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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13928) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VillageBeerVin (17) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Tall bottle from Village Beer Merchant. Poured a hazy, bright, golden straw color with thick white chunks of yeast sediment. Little to no head. Mellow aroma of fruity, herbal hop with light, sweet malt. Mouthfeel: Not too lively as far as carbonation goes, but by no means flat. A bit chalky, perhaps from the yeast. Taste: Reminds me of morning at camp....Foresty herbal/flower flavor from the hops, musty and sour, finishes with the sweetness and bitterness of green tea. Tastes like a french blonde or saison meets german pilsner and a cup of green tea Overall: My first bottle of this last year seemed to have a bit more carbonation, but was still an intriguing brew, especially for a tea fanatic. If only the pricetag was a bit lower....

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours light gold, small head. Subtle head, citrus, a bit of funk. Light, delicate, very reserved. Some citrus zest, coriander, but cloaked in earthy, organic herbalness. Definite earthy green tea on the back end. Refreshing. Green tea is hinted at rather than a primary flavor note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7703) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 17, 2008
On tap at Bir & Fud on 7/6. Pours hazy gold with a frothy white head. Nose is grass, flowers, and light malts. Flavor is sinmilar with more pronounced tea notes. Finish is slightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Hazy golden yellow with off-white small head. Fresh, spritzy, slightly citrus hop. Soft mouthfeel. Flavors are slightly sweet, with herbal and orange overtones. Pilsner-like at times. Not pulling a lot of tea from it but it’s a nice brew and I don’t drink tea.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy yellow with fizzy white head. Aroma of tea and apple, faint honey, perhaps a little strawberry or grape. Flavor is light, faint fruit, some farmhouse. Light body with high carbonation. I liked this one, not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10696) - 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.


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