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


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RATINGS: 214   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.
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1741) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. 8% abv. Hazy brown with medium beige head. Sweetish soapy aroma with some fruitiness and yeasts, some funk, dusty. Very sweet flavor, a bit alcoholic, fruity and syrupy, notes of raisin and clove, spicy, bitterish with some orange. Medium to full-bodied. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3795) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from SB. Dark amber with a small off white head. Fruity and spicy tones. MAlt, fruit, nuts and bitterness. Full body with a bitter / nutty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (7156) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from web SB cons 2015-12-29 Gteborg. #1000 - 2015! Yes;) AR: belgian yeasty, orange peel, rasinis, suger cake AP: dark amber, frothy deminshing head F: orange peel marmelade, belgian yeast, rasinis, suger cake,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (945) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2015
Si presenta marrone quasi nera con ampia schiuma beige molto compatta. Molto buona al naso con note tostate, speziate e cioccolato. Al palato molto beverina, dolce, morbida e per niente invasa dallalcol. Note di dark fruits. Carbonazione minima. Ottima.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (1600) - rebro, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
Aroma is fruity with orange and lime. Slight toffee and yeast. Taste hides the alcohol well and its well balance, although quite one dimensional. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leghorn99 (254) - roma, ITALY - DEC 26, 2015
Nel bicchiere di color ambrato carico, con piccole particelle di lievito che emergono in sospensione; la schiuma presente e grossolana, chiara, scompare abbastanza in fretta lasciando un anello a copertura. Laroma non molto intenso; una speziatura da lieviti, caramello, leggeri sentori di frutta sotto spirito allalzarsi della temperatura. Al palato arriva abbastanza morbida, con una basa carbonazione; il corpo medio, lalcool (9.5%) molto ben nascosto e non intralcia mai la bevuta. In bocca dolce, ricorda a tratti certi vini liquorosi con sentori diffusi di frutta sotto spirito (soprattutto amarena e ciliegie) e di frutta secca; in sottofondo, troviamo anche caramello e toffee, mentre quasi nulla la presenza di spezie che invece avevamo trovato nellaroma. Birra dolce, ma caratterizzata da una buona secchezza; lalcool arriva a scaldare verso la fine, lasciando un bel retrogusto avvolgente dove emerge anche una punta amaricante di malto tostato.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (5056) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2015
Birra del Borgo 25 Dodici 9.5% 750ml bottle I picked up at Open Baladin in Rome last year. This Belgian Strong Ale was brewed with raisins & orange peels/zest. Served in my tulip it poured a deep plum brown/purple with a thick light beige head of foam. The aromatics are malty, sweet with fresh cut orange blossoms and hints of raisins. Its got a nice full body and a surprisingly spicy character - celery salt, mild coriander, raisins, figs, candied orange peel. Very smooth well integrated flavors. You honestly dont feel the 9.5% at all, while not a beer that will wow you it will definitely gently soothe your nerves and help you relax on a cold Christmas night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (7012) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
Bottled form Systembolaget Murky brown with a small head. Floral aroma and spicy flavour vinous with oranges and nutmeg. Wellhdden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (1040) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2015
Flaska frn SB. Mrkbrun, disig med beiget skum. Kaffe, kola, lite lakrits, rejlt med torkad frukt, choklad men ocks en del apelsin och tendenser till svart-IPA. Ganska rejla humlegivor bryter av mot de stare och mrkrostade tonerna. Kroppen r fyllig. Hade gillat bttre om humlen var lite mer nedtonad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (2520) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2015
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Nice deep mahogany with a creamy tanned head that leave rich lacing. Slightly tart and nutty aroma with dried dark fruit, caramel, spice and grassy hops. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Vinous taste caramel, clove, orange, fig and dried yellow apricot. Warming finish.

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