Birra del Borgo CastagnAle (Castanha) (4.2%)

 
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45
56
style
Formerly brewed at Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Borgorose (RI), Italy

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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 d’orzo 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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3.4
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.

3.4
Rune (12741) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2013
Big 750ml bottle, lotto 15 203/12, shared at The BrewDog Bar in Manchester. Patchy surface over a hazy, dark amber coloured body. Good amount of lacework. Smell of sappy fruits with hints of candy sweetness. Rather succulent taste of fruits, lightly spiced, and mingled with nutty malts. Not overly sweet to the finish. Smooth and clean in the mouth. Quite well bodied considering the relatively low alcohol strength (25.01.2013).

3.3
gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is spices, nuts, caramel. Flavour is spices, nuts, caramel, dust, hay, hop. Medium body. Nice/OK beer.

3.4
goozen (4056) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle 0,75ltr: Hazy amber coloured brew with an firmy nutty taste and hints of caramel. Kind of greasy like beer but pretty darn good too.

3.2
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - DEC 4, 2012
Tasted on tap @Bir&Fud, Rome on 28/10/2012. Pours of incredibly dark brown color with amazing snowy white head. Aroma is quite faint, but the beer is overcooled. Taste is malty sweet upfront, having raisins and figs tones as well. Aftertaste is bit sour, like a spoiled beer. Pretty basic beer, by all means. Neutral. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
tderoeck (9656) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2012
18/11/12 - 75cl bottle @ Horecaexpo (Gent) - BB: IX/14 (2012-1284)

Clear dark amber beer, small aery off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit dusty, chemical, some caramel, toast, bit nutty. MF: soft carbon, light to medium body. Taste: little sweet, caramel, bitter touch, nutty, hops. Aftertaste: bitter hops, caramel, bitter ending, some hay.

3.3
yngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle, 75cl. It pours a lightly unclear body, golden in color and with a small, dense, off-white head. It’s lightly spiced on the nose, with some sugar, a touch of spices, some nuttyness, hazelnuts I think, and a hint of caramel. Medium to full body, with a pleasant carbonation and flavors of caramel, spices, nuts and white sugar. Nutty, caramel finish. Certainly an interesting one. Unusual in a way, but nice. 121102

3.3
Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy light brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, red berries, nuts, caramel and hay. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, nuts and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.4
Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours cloudy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, nutty and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft,

3.1
jeverszeuge (647) - GERMANY - OCT 24, 2012
# 3132 ersma: bier mit maronen gibts ja nicht all zu oft. biere der brauerei allerdings schon öfter. gutes marketing, offensichtlich. dunkel bernsteinfarben, mittelviel schaum, der schnell weg ist. der geruch ist hhopfig-fruchtig mit säuerlicher beinote. der antrunk ist säuerlich-herb mit zitrusnoten. zur mitte kommt dann der maronengeschmack zum vorschein und wird zunehmend stärker. die säuerlichkeit bleibt allerdigs bis in den abgang dominant. der ist deutlich maronig, dazu recht herb. die hauseigene 0.75-l-pulle mit reliefprägung ist sehr ansehnlich. fazit: etwas weniger säure täte dem ganzen gut und würde nicht von der marone ablenken. dennoch gut trinkbar und aufgrund der kuriosität probierenswert. 10,9,10,10,14,10 - 10,05 - 24/1


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