Thin-bodied, with virtually no carbonation. I seem to have had a different experience with this than others. A bit disappointing, and didn’t drink at all like a saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
On tap at The Trappist. Pours reddish copper with a rich beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a tart white wine flavor with a great yeast presence and a dry finish. Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6950) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Tap. Pours clear reddish amber with a medium tan head and great lacing. Aroma is funk, yeast, red wine, wood, cherry, hay, pine, oranges. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet and just a light tartness, touch of woody astringence in the background. Vinaceous. Semi Dry finish. Medium body, nice overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Draught. Pours amber/copper with a thin pinkish head. Smells of oak, some residual sugar, funk, light citrus. Very complex nose. Tastes sour/acidic with some oaky elements on the finish. Taste does not live up to the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Tap. Amber with one finger head. Cross between a sour, Saison and IPA. Tart and flavorful. Very tart/acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Red body with clinging head. Sour, acidic, but mild with a hint of hops. Fruity, lightly vinous. Very fresh feeling, but not amazing. (on tap, Church Key, Washington DC)

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