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


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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

Glouglouburp's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - OCT 3, 2012
In short: A pleasant semi-sweet, yeasty, fruity, slightly spicy blonde ale. Good.
How: From a bottle at Mondial De La Bière 2012
The look: Cloudy yellow-blond body topped by a medium white head with medium retention
In long: Nose is bright with some kind of spiced mandarine cocktail over a bed of flowers, very aromatic stuff here. Taste is like chewing on a mix bag of dried fruits (dried little orange cubes, dried slices of bananas, dried apricots, more…), some coriander-ish and ginger-ish spiciness, honeyed hay, dusty yeast, grassy and floral hops. Strong yeast presence. Yellowed grass in the finish almost dry out the beer. Pleasant big fluffy mouthfeel with a lively carbonation. A bit too sweet for my dryness-seeking palate but I found it nonetheless enjoyable. Got a generous 6oz sample and can easily imagine myself drinking a lot more of this. Another beer I had at Mondial 2012, I was using all my lunch breaks from work every day to go to Mondial and drink beer instead of having lunch, but don’t you dare calling people like me a drunk (us drunks really hate that).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nosajhongkong (22) - North Point, HONG KONG - JUL 29, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2016 Bottle at the Globe Hong Kong. Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow colour with medium to thick frothy white head that lasts quite long. Also leaves fair bit of lacing. Aroma: Rich, complex and hoppy aromas of grapefruit, mango and citrus, with some lime, lemongrass, piney and wheat notes. Taste: Light citrus sweetness and herbal bitterness with touch of piney and tangerine flavour. Some subtle malt flavour. Palate: Medium body with rich creamy texture. Light bitter citrus and herbal aftertaste with light carbonation. Overall: A richer, hoppier and more complex imperial pilsner, yet still retains the refreshens and easy-going character of a pilsner. The larger yeast gives a clean depth to the malt and yeast, allowing the floral hops to play the big role. And the bottle goes well with the beer too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Teran (273) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 22, 2016
Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy. Great imperial top. Slightly cloudy, yellow. Oils and malt, transatlantic integration. Average carbonation, small champagne bubbles. Medium body, alcohol noticeable. Really good noble unfiltered beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omikr0n (856) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with nice thick white head. Aroma is orange, yeast. Taste is malt, orange, yeast. Quite yeasty and odd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1331) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
33cl bottle. Pale yellow with a fine-grained white head with good retention and a bit of floating white sedimentation. Smells like citrus, passion fruit, honey, elderflowers, grapefruit and floral hops. The taste follows the same notes, bitter-sweet and well balanced. Medium to light body, medium carbonation and a spicy bitter-sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (179) - DENMARK - JUL 7, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2016 Bottle. Pours almost clear golden with lazing white head. Aroma is hoppy with citrus, not much malt coming through, but pleasant with a hint of alcohol. Taste is light malty, light fruity, hoppy with grass and citrus. Finish is balanced, pleasant with distinct bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (828) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle sample tasted at BBF Lab Madrid 2016 on the 02/07/2016. Hazy loght golden colour with a medium foamy white head. Aroma of malts, cereals, hops and hay. Taste is refreshing, citrus, hay and some bread. Next one please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cool_Bond (2263) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2016
Fruity and fresh aroma. Fruity taste with very small amounts of alcohol. Heavy bitterness that fills the upper part of the tongue forever. A tasty strong beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
belgis (398) - - JUN 28, 2016
Dangerous beer balanced and refreshing real treat. Hops also not too much. Nice foam and lovely aroma what else there is in the beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1460) - LATVIA - JUN 16, 2016
Golden bit hazy with medium white head. Malty aroma with bitter hoppy notes. Semidry bitterness followed by some sweetsourness. Some malty notes. Sweet malty aftertaste with hoppy bitter notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (3306) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2016
33cl bottiglietta bb06/2017, downed post-Emma tasting, ben tenebrata. - Bref: spectactularly on-point IIPL (Imperial India Pale Lager, scusatemi la parola) dry yet vibrant with cleanly dialed in and edgy Saaz and deep-furrowing US alpha acid exotics. - Cloudy yellowish pour, thin Kellerbier. Lemongrass stalk, lime and a minor whiff of abv through the clean bottom-fermentation. Really shines n taste: thin and cripsy as a mineral TUC cracker in malt base, slathered with pore-opening edgy aroma hops bringing all kinds of lively herbal, hedgerow and deep citrus (actual grapefruit pith) rind hops to the unsuspecting synapses, lingering Nd probing deeply for luscious pleasure. Thick with hop oils on a thin malt base = high art meets precision engineering. An elegant case for transatlantic collaborations if there ever was one. Glad to down this bottle tutto da solo.

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