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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7920) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Bottle from State Line. Pours turbid gold with 1-finger white head. Nose is bready pale malt, orange zest, lime, yeasty spice, and sourdough pretzels fresh out of the oven. Tastes dry, floral, spicy, orange zesty, with a solid amount of hops and some mild finishing tannins. Very unique. Et Te, Brutus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a large fizzy white head and a chill hazed yellow body. GOod lacing. Aroma is strong with tea, honey and some jam. Taste is watery with tea and some light fruits. Smooth mouthfeel, light bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6830) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2009
Tap at OTH. Interesting concept that the one of using 50% tea leaves with 50% hops. Italian beer landscape is quickly becoming very interesting and tasty. Pours hazy amber/orange with white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, plenty of herbal freshness and some faint sweet notes. Taste, hoppy, there is a definite light leafy presence. Though weak in alcohol, the mouthfeel is very smooth with a light sour finish of peach*apricot with a bitter mix of citrus fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 5, 2008
Bottle at Mondial 2008
Appearance: Light amber-gold with fizzy top.
Nose Aromatic , fruity , malty nose.
Flavor/Palate : Light grainy charter with mineral side , clean with min golden malt notion. Drinkable lighter ale.12+

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KnutAlbert (6163) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2008
Bottle in bologna. I guess you have to try everything once? Some tea here, perhaps, but not in any way a balanced beer. A sort of weiss would be the closest realtive, there is some citrus here. If they crack the code, they could make light green tea weissens and imperial tea breafast stouts. Or cream tea ales.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Opaque, but very, very pale yellow. Tiny white head. Very well extracted tea flavour immediately escapes the bottle once it’s opened. Fresh, herbal., leafy… even more pronounced in mouth. Zesty, lemony, fresh acidity. Sweetness kept under control. Excellent small-bubbled carbonation constantly regenerates the tastebuds. Marvellous acidity all throughout. Refreshing wheat profile. Very light, but still excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6085) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
In short: A nice refreshing Hefe-weizen-ish beer
How: Post Montreal’s Flaveurs, Bières and Caprice Festival 2007 tasting. Bottle taken out by Rastacouere/Cathschlag.
The look: Cloudy blonde-yellow body with a small white head
In long: Hay, lemon, freshly cut grass, light bananas and citrus fruits. Rather yeasty. Tart and surprisingly dry for that type of fruity hefe-ish beer. Smooth and fluffy body. I tried but I didn’t find any of the tea flavours that were supposed to be the main attractions. It’s either extremely well integrated or in very small quantity. Could also be that this is a type of tea I’m not familiar with since I try to stay away from non-alcoholic beverages outside mandatory bodily requirements.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, light yellow in color, head is slightly soapy with a grape and grainy nose, flavor is grainy, citrus with a nice fruity grape finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5870) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, dégustée en compagnie de Rastacouere, Glouglouburp et Cathschlag. Arôme: Odeur de citron et d’épices avec une pointe de banane. Apparence: La couleur est blanche voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices et de citron. Aucune trace de thé vert. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #1369)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2008
I should’ve stopped my pour sooner, because I ended up with a bunch of sludge at the bottom of the glass and many a partcle flaoating about. No head to speak of, just a few clusters of bubbles. It smelled of overly honeyed green tea with butter and some cabbage in it. That pretty well describes the flavor, alas, as well. Dry finish. The best part. The finish.

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