Birra del Borgo CastagnAle (Castanha) (4.2%)

 
overall
46
57
style
Formerly brewed at Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Borgorose (RI), Italy

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Chestnut beer. Available January-March and September-November.

Le castagne vengono essiccate su fumo di legna di castagno per alcuni giorni ed utilizzate nella produzione assieme al malto dorzo ad una concentrazione del 50%. La birra ha un colore ambrato tenue con schiuma avorio finissima. Al naso sono presenti note debolmente affumicate e sentori di miele di castagno. In bocca, morbida ed avvolgente, si ha una completa corrispondenza gusto olfattiva. EBC: 19

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4584) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of malts, nuts, quite fruity, light herbal notes. Sweet flavour, chestnut, mint and some nutty notes. Finish liquorice, laurierdrop and brown sugar. Decent brew!
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VIIIb, Oirschot 2013. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daje (4227) - NORWAY - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Amber body, good sized white head. Thick and nice body for the strength. Aroma of caramel, hops, nuts. Taste is sweet, brownies, grass, toasted malt, flowery biscuit ending. Not among Borgos most exciting beers but absolutely a drinkable one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Zzt13, oranje/bruin, niet helder, kleine witte schuimkraag. Ruikt en smaakt mout, bitter, beetje kruidig. Lekker maar niks speciaals.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5769) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT9 thx to benzai. Hazy, murky orange colour with a small off-white head. Smells herbs, coriander. Tastes herbs, malts, fresh. Thin to medium body, soft to medium carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2559) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Pours a golden orange beer with a good white head. Smells orange and floral. Tastes malts, floral. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (15015) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle shared @ ZZT 8. Hazy orange color, medium sized off - white to beige head. Aroma is a bit sweetish with a touch of herbs. Taste lightly malts, sweetness, lightly herbs. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (6395) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium sized sticky fluffy white foamy head on top of a beautiful hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of nuts, peppers, some cloves, yeast, some malts and something bark/chalk a like tones. Flavour has some good tones of spices and herbs, yeast, bitters, some hints of cloves, white pepper, some malts, some hops, light peach, saison ish tones, raisin, plastic, hay and some wood. Aftertaste bitters, spicy, malts, some wood and yeast. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, good medium bodied and a light creamy texture.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (5569) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
750ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. There is an earthy finish to this beer that takes something away from the flavour. Pretty decent beer though as are most of the beers I have had from this brewery.
Earlier Rating: 8/18/2012 Total Score: 3.3
750ml bottle. Very hazy muddy tea like colour. Modest aroma however the flavour is quite good. Not the most appealing looking beer but it makes up for it with the flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (5697) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
[18-OCT-2013] Draught at Bir&Fud in Rome. Pours brown deep with a nice head, aroma of honey, vanilla, caramel, flavor of malt, caramel, acidity, herbs, medium bodied

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13780) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/18/13] Draught at Bir & Fud in Rome. Deep chestnut color with a beige head. Aroma of malt, some smokiness, nuts and caramel. Sweet flavor, caramelly, smoky, a bit toasty, with some nuts. Medium-bodied.


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