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


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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.

ComradeK's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, - MAY 25, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. Herbal, spice and citrus hops dominate the aroma, with some faint caramel malt in the background. Powerful grapefruit and herbal hops up front lead into a fairly light body of caramel and white bread malt. Spicy hops come through in the finish, and linger into the aftertaste. This is quite a good beer, but like most imperial pilseners it really needs a bit more body to carry its hops flavours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VueltaBirrista (15) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2016
De aspecto dorado pálido y acompañada de una verdadera orgía de espuma blanca. Aroma a cereal y lúpulo, sobre todo hierba y cítrico. En boca es deliciosa, muy suave y agradable. Recorre varias fases, el dulzor de la malta, cítrico y lo que se me antojó manzanilla para terminar en un amargo muy personal (76 respetables IBUS) que para nada se hace desagradable. Su carga alcohólica tampoco se hace evidente en ningún momento. Entra como el agua.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2384) - PORTUGAL - OCT 20, 2016
From bottle. Hazy golden with small white head. Grain and citrus in the aroma. Light malty and moderate bitter taste. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1512) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Keg @ Beergeek, Prague. Pours amber, white head. Nose is lemon and grapefruit. taste is as above with a big malt kick and big cheese hop kick, lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (713) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 10, 2016
Cloudy yellow, big strong white head. Aroma: pils malt, some spicy alcohol, solid grassy and flowery hops. Taste: light malt sweetness, moderate hop bitterness. Malty body. Flavour: malty, grassy, fresh lemon, flowers, honey. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blastomorpha (81) - - OCT 1, 2016
Looks like a (little hazy) pils with a rich white head. The aroma is typical of a IPA, hoppy and full of grepefruit, a little spiced too. In mouth is full bodied, sweet and malty with a nice bitter end. Despite the alcoholic content, the mid-low carbonation and the perfect balance between sweet and bitter make this a very drinkable and great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2480) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle 0.33l sample at Samo Pivo Belgrade, Serbia. 20.07.2016. Small tasting with Ogi and Vlada. Pour it hazy golden color with small white head. Aroma sweet caramel with yeasty twist. Taste sweet caramel, peach, apricot, pretty much yeasty smooth texture, nice balanced for this kind of style, medium body, creamy, lively, sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (1975) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2016
Sample @ Voldby Ølfestival 2016. Pours clear golden with a big white head. Notes of grain, citrus, pale malt, hay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerextreme (11) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2016
After a bit of a Dogfish head session had to try the Italian version of this beer. A PILS in the 30minute IPA style and its been executed brilliantly. Honey on the pallet and a lovely rich character that destroys all ideas of what a PILS is and should be. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mariohop (11) - - SEP 25, 2016
Love this beer. Going commercial hasn’t impacted this fantastic beer with a deep amber colour, and rich pallet that confuses the senses when your supposed to be drinking a PILS. Its loaded with flavour from start to finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gio72 (14) - ITALY - SEP 20, 2016
Mi Piace!!! loving this imperial PILS with the 30minute hopping process. Big hop profile and so easy to drink

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