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Birra del Borgo Prunus

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Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Fruit Beer
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Una tira l’altra.
Chiamata così dal nome botanico del frutto – Prunus Avium o Cerasus in base alla varietà – la Prunus è stata ottenuta aggiungendo in infusione a fine fermentazione alla Duchessa circa il 20 per cento di ciliegie fresche con tutto il nocciolo. Diversamente dalle classiche kriek di scuola belga, è una birra non eccessivamente acida – mantenendo una certa morbidezza caratteristica della birra base – e per nulla stucchevole, visto che ad un ingresso dolce-acido segue un retrogusto amaro molto bilanciato.

Duchessa with fresh cherries infused. February release.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours a nice reddish orange color. Aroma is full of dark fruit, yeasty and malts. Big almost grape like flavor with hints of something chocolate like. A real good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6978) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 11, 2016
Bottled 330ml. -at Craft Beer Festival Zagreb. Orange/golden coloured, small white head, sourish cherries in the nose. Moderate malty, spicy, sour cherries, touch of cinnamon and light tartness in the finish. Quite tasty and well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4643) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 2, 2016
From bottle at the Craft Beer Festival in Zagreb, Croatia. Orange-golden body with a small whtie head. Sourish cherry aroma with solid tartness mixing with honeyish notes, slightly funky. Cherry taste, lowery, pollen, slightly tart (the tartness comes from cherries, not from the yeast, and it’s quite well integrated). Nice, pleasant tart fruit beer, balanced for what it is, glad to have tried it!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2128) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2016
Tap @Bir&Fud, Roma. Cloudy amber, small white head. Sour berry aroma. Sour, acetic flavour. Tart and slightly woody. Has some sugary sweetness hidden behind the vinegar. No prunes for me but still quite nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (850) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Huge tart acidic aromas rains and plums come to mind. Hazy orange thin ring of head. So smooth dried prune full body slides slowly to a mild acidic sour finish. I have never liked prunes so much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1682) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle shared by Justin. Thanks! A: Mostly clear orange color with a thin dying white head. N: Vinegar, cherry, acetone, some cracker, a bit of funk. T: Very, very tart, light citrus. M: Light body, crisp carbonation, no alcohol. O: A well balanced and tart beer. Not an American Wild vinegar bomb, for which it deserves gratitude. I would give this another chance.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pils70 (124) - - FEB 28, 2016
Meravigliosa all’olfatto, purtroppo deludente al palato. Leggermente acida lascia la sensazione di frutta da estratto o aromi.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
douglas88 (7954) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head. A big funky fruity nose. The flavor is big sweet funky cherry skins. Very complex.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Bottle at Centrolina DC pours a clear amber with some creamy, white head. Nose has some dried cherry, some cherry juice too, a little raisin, a little funk, some malt. Flavor follows, light malt, a little brown sugar, raisins, cherries, prunes, light vinegar. Dry finish. Another well done.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle sample at Iron Gate. Clear bright amber red color, white head with delicate lacing. Aroma of very dusty attic corners, cherries, dates. Taste is sweet and sour cherry with light tannin and light citrus. Very tasty.


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