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68
25
style
Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
After the Equilibrista, our beer inspired by the Champagne world, here it is a new experiment on the wine meets beer theme. This time, though, we tipped the scales in favour of beer, adding to the Duchessa wort only a 25% of wine must: in this case we used Malvasia (coming from our friends of Tenuta di Bibbiano, as usual), a white, aromatic grape variety which gives the beer a gentle and nice sharpness and an inusual, fruity nose. The beer is bottle-fermentd using Champagne-yeasts, and it has a quite intense perlage (bubbles) that makes it perfect as an aperitif or even for the whole meal. The chaotic label was designed by Valentina De Luca, an Art student at the Istituto dIstruzione Superiore Antonio Cederna of Velletri (Rome), who won our contest Etichette Bizzarre.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2016
On tap at the Knick. Mild tart white wine aroma and not much else, pleasant but weak. Dull medium amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium-light carbonation. Lightly carbed white grape juice in taste, chardonnay notes. Mild light oaky finish with white wine after.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marko (5309) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 28, 2016
Bottle at Vinocom. Golden body, no head. Dry, slightly stale aroma of raisins and honey. Dusty taste, raisins, dry and sweetish. Equilibrista was very good, a well executed blend of beer and grapes/wine. Caos is less so in my opinion. I just dont seem to dig the taste combo here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (9936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2016
[email protected] 2016, Bodegraven - pours golden amber with white head. Light to medium sour fruity aroma and taste, acidic, grapes, some grassy and herbal hoppy notes, light spice in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26845) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2016
Draught at Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13693) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016
[9/23/16] Draught sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2016 in Bodegraven. Day one. Golden. Aroma of grapes, a bit of funk. Tart flavor, fruity, funky, with grapes. Medium-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (3296) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 9, 2016
At BBF,clear palish yellow, fruity grapey aroma, mellow fruity sourness, spice and vinous notes coming through and be coming dominant, empathic sourness with a complementing sweetness. Nice and interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (2004) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2016
Sampled at Borefts 2016, Bodegraven. Pale golden with a thin white head. Notes of citrus, baking soda, honey, herbal and spicy hops. Medium body and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5954) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2016
Clear golden colour. Aroma and flavour of sweet white wine. No hint of the alcohol. Nicely thick and sticky.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (6674) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2016
On tap at Borefts 16. Listed at 10.9% in the booklet. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of white wine, lots of grapes, Champagne, citrus, apple. Flavour is light to medium sweet, light tart, white wine/grapes, sparkling white wine, apple, light floral, alcohol. Medium bodied. OK.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8729) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2016
Thank you for sharing BE & friends RB Crew! Sampled draft @ Borefts 2016. Day 2. Hazy golden with little white head. Nose is massive Cava, white wine, white grapes, some sweet fruit. Taste is really akin to Cava (far better than most Cava), lightly boozy, flowers, white grape, sparkling. Thicker than Cava-body wise. Feels more Cava than beer, milky white grape boozy, minor funk, white grape skins. Interesting hybrid. Enjoyed it for sure.


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