Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Borgorose (RI), Italy


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Ingredients: water, malted barley, candy sugar, yeast, hops and spices. Non-filtered, non- pasteurized beer, refermented in the bottle.
Brewed with bitter orange peel and raisins.
Plato 18

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SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Draught at Max’s. Deep red-brown with an off-white head. Fruity, vinous, raisin, caramel, and sweet brown sugar aroma. Sweet flavor with dried fruit, plum, and lots of fat malt. Just enough light bitterness to check the sweetness, and a clean finish. Very smooth, full body. Alcohol is barely detectable. Just a really smooth, malty, fruity beer. I had never heard of this brewery before seeing this and the reale extra on the tap list, but I’m quite impressed.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2009
(draft) Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple cider, raisin, caramel, light alcohol astringency. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/prune, caramel, some alcohol, light spice. Smooth medium body, but a little too boozy.

fiulijn (21399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012
2012-05-11, bottle at at Danske Ølentusiasters Ølfestival 2012, Copenhagen, 7-4-7-3-15=36
Amber color, hazy, with not much head. Nice malty aroma, sweet, with light spicy and fruity touch (oranges, raisins, light vanilla). Round mouthfeel with low carbonation; sweet caramel flavor, with relatively low bitterness, nice alcohol warmth.

2009-01-04, bottle from Birratrovo, Como, 6-3-7-3-12=31
Hazy color, dark amber to brown; medium head, not persistent. The aroma is malty, light wood, pepper, sourness, mold, vegetables. Strong body, strong caramel flavor, sweetish, nuts, alcohol, wood. Quite strong bitterness. Confused.

daniele (9778) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2008
schiuma media discreta persistenza il naso non è molto intenso in bocca è morbida medie le tosture piuttosto articolata lieve speziatura molto l alcol si nasconde molto bene

Svesse (8825) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2008
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty nose with notes of dried fruit, wild berries, caramel, fudge and spices (nutmeg?). Malty taste with dried fruit, chocolate, caramel and spices. Slightly toasty. Moderate bitterness. Medium body, slightly sweet, with alcohol well hidden. Wouldn’t suffer from a little depth, but still a nice beer.

omhper (25802) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Hazy amber with small head. Lactic fruity nose. Sweet and medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. There’s apricot and lime as well as syrup. Mild and drinkable depsite it’s high gravity, but it lacks depth.

ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2008
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy dark reddish amber colour with a small white foam. Sweet and spicy aroma of yeast, nuts, nutmeg, banana, berries and sweet licorice. medium-bodied with notes of yeast, fudge, berries, herbs and nut-shells. Low carbonation. Yeasty and malty sweet finish with touches of milky chocolate, nuts and berries. Well-hidden alcohol.

thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2006
75 cl bottle. Cloudy orangey brown with a huge yellowish head. Very fruity aroma, promising berries and deep down also a hint of chocolate. Good berry flavours with dry chocolate. Good bitterness and tartness- dry mouthfeel. Full-bodied with good carbonation. A great Italian beer for the Christmas celebration.

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