Birra del Borgo CastagnAle (Castanha) (4.2%)

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


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4647) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2013
A lovely looking 0.75l bottle that makes those funky clunky sounds when you pour it. Top score on the sound! It actually has a deep bronze chestnut colored body this, absolutely packed with lots of floaters and sediments, with a nice big really lacing light beige top. The nose is present and it kinda smells like you would imagine it would to be honest. It had some brown sweetness - like brown sugar, wet leafs, some yeast and traces of something slightly sour-ish. Fair enough. It has a nice light oily mouthfeel with a gentle small prickling carbonation level. The taste has chocolate paper with nutty brown candied sugar sweetness. I get again soft yeasty tones here. I was not expecting it to taste like this. Its actually quite good is. The nuts make a nice appearance towards the finish here. I was expecting another slightly generic, and dare I say boring Italian food-beer, but this was actually a bit interesting. I dont mind a bit that its a large bottle. 09.08.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1874) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
[email protected] 75 cl. Haze with yeast lumps. Brown. One finger foam. Nutty. More malty than hoppy. Some castagne bitterness in the finish. Good body for this light brew. Not bad. Complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2013
On bottle from Ølhandleriet , Oslo. Copper golden, ok foam - lots of sediments. High aroma intensity, castagnes, malt, dried fruits- ok fruitiness. Medium body & complexity. Kind of sweet, some bitterness- overall on the sweet side. Good craftsmanship, but not my kind of beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (5663) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of - and shared with - Maltmisjonen; cheers man! :-) Pours a dark hazy nut brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma is grains, biscuits, chestnuts, syrup, caramel, hints of biscuits and straw. Taste is biscuits, grains, nuts and hints of smoked ham and some metallic-like straw tones. Medium mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation. OK nutty ale with a fruity touch, but not really that impressive IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2732) - JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
Tap. Rich beer for the ABV. Smooth and full. Hint of chestnut, toffee malt some caramel and a moderate dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (7312) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2013
750ml bottle. Minimally cloudy amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Minimally sourish, slightly herbal aroma with cautious nutty and caramel malty notes in the background. Taste is initially dry herbal with minimally sweet malty background, the sweetness fades away, leaving to a dry herbal finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
75 cl bottle from Meny CC Vest. Batch 170/11 Pours hazy dark amber, with a medium light brown head that leaves some laceing. Aroma fruits, herbes and sweet notes. Taste of fruits, lightly spiced, with some nutty notes as well. Low sweetness, light bitterness, medium body. Smooth and clean mouthfeel. Good one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13888) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Nice woody/castagna notes. Modcerate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Some week fruity notes, maybe belgian yeast? Oily palate. Pleasent interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
Beautifully designed 0.75 L bottle, bought @lhandleriet, Mathallen, Oslo. Low dense greyish blond head. And lets say; Hazy chestnut colored body. Pretty nice smell of something herbal and floral, with a whiff of nutty, marzipan-like malts. Fine malt profile. Clean, sweet and light nutty. The chestnuts added, provides some interesting flavors, also a light soapy sidenote. Balancing bittering hops underneath. Oily mouthfeel. Overall, a tasty and interesting beverage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
75cl bottle at BrewDog,Birmingham 29th january,shared with Darren.Amber gold pour with minimal head.Caramel and nut aroma with hints of spice,a little subdued at first due to chilling but improved with warming.Caramel,chestnut and light spice flavour and on warming little toffee too.A little different,pleasant tasting beer worth a try.

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