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

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4804) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6850) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (763) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (2283) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ippopodio (135) - ITALY - DEC 6, 2015
Un bel colore ambra carico con riflessi rame. La schiuma crema è abbastanza persistente. Al naso: uvetta, miele e caramello. In bocca un dolce di malto sfocia in un calore alcolico ben presente.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (556) - Austin, Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Malty and spicy aroma. Darker malts, but not roasty. More like raising and caramel. Really sharp carb. Good malty and yeast flavors. Very dark with a lace of head. Clear in light. Taste has some cherry like stuff. A slight bitter lingers after.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (2101) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 1, 2015
On tap @Buskers Pub (Rome). Pours brown/mahogany with a big and persistent off-white head. Aroma of esters, banana, apple, dried fruits, caramel, brown sugar. Flavour is sweet with a fantastic light sourness in the end, drinkable despite the ABV. Medium to high body, medium carbonation. Amazing winter beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (1660) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
Den har noter af ndder og karamel, virkelig intens smag, og meget diskret humle der bare giver fornemmelse af bitterhed til sidst.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (7713) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4.5L. Thanks, J! Happy birthday, man. Pours a murky dark amber with a scant white head. Spicy nose, a bit sweet. Caramel and cardboard, finishes with a big phenolic rush like a stack of brand new flip flops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bratschepeter (56) - Abilene, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2015
On tap at Barley Hoppers (Abilene, TX). A clear dark amber color with a thick white Pilsner-ish head that dissipates very slowly and leaves plenty of lacing. Faint aroma of sweet malt and a little yeasty funk. Taste is malt with a hint of bittering hops, almost no aftertaste - very smooth, not a trace of booziness for such a big beer. Tasty.


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