Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Borgorose (RI), Italy


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Beer brewed with green tea leaves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21122) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2010
Bottled@The 1st Vaasa CS/ES beer session (thanks MMM!). Slightly hazy honeyish golden colour with not too much head. Aroma is fruity, a bit wooden and also quite malty. Flavour is slightly fruity, some malts, mild grassyness as well. Some slight dryness. I had waited for something more dry with a tealeaf beer, but this works surprisingly refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle ay home ... HUGE thanks to Spacecoyote for this baby...Bottle opened with a bang... but it didnt gush ... NICE opaque yellow orange ... with big bubbly white head ...yeasty fruity hop nose ... bit carbonated up front but behind that is a rich complex body ... lots of fresh clean lemon ... peach and apricot .... light hint of maybe jasmine ... floral... little bready ... a great summer refreshing beer (and its a nice day in scotland ... Supped with Dinner in the Garden )... other than a bit heavy on carbonation ... nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12849) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2008
Thick opaqueness. Light blonde. Complex aroma of strawlike malts, tea. Soft malt, tea, slightly floral. Slightly tannic at the back, but that’s quite minimal, maybe the least of any tea beer I’ve had. Balanced, refreshing, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, florals, toasted grain, and earthiness. Flavor of lemon, pepper, floral, and grass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11675) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Pours hazy peach with some coarse white bubbles. Something of an apricot/peach aroma. Medium body with mild, very mild, carbonation. Flavor is smooth mild malt, lightly fruity with a decent bittering. Could be tea. Could be a grassy hop. Very subdued, but rather tasty. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy light mocha head. In aroma, nice herbaceous malt with light honey and green tea, little lemon touches. In mouth, a nice smooth beer with grainy and honey malt and smooth tea character, decent. 2.99$ at Total Wine Summerlin, 1 month after buying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9734) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2008
Bottle... Cloudy straw-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent, fat-bubbled retention. The aroma offers notes of coriander, white pepper and lemon. I dislike coriander so much that I would have preferred the olive/vinegar/caper aroma sensed by those who sampled and rated this brew before me. Alas, none of that in my bottle. Light to medium-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel and ticklish carbonation. The flavor is dominated by coriander spiciness with moderate pale grain sweetness and light pungency. Crisp, spicy, lightly acidic finish. Interesting, but spendy, and not really my cup of Tè.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9070) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours apricot. Nose of peel, flowers, tea and yeast. Taste of faint orange peel, tea, lemongrass and yeast. Lightish body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (8236) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Lemongrass and various citrus fruit gleefully scent this juicy, tart and dry summer quencher. An eclectic number which does not recall any sort of tea most people have ever had.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim film of foam covers the light yellow.
-Our program said this was brewed by Chinese black tea, not green tea...
-The spicy citrus component is dominant and combined with the nearly anemic body makes this extremely easy to down.
-A light weizen yeast character roams in the background.
-A drop of milk in your tea, sir? Uh, sure.

Bottle; best before April 2009.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8095) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2007
Little head, orange-yellow beer with green sheen. Sherry-ish, vegetal aroma and lots of citrus in the nose - but tea? Tannines, and their astringency appear in taste & mouthfeel. Again mainly citrus flavours. Apart from the astringency, quite sour. Not great, but consistently OK.

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