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Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Borgorose (RI), Italy

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RATINGS: 642   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Imperial Pilser" realizzata con Sam Calagione del birrificio Dogfish Head (USA). Pils, Carapils, Simcoe, Warior, Saaz <nt>
Una delle poche incursioni nel mondo della bassa fermentazione made in Borgorose, è il frutto della collaborazione tra Leonardo e Sam Calagione di Dogfishead. Ognuno dei due birrai ha messo del proprio in questa birra, scegliendo a turno il tipo di luppolo da aggiungere pugno a pugno in un dry hopping lungo 60 minuti, tra Simcoe, Warrior e Saaz. Più alcolica e corposa rispetto alle classiche Pils, sorprende per la sua intensità rivelandosi esplosiva ma equilibrata. Una bionda “tosta” di cui vi innamorerete, proprio come la protagonista del romanzo di WillaCather da cui prende il nome.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlGagario (108) - Modena, ITALY - FEB 15, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 In bottiglia. Colore giallo leggermente scuro, con un’ abbondante schiuma bianca da soapy a cremosa, di media persistenza. Naso piacevolmente luppolato, leggermente fruttato, malto e granaglie. Carbonazione da soffice a media. Ottimo aroma di luppolo, intenso e robusto (sensazione di bere una IPA), molto soddisfacente, poi i classici stilemi pils, qui particolarmente fragranti, malto, lievito, granaglie fresche. Carattere complesso che si compone altresì di note fruttate d’uva, spezie e lontana impressione di resina dolce. Il Gusto è amaro, mediamente secco, fruttato fresco di luppolo, leggermente piccato e frizzante sul palato. Alcool presente, corpo pieno. Una imperial pils eccezionale, complessa ma equilibrata, dissetante e di estrema scorrevolezza nonostante il corpo robusto e pienamente luppolato.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drjoeng (696) - SINGAPORE - JAN 12, 2016
7.5%ABV. Imperial IPA. Poured out a cloudy gold. 6ºSRM. Nose has some subdued citrus freshness. Mouthfeel is soapy. Carbonation is adequate. The palate is dominated by honey, mead, corn syrup, taffy, cotton candy, peach nectar, apricots, The palate is the thing that really sets this one apart with it being light, sugary, yet being hefty at the same time with some real malt backbone describing caramel, malted milkshakes and wheat bread. That palate of light sweetness and aggressive hops is unique! Hops are pine, resin and sappy. Grassy and vegetal. Gentle hyssop and raw kale with some Brussel sprout. The hop character is present all throughout the flavor curve. It really gives the overall impression of bitter-sweet . A very very nice ride, which if I didn’t see the dogfish head logo on the label, would’ve had me scratching my head for a week trying to remember where I’d tasted this one before. 90 minute IPA!!! Goes on Favorites List!

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
josanguapo (937) - SPAIN - JAN 9, 2016
From XXXII. In Teku glass. Reviewing CHTP10. Too much fruits here for my liking. Like a multifruits juice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1771) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2016
Dorada amarillenta, turbia consistente. Espuma bonita blanca. Aroma citrico, levadura, algo lacteo. Cremosa, perfecta de gas. Seca, citrica, con ligera acidez lactea. Toques herbales y especiados. Alcohol perfectamente escondido. Postgusto de limon que queda en los labios.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksiwzos (102) - GREECE - JAN 9, 2016
330 ml bottle from Greek e-shop. Hazy yellow to golden with normal sized quite dense head, lasting and lacing. Light cereal aroma with light fruity(stone fruits) and citrusy(orange) hops, nice and complex but not very intense. Sweet taste, candy like with some fruity and a bit spicy hops. Very nice ballance between hop and malt taste. Finish is sweet and hoppy, piney and spicy. Medium bodied, light carbonation. More like an IPA but very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
herrklemann (29) - AUSTRIA - JAN 8, 2016
Glass (0.3) at a pub. Aroma of hay, light herbs and a lot of fruity hops. Seriously, A LOT. Peach, mango, orange cest - you name it. Nice hazy amber colour with a frothy head. The taste starts out with a very fruity, but light sweetness and changes into a dry, but very light bitter note. Too light, if you ask me. It feels too much like an IPA at frist to have almost no bitter kick afterwards. Body is medium and smooth with soft to almost flat carbonation. I probably let it remind me of an IPA too much, which is why I was lightly disappointed. The beer itself is good, a pleasant drink and the fruits are refreshing for a pilsner. You can feel the strong malt backbone, but I didn’t get a lot of it aroma- and tastewise. For me, it would have had to have more bitter notes going down to balance it. Still, it’s a good beer and I’m glad I ordered it. But I probably wont do it again for quite some time.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
denisconrado (26) - Montezuma, BRAZIL - JAN 5, 2016
Aparência: bela garrafita, muito legal, pena que o rótulo não seja vinil adesivo; espuma fina, porém persistente e aromática; líquido âmbar, turvo. Aroma: frutas amarelas, abacaxi, maracujá, mel. Sabor: mantém o aroma, acrescentando o persistente lúpulo cítrico. Encorpada, porém com alta drinqueabilidade; pode ser até uma pilsener pelo modo de produção, mas tem tudo de ale. Já pensou um chopp desse lá na fonte italiana?!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBooer (6) - - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
Excellent imperial pilsner. Some of the best ive ever tried in the category. Fizzy strong aromas. The continually hopped method can defenetly be felt. Bitter sweet palate and very full bodied. High class beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1685) - Linden, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2015
330 ml bottle at home. Pours hazy golden yellow with a decent creamy head. Very nice citrussy scent, peel of mandarin and grapefruit as well as ripe peach and mango, there’s a lot going on in the nose, quite nice. Medium body, low on carbo and nice bitter sweetness, pulling dry towards the end with a pine bitter finish. Taste is sweet peach and grassy bitters. Nice contrast between nose & taste. Like it. But more of an IPA than an imperial pils if you ask me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4058) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle, 330ml. Hazy golden pour with a large, lacy, foamy white head. Great aroma, very floral, hints of light citrus and pineapple tropical notes. Sugary malt flavor with a lightly bitter finish. Medium bodied yet quite airy with a lively feel. Really nice, better than the DFH version (but hey, let’s get real, DFH has fallen off its game).


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